Well, if we thought that 2022 was a whirlwind – that saw much of business come back together and saw i-UG really step up to the mark in trying to keep the information flowing – then 2023 is going to need a whole new weather warning! 2022 was a great year. We had some great […]
SMBv3 support in IBM i 7.4
Those of you that spotted my article on what’s new in 7.4 back in April (if you missed it, click here to read it now) may well remember I was quite excited at the prospect of SMBv3 in 7.4. And yes, I realise just how sad that makes me sound and yet it is AWESOME […]
Back to the future
Let us be honest sometimes our / your job as a system administrator is not as varied as we would like it to be. In many cases we have to run commands over and over again with just a small change. When doing this working with a GUI it is not the most efficient way […]
IBM i Conference in the UK
i-UG’s International i-Power is the largest IBM i Conference of the year in the UK and they will have a whole host of topics to choose from, looking at many key aspects of today’s IBM i installations. Here are just some of the topics being covered this year…. Day 1 Workshops (Half day/full day) Zero to […]
Use the Beaver!
Use the Beaver! In this article I will show you how we can use beneficial plugins to enhance our RDi environment. If you find the Run SQL Scripts limited in its functionality, not being able to prompt SQL statements, no auto-complete etc, then the Beaver may be for you! DBeaver is free and open source […]
Say Hello to IBM i 7.4
Say Hello to IBM i 7.4 It’s time to meet the new kid on the block, as IBM announces the latest version of IBM i. IBM i 7.4, announced today and generally available from June 2019. The arrival of 7.4 in 2019 is no surprise, for the last year senior IBM executives have described “The […]
i-UG’s International i-Power is back and this time it’s bigger than ever!
International i-Power is returning to Milton Keynes on the 11th & 12th June and this year the agenda is the largest it has ever been! Continuing with the great success in 2018 the System i-Developers (SiD for short) team are returning this year to deliver lectures to developers who work on IBMi and POWER systems. […]
Communities or User Groups are a great source of education as well as networking opportunities with experts and your fellow peers, if you are not part of one you should be, here’s an example why. I attended a User Group meeting organised by i-UG (UK) in February and was treated to some great sessions, one […]
IBM i Dashboard
In all of those cool computer control rooms you see in the movies, there is always some simple screen that the technician looks at when there is a problem. Admittedly this computer techie is not normally the hero of the movie, nor are they usually the most dashing of characters but nevertheless, they have a […]
Did IBM just offer you a FREE HMC?
OK, so maybe it’s not 100% free, but with the launch of the new Virtual Hardware Management Console (vHMC) the cost of the acquisition for many folks has tumbled by as much as 80% to a point where it’s almost as good as free. IBM have announced the long awaited offering, which allows you to […]