IIUG Alert (Issue #14) January 11, 2002

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Welcome to the IIUG Alert! The IIUG Alert contains time-sensitive material for the IBM Informix community. Please provide feedback via e-mail to ug@iiug.org.

CONTENTS

  1. IBM Informix Conference Survey: Past and Future — We Need Your Feedback!
  2. Attend the Server Studio Web Cast on January 24 **CANCELED**
  3. IBM Shares Climbed 42% in 2001
  4. IDS Version 7.31UD3 Available — UD4 Soon to Ship. NOTE: See Solaris info.
  5. Software Repository Updated
  6. LUG Corner
  7. Useful Links

IBM Informix Conference Survey: Past and Future — We Need Your Feedback!

The 2001 IBM Informix Conference (IIC) was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA last October, and the IIUG played a key role in IIC content advice, special events, and conference promotion. Now, we need your feedback so that we can effectively influence IBM Informix conferences in 2002.

Even if you did not attend the Las Vegas event, we still want to hear from you! We want to know what kept you from attending and what can be done to put together a conference that you would want to attend this year. The next Informix Conference will be held in Anaheim, California, USA, during the week of September 9, 2002, as part of the IBM Data Management Technical Conference. It will include both Informix and DB2 content. Watch www.iiug.org for more information.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the Conferences Survey by clicking here

Your feedback and input are invaluable!!!


Attend the Server Studio Web Cast on January 24

Please join us for the upcoming Webcast on January 24th featuring “Server Studio JE.” This will be a live Web Conference event that will use PlaceWare Web Conferencing. Topics include:

– What is Server Studio JE?
– Free Functionality (Object Explorer and SQL Editor)
– Add-On Modules available from AGS Ltd (www.agsltd.com):
(DBDiff and Instance Management)

Topic:
Administrating IBM Informix Dynamic Server with Server Studio JE

Time: Thursday, 24 Jan 2002, 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Duration: 60 minutes

Meeting URL (Address):

http://www.placeware.com/cc/informix/A?id=Studio%20JE&pw=572826

NOTE: The Web component of this Webcast only works for Internet Explorer users with Outlook 2000 or later (though you can still call in). To add this meeting to your Outlook calendar enter the following URL your Web browser: http://www.placeware.com/cc/informix/a_ics?mid=18n1idqczdy94&pw=572826&i=i.i

TO ATTEND THE MEETING

1. Click the following Meeting URL or enter it in your browser: http://www.placeware.com/cc/informix/A?id=Studio%20JE&pw=572826

Or alternatively, use the following URL: http://www.placeware.com/cc/informix

2. On the “Enter Meeting” page that appears, supply this information:

Your Name: (enter your name)
Meeting ID: Studio JE
Meeting Key: 572826
and then click the ENTER button at the bottom of the page.

3. Access audio for the meeting based on the following:

Audio Information: Domestic: 1-888-935-1860, International: +1-712-357-3875, PassCode: IIUG, Leader: Dawn Shannon

If a phone number is listed, dial the phone number. If a URL appears, open a separate browser window and enter the audio URL to receive streaming audio for the meeting.

For help, tips and hints, FAQs, etc., go to:
http://www.placeware.com/tips

For air times in your local area or geography, please use the World Time Clock Conversion tool at:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html


IBM Shares Climbed 42% in 2001

According to a recent Reuters note, IBM was only second to Microsoft as the top performing stock for 2001 in the Dow Jones industrial average. The story can be found at: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011231/bs/markets_stocks_djia_dc_2.html

IBM shares ended 2001 just over $120, having kicked off the year in the mid $80s. For an illustration of IBM’s daily stock performance for 2001, please go to: http://www.ibm.com/investor/stock/stockchart.html

Meanwhile, the Redwood City competitor’s stock took a dive during the same period, from just over $25/share to under $15. Ouch! A lovely chart illustrating this stellar performance may be found at: http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=orcl&d=c&t=1y


IDS Version 7.31UD3 Available — UD4 Soon to Ship

Despite a quality hold on version 7.31UD2 due to problems on some Solaris platforms, the IIUG was informed recently that 7.31 UD3 is currently available and that UD4 is slated for release on 11 platforms in February.

For certain large systems UD4 will include an additional optimization for update statistics and large queries that sort a lot.


Software Repository Updated

Developers should visit the software repository to view recent changes and additions to the highly useful collection there.

The latest and greatest…. IIUG Software Repository Administrator Walt Hultgren has added a new index to make it easier to find just the right tool for the job while prolific contributor Jonathan Leffler has created a stored procedure that calculates several ISO 8601 date values.

You can visit the (new) repository news page directly at: http://www.iiug.org/software/repository_news.html


Local User Group (LUG) Corner

Happy New Year! The New Year is here and we want to hear from you! Please send your meeting dates for 2002 to be posted on the IIUG calendar to Dawn Shannon (shannon@us.ibm.com).

In addition, if you have any needs or concerns regarding your Local User Group (LUG) please contact both Dawn and James Edmiston (james@iiug.org). We are here to help you make 2002 the best year ever for your group.

A brief look at the calendar revealed that the upcoming January meetings include Greater Philadelphia, PA Informix Users Group and the St. Louis Area Informix Users Group. You can send an email directly to the organizers of the functions by clicking on the Contact field for the event on the calendar. You can go directly to the January calendar schedule at the following address: http://www.iiug.org/calendar/events.html


Useful Links

Watch the IIUG Highlights location for the 2001 IIC Recap photo feature!
http://www.iiug.org/

Upcoming IBM US conferences
http://www-3.ibm.com/services/learning/conf/index.php

Informix Page within IBM PartnerWorld for Developers
http://www.developer.ibm.com/data/informindex.php

IBM Informix homepage
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/data/informix/

Recent Data Management Product Announcements
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/data/launch/

Informix News from IBM Data Management
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/data/news/informix.html


Closing and Credits

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an international organization designed to enhance communications between IBM Informix and its worldwide user community. IIUG is now approaching 13,000 members and enjoys major support from IBM’s Data Management division. We also help local user groups get started and promoted.

Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors: David Smith and Ron Flannery, IIUG Board of Directors For comments, please send an email to ug@iiug.org.

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