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End of Support Dates

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IBM Announces New Email Support For Upgrading to IDS 11

To help Informix users facing End of Support dates for earlier versions of IDS, IBM Informix support announced a new email alias address to answer questions or concerns for upgrading from any version of IDS to IDS 11. This email address is monitored by IBM / Informix support, so send your questions and concerns to:

getids11@us.ibm.com

IBM technical support will answer you directly...

(02 June 2009)


What's Your Version?

IBM has announced End of Support (EOS) dates for the following IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) and Informix 4GL products:

April 30, 2009  IDS Version 9.40
September 30, 2009  IDS Version 7.31
September 30, 2010  IDS Version 10.00; Informix 4GL 7.31

Take a look at the resources that can help you plan to move to a new version. You can get to the following resources and more from: http://www.ibm.com/software/data/informix/upgrade/.

Overview of upgrading or migrating IDS:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27012095
Read this short overview to learn what is involved in upgrading or migrating to the latest version of IDS.

Trial: Informix Dynamic Server Enterprise and Developer Edition:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/ids/learn.html
Download a free trial version of IBM Informix Dynamic Server Enterprise Edition or a no-charge version of IDS Developer Edition. Or, develop your applications on Amazon EC2, an Amazon Web service, using a public version of Informix Dynamic Server 11.50: Developer Edition, Express Edition and Workgroup Edition.

Informix Upgrade Portal:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21259394
Get tips, tricks, planning information and everything you need to get started planning your move to a newer version of IDS.

Premium Upgrade Plan:
http://www.ibm.com/software/data/support/change-mgmt.html
Explore the added level of expert, personalized assistance that is offered by IBM Premium Support.

IDS Information Center:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/idshelp/v115/index.jsp
View the most up-to-date technical information from the Web-based IDS Information Center by click Migrating and Upgrading. That section contains the same topics as the PDF version of the Informix Migration Guide. With the information center, you can also:

  • Find links on the home page to other useful sources of information, such as product lifecycle news.
  • Search the topics from your browser search menu with a search plugin.
  • Subscribe to updates in the information center with RSS feeds.

If you can't find the information that you're looking for, contact getIDS11@us.ibm.com or use the feedback links provided on www.ibm.com.