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The Toronto Users Group  
 for Power Systems (TUG) is a user group/forum for the exchange  
 of ideas, and specializes  
 in providing affordable 
  education relating to the  
 IBM iSeries, AS/400,  
 System i, and Power Systems platforms.  

 TUG is in its 25th year of operation.


Welcome to TUG's eNewsletter: "TUG Buzz!"


  1. Last chance to register for TEC 2010
  2. Hear All About i7 and AIX7 at TEC 2010
  3. TEC 2010 Mobile Guide Application
  4. Check out the TEC 2010 Pre-Conference eZine
  5. DRV Technologies
  6. IBM Rational - ARCAD Software seminar

TEC 2010 is Happening Next Week!

If you haven't registered, now is the time. Register for TEC at www.tug.ca/tec.


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HEAR ALL ABOUT i7 and AIX7 at TEC 2010

The April Meeting of Members @ TEC

Power Systems in 2010 and Beyond
(Tuesday April 27, 5:30 pm)

Register for the MoM at www.tug.ca/reg_meet.html.


Whether you are registered for TEC 2010 or not, come on over to Seneca Tuesday evening April 27, and take in this special presentation by Ian Jarman, manager of IBM Power Systems Software. You might even win a fabulous door prize! Everyone is welcome to attend, including TUG members & non-members, TEC attendees & non-attendees, speakers, sponsors, students, etc.
(Free admission & free parking — ask for parking voucher at the MoM registration desk.)

On our conference grids we had to keep things under wraps, to protect IBM unannounced products. So the sessions had subtle titles like “IBM i6.1 and beyond”... but now that the announcement has come, a good reason for you to attend TEC 2010 will be to HEAR ABOUT IBM i 7.1 and AIX 7

Companies rely on an efficient IT infrastructure to support their business-critical applications. IBM i offers a highly scalable and virus resistant architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resiliency. Running applications based on i has helped companies over many years to focus on innovation and delivering new value to their business, not just on managing their data center operations. The new IBM i 7.1 release sets a standard for total integration of business applications.

MoM Agenda at a Glance

(no charge for TUG Members)  

10:30 – 5:00 - TEC Sponsor exhibits open in Library Corridor & Kaleidoscope
   5:00 – 5:30 - Registration for Meeting of Members
   5:30 – 7:00 - April 2010 Meeting of Members (MoM) Power Systems in 2010 and Beyond (Seneca @ York University — Room 1206)
   7:00 -              Wrap-up


And if you ARE registered for TEC...

Don’t miss Ian Jarman's detailed talk about IBM i 7.1 in Session 16A.

AIX users also benefit from the number 7. AIX 7 is coming!! And Jay Kruemcke, IBM’s AIX Product manager is coming to TEC! Hear Jay describe what’s new in AIX in session 12G but also check out AIX Trends and Directions in session 16G.

Best Regards,

Mark Buchner,
Executive Director,
oronto Users Group for Power Systems

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TEC 2010 Mobile Guide Application

Plan Your TEC 2010 Experience With Ease
Download our Free TEC 2010 Mobile Guide for the BlackBerry® smartphone

We’re pleased to introduce the new TEC 2010 Mobile Guide - a handy, easy way to schedule your time and keep up on what’s happening around TEC, right from your BlackBerry smartphone.

Now you can use the TEC 2010 Mobile Guide to plan your TEC experience and as your onsite tool for managing your schedule.  View a full list of sessions, look up details such as speakers, session abstracts, and bios, and submit session feedback forms directly from your BlackBerry smartphone.  The TEC 2010 Conference Guide will automatically update with any session changes, giving you a handy reference for getting the most out of your TEC 2010 experience.

Special thanks to Kryos Velocity, our TEC 2010 Platinum Sponsor, for designing and building the TEC 2010 Mobile Guide.

Download it today! Visit the download location at http://www.kryosvelocity.com/tec2010.htm.


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What topics would you like to see at future conferences and MoMs?   Drop us a line with your suggestions at: leo@tug.ca.

Check out the TEC 2010 Pre-Conference eZine.

The April issue of the TUG eZine is a dedicated Pre-Conference Guide for TEC 2010.
Click here to read it online. 

Best Regards,
Vaughn Dragland   
Editor, TUG eZine
a publication of Toronto Users Group for Power Systems

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DRV Technologies

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ARCAD Invitation


"IBM Rational – ARCAD Software Seminar "

We are pleased to invite you to this seminar organized by ARCAD Software jointly with IBM Rational on the new development environment, RD for Power. It is a unique occasion to have a first-hand look at an exciting technology update for your AS/400 development needs.

Don Yantzi from IBM and Philippe Magne from ARCAD Software will provide you concrete answers to the following questions:
  • Why should I adopt this new environment in my organization ?
  • Will the implementation be difficult ?
  • What are the key success factors in its implementation ?
  • What benefits can I gain from this tool ?
  • What is the Return on Investment ?

It will also be an opportunity to discover the new features of the ARCAD Solutions and observe how they enrich RD for Power such as:

  • Multi-platform cross references,
  • Automated recompilation and ordering,
  • Simplified management of the ILE environment and SQL components,
  • Generation of application documentation,
  • Regression Test automation,
  • Secured, multi-platform transfer to production.

You will be invited to join our product demonstrations to evaluate the simplicity and efficiency of the solutions.

We sincerely hope you can join us at the Sheraton Hotel on 30 April...   Do not miss this event and register now!

Venue :
Sheraton Hotel

Date :
Friday 30 April 2010 from 9:00

Address :
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites
600 Highway 7 East
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1B2 Canada
Telephone: (905) 881-2121     
To register for this seminar:
To register for the cocktail:


Agenda :

09:00 - 09:30 AM Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 10:00 AM IBM Rational & ARCAD by Philippe Magne, ARCAD Software CEO and Chairman
10:00 - 11:00 AM RD for Power presentation by Don Yantzi, Product Manager, Rational tools for Power Systems Software
11:00 - 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ARCAD Plugin RDi/RD Power Presentation
12:00 - 12:30 PM Questions/Answers
From 12:30 PM Cocktail

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Best regards,

IBM Rational and ARCAD Software Teams



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TEC 2010 Sponsors


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