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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. July TUG eZine - Ready to Read
  2. How you can help TUG plan for 2011
  3. TUG eZine goes Mobile

July TUG eZine – Ready to Read

Click the front cover image at left or here, to read the July TUG eZine.


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

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How you can help TUG plan for 2011...Mark Buchner

By Mark Buchner

Big Plans for 2011

TUG has big plans for education programs next year that go well beyond a single TEC conference.

We plan for executive Breakfasts at Schulich, “Night School” at Seneca, joint AIX / i MoMs and mini-TEC conferences which feature special guest instructors. In addition, we have learned to start the TEC planning well ahead of the actual date. In fact, for TEC 2011 our goal will be to have complete information (date, time, tracks, prices, logos) available in September, so companies can properly plan and budget.

Being on the TEC committee can be a very rewarding experience and is vital for our community growth. We’d love to have you!

One of our first acts will be to decide on the name of the committee, given the expanded scope (“Offerings Committee? Product Committee?). How will we operate and divide responsibilities? We learned much from our experience, and we can all put it to use!

Our first committee meeting is planned for Tuesday July 20th 6:00 pm at Malaysia http://www.restoranmalaysia.com/. Yes, you heard about this place... Leo’s new favourite!


Let’s make it a great year!

Mark Buchner,

TUG Executive Director,


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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.

TUG eZine goes Mobile

Zmags (TUG''s digital magazine platform) has launched its Mobilebeta Release, July 2010. This upgrade comes with several new features and improvements, including the following:

• Support for majority of Web browsing smartphones and tablets
    Supporting Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, etc.) and Android based devices (Motorola Droid, HTC Legend, etc.).

• Excellent reading experience – across multiple devices
    Intuitive touch navigation like Apps, high-resolution zoom and landscape viewing.

• App experience – but runs in a browser
    Readers can experience our publication instantly without the need for downloading an App.

• Easy transition for back issues
   All archived publications will be mobile enabled and current publication links will auto-detect mobile readers.

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