TUG Buzz! for December 16, 2013


  1. Preview of next TUG MoM - January 22, 2014
  2. Welcome new Gold Sponsor member: VAI
  3. TUG's 2013 Holland Bloorview Donation
  4. Eval Response Draw Winner
  5. TEC 2014 Sneak preview
  6. TUG Golf Classic 2014
  7. iDev Cloud

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Meeting of Members

Admission: Free to all TUG members ($40 non-members)

Register for the next TUG MoM at: www.tug.ca/reg_meet_form.php


Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Schedule: 5:00 pm - TBA
6:00 pm - Social & buffet dinner
7:00 pm - Jackie Jansen (Information builders)
Meeting location: Living Arts Centre Mississauga

7:00 Speaker: Jackie Jansen (Information Builders)

Barbara MorrisCome and learn and have fun with the award winning mobile capabilities of DB2 Web Query. We will look at installing and working with the no charge Mobile Faves app..... Read More Read More

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Welcome new Gold Sponsor member: VAI

VAIVAI Joins Toronto Users Group

VAI is an award winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Founded in 1978, VAI is headquartered on Long Island, New York, with branch offices in Florida, California and Illinois. In conjunction with IBM, the company designs customer driven enterprise management software for the IBM Power Systems. These systems allow VAI to offer a cost effective business system to the midrange market. VAI's S2K Enterprise Software is used by a wide variety of companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment.

- See more at: www.vai.net

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TUG's 2013 Holland Bloorview Donation

Happy Holidays Leo!

We received your cheque for $1340 today – thank you very much!! As always, this gift to the Foundation is very much appreciated.

As we come to the end of another great year, our team at Holland Bloorview would just like to send a big THANK YOU to you and your incredible Toronto Users Group team for your wonderful support in 2013.

Of course, no one is more grateful for your support than a child living in a world without limits. Here is a short thank you video from Joey, Tai and Claire:


All our best, from our family to yours. Happy Holidays and see you in 2014!

Shannon Boeckner | Development Officer - Community Fundraising
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

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Eval Response Draw Winner

To encourage attendees to fill out the session evaluation forms, we are offering everyone who completes an "eval" a chance to win a prize.

Leo Lefebvre "randomly" (using an Excel formula) chose the November winner (a Boston Pizza gift card.) His name is Paul Gilman from Mid-Range.

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TUG TEC 2014 "i Can Do IT"

Psst! Mark your calendar. . .

21st Annual Technical Education Conference
April 24-25, 2014 • Seneca @ York

• Performance Management
• Web and Mobile Development on IBM i
• IBM i Application Development
• Modernizing your IBM i Applications
• Accessing and Optimizing IBM i data
• IBM i System Management

• Jon Paris
• Susan Gantner
• Scott Klement
• and many others

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TUG Golf Classic 2014

We will be back again at St. Andrews Valley on June 26, 2014, but in order to book the course, we had to promise a minimum of 72 players. So we need everyone to book early.

Download the flyer at: www.tug.ca/Golf/TUG-Golf-2014.PDF

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iDev Cloud

Sign up now for iDevCloud! You will be able to:

  • Share between multiple developers
  • Get private library and storage
  • Have access to most of the IBM i development tools
  • Select i7.1…  for now and move to 8.1 as soon as available.
  • Have All compilers for IBM i tools available

The Performance is monitored by system managers with adjustments as needed. The system is accessible at anytime from anywhere in the world. Just a computer and an internet connection are needed. Any work done on the system stays on the system until removed by its owner.

Contact Leo Lefebvre at leo@tug.ca to get started.

(*Free startup for TUG members.)

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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 29th year of operation.

TUG is the proud recipient of a 2013 / 2014 Maxava iFoundation grant.


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