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June Meeting

Topic: IBM i Updates in 60 mins (more or less)

Date:Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Time:6:00 PM EST
Location:GoToMeeting Only
Speaker:Mike Pavlak
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Presentation:IBM i Updates in 60 mins (more or less) IBM Updates Presentation

IBM has recently delivered several hours of updates in their spring marketing cycle. If you’ve missed some or all of them, rest assured we have a solution. OMNI’s own Mike Pavlak has nothing better to do than watch countless hours of video content from IBM and has distilled the announcements down to about an hour of content. If you have a really busy schedule or just simply don’t want to burn a lot of time watching each message of IBM i goodness then this session is for you! Mike will be covering everything at his usual breakneck pace. For those who might want to drill down into greater detail Mike will be including a TON of links littered through the presentation for more information. Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Later Mike was instrumental in developing the adoption of PHP as a primary solution for web development on IBM i working with Zend Technologies. Today, as Solutions Engineer with Perforce, Mike helps companies around the world approach the challenges of modernization and Open Source technologies. In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches Open Source classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago. )

From the President

Dear Members:

We have exciting topics and presenters planned for March and April meetings.

In March we are very pleased to have Richie Palma aligned to present on “Benefits of External Storage on IBM I”. Virtual storage is growing. Instead of loading, shuffling and moving around tapes virtual is another option for backups. Backups are a must for every system and for many external is proving to be very beneficial. Come join in virtually and you’re sure to walk away with a much better understanding of what virtual backup has to offer and how you may put it to use within your environment.

In April Robin Tatam will introduce us to object level security. We all have encountered object level security at some point in our IT day to day activities. Let’s go back to square one and either referesh our understanding and/or learn more about object level security. With the changes through out the years whether it be internal or external system users accessing objects on the system we do need to understand what is available and how it works to protect the objects on our systems and under our responsibility for protection. Security is important within every environment. Mark your calendars for Tuesday April 12th to join in virtually.

It's that time of year again. If you haven’t already done so. Please renew your membership. We’ve kept the same affordable pricing for individual and organization membership. Dues help SEMIUG continue to bring world class presentations and educational opportunities to our local community. One constant in technology is the need to continue learning. SEMIUG strives to help provide current learning opportunities for our members. To renew your membership on the SEMIUG site press the membership tab and you’ll find the renewal form at the bottom of the page.

Stay tuned we are in conversation are still in hopes of having an event in June. It may be a little different format than our regular MITEC event but we are hoping to be able to have a face to face event. We’re hoping to know what this may be and where son. Stay posted and we do hope that SEMIUG will be able to provide a face to face education and community gathering in 2022.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting and/or event. If you’d like to see a specific topic presented, have questions, have input or feedback please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our current board members.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


President, Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Previous Meetings:

January 2021 Email/Text from RPG Mike Larsen
November 2020 IBM i (SQL) Services for the Developer Sue Romano
October 2020 Improve Productivity and Address the Skills Gap with Open Source Jesse Gorzinski
September 2020 Practical Tools for Work from Home Richie Palma
June 2020 IBM i Administrative Security Risks Robert Andrews
May 2020 Darn... Cursored Again! - Using SQL & Cursors in Your Programs! Jim Buck
April 2020 How to Remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment Jim Buck
March 2020 What is next for Node.js Michael Dawson
February 2020 Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane Charles Guarino
January 2020 Cool Things in Navigator to be a Rockstar System Administrator Pete Massiello
November 2019 IBM i Meets IoT Jesse Gorzinski
October 2019 IBM i 7.4 and TR Announcements Scott Forstie
September 2019 SQLRPGLE The Better File Access Marina Schwenk
June 2019 Anatomy of a Security Failure Steve Pitcher

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