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June Meeting

Topic: IBM i 7.4 Enhancements

Date:Tuesday June 15th, 2021Steve Ferrell
Time:6:00 PM EST
Location:GoToMeeting Only
Speaker:Dan Sundt
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Presentation:IBM i 7.4 Enhancements

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From the President

Dear Members:

We look forward to our upcoming June meeting. This month we will have Dan Sundt from IBM presenting 7.4 Announcements. IBM has added many enhancements and all will benefit from the insight into what enhancements will be available with 7.4. The meeting will be presented in virtual format. Details will be posted on the user group web site The meeting will begin at 6pm on Tuesday June 15th. We will break for the summer in July and August and start again in September. We will not have a MITEC event this year. We are hoping to have a special face to face event in the fall. Stay tuned for details.

At the June meeting, we'll be voting for the 2021-2022 SEMIUG Board members. Positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Directors (4+), and Web Master. The term runs from July 2021 to June 2022, however, we break for the summer. There are no monthly meetings in July, August or December. The amount of time involved with becoming a board member is minimal. The board will meet once during the summer to discuss the upcoming SEMIUG meetings and topics. After topics are discussed, each board member is assigned primary responsibility for 1 or 2 meetings, as well as secondary responsibility for a meeting or 2. Primary responsibility includes aligning a presenter and setting up the meeting and secondary responsibility usually includes providing a deli snack for the meeting. We've had a lot of great speakers in the past and have a lot of connections, so aligning the meetings is quite easy. The amount of time involved is minimal, so we'd like for everyone to consider! If you're interested in running, please send an email to Amanda Smith,, or call 248-628-6800.

If there are topics that you’d like to see included in next years agenda please reach out to any of the current SEMIUG board members. We will continue to strive to bring current topics with great education value for IBM community members. Your input is greatly appreciated. We are also looking for a webmaster to assist with posting user group information. It takes minimal time and would greatly appreciate a community member volunteering for the opportunity. The site is in place and information to be posted is provided.

With the 2020/2021 SEMIUG season ending we have much to be thankful for. SEMIUG strives to continue to bring education and IBM i community connection and interaction opportunity. We have experienced a unique year and have made the best of providing activities in virtual format. Thank you to the SEMIUG board for volunteering. Jim Thompson, Amanda Smith, Charles Nalbandian, Joy Chen, Ed Berryhill, Doug Rezanka and Richie Palma. Your volunteer efforts make a difference and are greatly appreciated. One thing constant with IT is change and unique times and circumstances often bring about more rapid change. The experience we have had recently has been no different. In a short period of time we are seeing rapid adaption and advancement including with IoT, Robotics, 3D printing, Opensource, Cloud and many other areas of technology. SEMIUG is dedicated to continue on in 2021/2022 doing what we do best for our local colleagues and IBM i community in bringing world class current education and much more. If you haven’t already paid your dues please do so. You can find the renewal form on the bottom of the SEMIUG Membership page. Dues are the same low rate of $50.00 per individual or $100.00 per organization. A very small price to pay to support the group and continue to bring world class education to our local community. We have preliminary plans for MITEC and are holding out to before locking into an onsite event. We’re hoping now that vaccine is being administered it will be soon that we are able to safely and comfortably travel and meet face to face. We look forward to 2021 with promise and will continue to strive to provide opportunity for learning, current world class education, opportunity to connect with community colleagues, information sharing and continued support of the IBM i platform.

We look forward to your participation at the June meeting and hope you enjoy the July/August summer break.


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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