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October 9, 2009 | Vol 6 Issue 39


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Webcast with Dr. Frank Soltis: 4 Critical Tips to Get the Most From Your System i.

Learn from the expert!
Dr. Frank Soltis, the father of the IBM AS/400 platform, demonstrates little known tips for seeking out, correcting and preventing system performance and capacity issues. In addition, you'll learn about currently available technology that automatically optimizes your system. Watch this On-Demand webcast NOW!


Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Are You Timing Your Dates Correctly?

UDATE may not be the right way to get the current date, but old habits are hard to break.

sam_lennonWritten by Sam Lennon

When you need to put a date and a time together in your RPG IV program, be sure you understand how to use UDATE, *DATE, the TIME opcode , %DATE, %TIME, and %TIMESTAMP.


Feature Article - Networking
Will IBM i Access for Windows Support Windows 7?

Users who jumped in and upgraded to Vista may now have a leg up on those who held off and relied so long on XP.

Written by Chris Smith 

chris_smithOh my gosh—people are starting to get the itch. They're starting to get the Windows 7 itch as the October 22 date approaches for the release of Windows 7 on new computers and in shrink-wrapped boxes. The anxiety is starting to ripple through the IBM i world. What everyone is starting to ask is—will Client Access work with Windows 7 or are users going to be locked out of their System i data? The answer, of course, is another question: Did you really think IBM i Access for Windows wouldn't work with Windows 7?

For the past month, a team of software engineers in Rochester, MN, have been doing regression testing to see what happens when Client Access runs on Windows 7.

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