Welcome Back!
Please read on for information on our April meeting:

WMSUG - Grand Rapids:
Date:  April 15, 2008, TUESDAY (NEW DATE - TUESDAY (NOT Wednesday))
Time:  8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation
Place:  English Hills Golf Club, NEW ROOM - PGA ROOM (East side of English Hills),
1200 4 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI

WMSUG - Kalamazoo (I94UG):
Date:  April 17, 2008, Thursday
Time: 8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation
Place:  KVCC's M-Tec building, Room 1410, Kalamazoo, MI  See attached mapdirections.pdf
Plan for construction delays at the I94 and 131 interchange.

Check out the following webcasts and event to learn more about the Power announcements!

IBM Power Announcement Webcast for SYSTEM p (UNIX) CUSTOMERS
Date:  April 9, 2008, Wednesday
Time:  1 - 2pm et
Attachment:  April 9 webcast invite.pdf
Registration link:  In attachment or web address below.

IBM Power Unification Roadshow
Power Systems Recent Announcements and Product/Application Strategy (p (Unix), i,  and Power Software break out sessions)
Date:  April 16, 2008 Wednesday
Registration:  9:15 - 9:30am et
Session:  9:30 - 11:30am et
Location:  IBM Southfield Office, Cafeteria Conference Room, 18000 W Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI  63042
Attachment:  Power Systems-Southfield 4-16-08v2.pdf
Registration link:  In attachment or web address below

IBM Power Announcement Webcast for SYSTEM i CUSTOMERS
Date:  April 16, 2008, Wednesday
Time:  1 - 2pm et
Attachment:  April 16 webcast invite.pdf
Registration link:  In attachment or web address below.

Jani Ingersoll will be stepping away from our groups as Treasurer effective 3/7.  Jani has been with our groups for years - paying all our invoicing, collecting dues, making arrangements for all our meetings, attending board meetings, speaking up for the many members in our group, and also played well in our Golf Outings.  We are going to miss Jani.  She will be doing much more travel and working out of the area (hopefully warmer areas).  She will not be able to stay as involved in our groups.  We welcome John Bradley who will be stepping up to take on the Treasure’s role.

Reserve June 3 for the MITEC (MI iSeries Technical Education Conference).  Details will follow when available.
Website is still in the process of getting updated.   http://www.gomitec.com/

1) What's new in V6R1
2) WMSUG - Grand Rapids - Clean up your System i Disk (Including the IFS)
   WMSUG - Kalamazoo - CL Enhancements V5R3 through V6R1

What's new in V6R1:   i5/OS continues to gain features, functions and capabilities and with V6R1 the parade continues!  Already the most feature rich operating environment on any platform join us to review the enhancements brought to the table by V6R1. We'll talk about security, networking, hosting, Blade and SAN support, and so much more.

Presentor: Larry Bolhuis
Larry has grown up with computers since his father began repairing them in 1967. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and began working on IBM midrange equipment with the S/34 and S/36 in 1984. Larry began work on the AS/400 immediately following its introduction in 1988, has held more than thirty IBM System i family Certifications, and was the first in North America to earn the Certified Advanced Technical Expert – System i certification. Since 1997 he has contributed as an author for many certification tests. Larry has extensive experience with System i partitioning, the Hardware Management Console, system design, configuration, migration, and administration. Larry also has significant networking experience most recently with high speed Ethernet networks, 802.11 wireless networks and TCP/IP. Larry also works on routers, firewalls, switches, load balancing equipment and works with Internet connectivity and security. Larry has won Gold, Silver, and Bronze metals at COMMON and recently earned COMMON’s ‘Best New Session’ at the 2007 annual conference. Larry is also an author for iSeries Experts Journal. He is a partner with Arbor Solutions, Inc. an IBM business partner in Grand Rapids, MI.

Reminder: Please pay your User Group dues.  $60 covers our meeting year of September through May.
Members can attend either or both the GR or Kzoo meetings.
Need an invoice?  Need an address for mailing?  Go to our website and click on Membership.
We have new web address!!  http://www.wmsug.net

Join the iSociety!   http://www.isociety.org
iSociety is an online community - a collaboration between members of the System i community.  A community of everyone who believe in the System i and its philosophy of business computing.  iSociety is for the faithful who want to share experiences with each other and with their peers in the IT community.

April 2008 Meeting