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

We have some great content lined up for our April 15th or 16th Meetings.

Larry Bolhuis who has been speaking at various System i Power user groups as well as
COMMON later this month, will be here to present the following topics:

WMSUG - Grand Rapids:
Date:   April 15, 2009, Wednesday
Time:   8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation
Place:  English Hills Golf Club, PGA Room, 1200 4 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI

  Inside the HMC
  CL Enhancements V5R3 through V6R1

WMSUG - Kalamazoo (I94UG):
Date:    April 16, 2009, Thursday
Time:   8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation et  
Place:  KVCC's M-Tec building, Room 1410, Kalamazoo, MI

  CL Enhancements V5R3 through V6R1
  Top 10 Gotchas for Upgrading to V6R1

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.

COMMON - Reno:
Quick note regarding COMMON ( http://www.COMMON.org ) Annual Meeting in Reno NV
Coming up April 26 - 30th:

Member Registration $1,695 Non-Member Registration $1,995 (members save $300.00!)
If you or your Company is not a COMMON member, You can attend as a member through our
User Group saving you $300.00!

***Please let us know if you need our user group IDs if you are planning to attend this year's event.

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April 2009 Meeting