Events, Events Events!

So looking through my calendar for the next couple of weeks I have a ton of presentations to give and events to attend. First of all tomorrow at 2pm BST I am giving my Integration and Interop presentation, latest version, as a webcast which should be interesting. I have given this presentation as a 2.5…

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HIS 2004 SP2 ships

and is available from http://www.microsoft.com/hiserver/downloads/2000.asp . All the fixes rolled up into one! Cant wait to see if some of the bugs that have been irritating me have been fixed.  

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Interop Technet event post mortem

So last Thursday I did my first Technet evening interop event based on Simon Guests Interop slides. It was a small and select audience and went reasonably well (I hardly ever feel things go very well). As always I was worried about not enough material and as always there was far too much. In fact…

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Infrastructure layers

Following onfrom my blog yesterday I have collated all the feedback I got (Thanks!) and came up with these major levels and elements in the levels:   Hardware 1.    Hardware (routers, servers, client devices, wireless, storage (SANS / NAS)) Network 2.    Networks (Protocols, DNS / Bind, Wireless, VPN, VOIP, dynamic routing) 3.    Directory (LDAP, AD,…

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Technet Event on Interop

On Thursday next week I am presenting at a Technet Evening on Interop and so am putting the talk together. I don’t particularly want to go into a huge amount of detail on each Microsoft Interop product but want to give a structure or architecture for thinking about interop, talk about the issues at each…

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Mainframe Interop using SLI

Simon has just published an article about mainframe interop using Screen logic Integration (SLI). In it he very clearly describes the various ways of interfacing to a mainframe before drilling down into SLI. I am a big Business Logic Interface (BLI) fan and dislike SLI as an approach but it does have its uses (e.g….

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Billg on Interop

Last week Bill Gates wrote an email about interop which is interesting because emails from Bill indicate a strong interest by Microsoft J) His interop premise was threefold: 1. The need for interop will never go away. 2. The only way interop had worked in the past has been through interfacing software and hard work;…

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Host Integration Server 2004 IP DLC Setup, dependant connection configuration and test

Three weeks ago I did a demo of the Host Integration Server 2004 IP DLC setup and configuration at the UK IT Forum in Birmingham. I have now recorded the dependant (3270) connection as a two part 3 minute blogcast:   Part 1: Setting up the IP DLC Link. Part 2: Configuring and testing a…

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Interoprability and HIS webcasts

So January is interop month at Microsoft: https://www.interopmonth.com/home/ HIS 2005 are doing a number of webcasts  as part of that: TechNet Webcast: HIS Bi-directional Transaction and Data Inter-op Between Windows and IBM Mainframe Systems (Level 200) Thursday, February 03, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time Stan Murawski, Technical Mainframe Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation…

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Mainframe at IT Forum

I am giving the HIS talk at the UK IT Forum on Jan 13 in Birmingham and so am busy preparing. The product group have been incredibly helpful and the webcasts make a huge difference from the last time I did a HIS talk (COMTI Cedar Bank Demo). I am going to do some blogcasts as…

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