IBM OFFICEVISION/2 LAN SERIES
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Announcement Letter Number 289-201 dated May 16, 1989
US - Last Revised on May 16, 1989



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       The IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series is the OS/2 (TM) member of
the IBM OfficeVision Family of office applications.  IBM
OfficeVision/2 introduces a new generation of Systems Application
Architecture (TM) (SAA) application software, offering a
comprehensive set of office functions for OS/2 Extended Edition and
IBM Disk Operating System (DOS) workstations.  IBM OfficeVision/2
provides a Common User Access (CUA) graphical model with workplace
extension implemented on OS/2 Extended Edition for use in each of the
SAA environments of MVS, VM, OS/400 (TM) and OS/2.
       The IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series provides office functions to
interconnected OS/2 Extended Edition and IBM DOS workstations on a
local area network (LAN).  Support is introduced in IBM
OfficeVision/2 Release 1 for mail, correspondence processing, address
book, file system and telephony.  In addition to enhancing portions
of IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 1, IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 adds
the functions of calendar, decision support, file cabinet, library,
extensive online help and tutorials, and an application platform.
For the OS/2 user, IBM OfficeVision/2 establishes a new level of user
interaction through a CUA graphical model with workplace extension
and the general exploitation of OS/2 Extended Edition capabilities.
IBM DOS users are presented with a user interface similar to that of
the OS/2 user.
       IBM OfficeVision/2 ties together other host and OS/2-based
applications.  IBM OfficeVision/2 can distribute to and receive mail
from VM, MVS, OS/400, VSE and IBM LAN systems.  In addition, the
application platform greatly assists in the integration of in-house
and vendor OS/2-based applications.  These and other features allow
IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series to satisfy the needs of enterprises
from small autonomous businesses to large multinational corporations.
       For an overview of the entire IBM OfficeVision Family of
office products, refer to Programming Announcement 289-200, dated
May 16, 1989.
PROGRAM                                                   ONE-TIME
NUMBER         DESCRIPTION                                CHARGE
5706-110       OS/2 Office Feature (0392)                   $750
               OS/2 Office DOS Requester
                 Feature (0393)                              210
               Conversion from OS/2
                 Office DOS Requester
                 Feature to OS/2 Office
                 Feature (0488)                              540
       Availability of U.S. English translations is planned as
follows:
o   Release 1 of the IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series -- September 1989
o   Release 2 of the IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series -- March 1990
NOTE:  Attachment of OfficeVision/2 Release 1 to DISOSS in the VSE
environment is planned to be available in December 1989.  The
decision support function of the Release 2 OS/2 Office Feature is
planned to be available in June 1990.
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Customer Letter Section

HIGHLIGHTS
o   Based on the powerful OS/2 Extended Edition, the IBM
    OfficeVision/2 LAN Series introduces an SAA application that is a
    new generation of application software.
o   Users on a LAN are able to exchange information with each other,
    with IBM OfficeVision/2 users on another IBM LAN, and users of
    VM, MVS, OS/400 and VSE office systems.
o   An intuitive, CUA graphical model is presented with workplace
    extension in which everyday office objects are represented
    pictorially.  In the OS/2 environment the IBM OfficeVision/2
    office objects behave as would the everyday objects they
    represent, promoting ease of learning and use.
o   Helps to reduce the time and overhead of system administration.
    All installation of IBM OfficeVision/2 occurs directly onto the
    IBM OfficeVision/2 server(s) rather than onto individual
    requesters, minimizing the work necessary to set up a group of
    users and reducing problems associated with program maintenance.
o   An application platform with published programming interfaces
    allows customers and vendors to write applications that use the
    IBM OfficeVision/2 office functions.  This application platform
    extends IBM OfficeVision/2 to meet the needs of most
    establishments.
o   National languages support multinational and multilingual
    customers.
DESCRIPTION
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
The IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series consists of OS/2 Office server(s),
supporting combinations of OS/2-based or IBM DOS-based OS/2 Office
requesters on an IBM LAN.  The IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series provides
a range of tools needed in the business environment.  Release 1
includes mail, address book, correspondence processing, file system
and telephony support.  Release 2 adds calendar, file cabinet,
library, decision support and extensive online help and tutorials in
the OS/2 Office Feature.  To supplement these facilities, IBM
OfficeVision/2 Release 2 includes an application platform allowing
the integration of in-house, vendor or other IBM applications.
PROTECTION OF INVESTMENT
The IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series protects investments in a wide
range of current applications.  The OS/2 Office DOS Requester Feature
protects investments in IBM DOS and DOS applications.  From a host
perspective, the IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series ties into existing
networks of current IBM host office products -- PROFS (R) DISOSS
(MVS, VSE) and AS/400 (TM) Office -- plus networks of the new IBM
OfficeVision Family of products.
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   Corporation.
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       The IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series also preserves investments
of time taken to learn a new product.  IBM OfficeVision/2 is based on
IBM System Application Architecture and IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series
skills will be directly applicable to other SAA products.
END USER PRODUCTIVITY
IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 implements the CUA graphical model with
workplace extension providing an intuitive style of interaction with
the computer; Release 1 is a significant step in this direction.  IBM
OfficeVision/2 Release 2 includes extensive online help and tutorials
to satisfy the needs of novice and expert users.  Users can become
productive very quickly.
       The IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 main office window can be
customized by a designated user before distributing to end users.
Thus, IBM OfficeVision/2 can be made to satisfy particular business
needs.  The main office window also may be tailored by individual
users to satisfy personal preferences, enabling users to work with
IBM OfficeVision/2 in the most individually productive manner.
GROWTH-ENABLING
The IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series is easily expandable to meet the
growing needs of a company.  As additional applications are required,
they may be integrated with IBM OfficeVision/2 through the IBM
OfficeVision/2 application platform.  The IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN
Series also provides full support of IBM networking facilities,
allowing computer networks to grow as required by the enterprise.
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
The task of installation is diminished by the distribution of IBM
OfficeVision/2 from a central IBM OfficeVision/2 server, rather than
onto individual workstations.
IBM OFFICEVISION/2 RELEASE 1
OS/2 OFFICE FEATURE
MAIL:  The mail facilities of IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 1 provide
the ability to send documents, notes and data files to other users on
the same LAN, a connected IBM LAN, VM, MVS, VSE or OS/400 system.
       Other mail features included the following:
o   send/reply/forward documents, notes and data files
o   carbon copy
o   mail log facilities
o   delivery status
o   opened/unopened mail indication
o   acknowledgement facility.
ADDRESS BOOK:  IBM OfficeVision/2 provides a two-tiered address
book -- personal address book and public address book.  IBM
OfficeVision/2 users have a personal address book that may be updated
by the user with personal entries.  The format can be tailored by a
designated user to meet the information needs of the work group.  A
designated IBM OfficeVision/2 user also maintains the public address
book that contains an entry for each enrolled IBM OfficeVision/2 user
and other entries required by the group.  The address books can be
used in tandem to create distribution lists and nicknames.  The
address books can be used interactively while addressing a note or in
conjunction with the telephony facility.
       The address book search facility, for the public and personal
address book entries, can be used to define a search list based on
search values for one or more fields of either address book.  At the
time the search list is requested, the list is dynamically
regenerated, ensuring up-to-date results.  When a user sends a note
to all members of a given department, for example, a search list can
be used to address the note.  The note will be sent to all personnel
currently listed as members of the department.
CORRESPONDENCE PROCESSOR:  The correspondence processor supports the
creation and revision of notes and basic documents for mailing,
viewing or printing.  The user interacts with the correspondence
processor in a 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get" (WYSIWYG) style.  The
processor in a 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get" (WYSIWYG) style.  The
following basic text processing functions are included:
o   block operations
o   search/replace
       The following linguistic functions are included for many
languages:
o   spell check
o   spell aid
o   synonym search
       The correspondence processor can import and export RFT:DCA
files for exchange with current DisplayWrite (TM) products at the IS1
level.
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FILE SYSTEM:  Data management of user files is provided by the File
System.  The facilities of the file system simplify access to files
in OS/2 subdirectories.
TELEPHONY:  Through interaction with the telephony function, the user
can automatically dial any number specified in an address book or
entered at the time of request.
PRINT SUPPORT:  Printer support is provided by OS/2 so that
OS/2-based applications, including IBM OfficeVision/2, benefit from
consistent printer support.
SAA:  IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 1 is an SAA application in the
following ways:
o   Executes in the IBM OS/2 Extended Edition environment, and across
    all four of the SAA environments
o   Structured for cooperative processing spanning SAA environments
o   Conforms to IBM Common User Access (CUA)
o   Uses the following SAA Common Communication Support elements:
    -   Document Interchange Architecture (DIA)
    -   Revisable Format Text:  Document Content Architecture
        (RFT:DCA)
    -   System Network Architecture (SNA)
    -   Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC)
    -   Token-Ring Network
    -   LU 6.2
    -   Low-Entry Networking Nodes (Type 2.1 Nodes)
o   Uses the following SAA Common Programming Interfaces:

    -   C Language Interface
    -   Data base Interface
    -   Presentation Interface.
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OS/2 OFFICE DOS REQUESTER FEATURE
In an interface similar in appearance to the OS/2 Office Feature, the
OS/2 Office DOS Requester Feature provides mail, address book,
correspondence processor, file system and telephony support
compatible with that of the OS/2 Office Feature.  In addition to
these functions, the OS/2 Office DOS Requester Feature includes a
monitor mode function that monitors the incoming mail while allowing
the rest of the OS/2 Office DOS Requester Feature to be ended,
freeing all but 10Kb of the memory required by the OS/2 Office DOS
Requester Feature.  The user may run other IBM DOS applications.
When the monitor function detects incoming mail, the user is notified
while running another IBM DOS application.
IBM OFFICEVISION/2 RELEASE 2
OS/2 OFFICE FEATURE
IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 significantly enhances many existing
functions of IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 1 and adds functions.
MAIL:  Users may grant access to their mail to other users.  For
example, a secretary or assistant can screen incoming mail for a
manager.  This capability also can be used to set up a shared
incoming mail basket for a group of users.  In addition, the system
can be configured to call an appropriate application to handle
specific file types received as incoming mail.  For example, users
could tailor their systems so that a particular spreadsheet
application is invoked to handle a specific type of spreadsheet file.
COMPOSITE CORRESPONDENCE PROCESSOR:  The OS/2 Office Feature
composite correspondence processor is significantly enhanced to
provide programming capabilities for line-of-business integration.
Additional functions are the inclusion of image and graphics that can
be viewed and printed along with the text.  Further enhancements
include:
o   easy-to-customize standard style templates
o   text entry aided by system interpretation of users' style intent
o   access to multiple language dictionaries
o   typographic fonts
o   automatic dynamic pagination
o   tailorable user interface.
       The composite correspondence processor can import and export
RFT:DCA files for exchange with current DisplayWrite products at the
IS1 level.
CALENDAR:  The calendar facility will support the needs of most
businesses.  Users may work with their own calendars and may also
view and work with the calendars of others (if access is granted by
the owner).  The owner of a calendar can grant and revoke read and
write access to the calendar and further restrict access by assigning
security classifications to individual calendar entries.  This
ability to work with other IBM OfficeVision/2 calendars extends
beyond the immediate LAN to other connected LANs.
       Calendars can be viewed in a variety of time formats including
daily, weekly, monthly and six-months views.  In addition to calendar
viewing, essential functions such as create, discard, move, copy,
recur and change are provided.
FILE CABINET:  Data management of user files is provided by the File
Cabinet.  Data files are stored within two types of drawers,
designating either the library or disk space on the users workstation
or the LAN file server.  The facilities of the File Cabinet simplify
access to the data in either type of drawer.  Data stored in a LAN
file server drawer may be shared with other users on the same LAN.
LIBRARY:  Library support is based on the Document Interchange
Architecture (DIA) element of SAA.  Functions provided include:
o   file documents, including parametric search terms and other
    descriptive information
o   grant or revoke various forms of access authority to documents
    filed in the library
o   specify search criteria for use in parametric searches
o   save the search criteria as a document in the library for future
    use
o   add or delete parametric search terms associated with a document
    in the library.
o   retrieve, delete, update or copy documents filed in the library
       The separately ordered IBM SearchVision/2 may be used to add
contextual search capabilities to the library.  Refer to the
description in the OPTIONAL PRODUCTS section.
DECISION SUPPORT:  The decision support component of IBM
OfficeVision/2 Release 2 provides the following functions:
o   reports
o   business charts
o   data entry and validation
o   data combination
o   data import/export.
       The decision support function is planned to be available on a
different schedule for some translations.
       In addition to the decision support base, four optional
products -- Statistics, Development, Business Planning, and Project
Management -- may also be ordered to augment IBM OfficeVision/2
decision support capabilities.  Refer to Programming Announcement
289-214, dated May 16, 1989, (Personal AS Version 2.0) for details.
ONLINE HELP AND TUTORIALS:  IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 provides
extensive online help for the novice and expert user.  A special
tutorial is available from the Office Window for assistance in
navigating through IBM OfficeVision/2.
       Users can view help in one window while working with the
product in another window.  They can also request help in one area,
then look at information about another function referenced in the
help.  Users can search for help on a specific function through an
index facility accessed from anywhere in the product.
       In addition, two levels of tutorials are available within
OfficeVision/2:  short contextual tutorials help the user with a
specific task, while longer extended tutorials give the user a
broader look at the functions in OfficeVision/2 and how to use the
rich functions available to perform complex tasks.
APPLICATION PLATFORM:  IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 offers a flexible
and extensive set of programming interfaces to help integrate new or
existing OS/2 applications.  Extensive use of these programming
interfaces in new applications will greatly enhance the productivity
of application developers and help achieve a high level of
integration and consistency with IBM OfficeVision/2 applications.
Selective use in existing applications will provide an attractive
balance between the level of integration and consistency achieved and
the rework effort required.  The services accessed through the
programming interfaces provide:
o   Functions and protocols to help implement an advanced end-user
    interface which can comply with SAA-CUA standards
o   High-level access to frequently used office application functions
o   Easier management of system resources in the OS/2 multitasking
    environment
o   Application building blocks for the management of internal data
    structures and the support of multiple national languages
END-USER INTERFACE IMPLEMENTATION:  A registration process allows
OS/2 application objects to be represented as icons and invoked
within IBM OfficeVision/2 windows, whether the underlying
applications are Presentation Manager (TM) based or not.  Depending
on how much information an existing application can accept on
invocation, the registration process may allow the application to
recognize a limited set of graphical CUA menu manipulation and direct
manipulation actions by the end user with little or no application
reprogramming.  Beyond this, through the availability of generic
window procedures, the application platform facilitates the
development of highly integrated applications with very consistent
appearance and direct manipulation characteristics.  More
specifically, the IBM OfficeVision/2 application platform functions
and protocols help C application programs:
o   Create and modify a window with title bar icon, application
    action bar with associated pull-down menus, heading and dynamic
    information line
o   Display and access objects as text lines, icons or mini icons
    within a fully scrollable list window
o   Recognize and process direct manipulation actions performed by

    the end user
o   Build, dynamically tailor and display informational and error
    messages to the end user
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OFFICE APPLICATION INVOCATION:  High-level string-oriented requests
can be issued from an OS/2 command line or .CMD file, an OS/2 REXX
Procedure Language procedure, or a C program to perform the following
functions:
o   Send an object as an OS/2 file to one or more other users in the
    network
o   Retrieve the list of items in a mail in-basket
o   Receive one of the items from a mail in-basket
o   Resolve a nickname or a distribution list into a set of one or
    more user network addresses
o   Add, change or delete an address book entry
o   Schedule an event into a calendar
o   Invoke the correspondence processor.
COMPOSITE CORRESPONDENCE PROCESSOR PROCEDURES:  The composite
correspondence processor supports tailoring through the use of OS/2
REXX Procedure Language procedures.  These procedures can use the
full composite correspondence processor command set and can retrieve
and modify data in the document being edited.
       Composite correspondence processor REXX procedures can be
invoked from the composite correspondence processor command line or
assigned to a key.  A procedure to be run before the document is
displayed can also be specified as an invocation option of the
composite correspondence processor.  Through these mechanisms, many
application requirements can be addressed with one or more REXX
procedures.
SYSTEM RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:  The IBM OfficeVision/2 application
platform includes a set of programming interfaces that help C
application programs:
o   Allocate, subset and manipulate shared and non-shared memory
o   Manage the invocation of application code across OS/2 processes
    and threads
o   Trigger the invocation of application code at a future time or at
    given intervals
o   Control the execution of task termination routines
o   Manipulate queues, files and file directories
o   Exploit the OS/2 tracing facilities.
APPLICATION BUILDING BLOCKS: C application programs can access IBM
OfficeVision/2 application platform functions to:
o   Manage the conversations between the OS/2 Office requester and
    the OS/2 Office server parts of an application in the same
    manner, whether the requester and server are on the same or
    different systems
o   Convert data arriving from or destined to host systems
o   Manage and display date and time values according to the
    standards of many different national languages
o   Sequence, search and insert text elements in the culturally
    expected manner for many different national languages
o   Manage variable pools
o   Perform row and column manipulation in tables of variables
o   Arrange items as elements of a balanced binary tree.
       IBM will provide preliminary information on the definition of
these programming interfaces for planning purposes prior to the
availability of IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2, and will update this
information when Release 2 is available.  A variety of programs to
provide information and guidance on the use of the application
platform to customers, other software vendors and the industry in
general will begin in third quarter, 1989.
SAA:  In addition to the SAA elements of IBM OfficeVision/2
Release 1, IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 is an SAA application in the
following ways:
o   conforms to IBM CUA graphical model with workplace extension
o   uses the OS/2 REXX Procedure Language Interface.
OS/2 OFFICE DOS REQUESTER FEATURE
The features of the OS/2 Office DOS Requester Feature are identical
to those in Release 1.
OPTIONAL PRODUCTS
The following OPTIONAL OS/2 PRODUCTS may be used to augment IBM
OfficeVision/2.  Refer to the appropriate announcement letter for
ordering information and additional details.
       Note that the application platform facilities allow any OS/2
application to be configured with IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 and
accessed from the office window.
DISPLAYWRITE 5/2 AND IBM DISPLAYWRITE 5/2 COMPOSER:  IBM
DisplayWrite 5/2, an OS/2-based application, contains all the
function provided by the IBM Personal Computer DisplayWrite 4/2
licensed program.  Significant text functions and user interface
enhancements are added, including a user-specified option to select
between two user levels and the ability to view and print text,
images and graphics.  In addition, a command line function provides
an expert user the ability to bypass menus while in text.
       IBM DisplayWrite 5/2 Composer includes a document composition
feature providing 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get" (WYSIWYG) function
feature providing 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get" (WYSIWYG) function
of advanced layout, text, image and graphics composition and
typographic font printing.
       For additional information on IBM DisplayWrite 5/2 and IBM
DisplayWrite 5/2 Composer, refer to Programming Announcement 288-625,
dated November 1, 1988.
IBM DISPLAYWRITE DICTIONARIES:  IBM DisplayWrite Dictionaries are
additional dictionaries to be used with IBM DisplayWrite 5/2, IBM
DisplayWrite 5/2 Composer, and IBM DisplayWrite 4 Version 2.  When
invoked, an active dictionary is used in providing linguistic
functions such as spell aid, spell check and hyphenation.  Synonyms
are supported for seven language dictionaries.  The dictionaries are
offered in 18 individual packages.  There are 17 language
dictionaries plus a package that contains a U.S. English legal and
medical dictionary.  For additional information on IBM DisplayWrite
Dictionaries, refer to Programming Announcement 288-606, dated
October 18, 1988.
IBM SEARCHVISION/2:  IBM SearchVision/2 provides full-text search
functions for users of IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2.  The facility
extends the scope of search terms to the entire textual content of
documents stored in the document library.  Users do not depend on
special keywords stored in the document profile or document
identifiers, but may use as search criteria any word or combination
of words appearing in the text body.  Even word fragments (masking at
front, middle or end) can be used to find a document.  The search
also covers synonyms and linguistic inflections (plural or
conjugation).  Users can combine parametric and contextual searches
in one single query.
       For additional information on IBM SearchVision/2, refer to
Programming Announcement 289-210, dated May 16, 1989.
IBM OS/2 IMAGE SUPPORT:  IBM OS/2 Image Support enables office
professionals to create and manipulate bi-level images for inclusion
in documents.  Color and gray image handling functions are also
supported.
       For additional information on OS/2 Image Support, refer to
Programming Announcement 289-211, dated May 16, 1989.
PERSONAL APPLICATION SYSTEM VERSION 2.0 OPTIONAL APPLICATIONS:  The
decision support capabilities of IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 can be
extended by the addition of the Personal AS Optional
Applications -- Statistics, Development, Business Planning and
Project Management.
       For additional information on Personal Application System
Version 2.0 Optional Applications, refer to Programming Announcement
289-214, dated May 16, 1989.
       The following OPTIONAL DOS PRODUCTS may be used to augment IBM
OfficeVision/2.  Refer to the appropriate announcement letter for
ordering information and additional details.
IBM DISPLAYWRITE 4 VERSION 2:  A full-function text editor for
IBM DOS supporting document interchange via Revisable Form
Text-Document Content Architecture (RFT:DCA).  Many extra program
features and print options provide a high degree of flexibility in
document design.  The menu-driven user interface features a menu
design with multiple selection techniques and enhanced online
contextual Helps based on cursor position and function in use.
Multicolumn text support allows text to flow from the bottom of one
column to the top of the next.  In addition, groups of related items
can be kept together across columns.  Justification, bold, underscore
and color printing can be used in the columns.
       For additional information on DisplayWrite 4 Version 2, refer
to IBM Programming Announcement 288-607, dated October 18, 1988.
IBM DISPLAYWRITE DICTIONARIES:  Refer to the OPTIONAL OS/2 PRODUCTS
section.
NATIONAL LANGUAGE SUPPORT
IBM OfficeVision/2 provides National Language Support for
multinational and multilingual customers.  National Language Support
includes the character sets, code pages and keyboards for customers
who require support for non-U.S. English data creation and
communications.  National Language Dependent Function, which includes
date and time conventions, will be provided by OfficeVision/2.
Linguistic functions provide a collection of facilities that help
authors, secretaries and other users who handle text communications.
This support will be available in most language versions of IBM
OfficeVision/2.
STATEMENT OF DIRECTION
Among the planned enhancements to IBM OfficeVision/2 is the
capability to collect objects, such as notes, documents, and data
files in folders.  Folders enable the user to work with a group of
objects as if the group were a single entity, thus the name 'folder."
objects as if the group were a single entity, thus the name 'folder."
Folders can be printed, mailed, stored and shredded as a single
entity.
       IBM intends to provide support for Japanese, Korean, and
Traditional Chinese translated versions of the OS/2 Office DOS
Requester for the 5550 family of workstations, based on the
appropriate equivalents to IBM DOS for those languages.
       IBM intends to provide a migration aid for users of the
Network Courier (1) LAN offering of Consumer Software, Inc.  The
function will assist such users in the conversion of mail log and
address book formats in a Token-Ring configuration.
       In addition, IBM intends to provide support for the following
connectivity options for IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN:
o   The capability for a remote DOS requester workstation to dial in
    to an OS/2 Office server, for mail to be transferred to the
    remote workstation for processing either while the connection is
    maintained or while disconnected, and for mail to be transferred
    back to the OS/2 Office server upon reconnection.
o   The capability for gateway interchange between an IBM
    OfficeVision/2 LAN environment and other LANs supported by the
    Network Courier, such that files and other mail can be exchanged
    among the users.
       The availability dates for these functions will be announced
at or before the planned availability date for IBM OfficeVision/2
Release 2.
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EDUCATION SUPPORT
       Details of the education support will be provided at
availability.
SCHEDULE
       Availability of U.S. English translations is planned as
follows:
o   Release 1 of the IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series -- September 1989
o   Release 2 of the IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series -- March 1990
NOTE:  Attachment of OfficeVision/2 Release 1 to DISOSS in the VSE
environment will be made generally available in December 1989.  The
decision support function of the Release 2 OS/2 Office Feature is
planned to be made generally available in June 1990.
       To meet the needs of the multinational customers, IBM provides
translated versions of IBM OfficeVision/2 LAN Series in the
appropriate countries.
Canadian French               Italian
Danish                        Japanese
Dutch                         Korean
English, U.K.                 Norwegian
French                        Portuguese
German                        Spanish
Finnish                       Swedish
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  The following requirements are necessary to
add an OfficeVision/2 server or requester to an existing IBM
Token-Ring or IBM Personal Computer Network.  For further information
on the installation and configuration of these LANs, consult your IBM
marketing representative.
       Disk storage requirements are based on the U.S. English
translation.  Details on the disk storage requirements for other
translations will be provided at availability.
IBM OFFICEVISION/2 RELEASE 1
OS/2 OFFICE FEATURE
o   Requester Requirements:  Any system unit supported by OS/2
    Extended Edition Version 1.1 with the following minimums:
    -   3.0Mb memory minimum ABOVE PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    -   Optional 3.0Mb disk storage minimum ABOVE PREREQUISITE
        SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
           NOTE:  The minimum disk storage does not contain
    allowances for user data storage. The minimum recommended system
    is the PS/2 (R) Model 50Z.  In order to support the prerequisite
    software requirements listed in the PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS
    section, it is recommended that any configuration have a total
    system minimum of 7Mb of memory.
           The recommended minimum estimate includes the OS/2 Office
    Requester software prerequisites:
    -   OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.1 base
    -   APPC
    -   LAN Requester
    -   DOS compatibility.
           The given disk storage requirement may be reduced by the
    use of the requester code from a shared disk.  However,
    performance and application software license agreement
    implications must be considered.  The minimum memory does not
    take into consideration the inclusion of additional OS/2 Extended
    Edition facilities, or additional applications.  For such
    additions, the user should have the capability to expand memory
    and disk space beyond stated minimums.  Consult the OS/2
    INFORMATION AND PLANNING GUIDE (G360-2650) for additional help in
    planning for an OS/2 system.  Additional OfficeVision/2
    configuration information will be published in the PLANNING FOR
    AND INSTALLING OS/2 OFFICE guide at availability.
o   Appropriate local area network adapter for the selected system
    unit and LAN, supported by OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.1
o   A display appropriate for one of the following adapters:
    -   Video Graphics Array (VGA) Adapter integrated in a PS/2
    -   Personal System/2 (R) Display Adapter
    -   IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter 8514/A.
           NOTE:  The user interface of IBM OfficeVision/2 is
    optimized for color displays.  When using a monochrome display,
    the user must take care to select the proper color values for the
    foreground and background of various fields to ensure that the
    colors of adjacent areas have contrasting shades of grey.
o   IBM PS/2 Mouse is strongly recommended
o   ROLMphone (R) 244PC or Hayes (2) Compatible Modem if the
    telephony function will be used.
 (R) Registered trademark of the International Business Machines
   Corporation.
 (2) Registered trademark of Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc.
o   Server Requirements:  Any system unit supported by OS/2 Extended
    Edition Version 1.1 and with the following minimums:
    -   2.0Mb memory minimum ABOVE PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    -   4.0Mb disk storage minimum ABOVE PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE
        REQUIREMENTS
           NOTE:  The minimum disk storage does not contain
    allowances for user data storage.  The minimum recommended system
    is the IBM PS/2 Model 70 -- 121.  In order to support the
    prerequisite software requirements listed in the PROGRAMMING
    REQUIREMENTS section, it is recommended that any configuration
    have a total system minimum of 10Mb of memory, including the
    prerequisite software, the OS/2 Office Server and 1.3Mb of memory
    for performance buffers.
           The recommended minimum estimate includes the OS/2 Office
    Server software prerequisites:
    -   OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.1 base
    -   APPC
    -   File Transfer
    -   Data Services
    -   OS/2 LAN Server Version 1.0.
           The recommended minimum memory does NOT take into
    consideration the inclusion of DOS Compatibility, additional OS/2

    Extended Edition facilities or additional applications.  For
    additions, users should have the capability to expand memory and
    disk space beyond the stated minimums.  Consult the OS/2
    INFORMATION AND PLANNING GUIDE (G360-2650) for additional
    information for planning for an OS/2 system.  Additional
    OfficeVision/2 configuration information will be published in the
    PLANNING FOR AND INSTALLING OS/2 OFFICE guide at availability.
o   Appropriate communications adapter(s) supported by OS/2 Extended
    Edition Version 1.1, including a local area network adapter
    appropriate for the selected system unit and LAN.
o   A display appropriate for one of the following adapters:
    -   Video Graphics Array (VGA) Adapter integrated in a PS/2
    -   Personal System/2 Display Adapter
    -   Personal System/2 Display Adapter 8514/A.
           NOTE:  The user interface of IBM OfficeVision/2 is
    optimized for color displays.  When using a monochrome display,
    the user must take care to select the proper color values for the
    foreground and background of various fields to ensure that the
    colors of adjacent areas have contrasting shades of grey.
o   Distribution Connections
    -   Inter-LAN Prerequisites
               Inter-LAN communication can be achieved either by SDLC
        connecting IBM OfficeVision/2 servers on different LANs or by
        utilizing a bridge/remote-bridge between LANs.  Consult your
        IBM marketing representative for further details.
    -   VM, MVS, OS/400 or VSE Prerequisites
               Communication to any of the above hosts requires the
        installation of a gateway to the given host.  Consult your
        IBM marketing representative for further details.
       OS/2 OFFICE DOS REQUESTER FEATURE
o   Any system unit supported by IBM DOS 3.30 or higher, and IBM
    Personal Computer LAN Program Version 1.3.1.
    -   Minimum total system memory of 640Kb
               (When placed into monitor mode, only 10Kb of the total
        OS/2 Office DOS Requester Feature memory requirement is
        used.)
           NOTE:  Disk storage requirements are eliminated by using
    the requester code from a shared disk.  However, performance and
    application software license agreement implications must be
    considered.
o   Appropriate local area network adapter for the selected system
    unit and LAN, and supported by IBM Personal Computer LAN Program
    Version 1.3.1.  and IBM LAN Support Program Version 1.0 or 1.1
o   Appropriate display and display adapter
o   ROLMphone 244PC or Hayes Compatible Modem (if the telephony
    function is used).
IBM OFFICEVISION/2 RELEASE 2
OS/2 OFFICE FEATURE
o   Requester Requirements:  Any system unit supported by OS/2
    Extended Edition Version 1.2 and with the following minimums:
    -   4.0Mb memory minimum ABOVE PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    -   Optional 7.0Mb disk storage minimum ABOVE PREREQUISITE
        SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
           NOTE:  The minimum disk storage does not contain
    allowances for user data storage.  The minimum recommended system
    is the IBM PS/2 Model 50Z.  In order to support the prerequisite
    software requirements listed in the PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS
    section, it is recommended that any configuration have a total
    system minimum of 8Mb of memory.
           The recommended minimum estimate includes the OS/2 Office
    Requester software prerequisites:
    -   OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2 base
    -   APPC
    -   LAN Requester
    -   DOS compatibility.
           These configuration requirements are preliminary estimates
    and do not assume the simultaneous execution of all provided OS/2
    Office functions.  Details will be available in the updated
    INFORMATION AND PLANNING GUIDE FOR OS/2 EXTENDED EDITION
    VERSION 1.2 and PLANNING FOR AND INSTALLING OS/2 OFFICE
    publication.  The OS/2 Office requester disk storage requirement
    may be reduced by the use of the requester code from a shared
    disk.  However, performance and application software license
    agreement implications must be considered.  The minimum memory
    does not take into consideration the inclusion of additional OS/2
    Extended Edition facilities or additional applications.  For
    additions, the user should have the capability to expand memory
    and disk space beyond these stated minimums.
o   Appropriate local area network adapter for the selected system
    unit and LAN, and supported by OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2
o   Appropriate display and display adapter as supported by OS/2
    Extended Edition Version 1.2
           NOTE:  The user interface of IBM OfficeVision/2 is
    optimized for color displays.  When using a monochrome display,
    the user must take care to select the proper color values for the
    foreground and background of various fields to ensure that the
    colors of adjacent areas have contrasting shades of grey.
o   IBM PS/2 Mouse is strongly recommended
o   ROLMphone 244PC or Hayes Compatible Modem (if the telephony
    function is used).
o   Server Requirements:  Any system unit supported by OS/2 Extended
    Edition Version 1.2 and with the following minimums:
    -   2.5Mb memory minimum ABOVE PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    -   30.0Mb disk storage minimum ABOVE PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE
        REQUIREMENTS
           NOTE:  The minimum recommended system is the IBM PS/2
    Model 70 -- 121.  In order to support the prerequisite software
    requirements listed in the PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS section, it
    is recommended that any configuration have a total system minimum
    of 12Mb of memory, including the prerequisite software, the OS/2
    Office Server, and 1.8Mb of memory for performance buffers.
           The recommended minimum estimate includes the OS/2 Office
    Server software prerequisites:
    -   OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2 base
    -   APPC
    -   File Transfer
    -   Data Services
    -   OS/2 LAN Server (information on support to be provided at
        availability)
    -   Performance buffers for Data Base Manager and OS/2 LAN
        Server.
           These configuration requirements are preliminary estimates
    and do not assume simultaneous execution of all OS/2 Office
    functions.  Details will be available in the updated INFORMATION
    AND PLANNING GUIDE FOR OS/2 EXTENDED EDITION VERSION 1.2 and
    PLANNING FOR AND INSTALLING OS/2 OFFICE publications at
    availability.  The minimum disk storage does not contain
    allowances for user data storage.
           The minimum recommended memory does not take into
    consideration the inclusion of DOS Compatibility, additional OS/2
    Extended Edition facilities or additional applications.  For such
    additions, users should have the capability to expand memory and
    disk space beyond the stated minimums.
o   Appropriate communications adapter(s) supported by OS/2 Extended
    Edition Version 1.2, and including a local area network adapter
    appropriate for the selected system unit and LAN.
o   Appropriate display and display adapter as supported by OS/2
    Extended Edition Version 1.2
           NOTE:  The user interface of IBM OfficeVision/2 is
    optimized for color displays.  When using a monochrome display,
    the user must take care to select the proper color values for the
    foreground and background of various fields to ensure that the
    colors of adjacent areas have contrasting shades of grey.
o   Distribution Connections
    -   Inter-LAN Prerequisites
               Inter-LAN communication can be achieved either by SDLC
        connecting IBM OfficeVision/2 servers on different LANs or by
        utilizing a bridge/remote-bridge between LANs.  Consult your
        IBM marketing representative for details.
    -   VM, MVS, OS/400, or VSE Prerequisites
               Communication to any of the above hosts requires the
        installation of a gateway to the given host.  Consult your

        IBM marketing representative for further details.
       OS/2 OFFICE DOS REQUESTER FEATURE
o   Any system unit, supported by the most current release of
    IBM DOS, available at the time of IBM OfficeVision/2 Version 1.2,
    and Personal Computer LAN Program Version 1.3.1.
    -   Minimum total system storage of 640Kb
               (When placed into monitor mode, only 10Kb of the total
        OS/2 Office DOS Requester Feature memory requirement is
        used.)
           NOTE:  Disk storage requirements are eliminated by the use
    of the requester code from a shared disk.  However, performance
    and application software license agreement implications must be
    considered.
o   Appropriate local area network adapter for the selected system
    unit and LAN, and supported by IBM Personal Computer LAN Program
    Version 1.3.1 and IBM LAN Support Program Version 1.0 or 1.1
o   Appropriate display and display adapter
o   ROLMphone 244PC or Hayes Compatible Modem (if the telephony
    function is used).
PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS:
IBM OFFICEVISION/2 RELEASE 1
OS/2 OFFICE FEATURE
o   Requester Requirements
    -   IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.1 (90X7899 for 5.25-inch
        diskettes or 90X7900 for 3.5-inch diskettes).
               The minimum components are as follows:
        --  OS/2 Extended Edition base
        --  Communications Manager
        --  LAN Requester.
    -   Server Requirements
        --  IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.1 (90X7900 for
            3.5-inch diskettes)
                   The minimum components are as follows:
            o   OS/2 Extended Edition base
            o   Communications Manager
            o   Data Base Manager.
        --  IBM OS/2 LAN Server Version 1.0 (84X0083 for 3.5-inch
            diskettes or 84X0084 for 5.25-inch diskettes).
o   Distribution Connections
    -   VM Environment Prerequisites
        --  PROFS Version 2.2.3 (5664-309) at the most current
            maintenance level or OfficeVision/VM Version 1 Release 1
            (5684-084), or higher
    -   MVS Environment Prerequisites
        --  Distributed Office Support System (DISOSS) Version 3.4
            (5665-290)
    -   VSE Environment Prerequisites
        --  DISOSS/370 (VSE) (5666-270)
    -   OS/400 Environment Prerequisites
        --  OS/400 Version 1 Release 1 at the most current
            maintenance level (5728-SS1), or higher.
       OS/2 OFFICE DOS REQUESTER FEATURE
o   IBM DOS Version 3.30 (6280060 for 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch
    diskettes), or higher
o   IBM Personal Computer LAN Program Version 1.3.1.  (84X0061 for
    5.25-inch diskettes or 84X0076 for 3.5-inch diskettes)
o   IBM LAN Support Program Version 1.0 (83X7873), or higher
           NOTE:  IBM LAN Support Program Version 1.1 (93X5683) is
    required to support the 16/4M bps family of IBM Token-Ring
    Network Adapters operating at 16M bps.
o   IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 1 OS/2 Office Feature
IBM OFFICEVISION/2 RELEASE 2
OS/2 OFFICE FEATURE
o   Requester Requirements
    -   OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2 (15F7143 for 3.5-inch
        diskettes or 15F7144 for 5.25-inch diskettes).
               The minimum components are as follows:
        --  OS/2 Extended Edition base
        --  Communications Manager
        --  LAN Requester.
o   Server Requirements
    -   IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2 (15F7143 for 3.5-inch
        diskettes)
               The minimum components are as follows:
        --  OS/2 Extended Edition base
        --  Communications Manager
        --  Data Base Manager.
    -   IBM OS/2 LAN Server
               NOTE:  Information about IBM OS/2 LAN Server support
        will be provided at planned availability.
o   Distribution Connection Requirements
    -   VM Environment Prerequisites
        --  PROFS Version 2.2.3 (5664-309) at the most current
            maintenance level or OfficeVision/VM Version 1 Release 1
            (5684-084) or OfficeVision/VM Asian Language Series
            Version 1 Release 2, or higher
    -   MVS Environment Prerequisites
        --  Distributed Office Support System (DISOSS) Version 3.4
            (5665-290)
    -   VSE Environment Prerequisites
        --  DISOSS/370 (VSE) (5666-270)
    -   OS/400 Environment Prerequisites
        --  OS/400 Version 1 Release 1 at the most current
            maintenance level (5728-SS1), or higher.
       OS/2 OFFICE DOS REQUESTER FEATURE
o   IBM DOS (Information about IBM DOS support will be provided at
    general availability.)
o   IBM Personal Computer LAN Program Version 1.3.1.  (84X0076 for
    3.5-inch diskettes or 84X0061 for 5.25-inch diskettes).
o   IBM LAN Support Program Version 1.0 (83X7873), or higher
           NOTE:  IBM LAN Support Program Version 1.1 (93X5683) is
    required to support the 16/4M bps family of IBM Token-Ring
    Network Adapters operating at 16M bps.
o   IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2 OS/2 Office Feature
LIMITATIONS:  IBM OfficeVision/2 requester performance depends on the
number of office functions used, other applications started and/or
simultaneously executing in the workstation system and the frequency
with which the user switches among the applications and office
functions.  Sufficient storage should be installed to prevent
excessive swapping overhead especially where IBM OfficeVision/2
functions and/or applications are used simultaneously.
       IBM OfficeVision/2 server performance depends upon the number
of IBM OfficeVision/2 requesters in simultaneous use; the LAN system
configuration, including multiple IBM OfficeVision/2 servers on a
single LAN connection; the traffic between the server and other IBM
OfficeVision/2 servers, System/370 (TM) systems and OS/400 systems;
and the extent to which the server is used for the storage of data
and program modules for IBM OfficeVision/2 and for other
applications.  Sufficient storage should be installed to minimize
swapping on the IBM OfficeVision/2 server.
       For further information, consult your IBM marketing
representative.
 (TM) Trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.
PLANNING INFORMATION
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY AND CONTROL
       The OS/2 Office Feature uses the security and auditability
features of IBM OS/2 Extended Edition, IBM OS/2 LAN Server, and the
Personal System/2, while the OS/2 Office DOS Requester Feature uses
the security and auditability features of IBM Personal Computer LAN
Program.  If sensitive data is sent over external communications
facilities, user management may wish to pursue the application of
cryptography.
       User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures and
appropriate controls in application systems and communication
facilities.
ORDERING INFORMATION
       Ordering instructions will be provided at availability.
       The following publications are available.  To order, contact
your IBM representative.
                                                       ORDER
TITLE                                                  NUMBER
Introducing IBM OfficeVision                           GH21-0448
Introducing IBM OfficeVision Videotape                 GV21-5087
       The following publications may be ordered prior to
availability of IBM OfficeVision/2 Release 2.  To order, contact your
IBM representative.
                                                       ORDER
TITLE                                                  NUMBER
OS/2 Office Programming Interfaces                     SH21-0446
OS/2 Office Application Integration                    SH21-0447
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
LICENSING:  The program in this announcement will be licensed under
the terms and conditions of an IBM license agreement.  Details will

be provided prior to planned availability.
EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCE:  A 15 percent educational allowance toward
eligible license charges is available to qualifying institutions in
accordance with the Educational Allowance Amendment.  The educational
allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.
VOLUME DISCOUNT:  Volume discounting for the workstation features is
available under the Volume Procurement Amendment (VPA) for Machines
and Programs and the Exhibit for Personal Computer/System Programs or
the Exhibit for Personal Computer/System Programs for Qualified
Educational Institutions/Hospitals.
       The features in this announcement are included in the Eligible
Program List for Personal Computer/System Programs.  They may be
added to the applicable category in the space provided on the
Eligible Program List.  The features are included in Category A under
5872-BBB.
       The feature conversion is included in Category B and is
eligible for discounting based on commitment in Category A.
WARRANTED:  Program:  Three months.  Media:  Three months.
TESTING PERIOD:  Basic license:  Two months.  Workstation features:
Two months for the first installation of a workstation feature.
PROGRAM SERVICES:  Central Service, including IBM Support Center,
will be available until discontinued by IBM upon six months' written
notice.  Programs in this announcement are supported by the
Application Systems Division Product Support Operations (access to be
provided through the IBM Support Center).
       Application Systems Division Product Support Operations will
respond, on a call-back basis.  Calls may be placed 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.  Application Systems Division Support Operations will
return calls from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Central time, Monday
through Friday (except holidays).
CHARGES
IBM OFFICEVISION/2 (5706-110)
PROGRAM                                                ONE-TIME
NUMBER         DESCRIPTION                             CHARGE
0392           OS/2 Office Feature                      $750
0393           OS/2 Office DOS Requester
                 Feature                                 210
0488           Conversion from OS/2
                 Office DOS Requester
                 Feature to OS/2
                 Office Feature                          540
ONE-TIME CHARGE:  Customers who pay a one-time charge for additional
workstation features may copy machine-readable program materials.
One copy may be made for each additional workstation feature ordered.
Charges for this program are based upon the number of authorized
copies per workstation feature.