IBM OS/2 EXTENDED EDITION VERSION 1.2 AVAILABLE
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Announcement Letter Number 290-150 dated March 20, 1990
US - Last Revised on March 20, 1990



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       Operating System/2 (TM) Extended Edition (OS/2 (R) EE)
Version 1.2 is available with the functions announced May 16, 1989,
and the enhancements announced November 14, 1989.  Refer to
Programming Announcements 289-217 and 289-626, for additional
details.
PROGRAM                            ONE-TIME
NUMBER                             CHARGE
15F7143 (3.5-inch diskette)        $ 830
15F7144 (5.25-inch diskette)         830
       Planned Availability Date:  March 30, 1990
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Customer Letter Section


TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  The following PS/2 (R) systems are supported
by OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2 in addition to the system units
previously announced in Programming Announcements 289-217 and
289-626:
o   PS/2 Model 65SX (8565-061 and 121)
o   PS/2 Model 70 486 (8570-B61 and B21)
o   PS/2 Model 70 386 (8570-A21) optional upgrade 486/25 Power
    Platform (#5220, 6450876)
o   PS/2 Model P70 386 (8573-031).  Refer to the OS/2 INFORMATION AND
    PLANNING GUIDE (G360-2650-03) for the operational considerations
    of using 30MB fixed disk systems.
o   PS/2 Model 80 (8580-121, 321, A21 and A31).
       The GEARBOX (TM) Model 800 (7568) with appropriate fixed disk
and memory is supported by OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2, in
addition to the previously announced Industrial Computers.
       The following Ethernet adapters are supported by OS/2 Extended
Edition Version 1.2 for the GEARBOX Model 800 Industrial Computer:
o   3Com (1) EtherLink/MC (1) (Model 3C523)
o   Ungermann-Bass NIUps (Model PC3030)
o   Western Digital EtherCard PLUS/A (2) (Model WDLAN-EP/A-F001).
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LIMITATIONS:  A previously announced limitation has been removed.
3270 host-directed print is now supported when an AS/400 (TM) System
is used for passthrough to a System/370 (TM).
       Fonts contained on the FontSet option diskettes for the
following printers are not supported:
o   IBM 4207 Proprinter (TM) X24 Model 1 and X24E Model 2
o   IBM 4208 Proprinter XL24 Model 1 and XL24E Model 2.
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PLANNING INFORMATION
MEMORY MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE:  A new memory management technique is
available to OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2 and OS/2 Standard
Edition Version 1.2 users.
       The OS/2 program now allows the DOS mode application storage
area, up to 512KB, to be swapped to disk at the user's option
whenever the user is not interacting with the DOS mode screen group.
By swapping the DOS mode application storage area to disk, up to
512KB becomes free for use by OS/2 applications.  System performance
may be noticeably improved by reducing the amount of swapping
required to meet multiple OS/2 applications demands for storage.
       The following OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2 publications
are available.  IBM OPERATING SYSTEM/2 EXTENDED EDITION VERSION 1.2
precedes each title in the following list:
                                                       ORDER
TITLE                                                  NUMBER
Database Manager Administrator's Guide                 S01F-0267
Database Manager Programming Guide
  and Reference                                        S01F-0269
Database Manager Structured Query
  Language (SQL) Reference                             S01F-0265
Systems Administrator's Guide for
  Communications                                       S01F-0261
ACDI Programming Reference                             S01F-0264
APPC Programming Reference                             S01F-0263
EHLLAPI Programming Reference                          S01F-0266
Conventional LU Application Programming
  Reference                                            S01F-0277
ECF Server-Requester (SRPI) Programming
 Reference                                             S01F-0262
X.25 Programming Reference                             S01F-0270
                                                       ORDER
TITLE                                                  NUMBER
Realtime Interface Co-Processor Multiport/2
  Device Driver Programming Reference                  S01F-0268
Programming Services and Advanced
  Problem Determination for
  Communications                                       S01F-0259
Problem Determination Guide for the
  Service Coordinator                                  S01F-0260
Commands Reference                                     S01F-0282
Procedures Language 2/REXX User's Guide                S01F-0283
Procedures Language 2/REXX Reference                   S01F-0284
End User Documentation Package                         S01F-0285
  Getting Started
  Glossary
  Guide to Information
  Database Manager Structured Query
    Language (SQL) Concepts
  User's Guide, Vol.1: Base Operating System
  User's Guide, Vol.2: Communications
    Manager and LAN Requester
  User's Guide, Vol.3: Database Manager
  Keyboard Layouts book
  Keyboard Templates (one each of
    AT (R) 3270 keyboard, AT 5252
    keyboard and Enhanced 101 keyboard)
One copy of each of the above publications             SBOF-0484
       The COMMANDS REFERENCE (S01F-0282) is also available online.
       OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.2 Keyboard Templates (packages
of 10):
IBM Personal Computer AT (R) Keyboard
  Templates for 3270 Terminal Emulation                S01F-0258
IBM Personal Computer AT Keyboard
  Templates for 5250 Workstation Feature               S01F-0257
Personal Computer Enhanced Keyboard 101
  Templates for Communications                         S01F-0280
       Related publications:
Local Area Network Technical Reference                 SC30-3383
IBM OS/2 Information and Planning Guide                G360-2650
IBM OS/2 Extended Edition Cookbooks:
  Communications and Database Introduction             GG24-3550
  Guide for Officevision/2 (Release 1)                 GG24-3551
  Communications -- Design and
    Implementation                                     GG24-3552
  Communications -- SNA Environment                    GG24-3553
  Communications -- SDLC, X.25, LAN
    Environments                                       GG24-3554
  Communications -- 3270, 5250
    Environments                                       GG24-3555
  Communications -- ASYNC Environment                  GG24-3556
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ORDERING INFORMATION
       To order the program in this announcement, specify the program
name, program number, order type, and quantity.  The available order
types are as follows:
o   Program Package -- program diskette with documentation
o   Additional Licenses -- can be ordered under the Extended
    Provisions/Program License Agreement (EP/PLA) or through an
    authorized remarketer
o   Program Package Upgrade -- program diskette with documentation
o   Additional Licenses Upgrade -- can be ordered under the EP/PLA or
    through an authorized remarketer.
IBM EDUCATION ORDER CENTER:  The announced program is eligible to be
ordered through the IBM Education Order Center.  Please note that
availability through the IBM Education Order Center may not coincide
with the programming availability dates noted in other sections of
this document.
       The IBM Education Order Center is the order processing
location for selected personal computers and related
hardware/software for eligible education end users.
PROGRAM UPGRADE
       The program package upgrade option allows currently licensed
users of the following programs to obtain the new OS/2 Extended
Edition Version 1.2 function for a program upgrade charge:
o   OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.0 or 1.1
o   OS/2 Standard Edition Version 1.0, 1.1, or 1.2
o   IBM 3270 Workstation Program Version 1.1
o   IBM 3270 Emulation Program Version 3.0
o   IBM Personal Communications/3270
o   IBM 3270 Emulation Entry Level Version 1.2
o   IBM PC LAN Program Version 1.3
o   DOS Version 3.X and 4.0.
       These upgrades will be available through IBM Authorized
Personal Computer Dealers and Industry Remarketers -- Personal
Computer certified to market IBM Authorized Advanced Products.  The

remarketer will require a proof of license for each upgrade ordered.
                                                       PROOF OF
                                                       LICENSE NAME
IBM LICENSED PROGRAM                                   OR PART NUMBER
OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.0                      90X7441
OS/2 Extended Edition Version 1.1                      90X7671
OS/2 Standard Edition Version 1.0                      15F0013
OS/2 Standard Edition Version 1.1                      15F0014
OS/2 Standard Edition Version 1.2                      15F1712
OS/2 Standard Edition Version 1.2
  Rebate                                               64F0225
IBM 3270 Workstation Program
  Version 1.1                                          74X9872
IBM 3270 Emulation Program                             IBM Extended
  Version 3.0                                          Support
                                                       Subscription
                                                       PROOF OF
                                                       LICENSE NAME
IBM LICENSED PROGRAM                                   OR PART NUMBER
IBM Personal Communications/3270                       90X7819
IBM 3270 Emulation Entry Level
  Version 1.2                                          84X0607
IBM 3270 Emulation Entry Level
  Version 1.21                                         75X0258
IBM PC LAN Program Version 1.3                         84X0200
DOS Version 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2                           Colored Cover
                                                       Page of DOS
                                                       Reference
                                                       Manual
DOS Version 3.3                                        00F8945
DOS Version 4.0                                        15F1375
       The proof of license must be the original.  No copies will be
accepted.
       Customers may also order upgrades through the IBM branch
office using the IBM Personal Computer/System Program US M&S Upgrade
and Certification Order Form included with this announcement.
       To receive program package upgrades at a discount, a VPA
addendum with the appropriate VPA exhibit must be in effect.  The
order may only be placed through the IBM branch office using the IBM
Personal Computer/System Program US M&S Upgrade and Certification
Order form included with this announcement.
       To receive additional licenses upgrades, the EP/PLA and a VPA
addendum with the appropriate VPA exhibit must be in effect.  The
total quantity of upgrades acquired for a specific program may not
exceed the total quantity of program packages and additional licenses
previously acquired for that program.  Proof of license for upgrade
eligibility for additional licenses upgrades is a copy of the
invoice.  Additional licenses upgrades can be entered through the
branch office using the IBM Personal Computer/System Program US M&S
Upgrade and Certification Order Form included in this announcement or
ordered through an authorized remarketer.
CHARGES
       Refer to Programming Announcements 289-217, dated
May 16, 1989, and 289-626, dated November 14, 1989, for information
on charges.
ADDITIONAL LICENSES CHARGE:  Customers who pay a one-time charge for
additional licenses may copy machine-readable program materials and
printed documentation previously acquired from IBM in a program
package.  One copy may be made for each additional license ordered.