It is finally here: The information on demand conference.
It started Saturday with the Informix Customer Advisory Council (CAC) meeting. The CAC is a set of customers that get together with the Informix development team to discuss different aspects of the products and their directions. The meeting was full of interesting information, most presentations included the word "confidential" at the bottom of each slide... Makes sense for presentations that talk about roadmaps and future features.
There was one (non-confidential) thing that I did not know about that I think everyone should know about: The improvements on the Information center.
If you go to the information center at: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/idshelp/v115/index.jsp you will find two new things in the welcome screen:
The RSS feed gives you a way to know when new information appears in the information center. That is useful since you don't have to go through the entire site to find out. You never know when some new information could give you a solution to your business problems!
The other one is very interesting. You can install a small plugin in your browser so you can search the information center from there without having to go to it. Guess what I did after the meeting... The installation is so quick that I thought nothing happened. Now, in my search box in the upper right corner of my browser, I can do start a search that will give me the results form a search in the information center. By the way, the plugin is available for IDS 11.50, 11.10 and 10.0.