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IBM does not do this often, but today we are contacting all customers of Rational Application Developer via direct email and advising them of a newly published iFix. This iFix, PM53336, has been released Monday 5-Dec-2011. The complete details of this iFix are located in this Flash on IBM Support's website. We are also providing this information via our blog here, and other social channels, to ensure the information reaches all appropriate clients in need of this critical fix.
IBM is advising all clients to download and apply this iFix as soon as practical. It is a single-defect iFix that is isolated to correct a defect in a single component of RAD that communicates errors to the support service. If unfixed, this condition can cause serious performance problems for the users of RAD, or potential network problems for your company's infrastructure. Applying this critical fix as soon as possible is highly recommended to ensure continued stability.
The iFix is available directly from IBM Installation Manager (IIM) within the product, or downloadable directly from IBM FixCentral. The locations are documented in the Flash published today: http
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This week we highlight Adam Levensohn. Adam has worn many hats in the years he has been with Rational. Whether it be in his earlier technical support role directly assisting clients, or more recent managerial roles, Adam always brings the party. Ever wonder why? Well wonder no more, as Adam reveals all in his tell-all interview below! And don't forget to check out some of our previous interviews too!
Tell us a little about yourself: who are you, what is your role in Rational Client Support?
I am the first line manager of the ClearCase and ClearQuest Customer Advocacy Group (CAG). I live in Framingham Massachusetts with my wife of over 10 years , my 2 children Brady (5) and Brett (2) , four cats (one of which is a 25 pound Maine Coon Cat), and 2 frogs.
How long have you been working for IBM and Rational?
I have been with Rational for over 10 years
Have you had any other roles in Rational?
I started my career as an Associate ClearCase TSE , I was then an Escalation Engineer for ClearCase , then I did what we used to call Staff Engineer reporting into the second line manager (Mary Barry at the time). Then Mary tricked me into being a first line manager. In 2003 when support absorbed the CAG organization into support from development I started managing that team.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on building a team of support professionals that will collaborate on delivering complex multi-product solutions to customers. I am also working on renaming and rebranding CAG. In addition to that, I do some work for the Northeast US Lab Cluster where I am currently in the early stages of directing and producing a cluster video. I am also about to begin production of a video that will serve as an internal commercial for the Executive Briefing Center in Westford.
Describe a normal day for you.
Email disposition , meeting, email disposition, meeting , rinse and repeat....
What project are you the most proud of?
I have a tie - the transition of CAG from development to support and what was called the Content Syndicate which evolved into what we know as our Knowledge Management Team.
Are you a gadget person? What type of gadgets do you use?
I think I might be. I have an iPhone I can't live without, and I have a thumbdrive, a mini multitool, and flashlight on my key chain.
What gadget, which you currently own, can you not live without?
iPhone - I use it for work mail and calendar, cell phone, games, music, all sorts of apps that are not very important but very fun.
What's the coolest piece of tech news you've heard lately?
Is there any tech news that isn't cool? I read feeds and articles daily about all sorts of technology, I am not sure I can single any one piece out.
What is your favorite part of working for Rational Client Support?
What are you passionate about?
My kids, my wife, technology, and the Red Sox in no particular order.
What tip or trick would you like to share with the class?
I was on vacation with my family in Florida when I was 13. At the hotel we were staying at there was a guy who sold sun tan lotion pool side. I was venting to him for some reason about my 13 year old angst and he said to me "dude, wherever you go, life's a party; just act like it's a party and it will be a party". I have tried to carry that tip with me since then, and it seems to work.
If you were stuck on a technology deprived island, what single technology could you not live without
Another tie - iPhone or coffee maker - it would be tough ...are there any coffee beans growing on the island? that would make my decision easier.
What is on your nightstand with regard to reading?
Year of the Black Rainbow, by Claudio Sanchez and Peter David
What has been your biggest surprise you have witnessed in the technology industry?
3D - I saw Toy Story 3 in 3D and I could not believe how good the 3D was. I certainly missed the glasses with the red cellophane in one eye and green cellophane in the other eye though.
What future technology would make your life easier?
Complete integration with roaming profiles based on a scan of my retina. I turn on my TV, it scans my eye and loads my music library, favorite shows, apps, web sites etc... I turn on my phone, same thing. I turn on a PC, same thing. I go on vacation and turn on the hotel TV, it scans my eye and loads my music library, favorite shows, apps, web sites, etc...
How do you prefer to find answers to your questions?
Google and then where ever it takes me.
Are you a blogger in the blogosphere? ... Are you a YouTuber? ...Are you an Author? .... Do you Tweet? ...
I was very active for a while blogging, Tweeting, YouTubing, Blipping, and Fligging, but I went on hiatus several months ago and really have not missed it. Maybe I will go back some day or maybe not.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to exercise , play sports , mountain bike , listen to music , read , chase my kids , do yard work , and i also server as the Chairman of the Town of Framingham's Technology Advisory Committee where myself and a board of 5 other appointed members advise town meeting, the town manager, and board of selectmen on technology related issues and concerns.
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free download. You can read much more on this in the blog post there:
Announcing the Rational Connector for SAP Solution Manager 4.0.0- With this solution, businesses can now integrate between the ALM features of SAP Solution Manager and the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management. Utilizing industry standards, such as Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, end-users can seamlessly optimize the deployment of their SAP and Rational projects.... To go along with this announcement, IBM rational has also released the following video to guide you through "Configuration of RTC with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 using Rational Connector v4.0" - This video demonstrates the configuration of Rational Team Concert with Rational Connector which then in turn facilitates the integration of SAP Solution Manager 7.1.
To go along with this announcement, IBM rational has also released the following video to guide you through "Configuration of RTC with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 using Rational Connector v4.0" - This video demonstrates the configuration of Rational Team Concert with Rational Connector which then in turn facilitates the integration of SAP Solution Manager 7.1.
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The links below will take you to the Support pages for downloads, features, APAR listings, information centers, recommended fixes. Enjoy!
Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software
Release information httpRational Software Architect RealTime Edition
Release information httpRational Software Architect Standard Edition
Release information httpRational Software Modeler
Release information httpRational Modeling Extension for Microsoft .NET
Release information httpRational Application Developer for WebSphere Software - includes RADAD ( Assembly & Deploy )
Release information httpWebSphere Application Server 6.0.2 Test Environment 22.214.171.124
Download doc: http
WebSphere Application Server 6.1 Test Environment Update v126.96.36.199
Download doc: http
WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Test Environment Extension 188.8.131.52 update1
Download doc: http
Rational Debug Extension for IBM Rational Team Concert Server, V184.108.40.206
Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software build utility, v220.127.116.11
Download doc: http
Recommended Fixes DCF pages updated for 18.104.22.168
RAD : http
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