Today is my last working day in 2014. I will be back in the week of January 12, 2015. That is you can expect my next blog entry that week.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful New Year.
Thanks for reading my blog. In between I have 428 blog entries since I started (223 entries in 2014). All entries are tagged, that is you can use the tag as a key word to look for older entries.
Before I go I want to look back to some activities related to z/VSE in 2014:
We had 8 Live Virtual Classes (LVCs) with z/VSE topics:
January 22: Update on Encryption and SSL
March 4: TCP/IP for VSE Update
May 6: z/VSE V5 Update
June 24: Tapeless Initial Installation
July 22: An introduction to tuning VSAM file performance under CICS TS in z/VSE
September 30: z/VSE Connectors Update
October 14: z/VSE VSAM Enhancements
December 9: z/VSE SCSI Support and Migration Options
The presentation and replay of those classes are here.
We had 4 conferences with z/VSE tracks:
April 7 - 9: Guide Share Europe (GSE) Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany
April 13 - 16, 2014: WAVV 2014 in Covington, KY, USA; the last WAVV conference
October 5 - 10, 2014: IBM Enterprise 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
October 20 - 22, 2014: 8th European GSE / IBM TU for z/VSE, z/VM and Linux on System z in Dresden, Germany.
Conference presentations are here.
April 7 was the 50th anniversary of the first mainframe announcement.
We delivered a major new release: z/VSE 5.2 - with support of the latest hardware, 64 bit exploitation, tapeless installation, stacking tape support, IPv6 exploitation, security enhancements and some items that address customer requirements, and more.
More information is here.
... and z/VSE 4.3 End of service was on October 31, 2014.
The latest release status is here.