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October 2014 - The Busiest Month Ever!

October 8, 2014

This October is one of the busiest work months I can remember.
Hopefully most of you already know about the IBM announcements earlier this week, with the big news being the addition of the Enterprise Power Systems models with POWER8; IBM i 7.1 TR9 and 7.2 TR1 were also announced. You can find out more on the IBM i developerWorks site about 7.1 TR9 and 7.2 TR1 and Steve Will wrote about it as well in Announcing 7.2 TR1 (and 7.1 TR9 – and More!). I’ll be writing more detailed blogs on the systems management enhancements in coming weeks … but I’m just too busy this October!!
This week I’m at the IBM Enterprise2014 Conference in Las Vegas. I’m doing several presentations on performance topics and I’m also helping Tim Rowe with a hands-on Navigator lab. This conference is also a great chance to catch up with people I don’t get to see very often – both IBMers and clients. One of the things I like about these events is the opportunity meet and talk to people – old friends, acquaintances and new introductions.
After the Enterprise conference, it’s time for final preparations for the upcoming IBM i Large User Group meeting, which starts on October 20th. Hosting the LUG meeting is always an exciting (and exhausting) week!
Unfortunately, this fall’s LUG meeting conflicts with the IBM Power Systems Technical University in Budapest. While I cannot attend the conference in Budapest, I will be sharing some of my presentation content with a fellow IBMer for him to present there.
Immediately following the LUG meeting, there is the COMMON Fall Conference in Indianapolis, where I will also do several presentations.
There is one upside to this October! I live in NYC and I will actually be home on Halloween. NYC has been my home for the past few years, but I have never, ever been in the city on Halloween! I’m going to finally see the Halloween parade.

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