In this issue, I’ll cover the just following:
1. IBM’s Change in Ordering for OS/390 R6
Last Wednesday, March 10, IBM released WSC Flash W99013 (OS/390 V2R6 Ordering Update). This flash announces that OS/390 R6 ordering will be reopened by May 28, 1999 for a further six month ordering period. That’s very good news for OS/390 R2 and R3 sites that need R6 or lower for coexistence when they migrate to a later release. Most of you will have seen my Cheryl’s List from February 24 about the requirement for these sites to order R6 by March 6. I received calls from many sites who found the time frame too tight to push through the budget process and management approval. Apparently IBM also heard of the complaints and is now extending the deadline for ordering.
The flash can be found at http://www.s390.ibm.com/support/techdocs, then click on Flashes.
My Cheryl’s List email with the full text of IBM’s coexistence policy letter can be found at http://www.watsonwalker.com/clist20.html.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned!