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Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 Meeting of Members.

LOCATION:   Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
5400 Dixie Road

ADMISSION:   Free to all TUG members  ($60 non-members) 


Tim Rowe (IBM Rochester, MN)

Tim Rowe
Tim Rowe has worked for IBM in Rochester for more than two decades. He is currently the business architect for application development on IBM i with responsibility for ensuring that the platform has the infrastructure and components necessary for customers to develop, build, and run applications on IBM i.

He works with Rational and WebSphere on a daily basis and also has IBM i responsibility for the IBM HTTP Server, Web Administration GUI interface, integrated web application server for i, web services server for i, and other application components. Before focusing on web-based middleware, Tim spent several years on work management of IBM i.

Ultimately, Tim is responsible for helping customers understand modernization on IBM i and how to move forward into the next 30 years. Additionally he has great interest in the tools our IBM i community uses to access and manage the IBM i platform.



4:00 Sign up & Greeting

5:00 Session 1: Integrated Web Services (IWS) for IBM i


  • Abstract: Integrated Web Services for i enables Integrated Language Environment (ILE) applications to play in the web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) arena with very little effort, knowledge and resources. The convergence of web service and IBM i technologies can help enterprises liberate core business assets by making it easier to enrich, modernize, extend and reuse them well beyond their original scope of design.
    In today’s increasingly interconnected world, application programming interfaces (APIs) are becoming the digital reflection of an organization. Whether you call it web APIs or web services, getting started on IBM i is easier than ever with the Integrated Web Services for i. The bottom line is that flexible businesses requires flexible IT, and the path to flexible IT is web services and SOA.


6:00 Intermission (Buffet Dinner & Networking)

7:00 Session 2:

Part 1
Access Client Solutions (ACS) What's new
  • With IBM i 7.1 normal support ended last April 30, 2018, it’s time to review the new possibilities that should be considered after upgrading to IBM i 7.2 or IBM i 7.3. In this session, Tim will explain the major features and functions that exist within these releases. You will leave this presentation with a firm grip on the benefits to be gained on the latest and greatest IBM i has to offer.
  • Attend this session to move your IBM i plans from Coach to First class.
Part 2
Administration Guide to deploying ACS
  • IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access Product Family, and it is a platform independent client that is supported running on multiple Operating Systems like Macintosh, Linux, and Windows. The future is already here, in April of 2015 IBM announced that there are no plans to support the r7.1 IBM i Access for Windows client on future versions of the Windows OS. So, this IBM i Access Client Solutions product is the only environment fully supported on the Windows 10 OS and its the strategic direction for IBM i Access workstation client environments.
  • This session will specifically focus on administrators and what they need to be thinking about to best deploy Access Client Solutions to their users.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Meeting of Members.
LOCATION:     SAVOY Conference Centre (Monte Carlo Inn) 7255 Warden Avenue in Markham  
ADMISSION:   Free to all TUG members  ($60 non-members) 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Meeting of Members.
LOCATION:     Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel, 5400 Dixie Road, Mississauga   
ADMISSION:   Free to all TUG members  ($60 non-members)