IBM Solution Developer Program News 1 (15 Jan 1996)

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                    Solution Developer Program News

1996 Issue 1 15 January 1996

Contents

Contents

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o DSNEWS becomes SDPnews annsdpn


o SDO Moves and Improves Its World Wide Web Home Page sdoweb

    New functions. New URL. Pointer from old URL.


o Fourth Quarter 1995 Solution Developer Commitments to OS/2 4qwarp

  Warp
    1995 OS/2 solution developer commitments.
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o OS/2 Migration Guide Now Available on World Wide Web migrbook

    Purpose. Overview. Chapters and appendices. Your chance
    to influence the contents.


o IBM's Response to IDC / Microsoft Study idcms

    Outperformed doing what? How was the study conducted? Who
    were the test subjects? Our conclusions.


o IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 Warp Version 3 -- Programmer's Toolkit tcpkit

    In brief...  Description. Hardware requirements. Software
    requirements. Compatibility. Ordering information and
    charges.


o System/390 Developers Association Continues Momentum s390da

  Through Fourth Quarter
    Highlights. More information.


o Solution Developers Announce Applications for System/390 s3904q

    Parallel Sysplex applications and tools. Client/server
    applications and tools. Industry-standard object
    technology applications and tools.


o IBM VisualAge for Smalltalk Competitive Upgrade Promotion vapromo

    Eligible competitive products. Charges.


o CD Showcase - AIX Version 4.1 Software Development showaix

    Software, marketing materials, and books. VisualAge for
    Smalltalk CD Showcase included. Integrated sets of AIX
    programming solutions. List of products. 60-day trial
    period. Obtaining the CD Showcase and products. CD
    Showcase hardware and software requirements.


o Taligent to Become IBM Subsidiary taltoibm

    New center's mission. Responsibilities. Investors'
    comments. CommonPoint. New platforms for CommonPoint.
    Company profiles.


o New Book: "Working with Objects" ooram

    An industry-leading methodology. Central concept of role.
    Applying role modeling. About the authors. How to obtain.
    More information.


o IBM's Updated Client/Server Computing Home Page cshomepg

    Highlights. More information.


o IBM AntiVirus Program Upgrade Subscription Plan: Continual ibmavsub

  Update of IBM AntiVirus Program
    In brief...  Description. Subscription plans and charges.


o 1996 IBM Technical Conferences intl96

    1996 conference list. More information.


o The 1996 IBM Technical Interchange, 22 - 26 April, 96ti

  Nashville, Tennessee
    Newest and hottest information. Create a customized
    curriculum. Professional Certification Program. Exhibit
    Hall and Computer Labs. More information.


o 1996 IBM Object Technology Conference, 18 - 21 June, 96otconf

  San Francisco, California
    Understand and master objects. Registration and more
    information.


o 1996 DB2 Technical Conference, 14 - 18 October, Miami db2conf

  Beach, Florida
    Three topical tracks. Technical subjects. More
    information.


o Receive IBM Redbooks Through Internet E-Mail inetred

    Technical publications. How to obtain.


o Hertz Car Rental Discount Program for IBM Solution sdphertz

  Developer Program Members
    How to obtain. International discounts.


o OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools: Basic Skills for Low-Level educ950c

  Program Diagnosis
    About the course. Objectives. Audience. Benefits. Topics.
    Prerequisites. Course information and enrollment.


o OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools: Diagnosing Traps in educ960c

  Application Programs
    About the course. Objectives. Audience. Benefits. Topics.
    Prerequisites. Course information and enrollment.


o OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools: Diagnosing Traps in educ010c

  Privileged Code
    About the course. Objectives. Audience. Benefits. Topics.
    Prerequisites. Course information and enrollment.


o OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools: Using the System Trace educ097c

  Effectively
    About the course. Objectives. Prerequisites. Course
    information and enrollment.


o OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools: Diagnosing Hangs educ980c

    About the course. Objectives. Audience. Benefits. Topics.
    Prerequisites. Course information and enrollment.


o OS/2 DCE Administration Workshop dceadmin

    About the course. Objectives. Audience. Benefits. Topics.
    Prerequisite. Course information and enrollment.


o DCE Hands-On Application Programming for OS/2, AIX, and dceapi

  Windows
    About the course. Objectives. Audience. Benefits. Topics.
    Prerequisites. Course information and enrollment.


o IBM Again Receives Most U.S. Patents, Surpassing Own Record patmost

  for a Single Year
    Foundry for intellectual capital. Information processing
    patent examples. More information.




o The IBM Solution Developer Program progsdo

    Welcome from Jim Gant. Matrix of offerings. Technical
    services. Business services. Marketing services. Developer
    Assistance Programs and environments. More information.
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o How to Join the IBM Solution Developer Program for OS/2 joinhow

    Worldwide Services. Commercial Services. Premier Services.
    Solution Developer Program for OS/2 contacts worldwide.


o Software Vendor Marketing Partnerships Enhances Programs svmpprog

    National Software Remarketing. Software Vendor Marketing
    Programs. Membership and Developer Support Programs.
    Marketing Support Services. Developer Support Services.


o The Solution Partnership Centers: Access to IBM spcovu

    Access people and information. Port and test across
    platforms. Solve technical questions on site. Recruit
    vendors and partnerships. Access industry-leading IBM
    solutions. Solution Partnership Center locations.
    Inquiry form.


o The IBM OS/2 Developer Assistance Program in Europe, dapemea

  Middle East, and Africa
    Open to anyone in EMEA actively developing for OS/2.
    Access to World Wide Web service. Marketing programs.
    More information.


o IBM Solution Developer Operations Worldwide Contacts wwsdo

    Asia and Pacific region. Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
    North America.


o IBM Device Driver Support Center ddsc

    Worldwide device-driver developer support. Specialized
    device-driver development workshops. The DUDE, a
    dedicated BBS. Contacting the device-driver team.


o The Developer Connection for OS/2: The Power of the Future powerdev

  Delivered to Your Door
    Developer Connection overview. Put The Developer
    Connection for OS/2 to work for you ... now. Features and
    benefits. Prices. Ordering information.


o Q and A about The Developer Connection for OS/2 devconqa

    What it is. Prices. Solution Developer Program discounts.
    Contents. CompuServe forum. Additional licenses. Future
    growth. License expirations. Availability outside USA. How
    to subscribe. CompuServe introductory membership. Access
    to OS2DF2 forum on CompuServe. DEVCON FORUM on TALKLink.
    Getting help. Obtaining The Developer's Toolkit for OS/2
    Warp. Obtaining the OpenDoc Developer's Kit for OS/2.
    OpenDoc. The Developer Connection Device Driver Kit for
    OS/2. Subscribing to the Device Driver Kit. Obtaining the
    SMART tool.


o Subscription Information for The Developer Connection for subdcon

  OS/2 and The Developer Connection Device Driver Kit (DDK)
    Worldwide phone and fax numbers for ordering. Electronic
    support. Additional Developer Connection DDK electronic
    support (DUDE).


o DB2 Developer Assistance Program dapdb2

    Encompassing all versions of DB2. Free of charge. Program
    benefits. Enrollment.


o CICS OS/2 Developers os2cics

    CICS OS/2 program code available for 90 days, and longer
    for developers who commit to exploit CICS OS/2.


o TCP/IP Application Partners Program os2tcp

    For products that interoperate with TCP/IP for OS/2 V2.0.


o AIX POWER Team poweraix

    For products exploiting POWER architecture and RS/6000.
    Technical support. Development. Equipment. Marketing.
    Education. Technical, business, marketing information.
    Who is eligible? More information.


o The AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM: Connecting rom400

  Developers with Development
    Description. Content of volume 2. Price. More information.


o AS/400 Partners in Development Membership part400

    Offerings: In person. Electronic access. Hard goods (and
    hard copy). 1-800 support. Topics. Fees. Enrollment.


o Object Connection for VisualAge connobj

    Who can join? Object Connection services. More information.


o PenAssist Program helppen

    A variety of programs. Who is eligible? More information.


o IBM Product Compatibility Program compprog

    Compatibility testing opportunity. Resource for making
    wise purchasing decisions. Value of tested compatibility.
    Compatibility Program description. Ready for OS/2 Warp
    and Ready for OS/2 Warp LAN Server. Tested and Approved
    for OS/2 Warp LAN Systems. Publicity: Where to find
    compatible product information. Program Q-and-A via fax.
    More information.


o Professional Certification Program from IBM certprof

    OS/2 and LAN Server roles. Other certification roles.
    Testing. More information.


o Professional Certification Program from IBM: Questions and certqa

  Answers
    General program. Test preparation. New OS/2 and LAN Server
    tests. OS/2 and LAN Server instructor certification. More
    information.
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o Connections to IBM Announcement Letters lettconn

    Internet. IBM Fax Information Service. IBMLink. More
    information.


o 800 Phone Numbers 800nos


o Trademarks, Registered Trademarks, Service Marks tmarks


Where to Find SDPnews

On the World Wide Web

SDPnews is available on the Internet World Wide Web through the IBM Solution Developer Support home page. The URL for SDPnews is

http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer/library/dsnews/ .


On E-Mail and Bulletin Board Systems

The monthly SDPnews files are ZIPped into the file SDPNym.ZIP, where

y = last digit of year, and m = issue number represented as alpha (for

example, SDPN6B.ZIP is the 1996 second issue). SDPNym.ZIP contains:

-- This announcement file, SDPNym.ANN

-- The current month's contents list, SDPNym.SMY

-- An annual cumulative list of contents, SDPNy.CUM

-- The current month's ASCII newsletter, SDPNym.ASC


The ZIPped files are posted on several e-mail and BBS systems:

o America Online, in the OS/2 forum, in the Newsletters library

o AMK HITLINE AG (Switzerland), in the OS/2 mailbox, in file area 7

o CompuServe, in OS2DF2 forum, *DAP library section 14

   and in OS2DF1 forum, OPEN FORUM library section 15

o Fidonet, in the OS2 Information file area, FWOS2INFO

o GEnie, in OS/2 Software Library 16

o IBM Canada BBS, in file area 35, OS/2 Programming

o IBM OS2BBS (TALKLink), in Software library, Newsletters section

o IBM Personal Computer Company BBS, in file area 11, OS/2 Programming

o Internet, via anonymous ftp from ftp.software.ibm.com, in directory

   /ps/products/os2/info/wnewsltr; or via Gopher from
   os2info.austin.ibm.com, in the OS/2 Information menu

o NIFTY-Serve (Japan), in FOS2APP forum, library section 18

o Norloff's OS/2 Shareware BBS (1-703-385-4325 or

   telnet://bbs.os2bbs.com), in the OS/2 Periodicals file area

o OS2NET (Europe), on all OS2NET bulletin boards in Europe, usually in

   the DSNEWS download area

o PRODIGY, in the OS/2 Club topic's download library, in IBM Files


Note: If you cannot find files named sdpn... or dsn... (in lower case),

look for files named SDPN... or DSN... (in upper case).


Within IBM

Within IBM, 1996 issues, in ASCII format, are in SDPNEWS6 PACKAGE in both the OS2TOOLS catalog and the SDOINFO catalog. 1995 issues are in DSN5 PACKAGE in those catalogs; 1994 issues are in DSN4 PACKAGE in OS2TOOLS only.

To obtain SDPNEWS6 PACKAGE, type:

  TOOLCAT OS2TOOLS GET SDPNEWS6 PACKAGE

or

  TOOLCAT SDOINFO GET SDPNEWS6 PACKAGE


To obtain DSN5 PACKAGE, type:

  TOOLCAT OS2TOOLS GET DSN5 PACKAGE

or

  TOOLCAT SDOINFO GET DSN5 PACKAGE


To obtain DSN4 PACKAGE, type:

  TOOLCAT OS2TOOLS GET DSN4 PACKAGE


You can also request the packages by typing:

  REQUEST SDPNEWS6 FROM V1ENG AT BCRVM1

or

  REQUEST DSN5 FROM V1ENG AT BCRVM1

or

  REQUEST DSN4 FROM V1ENG AT BCRVM1


To subscribe to SDPNEWS6 PACKAGE, type

  TOOLCAT OS2TOOLS SUB SDPNEWS6 PACKAGE

or

  TOOLCAT SDOINFO SUB SDPNEWS6 PACKAGE


Notice to Readers Outside the USA

It is possible that the material in this newsletter may contain

references to, or information about, IBM products (machines and

programs), programming, or services that are not announced in your

country. Such references or information must not be construed to mean

that IBM intends to announce such products, programming, or services in

your country.

Send Us Your Feedback!

Your comments about this newsletter are important to us. Please send

your feedback to the editor of IBM SDPnews, Mike Engelberg, at:


o Internet: dsnews@vnet.ibm.com

o IBMMAIL: USIB33NP

o Fax: 1-407-443-3858

o Mail: SDPnews, Internal Zip 5407, IBM Corporation,

            1000 N.W. 51st Street, Boca Raton FL 33431, USA


DSNEWS Becomes SDPnews (annsdpn)

IBM Solution Developer Operations is rolling out its Worldwide Solution Developer Program (SDP), a framework that ties together IBM's current developer assistance programs across hardware platforms, software platforms, and technologies.

This framework is the first step in transforming the programs to a common appearance, as well as a more predictable set of deliverables in the areas of Technical Support, Business Services, and Marketing Programs.

In keeping with this new direction, the name of this publication is changing to SDPnews. The scope of this publication has been expanding to include all of the major platforms, and SDPnews will continue to bring you relevant information to help you develop and market your software products successfully, whether they be intended for a particular hardware platform or they are cross-platform.

Our Internet userid remains dsnews@vnet.ibm.com , and we encourage you to tell us how we are doing, and to let us know what you want from our publication. Have a prosperous 1996!

Mike Engelberg, editor

SDO Moves and Improves Its World Wide Web Home Page (sdoweb)

IBM's Solution Developer Operations will restructure its WWW Home Page to add new functions and to allow online registration for membership in the Solution Developer Program.

Effective Saturday, 3 February, the URL for the SDO Home Page will be:

 http://www.developer.ibm.com/

A pointer page will be placed at the old URL to allow users to jump from the old location to the new location.

OS/2 Migration Guide Now Available on World Wide Web (migrbook)

The IBM OS/2 Migration Guide is now available on the Solution Developer Operations home page on the World Wide Web,

http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer .


Purpose

The purpose of the guide is to help solution developers migrate their applications to OS/2 and, later on, to other IBM platforms. The main focus is on migrating Windows applications to 32-bit OS/2.

Overview

The guide contains high-level information about some of the OS/2-exploitive features that can produce an application that is strong in both functionality and usability. The tools and technologies used in migrating OS/2 applications are explained, and the education, support, and services available to devleopers are included.

Chapters and Appendices

The OS/2 Migration Guide contains the following chapters:

1. Finding a Migration Path to OS/2 -- marketing-oriented and technical information about why you should consider migrating to OS/2.


2. Taking the Migration Path to OS/2 -- details of migrating an application to OS/2.


3. Completing the Migration Path to OS/2 -- what to do after you have done the initial migration.


4. Taking the New Application Development Path to OS/2 -- several issues involved in developing an OS/2 application from scratch.


5. Taking the Compatibility Path to OS/2 -- how to get a DOS or Windows

   application certified to run under OS/2.


6. Summary of Tools, Education, Support, and Services -- the help

   available from IBM.


Appendices in the guide are:


A. The SMART User's Guide -- developed by One Up Corp., showing you how

   to install and use the Source Migration Analysis and Reporting
   Toolset (SMART, available on The IBM Developer Connection for OS/2)
   to analyze and migrate your code.


B. The SMART Programming Guide -- developed by One Up Corp., providing

   information about User Defined Migration Databases (UDMDs) and
   Migration Command Processor Language (MICL) programming.


C. Listings for SMART Merge Command Files -- the code for two command

   files that can be used with the SMART tool.


D. Supplement on National Language Support -- aditional technical

   information for applications designed for languages other than
   English.


E. Bibliography -- a list of articles, books, and online information.


F. Lists of Acronyms used in the guide.


Your Chance to Influence the Contents

The initial version of the OS/2 Migration Guide on the World Wide Web is

not complete. It is being developed and deployed simultaneously and

iteratively in order to:


o Let you know that the book is under development.

o Give you a chance to influence the contents.

o Ask what you want us to work on next.


A response form is included in the online guide.


The guide will be updated on the Web approximately once a month during

the first several months of 1996, and less frequently thereafter.


IBM's Response to IDC/Microsoft Study (idcms)

Microsoft recently released results from a study which indicated that users of Windows 95 outperformed users of OS/2. The study raises more questions than it answers.

Outperformed Doing What?

This study was conducted by IDC at the request of Microsoft, and was

fully funded and directed by Microsoft. IBM has attempted to review the

study, in more detail, but has been denied access to the actual test.

All descriptions of tasks were written by Microsoft. IDC did read, over

the phone, descriptions of the tasks users were asked to perform.

Surprisingly, there were no multitasking questions, no measuring of

one's ability to access the Internet through popular service providers,

update a spreadsheet, or fax and file documents. The study apparently

was based on an Apple study done three years ago -- not very

representative of today's environment, and not designed to take

advantage of true 32-bit technology. Had the study really examined how

many steps it takes to accomplish specific tasks using Windows

applications versus doing the same tasks using OS/2 Warp applications,

the study might have shown that OS/2 Warp's drag-and-drop interface

saves the users many steps when faxing, reaching a favorite web page, or

launching an application from the toolbar.


How Was the Study Conducted?

Microsoft indicates that the study measured speed and accuracy on a

variety of tasks. The firm that executed the tests, Andre Associates,

did group evaluations, with one timer for several participants. It is

not clear to us that the evaluators knew what the pass/fail criteria

were. There were no intervention protocols, which means that if a

person was on the wrong track, they could stay there until they failed.

One failure on a sub-task could cause the entire task family to be

counted as a failure -- a precarious position for an OS/2 user, since

they did not have the same starting point as a Windows user, yet they

were required to be a user of Microsoft applications. There was no

customization of the desktop to allow for migration from the Workplace

Shell. Thus, IBM has no way of knowing whether or not the systems were

set up to allow exploitation of productivity-enhancing features like the

desktop toolbar to allow single-click application launching and task

switching, Fast Boot for quick loading of Windows applications, or even

launching of Windows applications directly from the Workplace Shell

desktop. Since the study dictates the use of mostly Microsoft

applications, Microsoft controlled how the applications were installed

and presented to the user on each platform. Unless Microsoft went back

to the machines to ensure that the Windows applications had been

properly migrated to the OS/2 desktop and that they had been set up

properly on the desktop toolbar -- a set of operations that takes only

seconds to do on OS/2 and is well documented -- then it is likely that

many users simply used Program Manager to launch the Office applications

rather than exploiting the user interface advantages of OS/2 Warp.


Of interesting note, also: Microsoft monitored the testing by having

staff members on hand to answer questions. We have no way of knowing

what "helpful hints" they may have given the OS/2 testers.


Who Were the Test Subjects?

The study indicated that IDC had difficulty finding OS/2 users with

networking experience. Microsoft provided a list of OS/2 users to IDC.

Microsoft's directive was that they only wanted to evaluate OS/2 users

with NetWare experience. IDC screened their lists and eliminated all

OS/2 users with LAN Server experience. This eliminated a very

substantial portion of the OS/2 user base from which to draw, since

many OS/2 installations rely on IBM LAN Server as their server of

choice, along with its intuitive drag-and-drop-based user interface

consistent with the rest of OS/2. Limiting the tests to OS/2 users who

primarily rely on Windows applications and NetWare servers, while NOT

limiting the selection of Windows or Apple users to those with NetWare

but also including Windows users with Windows NT as a server or Apple

users with AppleTalk, puts OS/2 at a marked disadvantage. Users of OS/2

Warp Connect peer functions would have been excluded while users of peer

functions between Windows 95 and Windows NT as a server would not have

been. Selection of the Windows 95 users from the Preview Program user

base virtually guaranteed Microsoft a fairly advanced user base -- those

wishing to participate in a beta program as an early adopter -- giving

them an advantage neither IBM nor Apple were provided in the tests.


Our Conclusions

It seems clear that Microsoft carefully crafted this study to portray

Windows in the best light.


We believe, as Apple has stated, that the study is flawed and unfair.

The tests performed have been biased towards a Microsoft user and

therefore would result in an improved performance for their operating

system.


This study simply lacks credibility.


                            Walter W. Casey
                            Director of Marketing
                            Personal Software Products Division
                            International Business Machines Corporation

IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 Warp Version 3 Programmer's Toolkit (tcpkit)

In Brief ...

Application programming support includes:


o Letting a client program communicate with a server program running on

  another computer via 32-bit socket APIs.


o Enabling remote execution of subroutines across a TCP/IP network via

  Sun Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs).


o Allowing applications to have a client interface for the file

  transfer via the FTP API.


o SNMP DPI Version 2.0 -- Permitting end users to dynamically add,

  delete, or replace management variables in the local Management
  Information Base (MIB), without requiring you to recompile the SNMP
  agent.


If you are an OS/2 Warp user looking for application programming

support, you want to read on. The IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 Warp Version 3 --

Programmer's Toolkit provides the 32-bit routines for application

programming in TCP/IP for OS/2 Warp. These routines have been enhanced

to take full advantage of the TCP/IP for OS/2 function available in OS/2

Warp Connect and the Internet Connection for OS/2 feature available in

the Warp BonusPak. They include sockets, Sun remote procedure calls

(RPCs), the file transfer protocol (FTP) application programming

interface (API), and the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

distributed programming interface (DPI) Version 2.0.


Description

32-BIT SOCKET APIs: These socket routines allow interfacing with the

TCP, UDP, and IP protocols.


These socket routines let a program communicate across networks with

other programs. For example, these socket routines can be used when you

write a client program that communicates with a server program running

on another computer.


RPC: The Sun RPC (Remote Procedure Call) protocol enables remote

execution of subroutines across a TCP/IP network. RPC, together with

the external Data Representation (XDR) protocol, defines a standard

for representing data that is independent of internal protocols or

formatting.


The RPC protocol enables users to work with remote procedures as if the

procedures were local.


This is an implementation of the Sun Remote Procedure Call, as described

in the Sun Workstation Remote Procedure Call Programming Guide, and in

RFCs 1057 and 1014.


FTP API: The FTP API allows applications to have a client interface for

the file transfer.


Applications written to this interface can communicate with multiple FTP

servers at the same time.


SNMP DPI VERSION 2.0: The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

agent distributed program interface (DPI) permits end users to

dynamically add, delete, or replace management variables in the local

Management Information Base (MIB), without requiring you to recompile

the SNMP agent. This is achieved by writing a subagent that communicates

with the agent via the SNMP DPI. Using the DPI, new MIBs can be

implemented for the network management of various functions residing on

the OS/2 workstation. The DPI interface is described in RFC 1592

(Request for Comments).


OPEN ENTERPRISE


o RFC 793 -- Transmission Control Protocol

o RFC 1014 -- XDR: External Data Representation standard

o RFC 1057 -- RPC: Remote Procedure Call Protocol specification Version

    2

o RFC 1122 -- Requirements for Internet hosts -- communication layers

o RFC 1592 -- Simple Network Management Protocol Distributed

    Protocol Interface Version 2.0


Hardware Requirements

o Any personal computer (PC), Personal System/2 (PS/2), or IBM PS/55

   that is supported by OS/2 Warp Version 3.0 or later.


o Approximately 1 MB of free disk space is required to install.


o A 3.5-inch 1.44 MB diskette drive is required for installation.


Software Requirements

o OS/2 Warp Version 3.0 (part numbers 83G8100, 83G8102, 83G8700, and

  83G8701) or later with the Internet Connection for OS/2 from the
  BonusPak installed, or OS/2 Warp Connect Version 3.0 (part numbers
  10H9800 and 10H9810) or later with TCP/IP for OS/2 Version 3.0
  installed (TCP/IP for OS/2 Version 3.0 is a part of Warp Connect).


o Any IBM 32-bit compiler for OS/2 such as the VisualAge C++ for OS/2

  or the C Set ++ compilers.


Compatibility

The IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 Warp Version 3 -- Programmer's Toolkit is not

compatible with IBM's TCP/IP Version 2.0 for OS/2 (part number 65G1220)

or earlier products.


Ordering Information and Charges

To order these programs for order type, specify the order type number,

feature number, part number, program name, media and quantity.


PROGRAM PACKAGE -- program media with documentation.


                       Order
                       Type       Feature   Part      One-Time

Program Name Number Number Number Charge


TCP/IP for OS/2 Warp 5801-AAR 0819 33H9749 329 USD

 Version 3.0 --
 Programmer's Toolkit


ADDITIONAL LICENSE COPIES: Authorizes the customer who has a program

package to make a single copy of the program media and printed

documentation. The authorization is given by providing the customer a

Proof of Entitlement for Additional License -- with certificate which

has its own part number and feature number.


Customers who pay a one-time charge for additional licenses may copy

machine-readable program materials and printed documentation previously

acquired from IBM in a program package. One copy may be made for each

additional license ordered.


                       Order
                       Type       Feature   Part      One-Time

Program Name Number Number Number Charge


IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 5802-AAR 0664 33H9750 299 USD

 Warp Version 3.0
 Programmer's Toolkit
 Additional License
 with Certificate


ADDITIONAL LICENSE COPIES -- SOFTWARE ADVANTAGE EXHIBIT:


Authorization to make additional license copies begins on the start date

specified in the Software Advantage Agreement. Proof of Entitlement will

be provided monthly.


                       Order
                       Type       Feature   Part      One-Time

Program Name Number Number Number Charge


IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 5802-AAR 0665 33H9751 299 USD

 Warp Version 3.0
 Programmer's Toolkit
 Additional License
 without Certificate


PROGRAM PACKAGE UPGRADE: Program media with documentation.


The program package upgrade option allows current licensed users of IBM

TCP/IP Version 2.0 for OS/2 Programmer's Toolkit to obtain the new

function for a program upgrade charge. The program upgrade to IBM TCP/IP

for OS/2 Warp Version 3 Programmer's Toolkit is available now through

IBM authorized remarketers. The remarketer will require a Proof of

Entitlement for each upgrade ordered.


Customers can also order upgrades through the local IBM office using the

IBM Personal Computer/System Program IBM U.S. Upgrade and Certification

Order Form. The total quantity of upgrades acquired for a specific

program cannot exceed the total quantity of program packages and/or

additional licenses previously acquired for that program. Proof of

License for upgrade eligibility for additional license upgrades is a

copy of this invoice or previously acquired Proof of Entitlement for

Additional License -- with certificate. Additional license upgrades can

be entered through the local IBM office using the IBM U.S. Upgrade and

Certification Order Form ordered through an authorized remarketer.


                       Order
                       Type       Feature   Part      One-Time

Program Name Number Number Number Charge


IBM TCP/IP Version 2.0 5803-AAR 0304 33H9752 129 USD

for OS/2 Programmer's
Toolkit to IBM TCP/IP
for OS/2 Warp Version
3.0 Programmer's
Toolkit


ADDITIONAL LICENSE COPY UPGRADE:


Authorizes the customer who has a program package upgrade to make a

single copy of the program media and printed documentation. The

authorization is given by providing the customer a Proof of Entitlement

for Additional License -- with certificate, which has its own part

number and feature number.


                       Order
                       Type       Feature   Part      One-Time

Program Name Number Number Number Charge


IBM TCP/IP Version 2.0 5804-AAR 0019 33H9753 99 USD

 OS/2 Programmer's
 Toolkit to IBM TCP/IP
 for OS/2 Warp Version
 3.0 -- Programmer's
 Toolkit Upgrade
 Additional License
 with Certificate


ADDITIONAL LICENSE COPY UPGRADE -- SOFTWARE ADVANTAGE EXHIBIT:

Authorization to make additional license copies begins on the start date

specified in the Software Advantage Agreement. Proof of Entitlement will

be provided monthly.


                       Order
                       Type                 Part      One-Time

Program Name Number Number Charge


IBM TCP/IP Version 2.0 5804-AAR 33H9754 99 USD

 for OS/2 Programmer's
 Toolkit to IBM TCP/IP
 for OS/2 Warp Version
 3.0 -- Programmer's
 Toolkit Upgrade
 Additional License
 without Certificate


UPGRADE PROTECTION (NEW PRODUCT):


Customers who acquire upgrade protection through a one-time charge or

quarterly payment charges (when meeting minimum revenue criteria) will

be entitled, at no charge, to future versions and releases when

announced within their Software Advantage agreement period. Following

availability of the new program, IBM will provide a program package

(including media and documentation) and a Proof of Entitlement

authorizing right to copy, distribute, and install equal to the number

of programs protected.


The following Upgrade Protection Products are only available under the

Software Advantage for Workstations offering:


                       Order                          Upgrade
                       Type                 Part      Protection

Program Name Number Number Charge


Upgrade Protection for 5809-AAR 33H9755 89 USD

 IBM TCP/IP for OS/2
 Warp Version 3.0 --
 Programmer's Toolkit
 -- One-Time Charge


Upgrade Protection for 5809-AAR 33H9756 11.13 USD

 IBM TCP/IP for OS/2
 Warp Version 3.0 --
 Programmer's Toolkit
 -- Quarterly Charge


System/390 Developers Association Continues Momentum Through 4th Quarter(s390da)

The System/390 (S/390) Developers Association's (SDA's) spectacular growth has continued through the end of 1995, into 1996. Over 640 ISVs are now members, and 40 percent of these vendors have ordered the PC Server 500 S/390, demonstrating the strong industry commitment to the S/390 platform.

Highlights

During the fourth quarter of 1995, the SDA formed many new ISV partnerships, developed new support programs, and announced new applications. Among the highlights are:

o 140+ SDA members have delivered over 600 new or modernized

  applications on the S/390 platform. 57 are new, first-time business
  applications for S/390.

o Over 400 applications have been committed for delivery in 1996.

o All of the traditional S/390 database vendors have announced support

  for parallel sysplex. Software AG parallel database support is
  available now, and we are currently working with Oracle to announce
  the general availability of the Oracle database for parallel sysplex
  in 1Q96. In addition, Computer Associates and Praxis have announced
  their commitment to deliver databases supporting parallel sysplex in
  1996.

o Two MVS/OpenEdition workshops were conducted to help SDA members port

  UNIX applications to the S/390 platform.

o 40 Technical Liaison Consultants (TLCs) from the development labs

  have joined our extended team, and have been assigned to work with
  specific ISVs.

More Information

A list of the fourth-quarter ISV announcements (with hyperlink

capability to the ISV's home page, where available), a list of new S/390

applications, and the S/390 Application Solution Directory are available

on the SDA Home Page at http://www.s390.ibm.com/products/dev.html . (The

list also appears in the next article.)


Fourth Quarter 1995 Solution Developer Commitments to OS/2 Warp (4qwarp)

IBM Solution Developer Operations is chartered with IBM's worldwide integration of Solution Developer recruiting, technical support ,and business relationship management for key IBM technologies. During 1995, one of the key initiatives was OS/2 Warp exploitation, and we are pleased to report the growing support of solution developers, as evidenced by public commitments and shipments of new OS/2 Warp applications.

Here is an updated list of some of the solution developers who have announced plans to deliver products for the OS/2 platform since the beginning of 1995. This list contains 48 new commitments for the fourth quarter of 1995. For a complete list, please see the Miller Freeman Software Solutions home page at http://www.mfi.com/softwareguide/ .


1995 OS/2 Solution Developer Commitments

  • Denotes commitments and releases made in the fourth quarter.


AdeptSoft

 Product: AdeptXBBS
 Contact: John Lawlor, 1-407-483-1146


Adobe Systems, Inc.

 Product: Acrobat Products
 Contact: Rick Brown, 1-415-962-6060


AimTech Corp.

 Product: IconAuthor
 Contact: David Conti, 1-603-883-0220


Arawak CD Solutions

 Product: Arawak OS/2 Shareware CD, Volume 2 (*)


Arcada Software Corp.

 Product: Arcada Backup for OS/2 Warp
 Contact: Mari Sheehy, 1-407-262-8030


Artisoft, Inc.

 Product: LANtastic 6.0 for OS/2
 Contact: Joe Waldygo, 1-520-670-7145


Athena Design, Inc.

 Product: Mesa 2, version 2.02 for OS/2
          Mesa DOK (Developer Object Kit) (*)
 Contact: David Kahan, 1-617-426-6372


Attachmate Corp.

 Product: EXTRA! for OS/2
 Contact: Dennis L. Sullivan, 1-206-649-6551


Bentley Systems, Inc.

 Product: MicroStation Version 5.5 for OS/2
 Contact: Michelle Allard, 1-617-247-1112


Blue Ribbon SoundWorks

 Product: EasyKeys V2.0
 Contact: Jennifer Koon, 1-404-315-0212


Borland International, Inc.

 Product: Borland C++ 2.0 for OS/2 bundled with One Up Corp.'s SMART
   Toolset
 Contact: Brett Smith, 1-408-431-1341


Boston Software Works

 Product: InterOFFICE Message Exchange for OS/2 Warp
 Contact: Jeanne Gorman, 1-617-482-9898


Brian W. Brown

 Product: Bacteria War, Version 0.90 (*)
 Contact: Brian W. Brown, bbrown@eecs.wsu.edu


CanadianLYNX

 Product: The Telepredicter
 Contact: John Girard, 1-905-707-0655


Cheyenne Software, Inc.

 Product: ARCsolo for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition)
 Contact: Robin Lutchansky, 1-408-559-6090


Ernest Christley

 Product: WPSaver (*)
 Contact: Ernest Christley, 1-910-272-0032, ernestc@ncat.edu


Cirrus Technology

 Product: Unite Objects for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition)
          Unite CDker for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition)
          UniteLite for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition)
 Contact: Beth Durkee, 1-301-698-1900


CleverSoft

 Product: CleverManage 1.0
 Contact: Alex Bakman, 1-207-883-3550


Colorado Memory Systems (a division of Hewlett-Packard)

 Product: Colorado Backup for OS/2
 Contact: Beth Forgacs, 1-303-635-6477


Computer Associates

 Product: Realia II Workbench for OS/2 Warp
 Contact: Bob Gordon, 1-516-342-2391


Computer Associates' 4Home Productions

 Product: Kiplinger's Simply Money
          Simply Tax
          Simply Vacation
          Simply House
          Parents magazine's Simply Kids
 Contact: Meredith Mansfield, 1-212-807-7500


Computer Interface Corp.

 Product: Check+ (*)
          Contact Connection (*)
 Contact: Laurinda Gallant, 1-508-651-8111, 71151.1526@compuserve.com


Compuware Corp.

 Product: DATA-XPERT
          RemoteControl/2
 Contact: Gail Ruby, 1-810-737-7521


Conner Tape Products Group (a division of Conner Peripherals, Inc.)

 Product: Back Again/2 (*)
 Contact: Pattie Adams, 1-408-456-3129, pattie.adams@conner.com


Corel Corp.

 Product: CD Office (word processor, spreadsheet, database, graphics)
          Ventura Publisher
          CorelDRAW
          CorelFLOW
          CorelPresents


Creative Systems

 Product: WordWise Daily Scripture Calendar
          Codex Bible Concordance for OS/2 (*)
 Contact: J. Brandon Barnes, 1-907-344-3480, 74127.2657@compuserve.com


Creative Systems Programming Corp.

 Product: Golden CommPass version 2.20
 Contact: Donna Finkelstein, 1-609-234-1500


Cyranex Corp.

 Product: EZRAID for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition)
 Contact: Jennifer Shallow, 1-613-738-3864


Delphi Information Systems

 Product: SMART/VISTA
 Contact: M. Denis Connaghan, 1-708-506-3133


Mike DeSanto

 Product: REXX-Adventure (*)
 Contact: Mike DeSanto, desantom@io.com


Development Technologies, Inc.

 Product: DeskMan/2 Version 1.51
          DeskMan/2 Productivity Pack
 Contact: Cindy Golisch, 1-708-520-0950


Distributed Processing Technology

 Product: PM3224W PCI to Wide SCSI-2 disk array controller
 Contact: Christina M. Hardison, 1-407-830-5542 ext. 420


Dux Software

 Product: Heritage Dictionary and Roget's II Thesaurus Deluxe Edition
            for OS/2
 Contact: Rudi Loehwing, 1-213-344-9333


Eicon Technology

 Product: CM/2 Connect
 Contact: Nan Miller, 1-214-239-3270 ext. 709


Financial Image Solutions, Inc. (FIS)

 Product: Wholesale Lockbox (*)
 Contact: Saul Jones, 1-212-989-5858


Fischer International Systems Corp.

 Product: Watchdog for OS/2 (Version 2.11) (*)
 Contact: Jean Feehan, 1-941-436-2682


fPrint UK Ltd.

 Product: Virtual Pascal for OS/2
 Contact: Allan Mertner, +44 (0181) 563 8624, 10037.2035@compuserve.com


Frame Technology Corp.

 Product: FrameMaker
          FrameViewer
 Contact: Mark Hamilton, 1-408-975-6171


Genesys Information Systems Corp.

 Product: ImageServer 3.0
 Contact: Richard Geer, 1-410-666-3919


Global Village Communication Corp.

 Product: FaxWorks


Hewlett-Packard

 Product: HP JetAdmin for OS/2 LAN Server
 Contact: Liz Powell, 1-408-988-2100


Hilgraeve, Inc.

 Product: HyperACCESS/5
          KopyKat
 Contact: Gail De Lano, 1-408-761-1953


Hummingbird Communications Ltd.

 Product: Exceed for OS/2 Version 3 (*)
 Contact: Tom Woolf, 1-415-508-1554


Hyman Machine Interfaces, Inc.

 Product: Sound Operating System


IBM

 Product: VisualGen upgrade
          VisualAge for COBOL for OS/2 (*)
          VisualAge for Smalltalk, Version 3 (*)
          OpenDoc for OS/2 Warp (*)
 Contact: Keith Mary Rantas-Drew, 1-914-766-1211,
            keithmaryr@vnet.ibm.com


 Product: The IBM Internet Connection Secure Server for OS/2 Warp
          new secure version of the Web Explorer for OS/2 Warp
          enhanced version of the Internet Connection for OS/2 Warp
 Contact: Steve Polilli, 1-919-254-6966, psteve@vnet.ibm.com


 Product: SystemView for OS/2 (*)
 Contact: Melinda Painter, 1-919-543-9627, painter@vnet.ibm.com


 Product: Case Maker/2 (*)


 Product: MQSeries
          CICS for OS/2, Version 3
 Contact: Scott McDermott, 1-914-766-1803, scott_mcdermott@vnet.ibm.com


ICL and IBM

 Product: TeamWARE Office for OS/2 Warp (PowerPC Edition) (*)
          TeamWARE Mail
          TeamWARE Calendar
          TeamWARE Library
          TeamWARE Forum
          TeamWARE Alarm
 Contact: Lauri Hirvonen, +358 0 569 6879


Inference Corp.

 Product: CasePoint for OS/2
 Contact: Nobby Akiha, 1-415-899-0100


Intel Corp.

 Product: ProShare


Intelligent Environments

 Product: Applications Manager, Version 4.4 (*)
 Contact: Justine Fernia, 1-617-272-9700


 Product: AM for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition) (*)
 Contact: Tracy Ostrer, 011 +44 1932 772266, tostrer@ieinc.com


JBA International

 Product: JBA Guidelines Version 3.1
 Contact: Pam Kellner, 1-708-590-0299


Lexmark International, Inc.

 Product: MarkVision upgrade
 Contact: Ken Bissell, 1-801-373-7888


Lotus Development Corp.

 Product: SmartSuite 2.0 for OS/2
 Contact: Rick McLaughlin, 1-617-860-5640


 Product: RealTime Notes
 Contact: Victor Cruz, 1-617-860-5617


 Product: InterNotes Web Publisher Release 2.0 (*)
          Lotus Notes Mail (Notes Release 4) (*)
 Contact: Peter A. Cohen, 1-617-693-1283, peter_cohen@crd.lotus.com


 Product: Lotus AU/Notes for OS/2 (*)
          Lotus AU/cc:Mail for OS/2 (*)
 Contact: Mark McHarry, 1-415-335-6786, Mark_McHarry@CRD.Lotus.com


M & T Technologies

 Product: MicroSAFE Access Control for OS/2
 Contact: Fred Mobbs, 1-602-994-5131


Macromedia

 Product: Director Player for OS/2 Warp
 Contact: Mary Leong, 1-415-252-2118


Maple Valley Software

 Product: Workplace Security version 1.04 for OS/2 Warp


Maxis

 Product: SimCity 2000 (*)
          SimTown (*)
          Widget Workshop (*)
 Contact: Suzanne Nelson, 1-510-253-3709


Mercury Interactive Corp.

 Product: WinRunner for OS/2
 Contact: Jayaram Bhat, 1-408-523-4214


MERGENT International

 Product: information security solution for OS/2
 Contact: Stephanie Mitchell, 1-203-257-4223


MetaWare, Inc.

 Product: High C/C++ Toolset for OS/2 supports the Distributed SOM
   Technology
 Contact: MetaWare, 1-408-429-6382


MicroBilt

 Product: STARS POS


Microrim, Inc.

 Product: R:BASE for OS/2 PM version 5.1
 Contact: Jodi Sorensen, 1-206-649-2686


MicroSAFE

 Product: MicroSAFE Access Control for OS/2
 Contact: Fred Mobbs, 1-602-994-5131


Microway

 Product: NDP OS/2 Developers Pack
 Contact: Nina Nitroy, 1-508-746-7341, tech@microway.com


Micro Focus

 Product: Object COBOL 3.3 for OS/2
 Contact: Nancy Genovese, 1-415-496-7175


Mortice Kern Systems (MKS)

 Product: MKS Toolkit for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition)
 Contact: Ellyn Winters-Robinson, 1-519-883-4346


 Product: MKS Source Integrity for OS/2 Presentation Manager (*)
 Contact: Virginia Jamieson, 1-519-883-4350, virginia@mks.com


MSR Development Corp.

 Product: PM Patrol 3.0 for OS/2
          BackMaster 1.1 for OS/2
          Microlearn OS/2 Game Pack Volume II (*)
 Contact: Dudley Westlake, 1-409-564-1862


MultiQuest Corp.

 Product: S-CASE 2.0 for OS/2


NetSoft

 Product: NS/3270 for OS/2
 Contact: Kimber Glennon, 1-714-753-0800


On-Line Data

 Product: OnCmd xBase for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition)
 Contact: Stewart Campbell, 1-519-579-3930


ON Technology Corp.

 Product: Meeting Maker XP 3.1
 Contact: Steven Guthrie, 1-617-692-3106, sguthrie@on.com


Oracle Corp.

 Product: Workgroup/2000 product family
 Contact: Suzanne Burnip, 1-415-375-8881


PictureTel Corp.

 Product: PictureTel LIVE PCS 50 (*)
 Contact: Kevin Flanagan, 1-508-762-5178


Pinnacle Technology

 Product: KidProof/2 (*)
          Desktop Observatory v4.0 (*)
          Desktop Commander for OS/2 (*)
 Contact: Deborah Massa, 1-708-291-1616 ext. 222,
            102503,1730@compuserve.com


PolyEx Software

 Product: The Wordup Graphics Toolkit/2 for OS/2 Warp (*)
 Contact: Adam Hall, 1-813-751-0254


Practice Corp.

 Product: Practice Viewer Upgrade, Version 1.1.0 (*)
 Contact: Tom Harding, 1-510-742-1734, 72673.3305@compuserve.com


Prominare, Inc.

 Product: Prominare Designer
          Prominare Validator
 Contact: Richard Dennery, (44) 1275-856700


Knut Radloff

 Product: PMPrep, Version 2 (*)
 Contact: Knut Radloff, 49 40 811 94 84, knut@krhh.hanse.de


Revolutionary Software

 Product: InterCom (*)
 Contact: Jonathan Tew, 1-770-498-0299, jtew@revsoft.is.net


RightFAX

 Product: RightFAX v4.0
 Contact: Nadia Jamshidi, 1-408-727-0351


Road Scholar Software

 Program: City Streets


Roepcke Computing Solutions

 Product: Ini2URLs Version 3.0 for OS/2 Warp
 Contact: Jim Roepcke, 1-403-467-5245, jroepcke@compusmart.ab.ca


SAS Institute, Inc.

 Product: SAS System
 Contact: Beverly Liles, 1-919-677-8000


Michael H. Shacter

 Product: Hyperview 3.0 (*)
 Contact: Michael Shacter, 1-301-530-6982, mshacter@cpcup.org


Shared Medical Systems

 Product: Openlab


Smith Micro Software

 Product: Quicklink Message Center (*)
 Contact: Chuck Spear, 1-714-362-2331, cspear@smithmicro.com


SofTouch Systems, Inc.

 Product: UniMaint version 4.0
          GammaTech Internet Relay Chat version 1.0
          FileStar/2 version 1.0
 Contact: Mike Norton, 1-405-947-8085


Softool Corp.

 Product: CCC/Manager version 3.0
 Contact: Alex Nathanson, 1-805-683-5777


Software 2000

 Product: Infinium (PowerPC and OS/2)


Solution Technology, Inc.

 Product: TWAIN for OS/2
 Contact: Harris Kent Swan, 1-407-241-3210


Sony Interactive

 Product: Lemmings
 Contact: Mark Day, 1-415-655-5683, mark_day@interactive.sony.com


SPG, Inc.

 Product: ColorWorks for OS/2
 Contact: Joel Krautheim, 1-305-362-6602


S and S Software International Inc.

 Product: Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit
 Contact: Steven J. Leon, 1-310-670-2064


Stac Electronics

 Product: Stacker 4.0 for OS/2 and DOS
          OS/2 Warp and Stacker 4.0 bundle
 Contact: Lois Leslie, 1-619-794-4316


Staffware Corp.

 Product: Staffware Workflow (*)
 Contact: Tony Martin, 011-44-171-240-6959, 100604.355@compuserve.com


Stardock Systems

 Product: Object Desktop
          Entrepreneur
          Avarice Preview (*)
          Student Entrepreneur
          Galactic Civilizations 2.0 (*)
          Master of the Empire (*)
          Entrepreneur (*)
 Contact: Bradley Wardell, 1-313-782-2248, wardell@ibm.net


Stone Rich Sight Information Technology

 Product: WarpMATE
 Contact: Chih-Ho Yu, +86-10-256-7862


 Product: SRS Power Office for OS/2
 Contact: Liu Bing, +86-10-256-3116


Sublime Software

 Product: Xtra! Xtra! (*)
 Contact: Tom Harrison, 1-617-783-7104, 74777.3406@compuserve.com


Sybase, Inc.

 Product: SYBASE System 10 product family
          SYBASE SQL Server
          SYBASE Replication Server
          SYBASE Workgroup SQL Server bundle
 Contact: Maureen Welch, 1-510-922-4799


Symantec

 Product: Fastback Plus for OS/2 version 1.02


Syntegration

 Product: Traveling Workplace (*)
 Contact: Stephen Fox, 1-909-464-9450, 73707.3331@compuserve.com


Sytron Corp.

 Product: ProServe CX v2.0
          Sytos Premium v2.1
          Sytos Autoloader v2.1 for OS/2
 Contact: Lynne B. Murray, 1-508-898-0100


Taligent/IBM

 Product: CommonPoint for OS/2 beta
 Contact: Keith Mary Rantas-Drew, 1-914-766-1211,
            keithmaryr@vnet.ibm.com


Technically Speaking

 Product: Show N Tel version 3.0
 Contact: Al Balasco, 1-508-229-7777


USDATA

 Product: FactoryLink IV for OS/2 Warp Connect (PowerPC Edition)
 Contact: John Keenan, 1-214-680-9700


UTI MACO

 Product: IBM SafeGuard Desktop
          IBM SafeGuard Professional


Wall Data

 Product: RUMBA/Office for PowerPC


Watcom

 Product: Watcom SQL
 Contact: Karen Ali, 1-519-886-3700


Waterloo Maple

 Product: Maple V, Release 4.0 (*)
          Maple V "The Power Edition" (a mathematical computation
            system) (*)
 Contact: Tom Lee, 1-519-747-2373, tlee@maplesoft.com


WordPerfect

 Product: OS/2 Integration Tools Disk for WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows
 Contact: Liz Tanner, 1-801-228-5004


The following product was developed by a group of volunteers

 Product: GNUStep (*)
 Contact: Keith Mason, keith@gnustep.com


Solution Developers Announce Applications for System/390 (s3904q)

The following solution developers have announced database, client/server, and object applications and technologies for the System/390 (S/390) during the fourth quarter of 1995:


PARALLEL SYSPLEX CLIENT/SERVER OBJECT TECHNOLOGY


------------- -----------------


BMC Software, Inc. Candle Corp. Integration Solutions, Inc.

Landmark Systems Cenobit AG Interactive Software Eng.

PLATINUM Tech. Inc. masc AG Isis Distributed Systems,Inc.

Praxis Int'l, Inc. Momentum Software Object Design, Inc.

SAP AG Open Software Tech. SOFTWARE AG

SOFTWARE AG PeerLogic, Inc. Template Software, Inc.

                    Price Waterhouse
                    Techgnosis, Inc.
                    SAS Institute
                    SOFTWARE AG
                    Texas Instruments
                    ViaSoft, Inc.
                    zing/SOFT GmbH


Parallel Sysplex Applications and Tools

BMC Software, Inc. has announced four new MVS database tools for use

with DB2 version 4. PATROL** enables controlled, automated management of

MVS databases, including DB2, Oracle 7, and ADABAS. EXCEPTOR

automatically and dynamically monitors DB2 performance. LOGMAX provides

access to the DB2 log to perform audit reporting and data migration, and

correct transactions. SQL RECALL allows DB2 users to store and access

results from repetitive queries in cache.


Landmark Systems has announced NAVIPLEX, a new performance management

solution that monitors IBM's Sysplex and Parallel Sysplex coupled

systems environments. NAVIPLEX reduces the complexity of these

environments by providing a single view of performance information. The

information is extracted from Landmark MVS performance Monitor (TMON)

products.


PLATINUM Technology, Inc. has announced upgrades to all of its existing

DB tools and utilities to support DB2 Version 4 (available in December

1995). All future PLATINUM products will also support DB2 Version 4. In

addition, PLATINUM will introduce its new Database Mover to help

companies move to DB2 Version 4.


Praxis International Inc. has announced that the Model 204 Version 4

high-performance database management system will exploit IBM's S/390

Parallel Sysplex architecture through a two-phase approach. Phase One

will be available in the first quarter of 1996, and Phase Two is

scheduled for availability in 1997.


SAP AG has announced the availability of R/2 Release 6.0, which runs in

the S/390 Parallel Sysplex environment and provides additional R/2 base

system functional enhancements. SAP R/2 is a highly-integrated set of

business applications, including full financials, sales and

distribution, material management, production planning, quality

management, personnel administration, and project management.


SOFTWARE AG has announced that NATURAL for DB2 is now available for use

with DB2 Version 4.1. The NATURAL programming environment builds

applications for DB2 and other database environments. By providing

NATURAL support for DB2 4.1, SOFTWARE AG now offers enhanced

functionality for its 4GL for parallel-enabled databases.


Client/Server Applications and Tools

Candle Corporation has announced the Candle Command Center for

MQSeries, a performance management solution that monitors MQSeries

performance by exception to simplify and accelerate problem resolution.

The Candle Command Center gives users a thorough understanding of

MQSeries performance by letting them collect and analyze MQ-specific

data from throughout the network at a single workstation. With the

Candle Command Center, users can easily and effectively protect

applications from expensive threats to availability.


Cenobit AG's tcACCESS provides workstations with a transparent access

to host resources such as DB2, SQL/DS, VSAM, IMS, DATACOM, ADABAS, etc.

using SQL. Included are powerful file transfer capabilities, virtual

disks, security features, etc. Since tcACCESS also supports MVS VSE and

VM, the development of the product depends on the availability of the

above environments, and was done on a PC Server 500 S/390.


masc AG has announced masc-vtm and masc-oas. masc-vtm (Virtual Terminal

Manager) allows a batch job to automate the work of a terminal manager.

Its abilities include running up to 10 parallel sessions for data

interchange between various applications. masc-oas (Online Archive for

AP) allows users to view archived SAP documents online, and produces an

index of often-used information. It resolves problems with document

lifetimes in SAP.


Momentum Software Corporation announced the availability of X-IPC on

OpenEdition MVS. X-IPC is a toolkit for building distributed,

client/server applications in C, C++, COBOL, and other languages that

can make C calls, such as PowerBuilder, VisualBasic, etc. X-IPC is

available for all of the popular operating systems, including MVS,

OS/400, OS/2, Microsoft Windows, NT, VMS, and UNIX.


Open Software Technologies announced REXXTOOLS/MVS V4.1.2 support for

DB2 4.1. REXXTOOLS/MVS is a rapid application development product,

providing extensions to the REXX programming language, including access

to MVS supervisor services and TSO services. Both dynamic and static DB2

SQL are supported, plus APPC/MVS, TCP/IP, and dynamic allocation.

Version 4.1.2 runs on MVS/ESA V5.2.


PeerLogic, Inc. will support IBM's distributed SOM (System Object Model)

for MVS over PIPES Platform, PeerLogic's industry-standard distributed

communications infrastructure. PIPES Access for SOM/MVS will support

PIPES Platform application development in the SOM environment and will

be available in late 1996. PIPES Platform enables the development and

deployment of messaging-based, multi-tier distribute applications in a

dynamic enterprise environment. PIPES Platform supports MS Windows,

Windows NT, UNIX, MVS, MVS/CICS, OS/2, NetWare, and most major

development environments.


Price Waterhouse has announced enhancements of GENEVA to support the

S/390 client/server technology. GENEVA is a decision-support and an

extraction middleware tool that exploits S/390 MVS multitasking and

parallel I/O capability to reduce the time of an

"extract-sort-summarize" batch application (available now).


Techgnosis, Inc. announced the availability of Sequelink 3.0 Version

3.0, which allows users to access multiple databases running on leading

operating systems, and build open, scalable, cost-effective

applications. SequeLink supports client/server environments, including

MVS, AS/400, OS/2, MS Windows, Windows NT, UNIX, Open VMS, and

Macintosh.


SAS Institute Inc. announced that SAS/C 6.00 will fully support

OpenEdition MVS and the POSIX standard. OpenEdition support will be

added to the C compiler and library product as well as to the SAS/C

C++ Development System, making POSIX features available to C++

programmers. OpenEdition applications can be developed on SUN, HP, or

RS/6000 workstations using the SAS/C CrossPlatform compiler (available

first half of 1996).


SOFTWARE AG has announced availability of the ENTIRE APPC Server product

on MVS/ESA. ENTIRE APPC Server provides both synchronous and deferred

message delivery between applications across a number of network

protocols and on a variety of platforms. The scope of the ENTIRE APPC

Server is extended to programs using either the native APPC protocol or

the MQSeries API (MQI) (available 1Q96).


Texas Instruments announced the availability of Composer 3, a

model-based application development tool on MVS. Composer 3 includes an

MVS/CICS PIPES Platform feature using TCP/IP, imperfect view matching,

and LE/370 support.


ViaSoft, Inc. has announced that VIA/SmartTest will provide interactive

debugger support for the new stored procedure function in DB2 4.1. The

stored procedure is a 3 GL Language Environment-compliant program

written in PL/1, COBOL, C/370, or Assembler (available 1Q96).


zing/SOFT GmbH has announced the availability of Data Trader on IBM's PC

Server 500 S/390. Data Trader enables customers to access MVS data

on-the-fly, and use the data in their PC application. No special

application software or system modification is required.


Industry-Standard Object Technology Applications and Tools

Integration Solutions Inc. has announced the object-oriented version of

their messaging middleware product, SNAPPI. SNAPPI is a full-featured,

environment-independent, DOLTP message-oriented middleware product that

includes workflow, timeline, and queue management. By using IBM COBOL

for MVS with object-oriented extensions, SNAPPI supports IBM's System

Object Model (SOM) for MVS (available 1Q96).


Interactive Software Engineering (ISE) has announced porting of its ISE

Eiffel V 3.3 to OpenEdition MVS. Initial product shipment is scheduled

for the first half of 1996. The availability of ISE Eiffel on

OpenEdition MVS, coupled with SOMobjects, provides a complete,

portable, multi-platform, object-oriented solution to the financial and

telecommunications markets.


Isis Distributed Systems, Inc. has announced Isis SDK, ISIS for

Database, Orbix+Isis, and ISIS Availability Manager on MVS. Isis SDK

offers solutions for reliable, fault-tolerant applications across

distributed, heterogeneous, networked environments. Using active

replication, Isis-enabled applications create duplicates of processes on

multiple servers in multiple locations. This redundant architecture

guarantees message delivery, data persistence, and reliability for

mission-critical applications (available 1996).


Object Design, Inc. announced ObjectStore DBconnect, a connectivity

product that allows object-oriented applications to access data stored

in relational databases, including Oracle, DB2, and Sybase. It will also

support IBM's DataJoiner, a new middleware product that enables

application access to multiple databases and IBM mainframes (available

in December 1995 on SunOs and Solaris platforms).


SOFTWARE AG will port the OLE/COM technology to the MVS environment. The

ENTIRE product line provides the object and middleware support to

promote and expand the interoperability of workstations, servers, and

MVS. This interoperability helps move organizations closer to

network-centric computing.


Template Software Inc. announced that their OO template-based

development products, SNAP and Workflow Template, will integrate IBM's

MVS OpenEdition and IBM's System Object Model (SOM) for MVS. Template's

products on MVS with SOM will enable customers to go beyond the

data-centric constraints of previous applications, and create new

heterogeneous, interoperable, distributed solutions that truly reflect

their business needs (available 1Q96).


IBM VisualAge for Smalltalk Competitive Upgrade Promotion (vapromo)

For a limited time only, IBM is offering a competitive upgrade promotion for VisualAge for Smalltalk Standard and IBM Smalltalk Standard.

Orders must be placed on or after 2 January 1996, but no later than 28 June 1996.

To participate, end users must provide proof of acquisition (sales receipt or original license agreement) for one of the eligible competing products.

This promotion is available only in the United States and Puerto Rico.

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time. This promotion cannot be combined with any other discount or allowance.


Eligible Competitive Products

Competitive products eligible for this promotion are:


o Digitalk Visual Smalltalk

o ParcPlace VisualWorks

o Powersoft PowerBuilder

o Borland Delphi

o Gupta SQL Windows

o Oracle Developer/2000

o VMark Object Studio and Enfin


All versions of the above products qualify for this promotion.


Charges

                                                Suggested
                                       Part       Retail

Description Number Price


VisualAge for Smalltalk, Standard,

 OS/2 Competitive Upgrade              64H2329    699 USD


VisualAge for Smalltalk, Standard,

 Windows Competitive Upgrade           64H2328    699


IBM Smalltalk, Standard,

 OS/2 Competitive Upgrade              64H2327    399


IBM Smalltalk, Standard,

 Windows Competitive Upgrade           64H2326    399

CD Showcase - AIX Version 4.1 Software Development Solutions (showaix)

On 19 January, IBM will make generally available the fourth edition of Software Development Solutions for AIX Version 4.1 on CD.


Software, Marketing Materials, and Books



This edition is a CD Showcase that contains a collection of software

products, marketing materials (product descriptions, previews, and

demonstrations), softcopy books (InfoExplorer, IPF/X, and DynaText), and

printable PostScript books.


The fourth edition contains new levels of the following IBM products: C

for AIX, C Set ++ for AIX, C Set ++ for Solaris Systems, CMVC for AIX

Systems, CMVC for HP-UX Systems, CMVC for Solaris Systems, CMVC for

SunOS Systems, CMVC OS/2 and Windows Clients, SNA Server for AIX,

Visualization Data Explorer, and XL Fortran for AIX.


The fourth edition, IBM publication number SK2T-2729-03, replaces and

obsoletes the third edition, SK2T-2729-02.


Software Development Solutions for AIX Version 3.2, Volume 6

(SK2T-1159-05) is still available for AIX Version 3 users.


VisualAge for Smalltalk CD Showcase Included



The IBM VisualAge for Smalltalk CD Showcase is packaged with this

edition. The VisualAge CD includes VisualAge for Smalltalk, Professional

for AIX; IBM Smalltalk, Professional for AIX; and add-on features.


Integrated Sets of AIX Programming Solutions



These volumes are integrated sets of IBM AIX programming solutions

designed to enhance software development in an open systems environment.

The solutions on each CD Showcase help customers increase their

productivity, and simplify tasks commonly performed in an application

development environment, such as editing, compiling, debugging, testing,

and maintaining applications. Product demonstrations that illustrate the

powerful features of AIX Software Development Solutions for commercial,

object-oriented, and scientific application developers are included.


These CD Showcases are used to fulfill orders for many of the IBM

products they contain. They are also available as stand-alone

publications for use by customers and IBM sales organizations.


List of Products



IBM Software Development Solutions for AIX Version 4.1, Fourth Edition

(SK2T-2729-03) contains IBM and vendor products on two CDs.


IBM Products



The following IBM products are included on the CDs:


IBM APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS


o ABC++ Parallel Class Library, Version 1.1

o C for AIX, Version 3.1.3.3 (5765-423)

o C Set ++ for AIX, Version 3.1.3.3 (5765-421)

o C Set ++ for Solaris, Version 1.1.1.2 (5765-448)

o ESSL/6000, Version 2.2.2 (5765-042)

o PL/I Set for AIX, Version 1.1 (33H1858)

o Program Visualizer, Version 0.8.1

o XL Fortran for AIX, Version 3.2.4 (5765-176)

o XL Pascal for AIX, Version 2.1.4 (5765-245)


IBM DB2 FOR AIX AND RELATED PRODUCTS


o DATABASE 2 Single-User for AIX, Version 2.1 (41H2127)

o DATABASE 2 Server for AIX, Version 2.1 (41H2128)

o DATABASE 2 Client Application Enablers for AIX, OS/2, and Windows

o DATABASE 2 Software Developer's Kit for AIX, Version 2.1 (41H2138)

o Distributed Database Connection Services (DDCS) for AIX, Version

     2.3 (41H2133)

o SNA Server for AIX, Version 3.1 (5765-582)

o Visualization Data Explorer, Version 3.1 (5765-586)

o Visualizer Query for AIX, Version 1.2 (33H2635)


IBM CMVC PRODUCTS


o CMVC for AIX Systems, Version 2.3.0.18 (5765-207)

o CMVC for HP-UX Systems, Version 2.3.0.18 (5765-202)

o CMVC for Solaris Systems, Version 2.3.0.18 (5765-397)

o CMVC for SunOS Systems, Version 2.3.0.18 (5622-063)

o CMVC OS/2 Client, Version 2.3.0.18 (feature)

o CMVC Windows Client, Version 2.3.0.18 (feature)


Related Vendor Products



The following vendor products are included on the CDs:


o Applied Parallel Research FORGE Explorer, Version 1.2

o Kuck and Associates KAP for IBM C, Version 1.4

o Kuck and Associates KAP for IBM Fortran, Version 3.2

o Pacific-Sierra Research VAST-2 for XL Fortran, Version 5.4A3


Information about these products should be obtained directly from their

vendors.


60-Day Trial Period



Customers can try most products on the CD Showcase before buying them.

To obtain a 60-day password to try products, customers can call the IBM

software registration center in their country.


Obtaining the CD Showcase and Products



Customers receive this CD Showcase with every new AIX Version 4 license

ordered in most countries world-wide.


Copies of the CD Showcase can be ordered world-wide as IBM publication

number SK2T-2729-03. The fourth edition obsoletes the third edition of

this CD Showcase, SK2T-2729-02.


Customers can order products on the CD Showcase by contacting their

local IBM Dealer, IBM Business Partner, IBM Software Marketing

Specialist, or IBM Marketing Representative. Products on the CD Showcase

can be ordered subject to the availability of the individual products.


DB2 products are immediately installable and usable for 60 days from the

date of installation. Customers can purchase DB2 products from IBM or

any channel partner who carries it. When they purchase a DB2 product,

customers receive planning and installation guides, media, permanent

password, license, and proof of license in the package.


CD Showcase Hardware and Software Requirements



The minimum hardware requirements to run the CD Showcase program are:

  • An IBM workstation with 16 MB of memory
  • A color graphics display (ASCII displays are not supported)
  • A CD-ROM drive (local or network-attached)


The minimum software requirement to run the CD Showcase program is:

  • IBM AIX Version 4.1

Taligent to Become IBM Subsidiary (taltoibm)

Apple Computer, Inc., IBM Corporation, and Taligent, Inc. announce that Taligent will become an object technology development center, a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM.

New Center's Mission

The new center will continue development of Taligent technologies and accelerate their integration into IBM's complete range of cross-platform products, including IBM VisualAge C++, System Object Model (SOM), Distributed SOM (DSOM), and OpenDoc. The center will also work to ensure that the Taligent technologies are fully compliant with industry standards. The new technology center will be located at Taligent's headquarters in Cupertino, California.

"Taligent's pioneering technology is an important element in our object-oriented software strategy for enterprise-wide distributed computing," said Steve Mills, general manager, IBM Software Solutions Division. "This announcement will allow us to accelerate delivery to our customers. It reinforces our aggressive drive to provide software developers with powerful, cross-platform, object-oriented software that adheres to industry standards and meets enterprise needs."

Responsibilities

IBM will assume responsibility for marketing and distribution of all future Taligent products, enabling the center to focus on its core expertise of object-oriented framework development. Apple and Hewlett-Packard, who along with IBM were principal investors in Taligent, will retain licensing rights to Taligent technologies.

Investors' Comments

Commenting on the announcement, David Nagel, Apple senior vice president of worldwide research and development, said: "Taligent has delivered superior technology, allowing others to create software for managing complex computing and collaborative environments. We're confident that the Taligent technology will continue to flourish under IBM's stewardship. We look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with IBM on object-oriented technologies."

Bernard Guidon, HP vice president and general manager of the Computer Systems Group, said, "We're pleased with the work that's been done at Taligent. We plan to continue working with IBM to improve the accessibility of object technology for our customers."

As one of the original architects of the Taligent frameworks, Mike Potel, vice president of technology, Taligent, commented, "Customer feedback has been enthusiastic about our framework-based programming model. The new center allows Taligent to concentrate on its leading-edge framework development efforts, which will accelerate the resulting object-oriented technology and products into IBM's cross-platform Open Class and VisualAge product families."

CommonPoint

Taligent was formed in 1992 by Apple and IBM to develop a new application system based on object-oriented technology. HP became the the third investor in 1994. Taligent has operated as an independent company. Its first product, CommonPoint for AIX, shipped in July 1995. CommonPoint is a complete, integrated software platform composed of more than 100 object-oriented frameworks. It provides developers with a powerful platform-independent model that supports interactive collaboration. Multiple users can share and update compound documents and data in real time, even though their CommonPoint systems are running on different platforms.

New Platforms for CommonPoint

IBM also announces that CommonPoint for OS/2 is now available. Apple plans to deliver CommonPoint on Mac OS.

Company Profiles

Apple Computer, Inc., a recognized pioneer and innovator in the information industry, creates powerful solutions based on easy-to-use personal computers, servers, peripherals, software, online services, and personal digital assistants. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) develops, manufactures, licenses, and markets products, technologies, and services for the business, education, consumer, scientific and engineering, and government markets in over 140 countries.

IBM, the world's largest software provider, creates, develops, and manufactures the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices, and microelectronics. IBM's Software Solutions Division provides data management, application development, multimedia, and workgroup solutions for mission-critical applications on PCs, workstations, LANs, and large servers.

New Book: "Working With Objects" (ooram)

"Working With Objects" is the authoritative account of the highly successful OOram method for software analysis, design, development, maintenance, and reuse. OOram has been fine-tuned over a decade on hundreds of projects by Trygve Reenskaug and his collaborators. It is supported by available CASE tools, training, and consulting.

An Industry-Leading Methodology


The following items provide industry-leading capabilities of this methodology:

(1) Modeling based on patterns of interacting objects;

(2) Mastering of complexity by separation of concern and model synthesis techniques;

(3) Building large systems in small projects through the systematic application of reusable components.


Central Concept of Role



"Working With Objects" is the sole source of a method that takes an

evolutionary step forward in object-oriented development practices. It

introduces the now-ubiquitous, intuitively simple but powerful concept

of role as central to the methodology. All earlier methodologies are

based on the object as the common software building block and the class

as the common abstraction of objects.


A role can be simply understood when trying to imagine a person as an

object. An effective way to do this is to independently describe each of

the roles that the person adopts (parent, employee, etc.), and then

define how the person supports them. These ideas form the heart of the

OOram approach. This a readable account of OOram, rich with real-world

examples. It provides detailed discussions of frameworks and patterns,

of reuse and productivity, of distributed object systems, and much more.


Applying Role Modeling



This book teaches how to apply role modeling and benefit from its

inherent advantages, including:


- Multiple views of the same model

- Support for both data- and process-centered approaches

- Large systems described through a number of distinct models

- Derivation of composite models from simpler, base models

- Decentralized management of very large systems

- Programming language-independant design

- Integration of powerful reuse techniques with work policies,

    processes, and organization


About the Authors



The lead author, Trygve Reenskaug, is a thirty-year veteran of object

orientation. He and his collaborators developed and refined the OOram

method in a long-term effort that started in 1983. Reenskaug is also

known as the developer of the Model View Controller concept, an idea

central to many methodologies. Per Wold and Odd Arild Lehne have each

used the OOram method in numerous projects in real-time systems,

enterprise modeling, etc., and they have consulted on and taught the

methodology over the last decade.


How to Obtain



"Working With Objects" is available by calling 1-800-879-2755 and

requesting publication number SR28-5971.


More Information



For further information, contact Donna Pierson, 1-914-766-2689,

donna@rhqvm21.vnet.ibm.com.

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        +-------------------------------------------------+
        | IBM's Updated Client/Server Computing Home Page |    cshomepg
        +-------------------------------------------------+


To become more informed and more comfortable with the client/server

computing environment, and to understand the depth and breadth of IBM's

experience with it, visit IBM's newly updated Client/Server Computing

home page at http://www.csc.ibm.com .


Highlights



This home page leads you to information about:


o The basics of client/server computing

o More than 100 proven solutions

o The Client/Server Journey, discussions and interactive advice on

    business transformation

o The Client/Server Advisor System, the knowledge base of IBM's vast

    experience with client/server computing

o Highlights of current client/server activities


More Information



For more information, contact Hank Sykes, 1-914-766-2594,

sykes@vnet.ibm.com .


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        +--------------------------------------------------+
        | IBM AntiVirus Program Upgrade Subscription Plan: |   ibmavsub
        |    Continual Update of IBM AntiVirus Program     |
        +--------------------------------------------------+


In Brief ...



The IBM AntiVirus Upgrade Subscription Plan provides ongoing protection

to customers who already have the IBM AntiVirus program. It is

especially critical in a business environment to ensure that the latest

technology is always available to protect against the threat of computer

virus infection. The IBM AntiVirus Upgrade Subscription Plan ensures a

continually high rate of virus detection.


The IBM AntiVirus Upgrade Subscription Plan provides the IBM AntiVirus

customer with the full protection that is needed in today's computing

environment. This two-year subscription plan:


o Provides ongoing anti-virus protection to IBM AntiVirus users

o Ensures that you always have the latest version of IBM

    AntiVirus -- containing the latest virus detection and eradication
    technology

o Includes updated documentation

o Includes any program packages/platforms added since the last upgrade

    (Enterprise Edition)

o Includes all functional enhancements to all programs

o Contains full program upgrades, not just program patches


With three to five new viruses appearing every day and with new virus

writing, detection, and eradication techniques emerging, every user of

IBM AntiVirus software wants to keep their copy of the product

continually updated. The IBM AntiVirus Upgrade Subscription Plan is an

easy way to accomplish this.


The IBM AntiVirus Upgrade Subscription Plan consists of two components:


o The IBM AntiVirus Desktop Edition Subscription Plan, for customers

  with the IBM AntiVirus Desktop Edition Program


o The IBM AntiVirus Enterprise Edition Subscription Plan, for customers

  with the IBM AntiVirus Enterprise Edition Program


The IBM AntiVirus Subscription Plan allows the customer to receive each

quarterly upgrade of the programs as they become available. These

upgrades include all new virus detection signatures, new disinfection

capabilities, program corrections, and functional enhancements added

since the previous release. The subscription is for a two-year period

(eight upgrades).


Since the Desktop Edition contains support for multiple operating system

platforms in the single box, the Desktop Edition Subscription Plan

customer will receive upgrades for multiple operating systems.


The Desktop Edition Subscription Plan can be ordered via a coupon

contained within the program package.


The Enterprise Edition Subscription Plan can be ordered via normal IBM

software ordering procedures.


                                               One-Time

Description Charge


IBM AntiVirus Enterprise Edition

 (with 50 Users Certificate)
 Subscription Plan                              499 USD


IBM AntiVirus Enterprise Edition

 (with 50 Users Certificate)
 Subscription Plan --
 Additional License                             374


Planned Availability Date: 23 January 1996


Description



With three to five new viruses being introduced every day, it is

imperative that anti-virus software be kept constantly updated.

Customers licensing the Upgrade Subscription Plan receive quarterly

upgrades of the programs for a period of two years.


IBM AntiVirus Desktop Edition customers will receive upgrades for all of

the operating system platforms currently included in the Desktop

Edition. Enterprise Edition customers automatically receive upgrades of

all programs currently available, including any new platforms introduced

since the last upgrade. The upgrades consist of the programs on 3.5-inch

diskettes and all related documentation.


The upgrades consist of more than simply virus signature updates. These

upgrades consist of all enhancements, error corrections, and new

detection and disinfection techniques developed since the last upgrade.

Many of the new polymorphic viruses cannot be detected by signature

alone; sophisticated programming is necessary. The IBM AntiVirus Upgrade

Subscription Plan ensures that you always have at your disposal the

latest technology developed by the anti-virus scientists at IBM's T.J.

Watson Research Center.


NOTE: Monthly virus signature updates are available for download from

the IBM AntiVirus Home Page on the Internet World Wide Web at

http://www.brs.ibm.com/ibmav.html .


Subscription Plans and Charges



o Desktop Edition Subscription Plan: An order form is either included

  in the initial program package (Version 2.4, and later), or will be
  sent to the customer upon return of the program registration/free
  update offer card (prior to Version 2.4). Orders may be placed
  directly to IBM by mail, fax, or telephone. Payment by check, money
  order, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) will be
  accepted. The first upgrade will be shipped when available --
  generally within 90 days.


o Enterprise Edition Subscription Plan: To order these programs,

  specify the order type number, feature number, part number, program
  name, media, and quantity. The customer will receive an entitlement
  certificate and shipment information form. Complete the form with
  "Ship To" information and the Program Registration Number from the
  initial IBM AntiVirus Enterprise Edition package, and mail to IBM at
  the address on the form. The first upgrade will be shipped directly
  to the customer when available -- generally within 90 days.


                           ORDER    FEATURE    PART      ONE-TIME

PROGRAM NAME NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER CHARGE


IBM AntiVirus Enterprise

 Edition (with 50-User
 Certificate)
 Subscription Plan         5801-AAR  0590      33H6223   499 USD


Program medium: 3.5-inch diskettes.


ADDITIONAL LICENSE COPIES: Authorizes the customer who has a program

package to make a single copy of the program media and printed

documentation. The authorization is given by providing the customer a

Proof of Entitlement for Additional License -- with certificate, which

has its own part number and feature number.


Customers who pay a one-time charge for additional licenses may copy

machine-readable program materials and printed documentation previously

acquired from IBM in a program package. One copy may be made for each

additional license ordered.


Proof of License for Upgrade Subscription Plan eligibility for

additional license upgrades is a copy of the invoice or previously

acquired Proof of Entitlement for Additional License -- with

certificate.


                           ORDER     FEATURE   PART      ONE-TIME

PROGRAM NAME NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER CHARGE


IBM AntiVirus Enterprise

 Edition (With 50-User
 Certificate)
 Subscription Plan --
 Additional License        5802-AAR   0643     33H6221   374 USD


DISTRIBUTED FEATURE COPIES: An authorization to copy a distributed

feature is the Proof of Entitlement for Distributed Features.


Customers who pay a one-time charge for distributed features may copy

machine-readable program materials and printed documentation identified

as a distributed feature in a previously acquired program package. One

copy may be made for each distributed feature ordered.


Proof of License for Upgrade Subscription Plan eligibility for

distributed feature upgrades is a copy of the invoice or previously

acquired Proof of Entitlement for Distributed Feature -- with

certificate.


                           ORDER     FEATURE   PART      ONE-TIME

PROGRAM NAME NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER CHARGE


IBM AntiVirus Enterprise

 Edition (1 user, with
 Certificate)
 Subscription Plan --
 Distributed Feature       5807-AAR   0209     33H6213    15 USD


IBM AntiVirus Enterprise

 Edition (5 users, with
 Certificate)
 Subscription Plan --
 Distributed Feature       5807-AAR   0210     33H6215    60 USD


IBM AntiVirus Enterprise

 Edition (10 users, with
 Certificate)
 Subscription Plan --
 Distributed Feature       5807-AAR   0211     33H6217   100 USD


IBM AntiVirus Enterprise

 Edition (50 users, with
 Certificate)
 Subscription Plan --
 Distributed Feature       5807-AAR   0212     33H6219   150 USD


The total quantity of Upgrade Subscription Plan licenses acquired cannot

exceed the total quantity of program packages and/or additional licenses

and/or distributed features previously acquired for that program.


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          +----------------------------------------------+
          | 1996 International IBM Technical Conferences |       intl96
          +----------------------------------------------+


IBM offers a full spectrum of 1996 Technical Conferences designed to

build your I/S knowledge!


Whatever your area of I/S interest, IBM has a conference designed to

give you and your customers the big-picture exploration of systems and

solutions as well as in-depth technical details. Advance your I/S

expertise through conference trade shows and product exhibitions,

hands-on labs, networking, product developer interaction, leading

speakers, and a variety of elective sessions.


For a spectrum of solutions, make a resolution to mark your calendar

TODAY!


1996 Conference List



(Listed alphabetically)


AIXtra POWER Technical Conference

 13 - 17 May, Orlando, Florida, USA


AS/400 Technical Conference

 9 - 13 June, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
 8 - 12 September, Anaheim, California, USA
 30 September - 4 October, Europe, venue to be announced


CICS Technical Conference

 29 April - 3 May, San Francisco, California, USA


Data Centers of the '90s Technical Conference

 16 - 19 September, Dallas, Texas, USA


Data Warehouse Technical Conference

 14 - 16 October, Miami Beach, Florida, USA


DB2 Technical Conference

 28 February - 1 March, Malaga, Spain
 14 - 18 October, Miami Beach, Florida, USA


Image and Object Management Conference

 10 - 15 March, San Diego, California, USA


IMS Technical Conference

 2 - 6 December, Phoenix, Arizona, USA


International Conference on Object Technology

 18 - 21 June, San Francisco, California, USA


International Storage Systems Symposium

 5 - 9 August, San Francisco, California, USA


MQSeries Technical Conference

 29 April - 1 May, San Francisco, California, USA


MVS Expo and Performance Technical Conference

 28 October - 1 November, USA, venue to be announced


Networking Systems Technical Conference

 1 - 5 April, Cannes, France
 November, date and venue USA, venue to be announced


System/390 Conference

 2nd Quarter, Europe, date and venue to be announced


SystemView '96

 21 - 24 May, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
 9 - 13 September, La Hulpe, Belgium


Technical Interchange

 22 - 26 April, Nashville, Tennessee, USA


Technical Symposium

 24 - 28 June, Europe, venue to be announced


Transaction and Messaging Congress

 4th Quarter, Europe, date and venue to be announced


VM/ESA and VSE/ESA Technical Conference

 3 - 6 June, Orlando, Florida, USA
 14 - 18 October, Europe, venue to be announced


More Information



Make an early resolution to improve your I/S future! Call today to

receive more information about the conferences that will boost your

performance in 1996.


To receive more information about any of the 1996 IBM Technical

Conferences, call 1-800-IBM-TEACh (1-800-426-8322) and ask for

"Conferences."


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                +-------------------------------------+
                | The 1996 IBM Technical Interchange, |            96ti
                | 22 - 26 April, Nashville, Tennessee |
                +-------------------------------------+


The conference that's worlds ahead ... but only months away!


In 1996, the spotlight shines on the IBM Technical Interchange as the

one and only international, cross-platform, solution-oriented

conference. Take this Grand Ole Opry-tunity to interact with IBM

developers, leading industry consultants, and educators on IBM

technologies and directions on 22 - 26 April 1996 at the Opryland Hotel

in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.


Newest and Hottest Information



The newest and hottest information about topics such as Lotus Notes and

Internet are delivered at this once-a-year, global event for software

designers, commercial and corporate developers, technical coordinators,

software integrators, MIS managers, LAN experts, device driver

developers, consultants, and analysts.


Create a Customized Curriculum



Hundreds of elective sessions, hands-on workshops, and pre-conference

tutorials on Network-Centric Computing, Application Development /

Middleware / Tools, Communications, Systems Management, Lotus Notes,

Internet, Database, Object Technology, Device-Driver Development, and

Internationalization allow you to create a customized curriculum with

maximum benefit.


Professional Certification Program



The Professional Certification Program from IBM encourages you to

improve your company's productivity while adding to your own personal

skills. Certifications such as OS/2 Engineer, LAN Server Engineer,

Client/Server Integration Specialist, OS/2 Developer, DB2 for OS/2, and

VisualAge will be available.


Exhibit Hall and Computer Labs



An extensive Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest tools and

technologies from IBM, Independent Software Vendors, and Business

Partners from around the world. The Computer Labs give you a chance to

sit down and work with some of IBM's latest software products and speak

one-on-one with actual developers.


More Information



Need a conference brochure? Want to register? Want to see Louise

Mandrell?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact the IBM Technical

Interchange:


 Phone:     1-800-872-7109 from the USA and Canada
            1-617-893-2056 from elsewhere
 Fax:       1-617-893-2099 or
            +44 1904 760193 (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
 Web page:  http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer/conferences/ti_96
 E-mail:    tecint96@aol.com


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            +-----------------------------------------+
            | 1996 IBM Object Technology Conference,  |        96otconf
            | 18 - 21 June, San Francisco, California |
            +-----------------------------------------+


The premier OT event of 1996, the IBM International Conference on Object

Technology, takes place at the San Francisco Hilton from 18 through 21

June.


Understand and Master Objects



Mark your calendar for this event, and prepare yourself for 3.5

information-packed days where IBM and other industry experts will

deliver high-powered, pertinent tutorials, presentations, and lab

sessions. Whether you're a manager whose enterprise is transitioning to

object technology, or a developer interested in detailed technical

specifics, you'll find that the experts at IBM can help you understand

and master objects in and across your enterprise.


At this year's conference:


o Explore the business and technical issues surrounding object

  technology for the enterprise.


o Understand how to build on your current investment in legacy systems

  by learning the best techniques for integrating these systems with
  new object technology systems.


o Learn from the experts at IBM's Object Technology University, who

  last year alone trained over 15,000 people in object technology.


With more sessions than ever before, plus the opportunity to network

with colleagues from around the world, this is the conference to

attend in 1996!


Registration and More Information



Your registration fee (1375 USD) includes three and one-half days of

education, all materials, a welcome reception, breakfasts and lunches,

and entrance to the product EXPO.


To register or to request a detailed brochure, call 1-800-IBM-TEACh

(1-800-426-8322), and ask for "Conferences". From outside the U.S.,

call 1-520-574-4500.


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            +---------------------------------------+
            |    1996 DB2 Technical Conference,     |           db2conf
            | 14 - 18 October, Miami Beach, Florida |
            +---------------------------------------+


The 1996 DB2 Technical Conference takes place from 14 through 18 October

at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.


Three Topical Tracks



This conference will help you tackle your specific database management

issues through an exploration of a wide variety of technical sessions

that fall into three distinct topical tracks: DATABASE 2 for MVS, DB2

Common Server, and Data Warehousing. You can focus on your individual

interest area, or move from track to track.


Technical Subjects



These tracks will address such technical issues as:


o Parallel Edition and Sysplex

o Data Mining

o Database in a Network-Centric World

o DB2 Everywhere (i.e. Application System/400, Windows NT, SUN Solaris,

    HP-UX, etc.)

o Performance and Tuning

o Tools and Support Suites

o Application and Administration Tips and Tricks

o DB2 Futures


No other conference gives you the depth of DB2 product information or

allows you to talk directly with more key IBM database developers and

educators.


More Information



More information on the 1996 DB2 Technical Conference will be available

in the coming months.


To add your name to the 1996 DB2 Technical Conference mailing list, call

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              +----------------------------------------+
              | Hertz Car Rental Discount Program for  |       sdphertz
              | IBM Solution Developer Program Members |
              +----------------------------------------+


For the past three years, Hertz and IBM have been working closely

together in providing a special program for Solution Developer Program

members.


We are happy to be able to continue providing this discount program to

our members, along with complimentary membership to Hertz Number 1 Club

Gold Service -- the best, most efficient, overall car-rental service

available today.


How to Obtain



Contact the software vendor hotline at 1-800-627-8363, and they will

forward you to a Hertz representative.


Hertz will ensure that the best possible rates and benefits are provided

to your business, based on which one of the following conditions is

determined:


1. Whether your business has an existing program with Hertz.


2. Whether your business has a current program that is already more

   advantageous than the Solution Developer Program.


3. Whether your business has a current program that is not as

   advantageous as the Solution Developer Program.


International Discounts



Where such discounts are permitted by law, up to 10 percent discounts on

published "basic time and kilometer" rates will apply at participating

locations. These discounts may vary according to geographic region.


OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools: Basic Skills for Low-Level Program Diagnosis (educ950c)

About the Course



In this two-day workshop, students become familiar with the way that

OS/2 Warp uses the x86 hardware to implement virtual storage. Students

are taught how descriptors work, what descriptor tables exist, how page

tables are used, and the resulting virtual storage environment in OS/2

Warp. The lecture is oriented to understanding exactly why a trap

occurs. Students also learn to read assembler instructions, and how the

registers are typically used. Additionally, students are taught how a

stack operates. This workshop is a combination of classroom lectures and

hands-on lab work. The student will spend a significant portion of the

workshop using the dump formatter to display descriptors, page tables,

registers, and storage.


Objectives



To learn how the hardware is exploited to create the virtual storage

environment of OS/2 Warp, how to read assembler instructions, how to

display the various components that go into resolving a virtual address,

as well as how to display storage a number of ways. To learn what the

information on a trap screen means. To learn what documentation can be

made available for diagnostic purposes, and how to collect it

successfully.


Audience



Programmers and support personnel who want to learn how to debug

software by using OS/2 Warp system debug tools, those who want to learn

how OS/2 Warp implements the virtual storage environment, and those who

want to build the basic skills needed to attend the next workshop in

this series: Diagnosing Traps in Application Programs.


Benefits



The workshop will provide a broad base of understanding how the hardware

works, and how OS/2 Warp uses it to create the execution environment for

16- and 32-bit programs.


Topics



o What x86 protection mechanisms exist, and how they work

o Descriptors, descriptor tables, and how to find them

o Paging, page tables, and how to display them

o Selector, general, and system registers

o Reading assembler instructions.

o What a stack is, and how to mine the data it contains.

o Directed lab exercises


Prerequisites



Some programming skills; a good understanding of arrays, structures,

pointers, and linked lists; ability to do hex to binary conversions;

ability to use OS/2.


Course Information and Enrollment



Course Code: CP10950C


Tuition: 400 USD


Schedule: 26 and 27 February, Austin TX

             8 and  9 April, Austin TX
            10 and 11 June, Austin TX


Enrollment: Customers call 1-800-IBM-TEACh (1-800-426-8322)

            IBMers enroll via MSE (US only)
            From outside the US, call 1-520-574-4500 and ask for
              education enrollment.


Contacts: Workshop Lead: Alice Killebrew, 1-512-823-5955,

                             akiller@ausvm1.vnet.ibm.com
            Workshop Administrator: Barbara Sassman, 1-512-823-5948
============================================================
           +------------------------------------------+
           |      OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools:       |        educ960c
           | Diagnosing Traps in Application Programs |
           +------------------------------------------+


About the Course



In this three-day workshop, students become familiar with debugging

using the dump formatter, an OS/2 Warp system-level diagnosis tool.

This workshop contains both lecture and hands-on lab work. The student

will spend most of the workshop diagnosing dumps of application traps.


Objectives



To learn why traps occur, how to discover the immediate cause, and how

to successfully find the original cause of a trap, using the dump

formatter.


Audience



Programmers who want to learn how to solve application problems by using

the dump formatter; consultants and support people with programming

skills who need to be able to correctly identify which program is at

fault when a trap involving products from several different sources

occurs; and programmers who want to build skills needed to attend the

next workshops in this series:

o Diagnosing Hangs

o Diagnosing Traps in OS/2 Privileged Code

o Using the System Trace Effectively


Benefits



The workshop will provide a broad base of understanding how to diagnose

application traps in an OS/2 environment. The instruction includes a

review of the prerequisites (taught in the course "Basic Skills for

Low-Level Program Diagnosis"), a proven method to solve traps, and how

to discover where some particular piece of storage originated. Students

who successfully complete the course will be able to state the exact

cause of a trap in an application, and will be able to find the full

path name of the modules involved.


Topics



o Review of x86 protection mechanisms, addressing modes, logical,

    linear, and physical addresses; how to read assembler instructions;
    how a stack operates and what information it contains that is
    useful for debugging.

o Review how to collect the best possible documentation.

o How to create application documentation with C Set.

o Introduction to the system trace.

o How to collect the best possible dump.

o How to analyze a dump of an application trap.

o Directed lab exercises.


Prerequisites



C language programming skills, some high-level debugging skills,

knowledge of x86 hardware operation, knowledge of stack use and content.

These skills can be obtained by successfully completing the course

"Basic Skills for Low-Level Program Diagnosis."


Course Information and Enrollment



Course Code: CP10960C


Tuition: 800 USD


Schedule: 28 February - 1 March, Austin TX

            10 - 12 April, Austin TX
            12 - 14 April, Austin TX


Enrollment: Customers call 1-800-IBM-TEACh (1-800-426-8322).

            IBMers enroll via MSE (US only).
            From outside the US, call 1-520-574-4500 and ask for
              education enrollment.


Contacts: Workshop Lead: Alice Killebrew, 1-512-823-5955,

                             akiller@ausvm1.vnet.ibm.com
            Workshop Administrator: Barbara Sassman, 1-512-823-5948


============================================================
            +--------------------------------------+
            |     OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools:    |           educ010c
            |  Diagnosing Traps in Privileged Code |
            +--------------------------------------+


About the Course



In this two-day workshop, students learn how to diagnose traps occurring

in privileged code, with emphasis on using the debug kernel. This

workshop contains both lecture and hands-on lab work. The student will

spend most of the workshop diagnosing difficult traps.


Objectives



To learn how privileged code is invoked, how to find the parameters, the

name of the API, and the full path name of the caller. How to identify a

physical device driver or installed file system, and how to get control

at its entry points using the debug kernel.


Audience



Programmers who want to learn how to solve problems in physical device

drivers or file systems; consultants and support people with program

diagnosis skills who need to be able to correctly identify which program

is at fault when a trap occurs in privileged code.


Benefits



The workshop will provide a broad base of understanding how to diagnose

traps in privileged code under OS/2 Warp. The instruction includes a

review of the prerequisites (taught in the course "Diagnosing Traps in

Application Programs"), a proven method to solve traps, and how to

discover where some particular piece of storage originated. Students who

successfully complete the course will be able to state the exact cause

of a trap anywhere in OS/2, and will be able to find the full path name

of the modules involved.


Topics


o Review of x86 protection mechanisms, addressing modes, logical,

    linear, and physical addresses; how to read assembler instructions;
    how a stack operates and what information it contains that is
    useful for debugging.

o How to collect the best possible documentation.

o How ring transitions occur, and the role of the TSS.

o How to find all the stacks used by a specific thread.

o How to find the name of an API involved in a problem.

o How to identify a physical device driver by finding the chain of

    device-driver headers.

o How to get control at an entry point of a device driver.

o Directed lab exercises or installed file system.


Prerequisites



Significant program debugging skills, knowledge of x86 hardware

operation, knowledge of stack content and use. Use of system-level debug

tools long enough to become confident in their use is recommended. These

skills can be obtained by successfully completing the courses mentioned

above: Basic Skills for Low-Level Program Diagnosis, and Diagnosing

Traps in Application Programs.


Course Information and Enrollment



Course Code: CP11010C


Tuition: 800 USD


Schedule: 19 and 20 February, Austin TX

            25 and 26 March, Austin TX
            20 and 21 May, Austin TX


Enrollment: Customers call 1-800-IBM-TEACh (1-800-426-8322).

            IBMers enroll via MSE (US only).
            From outside the US, call 1-520-574-4500 and ask for
              education enrollment.


Contacts: Workshop Lead: Alice Killebrew, 1-512-823-5955,

                             akiller@ausvm1.vnet.ibm.com
            Workshop Administrator: Barbara Sassman, 1-512-823-5948


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             +------------------------------------+
             |    OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools:   |            educ097c
             | Using the System Trace Effectively |
             +------------------------------------+


About the Course



This three-day course teaches you how to use the system trace, and how

to specify and gather ad-hoc trace information for problem analysis.

The workshop combines classroom lecture with hands-on exercises.


Objectives



Students who successfully complete this course can:

o Describe system trace functions

o Understand and use their own dynamic trace points

o Create trace definition and format files

o Interpret the output of the trace formatter


Prerequisites



Before taking this course, you should have:

o In-depth programming skills

o Significant application debugging skills

o Experience in performing low-level diagnosis of traps

These skills can be obtained by successfully completing the courses

"Basic Skills for Low-Level Program Diagnosis" and "Diagnosing Traps in

Applications".


Course Information and Enrollment



Course Code: P1097


Tuition: 400 USD


Schedule: 21 - 23 February, Austin TX

            27 - 29 March, Austin TX
            22 - 24 May, Austin TX


Enrollment: Customers call 1-800-IBM-TEACh (1-800-426-8322)

            IBMers enroll via MSE (US only)
            From outside the US, call 1-520-574-4500 and ask for
              education enrollment.


Contacts: Workshop Lead: Alice Killebrew, 1-512-823-5955,

                             akiller@ausvm1.vnet.ibm.com
            Workshop Administrator: Barbara Sassman, 1-512-823-5948


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                  +-------------------------------+
                  | OS/2 Warp System Debug Tools: |            educ980c
                  |       Diagnosing Hangs        |
                  +-------------------------------+


About the Course



In this four-day workshop, students make extensive use of debug kernel,

which is one of the primary OS/2 Warp system-level diagnosis tools.

This workshop contains both lecture and hands-on labs. The student will

spend most of the workshop in lab.


Objectives



To learn how to analyze problem documentation to find the cause of an

application or system hang under OS/2 Warp. To learn application

serialization methods and how the OS/2 dispatcher operates, related to

loops and waits.


Audience



Programmers who want to learn how to solve application problems

including waits and loops; consultants and support people with

programming skills who need to be able to correctly identify which

program is at fault when a hang involving products from several

different sources occurs; programmers who want to improve their

diagnostic skills.


Benefits



The workshop will provide a broad base of understanding how to diagnose

application hangs in an OS/2 environment. The instruction includes

approaches to solving problems that include waits and loops.


Topics



o Review of process for diagnosing an application trap.

o How to serialize execution of several threads to protect shared

    resources, and pitfalls.

o How to find which thread owns a semaphore.

o How the dispatcher defines various priority classes.

o Analysis of Memory and Kernel Heap ownership.

o How to install the debug kernel, and how to use it to solve hangs

    caused by applications or the system.

o Directed lab exercises.


Prerequisites



A knowledge of how to collect documentation and how to use the dump

formatter to solve application traps. These may be acquired by

successfully completing the courses "Basic Skills for Low-Level Program

Diagnosis", "Diagnosing Traps in Application Programs", and "Diagnosing

Traps in Privileged Code".


Course Information and Enrollment



Course Code: CP10980C


Tuition: 1000 USD


Schedule: 12 - 15 March, Austin TX

            30 April - 3 May, Austin TX
            7 - 10 May, Austin TX
            25 - 28 June, Austin TX


Enrollment: Customers call 1-800-IBM-TEACh (1-800-426-8322).

            IBMers enroll via MSE (US only).
            From outside the US, call 1-520-574-4500 and ask for
              education enrollment.


Contacts: Workshop Lead: Alice Killebrew, 1-512-823-5955,

                             akiller@ausvm1.vnet.ibm.com
            Workshop Administrator: Barbara Sassman, 1-512-823-5948


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                 +----------------------------------+
                 | OS/2 DCE Administration Workshop |          dceadmin
                 +----------------------------------+


About the Course



In this five-day workshop, students become familiar with the components

of OSF DCE 1.1 Administration by installation, configuration, and

administration of DCE 2.1 for OS/2. This workshop is a combination of

classroom lecture and hands-on lab work. (The student will spend a 50/50

ratio between lecture and lab.) This course reinforces key principles,

topics and methods by using diagrams, examples, and coded applications.


This workshop is for personnel responsible for the administration of

distributed software computing (DCE). The knowledge gained will assist

the administrator in installation, configuration, and administration of

DCE 2.1 for OS/2. This course will also be a benefit to OSF DCE 1.1

application programmers.


Objectives



After successful completion of this course, the student should be able

to:

o List and describe each core DCE component

o Describe the inter-relationship of the core DCE components to each

    other

o Install and configure the core DCE components

o Administer the DCE environment

o Add users and groups to the DCE cells

o Administer the DCE namespace

o Administer time services

o Install typical DCE applications


Benefits



The workshop will provide a broad-based understanding of the

administration, setup, and installation of DCE 2.1 for OS/2. This

course reinforces key principles, topics, and methods by using diagrams,

examples, and coded applications. This workshop combines classroom

lectures with laboratory projects to build and maintain an OS/2 DCE 2.1

cell.


Topics



o Installation of DCE components

o Configuration of single/multiple machine cells

o Principle, group, organization, and account management

o Directory service management and replication

o Cell security implementation and management

o Time service implementation and management


Prerequisite



C language programming is a plus.


Course Information and Enrollment



Course Code: CG38350C


Tuition: 2000 USD. Private class 17,500 USD for up to 14 students,

            each additional student 500 USD.


Schedule: 12 - 16 February, Raleigh NC

            15 - 19 April, Austin TX


Enrollment: Customers call 1-800-IBM-TEACh (1-800-426-8322)

            IBMers enroll via MSE (US only)
            From outside the US, call 1-520-574-4500 and ask for
              education enrollment.


Contacts: Workshop Lead: Alice Killebrew, 1-512-823-5955,

                             akiller@ausvm1.vnet.ibm.com
            Workshop Administrator: Barbara Sassman, 1-512-823-5948






                +--------------------------------------+
                | DCE Hands-On Application Programming |         dceapi
                |     for OS/2, AIX, and Windows       |
                +--------------------------------------+


About the Course


In this five-day workshop, formerly known as "OS/2 DCE for Software Developers Workshop," students become familiar with the components of OSF DCE 1.1 by following the development of basic distributed applications using the full complement of DCE tools and services. This workshop is a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on lab work. The student will spend a significant portion of the week writing basic DCE client/server programs in the OS/2 DCE 2.1 32-bit environment.


Objectives


To explore issues affecting the design and implementation of DCE Application Programs from the OS/2 perspective, and to provide an effective learning environment for writing client/server applications using DCE.


Audience


OS/2 application programmers who want to learn the Application Programming Interface (API) of the OSF DCE 1.1, either to assist them in creating DCE applications now or to assist them in understanding the issues involved with DCE for future designs.


Benefits


The workshop will provide a broad base of understanding of the development of DCE applications in an OS/2 environment. The instruction will include the basic design and distribution issues faced by client/server programmers in a DCE environment using DCE Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs). The course covers the various aspects of the DCE programming model, including security, naming, time service, interface definitions, etc. The knowledge gained will allow the student to understand how to modify existing applications to take advantage of the DCE client/server models.


Topics


o Application development in a distributed environment o Developing an application using remote procedure calls o Design and distribution issues o Using IDL to define a basic interface o Developing a basic server and basic client o RPC programming topics o Using the DCE security service o Using the DCE threads service o Using the DCE distributed time service o Using the DCE directory service

Prerequisites


Experienced C language programmers who have written or intend to write distributed applications, or who have application programming experience.

Course Information and Enrollment


Course Code: CP10640C

Tuition: 2000 USD. Private classes 17,500 USD for up to 14 students,

            each additional student 500 USD.

Schedule: 5 - 9 February, Austin TX

           25 - 29 March, Raleigh NC
            20 - 24 May, Austin TX

Enrollment: Customers call 1-800-IBM-TEACh (1-800-426-8322).

            IBMers enroll via MSE (US only).
            From outside the US, call 1-520-574-4500 and ask for
              education enrollment.


Contacts: Workshop Lead: Alice Killebrew, 1-512-823-5955,

                             akiller@ausvm1.vnet.ibm.com
            Workshop Administrator: Barbara Sassman, 1-512-823-5948
============================================================
            +-----------------------------------------+
            |  IBM Again Receives Most U.S. Patents,  |         patmost
            | Surpassing Own Record for a Single Year |
            +-----------------------------------------+


IBM announces that it was awarded the most U.S. patents for the third

straight year, receiving a record 1,383 patents from the U.S. Patent and

Trademark Office -- 27 percent more than any other company received in

1995.


The previous record was 1,298 U.S. patents, set by IBM in 1994. IBM also

led with 1,087 patents in 1993, the first year since 1985 that a company

based in the U.S. received the most U.S. patents.


Trailing IBM in the top 10 for 1995, according to IFI/Plenum Data

Corporation, were Canon KK, which had 1,088 patents; Motorola, 1,012;

NEC, 1,005; Mitsubishi Denki Ltd., 971; Toshiba, 970; Hitachi Ltd., 909;

Matsushita, 852; Eastman Kodak, 772; and General Electric, 757.


Foundry for Intellectual Capital



"IBM will continue to be the foundry for much of the intellectual

capital created in our industry," said Marshall Phelps, Jr., vice

president of intellectual property and licensing services for IBM. "We

are pleased with the ranking, and will continue to work hard to bring

these innovations to market quickly. IBM continues to invest in key

technological areas like software, networking, data storage, and

microelectronics -- as our patent portfolio for 1995 attests."


Information Processing Patent Examples



The IBM patents were almost exclusively in the field of information

processing. Among the record number of 1995 U.S. patents issued to IBM

are those for:


o A way for a user to configure a computer network using a

  front-of-screen display, saving the user from the hassle of sending
  and installing command files. This software invention, another
  example of IBM's network-centric computing strategy at work, will
  automatically configure a user's PC and send related configuration
  files to other workstation locations. (U.S. 5,394,522)


o A mobile networking system that brings digital data capability to

  present cellular phone systems. The digital cellular overlay network
  collects unused or unusable air time, normally used for voice
  traffic, to send digital data. This invention is already used in
  wireless adapters for the IBM ThinkPad. (U.S. 5,404,392)


o A method and system that allows a microprocessor to carry out several

  instructions simultaneously instead of serially. Multiple
  instructions are sent at the same time to execution units, and the
  results are stored in intermediate "buffers." The intermediate
  buffers handle the results in a way that allows the simultaneous
  processing of several instructions at once without conflicts. When
  processing is complete, the final results appear in registers, or
  storage locations, where the results can be used. This technique
  greatly increases processing power. This invention is already used
  in PowerPC 603 and PowerPC 604 microprocessors. (U.S. 5,465,373)


o A new formatting technique allows up to 30 percent more data to be

  stored on magnetic hard-disk drives used for computer data storage.
  The new format increases data-storage capacity by removing all of the
  disk-sector-identification (ID) information that until now has
  preceded every block of data on the disk. The necessary functions
  formerly served by the ID fields are now handled electronically.
  When used in conjunction with the sensitive magnetoresistive
  recording head, another IBM innovation, this new formatting system
  also permits the data tracks to be closer together. (U.S. 5,438,559)


o A system that allows a PC user to automatically retrieve video or

  audio from a database on an electronic network database resource. A
  first user sends e-mail and places references to the database
  resource in the e-mail. The recipient can simply use icons on the
  display to request the references without having to leave the e-mail
  item to issue access commands for the reference. This invention
  provides a user-friendly way to send a request to a remote database,
  and the requested sound, audio, or text is retrieved and displayed in
  a window. (U.S. 5,418,908)


o A method that organizes multiple windows on a display screen in

  proportion to the length of time each window is active. Upon receipt
  of a simple command from the user, the more active windows appear
  larger than windows that are active a shorter length of time. This
  allows an easy way for a user to find windows that have become hidden
  or to turn windows into icons when they are seldom used. (U.S.
  5,390,295)


Patents assigned to two or more organizations are counted only for

the first-appearing assignee in the above totals.


More Information



IFI/Plenum Data Corporation produces the CLAIMS patent database, the

world's largest computerized collection of U.S. patents. Contact

information: Harry M. Allcock, IFI/Plenum Data Corporation, 102 Eastwood

Road, Suite D6F, Wilmington NC 28403; 1-910-392-0068.


IBM news releases are available on the Internet, via the IBM Home Page

at http://www.ibm.com .


The IBM Fax Information Service allows you to receive facsimiles of

prior IBM product press releases. Dial 1-800-IBM-4FAX and enter 99 at

the voice menu.


============================================================
                  +------------------------------------+
                  | The IBM Solution Developer Program |        progsdo
                  +------------------------------------+


(The following are the contents of a brochure dated May 1995 detailing

the IBM Solution Developer Program.)


Welcome from Jim Gant



Welcome to the IBM Solution Developer Program. This "new" program pulls

together the best aspects of existing offerings across IBM into a single

support structure. This work will continue to evolve and is being

designed to help you develop the highest quality and most successful

solutions in the information technology world. Whether you develop

products for large systems or personal computers, IBM is dedicated to

giving you the breadth and depth of a convenient, single point of

contact for the technical, business, and marketing support that you

need.


The organization within IBM that has the lead responsibility for this

work is Solution Developer Operations. Our complete focus is one that

recognizes our partnership in developing critical solutions for our

mutual customers and prospects. If you are a member of one of IBM's

developer programs, you're already a member of the new IBM Solution

Developer Program. You'll maintain the mutually beneficial relationship

you've enjoyed over the years, and add the benefit of also having the

same level of access to programs for all of IBM's other platforms as you

venture into new markets for your products and services.


If you're a new member, welcome aboard! The enclosed information will

provide an overview of the breadth of this program, which is the premier

offering in the industry. Once you complete your application, you'll

receive additional information from IBM targeted to your interest. I

also urge you to visit the Solution Developer Operations Home Page on

the World Wide Web (URL=http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer) which will

provide the latest news on enhancements to our developer programs. It's

one of a number of ways for you to easily communicate with IBM. Your

feedback is crucial in our continuing efforts to provide you with the

support you want.


We look forward to working with each of you in the future and sharing in

the growth and success that our partnership can achieve.


                                       James J. Gant
                                       Vice President,
                                       Solution Developer Operations


Matrix of Offerings



                                                     Communications/
                                                     Tools/Database/
                  OS/2   AIX   AS/400    System/390  Enablers


                               AS/400                APPC, CICS-MQ,
                  OS/2,  AIX   Partners  S/390       CM/2, NetView,
                  Pen,   POWER in        Developers  TCP/IP, DB2,
                  Speech Team  Developmt Association Information
                                                     Warehouse,
                                                     Application
                                                     Development,
                                                     WorkGroup,
                                                     Object
                                                     Connection


TECHNICAL SERVICES


Q and A (voice     Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
and electronic
support)


Education          Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes


Early Code         Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes


Consulting         Yes    Yes     Yes                    Yes


Software Tools     Yes    Yes     Yes                    Yes


Porting Assistance Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
Centers


Testing            Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
Environments


BUSINESS SERVICES


Hardware


Hardware Discounts Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes


Hardware Lease     Yes    Yes     Yes


Software


Software Discounts Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes


Relationships and

Others


Association        Yes                       Yes         Yes
Discounts


Relationship       Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
Management
Representatives


Newsletters        Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes


MARKETING SERVICES


Interest/Awareness


National Solution  Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
Center
Registration


Advertising        Yes                                   Yes
Directories


Solutions          Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
Directories


Magazines          Yes    Yes


Advertising        Yes    Yes     Yes


Bulletin Board/    Yes            Yes        Yes         Yes
Internet Support


Trade Shows and    Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
Conferences


User Groups        Yes    Yes     Yes                    Yes


Press              Yes                                   Yes
Announcements


Media (test        Yes    Yes                            Yes
results,
articles)


Demand Generation


Direct Mail        Yes    Yes     Yes


Product            Yes                                   Yes
Compatibility
Marks


Customer Seminars, Yes            Yes                    Yes
Roadshows, and
Education


WORLDWIDE

AVAILABILITY (*)


Asia, Pacific      Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes


Europe, Middle     Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes
East, Africa


Latin America      Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes


North America      Yes    Yes     Yes        Yes         Yes


 * = Not all of the above programs are available in all countries at
     this time.


Call 1-800-627-8363 within the USA and Canada for additional

information. From elsewhere, call 1-770-835-9902.


Technical Services



Q and A (Voice and Electronic Support)


IBM Solution Developer Operations provides a number of ways for you to
get answers to your technical questions. Voice service puts you in
contact with our technical experts. A toll free number is available in
the US. Electronic Question and Answer forums are maintained on
CompuServe, TALKLink, and the IBM Internet complex. The forums have
both public and private sections. Although any user can view the public
sections, only members of IBM Solution Developer Program can
participate in the more detailed private forums. There, you can read
questions posed by other ISVs and the answers given by the SDO
Technical Support staff.


Education


A variety of IBM technical education offerings are made available to
members. Call to ask about current course offerings.


Early Code


A variety of IBM early code offerings (Beta tests, remote access, focus
programs, and test drives) are available to members. Call for detailed,
up-to-the-minute information about these offerings.


Consulting


We can arrange for customized consulting services to get you access to
an array of IBM technical experts, and information about third party
organizations. Services include everything from design reviews to
performance analysis and technology exploitation. Delivery methods
include on-site and teleconference options.


Software Tools


Stay on top of emerging technologies by being among the first to use
pre-release versions of software from IBM and other developers. Also, a
variety of software application development tools are available for
ISVs developing on IBM operating system platforms. Tools and other
informative developer-oriented updates are distributed online as well
as on diskette, tape, and CD-ROM.


Porting Assistance Centers


Solution developers now have a place to go for access to the complete
range of IBM platforms, from RISC hardware and software to OS/2 Warp
and beyond. Porting assistance is available for OS/2, OS/2 for the
PowerPC, and DB2. Current locations include San Mateo, California and
Dallas, Texas. Before the end of 1995, sites are slated to open in
Boston, Massachusetts; Boca Raton, Florida; Europe; and Asia.


Testing Environments


Get expert assistance in software testing with Cross-Platform
Connectivity, Standalone Systems, Remote Access, and Early Test
environments.


Business Services



HARDWARE


Hardware Discounts


To help you purchase the hardware you need for development, and to run
your day-to-day business, SDO offers discounts not only on IBM
hardware, but on Lexmark printers as well.


Hardware Lease


You can run your business on off-the-shelf computers. But when it comes
to developing leading-edge software solutions, the name of the game is
having your software available the day the new machines hit the
shelves. To pull off such a miracle, you need to get equipment early in
the development cycle. The earlier the better. Our lease programs help
you get the hardware you need for development and product support
activities at extremely attractive rates. Call for details.


SOFTWARE


Software Discounts


Significant discounts are available on IBM software to fill your
development needs. Products such as OS/2 Warp, AIX, DB2, VisualAge, and
Smalltalk are available. Call for a detailed list.


RELATIONSHIPS AND OTHERS


Association Discounts


Save on memberships in professional associations related to the
development of software and the operation of your development business.


Relationship Management Representatives


Your contact person within IBM is dedicated to helping you maintain
communications by providing one point of entry into IBM for access to
technical, business, and marketing services.


Newsletters


IBM publishes a number of newsletters targeted to you, the developer.
Keep up on the latest news about the platforms and tools that matter
most to you. The newsletter can also provide a vehicle for you to
publish your articles and product announcements. Your Representative
can put you in touch with our editors.


Marketing Services



INTEREST/AWARENESS


National Solution Center Registration


Take your place in this online database used by IBM Sales
Representatives, Business Partners, and selected large accounts. The
database, which lists solutions sorted by categories, is accessed over
40,000 times a month by IBM Marketing Teams around the world.


Advertising Directories


Reach the largest and most qualified groups of buyers for your products
and services through such advertising directories as Sources and
Solutions. Published every six months with planned distribution of
700,000 copies, the advertising section is open to developers from any
geography who wish to participate. Call for advertising rates and
schedules.


Solutions Directories


IBM publishes a vast array of directories on an ongoing basis. For
example, the AS/400 Directory lists approximately 25,000 products! AIX
and DB2 products are also listed in their own directories. A compendium
of OS/2 products can be found alongside many of the most popular
software books in computer stores and bookstores. Efforts are currently
underway to make product directories available on World Wide Web and
other commercial online services. As a member, this valuable publicity
is yours free of charge. When IBM customers go shopping for software,
you can be sure they will get the chance to read about your products.


Magazines


Many developer assistance program members qualify for free
subscriptions to magazines and other periodicals dedicated to their
field of development expertise. Among the magazine choices available
are the award-winning OS/2 Developer Magazine and AIXpert.


Advertising


Receive discounted magazine placement rates in a group of high-impact
magazines targeted to your product audience when you place ads through
your IBM Solution Developer Program.


Bulletin Board / Internet Support


A wide range of online support services are offered to members. See for
yourself by visiting the IBM Solution Developer Operations Home Page on
the World Wide Web (http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer).


Trade Shows and Conferences


Demonstrate the effectiveness of your products right alongside IBM's
own hardware and software. Surely you (and most of your customers) have
visited IBM's booths at any number of trade shows. Through your
membership, we can help you find the most suitable forum for your
product, and help you make all the arrangements to get there.


User Groups


Nearly one thousand user groups regularly look for speakers and
information on new products. IBM fosters relationships with many user
groups around the world, and can get information about you and your
products into the right hands. During a recent six-month period, more
than 50 companies used this membership benefit to spread the word to
OS/2 user groups around the world.


Press Announcements


As a member, you may qualify for special rates and discounts for
Business Wire and PR Newswire. Business Wire is an international media
relations wire service that electronically delivers news releases and
photos around the world, 24 hours a day. Business Wire reaches more
than 500 computer and electronic trade publications, key high-tech
writers, newsletter editors, and industry analysts. PR Newswire has 40
years of experience in the timely dissemination of information to the
worldwide media. PR Newswire reaches industry editors the way they want
to be reached -- by wire, fax, and e-mail.


Media (Test Results, Articles)


We are always promoting good-news stories to the trade and general
business press. Stories and articles that appear in the press are
collected and distributed electronically throughout IBM for field use
as IBM sales and marketing aids. Your Representative will make sure
your story is told.


DEMAND GENERATION


Direct Mail


Create, coordinate, plan, and implement top-quality direct mail
campaigns with the help of our marketing specialists. Our mailing
center can provide up-to-date lists of registered users, developers,
and conference attendees. Assistance with design, printing, and list
selection is also available. Mailing lists are rotated on a unique
schedule to avoid saturation and exhaustion.


Product Compatibility Marks


IBM's product compatibility programs give you a way to increase product
visibility. IBM compatibility marks on your packaging, flyers,
advertising, and other promotional materials adds value by assuring
customers that your product is compatible with designated products and
systems. Selling cycle time is reduced when your customers can make a
better-informed decision about the compatibility of your product. IBM
provides complete guidelines and assistance to help you with your
compatibility testing. Once your testing is complete, IBM provides
seals and artwork so your can prominently display the compatibility
mark. IBM promotes your efforts by periodically publishing materials
that feature compatibility-tested products.


Customer Seminars, Roadshows, and Education


IBM Solution Developer Operations takes the industry's hottest
technology on the road to a wide range of customers. We travel to
customer locations, trade shows, IBM locations, and colleges and
universities, providing demonstrations that focus attention on product
highlights and competitive comparisons.


Developer Assistance Programs and Environments



IBM Solution Developer Operations currently has Developer Assistance

Programs for these IBM development environments:


OS/2


OS/2 Warp is the 32-bit multitasking, multimedia, crash-protected,
Internet-accessed, totally cool new way to run your personal computer.
Winner of numerous industry awards, OS/2 Warp is poised to handle
personal computing needs as they grow during the next several years.
Currently available on Intel-based PCs, OS/2 Warp will soon appear on
PowerPC-based systems, and because of the common application
programming interface, migrating your applications between hardware
platforms will be fast, simple, and effective.


AIX; RISC System/6000


The IBM RISC System/6000, with its industrial-strength, UNIX based
operating system, AIX, is the price/performance leader for demanding
client/server environments. RS/6000's industry leading open
architectures enable the development of advanced software.


AS/400


The IBM AS/400 family of midrange system products offers comprehensive
solutions for commercial data processing, office, and communications
environments while providing simple, consistent programmer and end-user
interfaces. The broad range of compatible processors within the AS/400
system family use the same operating system, Operating System/400
(OS/400), at all levels. AS/400 provides a wide spectrum of
connectivity options, enhancing application support and development by
enabling the use of many well-established applications and tools.
AS/400 delivers the best of client/server computing, standard open
interfaces, state-of-the-art database, comprehensive connectivity,
transaction processing, systems management, support for multiple file
systems, and advanced application development.


System 390


System 390 has been transformed from the mainframe of yesterday to the
enterprise server of today. Object technology is transforming the way
programmers work, and S/390 operating systems are transforming to
interoperate with UNIX systems. S/390 integrates well into global,
multi-vendor, distributed environments. Features like the UNIX function
in MVS OpenEdition increases application platform choices for clients
and servers. Open Blueprint forms the basis for future S/390 investment
and the roadmap for building the open, enterprise-wide, client/server
infrastructures that businesses need for fast and flexible deployment
of new applications. The S/390 is renowned for its classic strength --
the experience needed to protect and preserve business assets.


Communications; Tools; Database; Enablers


Tying together the major platforms are cross-platform technologies and
applications in areas such as networking, communications, development
tools, databases, and application enablers. These leading-edge
components utilize the advanced capabilities of IBM's platforms, and
provide the future direction for personal, midrange, and enterprise
computing.


More Information



For additional information about any of the Developer Assistance

Programs mentioned in this brochure, or to apply for membership, call

1-800-627-8363 in the US and Canada. Outside the USA and Canada, call

1-770-835-9902 for information about the IBM Solution Developer Program

worldwide. Detailed information is also available on the IBM Solution

Developer Operations Home Page on the World Wide Web

(url=http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer).


Membership requirements vary among the developer assistance programs

listed. IBM reserves the right to refuse membership to any company for

any reason. Program content, terms and conditions, and pricing may vary

by individual developer assistance programs, and by county.


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   | How to Join the IBM Solution Developer Program for OS/2 |  joinhow
   +---------------------------------------------------------+


The IBM Worldwide Solution Developer Program for OS/2 is open to all

developers of IBM Personal Software-based products. These products

include applications and tools for PC-DOS, Pen, OS/2, Multimedia, and

LAN Systems. In addition, the Solution Developer Program is now open to

developers interested in producing applications and tools that exploit

OS/2 for PowerPC. The Solution Developer Program is designed to provide

a broad range of services for this growing and increasingly diverse

development community.


The Worldwide Solution Developer Program for OS/2 has a number of

extensions that offer customized services for specific developer needs.

Your eligibility for a specific service depends on the type of products

you are developing. Some services vary by country.


Worldwide Services



Worldwide Services are available to all developers of Personal

Software-based products. These developers include corporate programmers

producing in-house applications, MIS professionals, consultants,

educators, industry analysts, government agencies, and others with an

interest in PC DOS, Pen, OS/2, Multimedia, LAN Systems, and now OS/2 for

PowerPC application development.


The services include a variety of technical, business, and marketing

support activities, such as:


o Technical support through IBM OS/2 forums on CompuServe

o The opportunity to participate in early-code programs

o Access to DAPTOOLS via CompuServe and the Internet

o Access to OS/2 Custom Application Porting Workshops and LAN Systems

   Workshops

o Technical conferences

o Product announcements


Worldwide membership is open to individuals, with no company or product

prerequisites. Enrollment is done electronically through either the

CompuServe information service or Internet. On CompuServe, enter GO

OS2DAP and complete the online application form. On Internet, visit the

Solution Developer Home Page at

URL = http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer .


In addition to Worldwide Services, you may be eligible for extensions

such as Commercial Services and Premier Services. To see if you qualify

for these other programs, refer to the following descriptions and

enrollment instructions.


Commercial Services



Commercial Services are available only to software vendors in the U.S.

and Canada who are developing or marketing IBM Personal Software-based

products for commercial release.


In addition to the Worldwide Services, Commercial Services members

receive additional services in support of their product development and

marketing activities:


o Online technical support at no charge


o Defect support for all warranted products that are supported by IBM

 support centers


o Complimentary access to the online database of Personal Software-based

 development tools


o Complimentary subscriptions to OS/2 Developer magazine


o Discounts on IBM Personal Software products


Offerings available to assist Commercial Services members in their

marketing activities include:


o OS/2 Warp and LAN Systems application database on the World Wide Web

 at http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer


o Sources and Solutions catalog


o "READY for OS/2 Warp" Certification Mark


o "READY for OS/2 Warp LAN Server" Certification Mark


o "Tested and Approved for OS/2 Warp LAN Systems" Certification Mark


o IBM Direct Marketing Center


To enroll in the Commercial Services extension, call 1-800-627-8363 (USA

and Canada) or 1-770-835-9002, and ask for the Commercial/Premier

Services Application form. You or your company must be currently

marketing a Personal Software-based product. If not, you should submit

(with your application) a non-confidential business plan showing

development and marketing activities and schedules for your planned

product.


Premier Services



Premier Services are available only in the U.S. and Canada. They are for

software developers who are marketing or have committed to develop

software products that provide native (32-bit API) support for OS/2, LAN

Systems products, or OS/2 for PowerPC. Products that exploit object

technologies like SOM and OpenDoc are also eligible.


In addition to the Worldwide Services and Commercial Services

extensions, Premier Services members have voice access to an advocate in

IBM who can assist them with various development and marketing

activities that are offered exclusively to Premier Services members.


To enroll in the Premier Services extension, call 1-800-627-8363 (USA

and Canada) or 1-770-835-9002, or fax to 1-770-835-9444, and ask for the

Commercial/Premier Services application form. You or your company must

be currently marketing a Personal Software-based product. If not, you

should submit (with your application) a non-confidential business plan

showing development and marketing activities and schedules for your

planned product.


Solution Developer Program for OS/2 Contacts Worldwide



IBM Solution Developer Programs for OS/2 exist in several geographic

areas around the world. For information about the program in your area,

consult the following list of contacts.


 Geographic Area                     Voice Phone       Fax Phone
 ---------------                     -----------       ---------


 Asia/Pacific                       +65-320-1482      +65-225-2617


 Australia                          +61-2-354-7684    +61-2-354-7766


 Europe, Middle East, and Africa                      +44(0)1256-50096
   OS/2 Developer Assistance Program                  +44(0)1256-336778
   Internet emeadap@vnet.ibm.com


 Japan                              +81-3-3279-8231
   Internet hhh03262@niftyserve.or.jp


 Mexico                             +525-627-1846     +525-580-4267
   Internet mxibmzwl@ibmmail.com


 Taiwan                             +886-2-776-7965


 United States                       1-800-627-8363    1-770-835-9444
                                     1-770-835-9002


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  | Software Vendor Marketing Partnerships Enhances Programs | svmpprog
  +----------------------------------------------------------+


The following is a synopsis of the program offerings through IBM's

Software Vendor Marketing Partnerships.


National Software Remarketing



National Software Remarketing offers application software vendors the

opportunity to acquire sales and marketing resources for their products

utilizing IBM NA distribution capabilities.


Products remarketed by IBM retain the vendors' logos, licenses, and

warranties. In a typical transaction, IBM assumes responsibility for

sales and marketing, billing, and accounts receivable. Manufacturing,

distribution, implementation, training, support, and services may be

assumed by IBM as appropriate and negotiated on a case-by-case basis.


Through National Software Remarketing, independent software vendors

grant IBM the right to resell their products either on an exclusive or

non-exclusive basis. Both the vendor and IBM gain from the relationship

-- the vendor through acquisition of a channel, and IBM through

additional offerings for its application software portfolio.


Vendor products remarketed by IBM may be sold through traditional IBM

channels, depending on the specific product needs of the various IBM

marketing and sales organizations. Alternately, they may be sold

through dedicated software sales units managed by the IBM North America

(NA) Software organization. In either case, the most cost-effective

means of distribution is selected for each type of product. This may

include selling methods, either individually or in combinations, ranging

from field sales representatives to direct response marketing,

telesales, and electronic marketing and/or delivery.


Each National Software Remarketing relationship is formalized in a

remarketing agreement based on extensive consultation with the vendor.

Responsibilities are delineated in the remarketing agreement, with

emphasis on the activities each party will perform to market the product

successfully.


National Software Remarketing relationships are assigned to sponsors,

which may be IBM NA sales and marketing organizations or IBM NA

Software. The role of the sponsors includes development, financing, and

execution of the go-to-market strategies and marketing programs designed

to support their vendors' products. Sponsors commit to target volumes

and financial performance objectives for each relationship.


The National Software Remarketing Program offers a unique opportunity

for independent software vendors to leverage IBM NA distribution

capabilities. This may involve launching new products, expanding

sales of existing products, bringing products into North America that

are already successful in other parts of the world, or other

arrangements that provide a win/win situation for both the vendor and

IBM.


For more information about SVMP's National Software Remarketing

program, call 1-800-627-8363 from the USA and Canada, or 1-770-835-9002

from elsewhere.


Software Vendor Marketing Programs



IBM's Software Vendor Marketing Programs (fee-based programs) consist

of agreements between IBM and vendors who are providing non-IBM

application software, hardware, and services to help satisfy the

requirements of IBM's customers. The relationships that are part of

these offerings are non-exclusive and national in scope. IBM's

marketing reps are compensated for the sale of these products.


Membership and Developer Support Programs



The following are the Membership and Developer Support Programs

currently available to qualified independent software developers who

are developing products for IBM platforms:


 AS/400 Partners in Development
 DB2 Developer Assistance Program
 VoiceType Dictation Developers Program
 PenAssist Developers Program
 BESTeam
 POWER Team
 S/390 Developers Association
 Retail Solutions Program
 Solution Developer Program for OS/2
 Power Series Developer's ToolBox Program
 NetView Association
 CICS and MQSeries DAP
 SystemView Advance Team
 Object Connection Program


For additional information about IBM's Membership and Developer Support

Programs, call 1-800-627-8363 (USA and Canada) or 1-770-835-9002, or

visit the IBM Solution Developer Operations Home Page on the World Wide

Web (URL=http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer).


Marketing Support Services



The newest of the SVMP offerings is Marketing Support Services. The

Marketing Support Services program offers fee-based marketing support

services to IBM business partners and other suppliers of non-IBM

software, hardware and services. IBM provides, or obtains through

external sources, a wide range of marketing support activities, i.e.,

direct mail, telemarketing, advertising, creation and development of

promotional media, marketing event coordination, and prospect sourcing.

For a complete list of activities or more information about Marketing

Support Services, call 1-800-627-8363 (USA and Canada) or

1-770-835-9002.


Developer Support Services



The following are current Developer Support Services being offered to

independent software vendors who are developing products for IBM

platforms:


 Development Discount Program
 Software Developer Lease Programs
 Developer Loan Programs


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       | The Solution Partnership Centers: Access to IBM |       spcovu
       +-------------------------------------------------+


Attention, solution developers!


Want to test an application in the works? Looking for information about

emerging technologies and trends? Need to migrate to additional

platforms?


The Solution Partnership Center has everything developers need to

develop software solutions on industry-leading IBM platforms. From

business seminars and 24-hour porting labs to direct technical support

and vendor recruiting, the center helps you streamline the

time-to-market process and expand market opportunities for your

strategic applications. All at no cost to you!


Access People and Information



Keeping on top of emerging industry trends and IBM technologies requires

a tremendous amount of time and resources. Look no further than the

Solution Partnership Center's ongoing schedule of business seminars.

Relevant and informative, they cover critical industry issues that shape

the development and marketing of your solution offerings.


More first-hand information is also yours through consultant briefings,

special-interest sessions, and detailed product briefings on IBM's full

range of platforms. Walk in the lobby on any day, and you'll find

product demonstrations and a wealth of product brochures, evaluations,

technical white papers, and industry magazines for your reference.


Have a look at our SPC West and SPC East calendars for details of

upcoming events.


Port and Test Across Platforms



Today's increasingly competitive global marketplace demands networked

client/server distributed solutions across the enterprise. The center's

24-hour porting labs assist you with this goal as you port, validate,

performance-test, and fine-tune code across the entire spectrum of IBM

systems and configurations. This also includes access to advanced object

technologies such as Taligent, System Object Model (SOM), and OpenDoc.


The private, secure, and interruption-free environment allows you to

work at your own pace, with porting and prototyping assistance at your

disposal, in addition to an expansive networking lab for product

testing. Lab time is scheduled in advance to ensure that your

product-specific environment is set up and ready to go when you arrive.


Solve Technical Questions On-Site



Even the most experienced solution developers need technical support now

and then. When you do, the center's team of experienced technical

consultants is ready. These on-site IBM experts provide leading-edge

information that can accelerate your software development project or

prepare you for the next wave of computing technology.


Maybe you want assistance in migrating a 16-bit Windows-based

application to a 32-bit OS/2 Warp industrial-strength environment. Or

maybe you simply need an answer regarding the use of shared libraries in

AIX. If you have a technical question, the center has just the people to

see -- supported by product developers at IBM labs in Austin, Texas

(AIX, RISC, SMP); Poughkeepsie, New York (SP1 and SP2); Boca Raton,

Florida (OS/2 Warp); Toronto, Canada (DB2); and other locations

worldwide.


Recruit Vendors and Partnerships



You've developed your software vision. Now it's time to make marketing

decisions. Tap into the center's business resources to pinpoint the most

effective channels for getting your product to customers. Participate in

vendor recruiting seminars to establish all-important business

partnerships. The center offers many options.


Better still, take advantage of the profit-building business services

and marketing programs available through IBM's Business Partner Program.

Qualifying business partners also benefit from trade show opportunities,

listings in IBM Solutions catalogs, entry into IBM's National Solution

Center database, and much more.


Access Industry-Leading IBM Solutions



Hardware platforms:


o PC

o RISC System/6000 Family:

  -- SMP
  -- AIX
  -- POWERparallel
  -- SP2
  -- Power Personal (PowerPC)

o AS/400


Software platforms:


o OS/2 Warp

o AIX

o OS/400

o DB2 Family

o CICS

o DCE

o TCP/IP

o SNA

o NetView

o DSMIT

o KARAT

o ADSM


Advanced technologies:


o Client/Server

o Distributed Data

o Data Mining

o Objects

o OpenDoc

o SOM/DSOM

o Human Centered

o Network Centric

o Information Warehouse

o Decision Support


Solution Partnership Center Locations



IBM Solution Partnership Center -- West

2929 Campus Drive, Suite 275

San Mateo CA 94403

1-800-678-4249 or 1-415-312-0240

fax 1-415-312-0254


IBM Solution Partnership Center -- East

404 Wyman St.

Waltham MA 02154

1-800-678-4249 or 1-617-895-2610

fax 1-617-895-2886


Go to Market



The people. The technology. The resources. You'll find it all at IBM's

Solution Partnership Center. Add conveniences such as conference rooms,

classrooms, LAN room and library, and it's easy to see why solution

developers take full advantage of everything the center has to offer.


More Information



For more information about how the Solution Partnership Center can

assist you in deploying and marketing your IBM-driven applications, fill

in the attached questionnaire and fax it to 1-415-312-0254 (Western US)

or 1-617-895-2610 (Eastern US). Or simply call 1-800-678-4249.




                           INQUIRY FORM


Please send me more information about the Solution Partnership Center's:


____ Business Seminar Series


____ Application Porting and Support


____ Educational Events


____ Software Developer Discount Program


____ IBM Business Partner Program


I'm also interested in the following IBM technologies:


____ RISC System/6000 ____ POWERparallel


____ PC ____ DB2


____ Client/Server ____ Systems Management


____ Power Personal ____ SMP


____ AS/400 ____ OS/2 Warp


____ Objects ____ Networking



____ Please keep me on the Solution Partnership Center's mailing list

    to receive announcements, materials, and updates.



________________________________________________________________________

Name


________________________________________________________________________

Title


________________________________________________________________________

Company


________________________________________________________________________

Address


________________________________________________________________________

City State Zip


________________________________________________________________________

Telephone Fax


________________________________________________________________________

E-Mail Address


________________________________________________________________________

Solution Offering


Please fax your filled-in form to 1-415-312-0254.


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              | The IBM OS/2 Developer Assistance Program |     dapemea
              |    in Europe, Middle East, and Africa     |
              +-------------------------------------------+


The IBM OS/2 Developer Assistance Program (DAP) in Europe, Middle East,

and Africa (EMEA) provides a broad range of support for OS/2 solution

developers, including design, coding, porting, problem determination,

debugging, and publicity of OS/2 applications.


Open to Anyone in EMEA Actively Developing for OS/2



Membership in the EMEA OS/2 DAP is open to any solution developer in

EMEA who is actively developing a product or service for OS/2, be it a

device driver, a commercial product, a line-of-business application, or

a set of OS/2 objects.


Access to World Wide Web Service



DAP members get full privileged access to our Internet World Wide Web

service, which provides extensive information on OS/2 and related

products, such as the VisualAge family, OpenDoc, LAN Server, DB2 for

OS/2, multimedia, and much more. In addition, our Question and Answer

facility allows you to direct your questions to experts in the IBM labs.


The addresses (URLs) for our developer home pages are:


 The IBM EMEA OS/2 DAP Home Page (direct):
   http://www.europe.ibm.com/getdoc/psmemea/progserv/dap/
 or via the IBM Software EMEA Home Page:
   http://www.europe.ibm.com/psmemea/
 or via the IBM Solution Developer Operations (SDO) Home Page:
   http://www.austin.ibm.com/developer/


 OS/2 device-driver repository:
   http://www.europe.ibm.com/getdoc/psmemea/progserv/device/
   and
   ftp.europe.ibm.com/psmemea/os2drivers/


Marketing Programs



If and when you have an application that is ready to ship, our marketing

programs will help you gain publicity and distinction for your product.


In addition to our electronic service, we periodically mail the latest

news and information to DAP members, and offer the opportunity for

solution developers to use this service to promote their solutions too.

The mailing programme is a chargeable service, and all contents are

subject to prior approval.


More Information



More information about the EMEA OS/2 Developer Assistance Program can be

obtained through:


HelpFax: If you have a touch-tone telephone, call our IBM HelpFax

         automated response system in the UK on +44 (0)1256 50096 and
         request document number 30600 for a brochure or document
         number 33001 for an application form.


Fax: +44 (0)1256 336778


Internet: emeadap@vnet.ibm.com


Post: IBM EMEA OS/2 Developer Assistance Program

         ND1W Normandy House, Alencon Link
         Basingstoke, Hants.
         RG21 7EJ
         ENGLAND


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    | IBM Solution Developer Operations Worldwide Contacts |      wwsdo
    +------------------------------------------------------+


IBM Solution Developer Operations has contacts around the world who can

assist solution developers who want to know more about the programs and

services available to them. The list below provides information about

how to get in touch with the SDO contact for your country or geographic

region.


Asia and Pacific Region



Solution Developer Operations Executive:

 Sally Rogers
 E-mail: rogesal@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +61 2-354-4976
 Fax:    +61 2-354-4981


Marketing Programs:

 Davender Chhabra
 E-mail: dchhabra@vnet.ibm.com


Developer Assistance Program Fulfillment:

 Jennifer Dulhunty
 E-mail: jdulhunty@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +61 2-354-7684
 Fax:    +61 2-354-7766


Australia:

 Hillel Benedykt
 E-mail: hillel@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +61 3-9626-6554
 Fax:    +61 3-9626-6612


China:

 W Yan
 E-mail: rogesal@vnet.ibm.com


India and Sri Lanka:

 Sally Rogers
 E-mail: rogesal@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +61 2-354-4976
 Fax:    +61 2-354-4981


Japan:

 K Yonemitsu
 E-mail: kyonemitsu@vnet.ibm.com


Korea:

 Nool Park
 E-mail: Npark@sulvm1.vnet.ibm.com


New Zealand:

 Hillel Benedykt
 E-mail: hillel@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +61 3-9626-6554
 Fax:    +61 3-9626-6612


Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam:

 J Srikant
 E-mail: rogesal@vnet.ibm.com


Taiwan:

 P H Chen
 E-mail: phchen@taivm1.vnet.ibm.com


Europe, Middle East, and Africa



Central Europe and Russia:

 Justyna Nowak
 E-mail: ebro@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +43 1 21145 6289
 Fax:    +43 1 21145 5714


Austria:

 Ingrid Sponer
 E-mail: isponer@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +43 1 21145 2537
 Fax:    +43 1 2160886


Denmark

 Torjus Gylstorff
 E-mail: Torjus_Gylstorff@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +45 93 45 45 ext. 3084
 Fax:    +45 88 95 69


France:

 Francois_Xavier de Bastard
 E-mail: fxbastard@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +33 1 4905 7771
 Fax:    +33 1 49 05 9970


Finland:

 Ari Voutilainen
 E-mail: arivo@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +358 0 4594082
 Fax:    +358 0 4596901
 OS/2 and DAP BBS: +358 0 4595900


Germany:

 Harald Hug
 E-mail: hhug@stutvm3.vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +49 (0)7032 926 330


Greece:

 Labros Kisouras
 E-mail: kisouras@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +30 1 3281637
 Fax:    +30 1 3237278


Ireland:

 Catherine Tallon
 E-mail: catherine_tallon@ie.ibm.com
 Phone:  +353 1 6603744
 Fax:    +353 1 6602046


Israel:

 Jacob Levy
 E-mail: ilibm82m@ibmmail.com
 Phone:  +97 23 6978921
 Fax:    +97 23 6978907


Italy:

 Lorenzo Cassinelli
 E-mail: lorenzoc@vnet.ibm.com
 Phone:  +39 02 59625468
 Fax:    +39 02 59629587


The Netherlands:

 Ton Koopmans
 E-mail: nlibmn6p@ibmmail.com
 Phone:  +31 20 513 3257
 Fax:    +31 20 615 1489


Norway:

 Frode Aarheim
 E-mail: Frode.Aarheim@norway.ibm.com
 Phone:  +47 66 99 80 00
 Fax:    +47 66 99 93 33


Sweden:

 Anders Landstrom
 E-mail: mailto:andersl@se.ibm.com
 Phone:  +46 8 7931728
 Fax:    +46-8-7932472


Switzerland:

 Mohammed El Saghe
 E-mail: chibmw4l@ibmmail.com
 Phone:  +41 1 207-2602
 Fax:    +41 1 207-2410


Turkey:

 Ebru Aran
 E-mail: earan@ibm.net


United Kingdom:

 Software Developers Enquiry Line
 E-mail: gbib16jl@ibmmail.com
 Phone:  0345 522622 (UK LoCall)
 Fax:    +44 (0)1705 492222


North America



United States and Canada:

 IBM Software Vendor Hotline
 Phone:  1-800-627-8363
 Fax:    1-770-835-9444


============================================================
                +----------------------------------+
                | IBM Device Driver Support Center |               ddsc
                +----------------------------------+


If you are developing a device driver for OS/2, you need to know about

the IBM Device Driver Support Center, your one-stop shopping for:


o Worldwide device-driver developer support


o Specialized device-driver development workshops


o The DUDE, a dedicated BBS providing up-to-the minute information

  solely for device-driver developers, as well as problem assistance.
  The BBS phone number is 1-407-982-3217, with settings 8, N, 1, and
  transmission rate 9600 bps.


  The DUDE is also accessible worldwide via Internet. To be given
  Internet access to The Dude, send a request to:
  sysop@thedude.bocaraton.ibm.com .


  Contact The DUDE for more information about:


  -- Logo program
  -- Test program
  -- Driver distribution program
  -- DUDE-ads


The DDSC team is in place to support your questions and education needs.

The team's voice-mail phone number, available at all times, is

1-407-982-4239.


============================================================
         +------------------------------------------------+
         |      The Developer Connection for OS/2:        |    powerdev
         | The Power of the Future Delivered to Your Door |
         +------------------------------------------------+


The Developer Connection for OS/2 -- continuing proof of IBM's

commitment to OS/2 developers -- can greatly increase your productivity

by providing you with the latest tools, pre-release software, product

demos, and information you need on today's most convenient medium -- a

CD. And, because we live in changing times, an annual subscription to

The Developer Connection for OS/2 keeps your tools and information from

becoming obsolete. Each year you'll receive four volumes including CDs

and The Developer Connection News, each packed with the tools and

information you need for your OS/2 development efforts.


When accessed from your CD drive, The Developer Connection for OS/2

becomes a part of your Workplace Shell environment. Click on the

Developer Connection icon, and all the wealth of The Developer

Connection for OS/2 is instantly attainable. Use the powerful Developer

Connection browser to locate any piece of information. And because the

intuitive graphical user interface is a part of the Workplace Shell

environment, each task is familiar and simple. Try the products, install

them, or simply retrieve product information. There is also an available

option for creating diskettes for many of the products on the CD.


The Developer Connection program will continue to grow to support

emerging technologies. Subscribers also receive The Developer Connection

for LAN Systems, a cross-platform offering that supports the

installation of products and information to OS/2, Windows, DOS, and AIX

workstations. It provides a programming environment for client/server

and distributed computing application development. Device-driver

developers can now subscribe to The IBM Developer Connection Device

Driver Kit for OS/2 (Developer Connection DDK). The Developer Connection

DDK is an annual membership program that enables rapid development of

device drivers for your personal computer hardware using the 32-bit OS/2

operating platform. Members receive the updated information, test tools,

utilities, and many complete device-driver sources.


Put The Developer Connection for OS/2 to Work for You ... Now



o Receive product-level versions of OS/2 developer toolkits (for OS/2

  2.1, OS/2 Warp Version 3, OS/2 SMP, Pen for OS/2, Multimedia
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o Receive new versions of operating system technologies as soon as they

  are developed


o Try new OS/2 products before you buy them


o Use the sample source code to start on the path of more productive

  programming


o Access pre-release versions of IBM's 32-bit tools to prepare for

  tomorrow's technology


o Receive updates to SMART, One Up Corporation's powerful tool that

  helps migrate your 16-bit and 32-bit Windows code and 16-bit OS/2
  code to 32-bit OS/2 code


o Read The Developer Connection News for timely OS/2 information


o Access electronic support through the Internet, OS/2 BBS, and

  CompuServe


Features and Benefits



Annual subscription Subscribe and have the tools and information you

                       need delivered to you for a whole year. What
                       could be easier?


Powerful browser This easy-to-use front end presents the contents

                       of the CD by category. You can expand and
                       collapse categories or install products with the
                       click of a mouse.


Developer's Toolkits Provides the tools, sample programs, and

for OS/2 2.1 and OS/2 documentation that enables you to develop your

Warp OS/2 applications quickly and easily.


Presentation Manager The fully documented sample programs illustrate

Multimedia Toolkit/2 the use of the comprehensive multimedia device-

                       and data-handling capabilities of MMPM/2.


Pen for OS/2 Provides the tools, sample programs, and

Developer's Toolkit documentation to enable you to create new

                       pen-aware OS/2 applications, pen-enable existing
                       applications, and create new pen-centric OS/2
                       applications.


Pre-release software Helps you keep on top of the emerging

                       technologies by allowing you to be one of the
                       first to use pre-release versions of OS/2 and
                       other exciting products from IBM and independent
                       software vendors.


Tools Use some of the internal tools that were

                       developed by IBM programmers to help get their
                       jobs done faster and easier.


Extensive technical Have the complete OS/2 Technical Library at your

documentation fingertips with the click of a mouse. Complete

                       online documentation provides a quick, effective
                       reference to all system APIs, messages, and
                       features, including code examples and helpful
                       notes. Also, view the best chapters from popular
                       OS/2 books by well-known authors.


Source code Help to jump-start your OS/2 application

                       development with our collection of sample source
                       code.


System requirements System must support OS/2 2.0 or higher.


Memory requirements 6 MB minimum; 10 MB recommended; actual memory

                       required varies depending on which programs you
                       choose to run. The performance of the catalog
                       and browser can be enhanced with the addition of
                       more memory.


Disk-space Actual disk space required varies depending on

requirements the requirements of the programs you choose to

                       install.


CD-ROM drive A CD-ROM drive supported by OS/2.


Support Available through OS/2 BBS, Internet, and

                       CompuServe for the duration of the subscription.
                       If you are not currently a CompuServe member,
                       call 1-800-524-3388, and ask for Representative
                       239. You will receive a special introductory
                       membership which entitles you to a brochure with
                       an ID and password, one month of basic services
                       for free, 15 USD worth of free extended
                       services, and a free subscription to CompuServe
                       magazine.


Prices



In the USA, an annual (four-issue) subscription to The Developer

Connection for OS/2 is priced at 199 USD, and 75 USD for an additional

license. The price for Commercial and Premier members of the IBM US

Developer Assistance Program is 119 USD. These prices do not include

shipping and handling.


For prices in other countries, contact the phone numbers listed below.


Ordering Information



To order The Developer Connection for OS/2 or additional licenses, call

the appropriate number:


 United States         1-800-6-DEVCON (1-800-633-8266),
                         fax 1-303-330-7655
 Argentina             313-0014
 Bolivia               35-1840
 Brazil                0800-111205, fax (011)886-3222
 Canada                1-800-561-5293, fax 1-905-821-1187
 Chile                 633-4400
 Colombia              257-0111
 Costa Rica            223-6222
 Dominican Republic    566-5161
 Ecuador               56-5100
 El Salvador           98-5011
 Guatemala             31-5859
 Honduras              32-2319
 Mexico                (525)627-1111 within Mexico City
                       91-800-00316 elsewhere in Mexico
 Panama                639-977
 Paraguay              444-094
 Peru                  36-6345
 Uruguay               923-617
 Venezuela             908-8901


The following require your country's international access code prior to

the listed number:


 Asia/Pacific          +61-2-354-7684, fax +61-2-354-7766
                       (61 is the country code for Australia)


 Europe, Middle East, and Africa -- call IBM ISMS Direct Services in
   Denmark (country code 45). Operators speaking the following
   languages are available:


      Danish    +45-48101300        German        +45-48101000
      Dutch     +45-48101400        Italian       +45-48101600
      English   +45-48101500        Norwegian     +45-48101250
      Finnish   +45-48101650        Spanish       +45-48101100
      French    +45-48101200        Swedish       +45-48101150
                     fax   +45-48142207


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                +-----------------------------------+
                |    Questions and Answers about    |          devconqa
                | The Developer Connection for OS/2 |
                +-----------------------------------+


Q1. What is The Developer Connection for OS/2?


A1. The Developer Connection for OS/2 is an annual subscription program

    for application developers. Its purpose is to deliver: licenses to
    developers for toolkits, productivity tools, development tools, and
    sample code; licenses to the latest pre-release code, so developers
    can prepare for and simulate future environments; and the most
    up-to-date versions of technical documentation on OS/2. The
    Developer Connection for OS/2 consists of four issues (CDs and a
    newsletter), delivered over the course of one year, plus access to
    The Developer Connection section of the OS2DF2 forum on CompuServe
    until the subscription expires.


    For those subscribers who are not members of CompuServe, IBM has
    established the DEVCON CFORUM on the OS/2 BBS under TalkLink
    (TalkLink is a feature under the IBMLink Commercial Services), and
    Internet support by addressing your questions and comments to
    devcon@vnet.ibm.com .


Q2. What does The Developer Connection cost?


A2. An annual subscription entitles the subscriber to four issues of

    the CDs and newsletter, plus access to a private section of the
    CompuServe OS2DF2 forum. Customers may also purchase an additional
    license, which allows for making one additional copy of the
    contents of the four issues of the CDs and newsletters and one
    additional license to use the code delivered on the CDs.


    In the USA, the prices (in USD) are as follows (note that US prices
    DO NOT INCLUDE shipping and handling):


                            Regular    Commercial/  Student/
                            Price      Premier DAP  Faculty
                                       and BesTeam


    Annual Subscription      199.00     119.00       119.00
    Additional License        75.00      45.00         N/A


    In Canada, an annual subscription is 225 Canadian dollars.


    In Latin America, an annual subscription is between 137 and 150
    USD.


    In Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (E/ME/A), prices are (note
    that E/ME/A prices INCLUDE shipping and handling):


                              Annual        DUA (Addl.
    Country      Currency     Subscription  License)      VAT percent


    Austria      Schilling    2337 ATS       923 ATS      20
    Belgium      Franc        6962 BEF      2748 BEF      20,5
    Denmark      Kroner       1311 DKK       518 DKK      25
    Finland      Finmark      1170 FIM       462 FIM      22
    France       Franc        1146 FRF       452 FRF      18,6
    Germany      Mark          333 DEM       131 DEM      15
    Greece       Drachma     48423 GRD     19115 GRD      --
    Ireland      Pound         139 IEP        55 IEP      21
    Israel       US Dollar     190 USD        75 USD      --
    Italy        Lire       311030 ITL    122775 ITL      19
    Netherlands  Gylden        376 NLG       149 NLG      17,5
    Norway       Kroner       1446 NOK       571 NOK      23
    Portugal     Escudo      33778 PTE     13334 PTE      17
    Spain        Peseta      26786 ESP     10571 ESP      16
    Sweden       Kroner       1579 SEK       623 SEK      25
    Switzerland  Franc         295 CHF       116 CHF       6,5
    Turkey       US Dollar     190 USD        75 USD      --
    UK           Pound         131 GBP        52 GBP      18


Q3. If I belong to the Developer Assistance Program, do I get a

    discount?


A3. Members of the Commercial Services or Premier Services of the USA

    Developer Assistance Program (DAP) may purchase The Developer
    Connection for OS/2 at a reduced price -- 119 USD for an annual
    subscription, and 45 USD for each additional license. US members of
    the Worldwide DAP, however, purchase The Developer Connection at
    the regular 199 USD price.


    European DAP members purchase The Developer Connection at the
    regular price.


Q4. What do The Developer Connection CDs contain?


A4. The CDs contain pre-release versions of many IBM OS/2 and LAN

    products, internal development and productivity tools, bitmaps, and
    demos of products from IBM and others. Each volume also includes
    the latest release level of The Developer's Toolkit for OS/2, The
    Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp Version 3, the Multimedia
    Presentation Manager Toolkit/2, and the Pen for OS/2 Developer's
    Toolkit. In addition to these programs, the CDs contain sample
    source code that can be used to develop your own applications, as
    well as thousands of pages of documentation with a search facility.


Q5. How would you compare The Developer Connection for OS/2 against the

    Microsoft Developer Network CD-ROM?


A5. The Developer Connection for OS/2 is a subscription program for

    application developers which includes CDs and newsletters delivered
    four times over one year, plus access to a private section of the
    OS2DF2 CompuServe forum. The Developer Connection CDs contain
    released versions of our developer toolkits, pre-release programs,
    a comprehensive technical library, sample source code which can be
    used by developers to write their own programs, and demonstration
    versions of Independent Software Vendor programs.


    The Developer Connection for OS/2 compares very favorably with
    Microsoft's Developer Network, Level 2. The Developer Connection
    delivers over 200 development tools every quarter, including
    toolkits, productivity tools, development tools, sample source
    code, and documentation.


Q6. What advantages do I get from the CompuServe forum for The

    Developer Connection for OS/2 that I didn't have before?


A6. Subscribing to The Developer Connection entitles you to access the

    private Developer Connection section of the OS2DF2 forum on
    CompuServe. IBM developers will be answering questions and carrying
    on dialogs with subscribers on a full-time basis, and will respond
    to your comments/issues/questions on a timely basis.


Q7. How many copies of The Developer Connection for OS/2 do I have to

    subscribe to for my company? I have many programmers, do I have to
    buy one for each?


A7. After your company has purchased its initial subscription to The

    Developer Connection, you may buy as many additional licenses as
    you want at 75 USD. For each additional license you order, four
    times during the year you will receive the current newsletter and a
    Proof of Additional License certificate, which entitles you to make
    one additional copy of the contents of the current volume.
    Additional licenses work best for Local Area Network development
    environments (for example, if you have ten developers on a LAN, you
    could buy one regular license and nine additional licenses).


Q8. I've heard that the Developer Connection program will grow in the

    future. What do you mean by that? What will I see over the next
    year?


A8. The IBM Developer Connection Device Driver Kit for OS/2, Developer

    Connection for AIX, and Developer Connection for Image Plus
    Visualinfo have already been announced. Future direction for The
    Developer Connection has not been announced; however, we are
    considering expanding the Developer Connection family of products.


Q9. Does my license to use the release-level toolkits contained on The

    Developer Connection end if I do not renew my subscription at the
    end of my annual membership?


A9. In general, the License Agreement to use the code on each volume of

    The Developer Connection is shipped with that volume, and expires
    120 days after receipt of that volume or upon receipt of the next
    volume, whichever comes first. However, your licenses to the
    following toolkits continue beyond expiration of your subscription:
    The Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 2.1, Multimedia Presentation
    Manager Toolkit/2 1.1, Pen for OS/2 Developer's Toolkit, and The
    Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp Version 3. As long as you adhere
    to all other terms and conditions of the Agreement, your license to
    the abovementioned toolkits does not terminate.


Q10. Is the Developer Connection program available outside the US?


A10. The Developer Connection for OS/2 program has been announced in the

    USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, and the
    Asia / Pacific countries. It is currently available in all of these
    geographies.


Q11. How do I subscribe to The Developer Connection for OS/2?


A11. Here is subscription information for all geographies:


    In the USA, you can subscribe to The Developer Connection for OS/2
    by calling 1-800-6-DEVCON (1-800-633-8266), fax 1-303-330-7655.


    In Canada, call 1-800-561-5293, fax 1-905-821-1187.


    In Germany, call 0130-812177.


    Elsewhere in Europe, call IBM ISMS Direct Services in Denmark. Be
    sure to dial the international access code applicable to your
    country BEFORE dialing the appropriate phone number. Operators
    speaking the following languages are available (note that 45 is
    the country code for Denmark):


                Country
    Language    Code          Number
    --------    ----------    ---------
    Danish      Denmark=45    +48101300
    Dutch       Denmark=45    +48101400
    English     Denmark=45    +48101500
    Finnish     Denmark=45    +48101650
    French      Denmark=45    +48101200
    German      Denmark=45    +48101000
    Italian     Denmark=45    +48101600
    Norwegian   Denmark=45    +48101250
    Spanish     Denmark=45    +48101100
    Swedish     Denmark=45    +48101150


    TeleFax:    Denmark=45    +48142207


    In Asia/Pacific, call 61-2-354-7684, fax 61-2-354-7766. Note that
    61 is the country code for Australia.


    In Latin America and South America:


      Country               Phone            Fax
      -------               -----            ---


      Argentina             313-0014
      Bolivia               35-1840
      Brazil                0800-111205      (011)886-3222
      Chile                 633-4400
      Colombia              257-0111
      Costa Rica            223-6222
      Dominican Republic    566-5161
      Ecuador               56-5100
      El Salvador           98-5011
      Guatemala             31-5859
      Honduras              32-2319
      Mexico outside        91-800-00316 (toll-free)
        Mexico City
      Mexico City           (525)627-1111
      Panama                639-977
      Paraguay              444-094
      Peru                  36-6345
      Uruguay               923-617
      Venezuela             908-8901


Q12. The back of the newsletter says "For CompuServe membership

    information, call...  You will receive a special introductory
    membership for IBM customers". What does the special introductory
    offer include?


A12. The special introductory offer includes:

    - A brochure with an ID and password
    - One month of basic services for free
    - 15 USD of free extended services
    - A free subscription to CompuServe magazine


    To obtain a CompuServe ID, or just to inquire about membership,
    call one of the following numbers depending on where you are
    located, and ask for Representative 239:


    - From the USA, call 1-800-524-3388
    - From the United Kingdom, call 0800 289 378
    - From Germany, call 0130 37 32
    - From other countries in Europe, call +44 (117) 9760681
    - From elsewhere, call 1-614-457-0802 (direct to the US)


Q13. If I have a CompuServe id, how do I gain access to the private

    Developer Connection section of the OS2DF2 Forum?


A13. The Developer Connection section on the OS2DF2 forum is the way to

    obtain technical support and also to exchange messages, ideas,
    comments, and concerns with The Developer Connection for OS/2 team
    and forum members.


    To obtain access to this private section, send an e-mail note
    containing your Developer Connection subscription number to the
    Developer Connection Administrator at CompuServe user id
    73423,2767. You will receive notification of access to the
    Developer Connection section within two business days. To access
    the forum, type GO OS2DF2 at the ! prompt, then select the
    Developer Connection section.


Q14. Is there any other electronic support for The Developer Connection

    for OS/2?


A14. Yes, IBM has established the DEVCON CFORUM on the OS/2 BBS under

    TalkLink (TalkLink is a feature under the IBMLink Commercial
    Services). For more information, customers in the USA may call
    1-800-547-1283; customers outside of the US should contact their
    local IBM Marketing Representative. Support is also available
    through the Internet by addressing your questions and comments to
    devcon@vnet.ibm.com .


Q15. I have received a promotional copy of The Developer Connection for

    OS/2 CD, dated February 1995. I'm having some problems. How can I
    get some help?


A15. There is a question-and-answer file addressing commonly asked

    questions on CompuServe. The file is called DPROMO.TXT; it is
    located on OS/2 Developer 2 Forum (go OS2DF2), in library 17, IBM
    files, and is updated as necessary. This is the only help available
    for customers who are not current subscribers to The Developer
    Connection for OS/2.


Q16. How can I purchase the IBM Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp,

    Version 3?


A16. The IBM Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp, Version 3 is included on

    The Developer Connection for OS/2. By purchasing a subscription to
    The Developer Connection for OS/2, you will receive the most
    current OS/2 toolkit updates.


    For owners of previous OS/2 developer toolkits who do not have a
    CD-ROM player, there is a 3.5-inch diskette shrinkwrap package that
    contains the IBM Developer's Toolkit for OS/2 Warp, Version 3
    upgrade for 79 USD. This diskette package is available through
    1-800-6DEVCON. The GEMS part number for the diskette package is
    2419864.


Q17. How can I get The OpenDoc Developer's Kit for OS/2?


A17. The OpenDoc Developer's Kit for OS/2 is included with The Developer

    Connection for OS/2. By purchasing a subscription to The Developer
    Connection for OS/2, you will receive the most current OpenDoc
    toolkit updates.


Q18. What is OpenDoc?


A18. OpenDoc is a set of APIs (Application Program Interface) and

    software for building compound documents. The OpenDoc compound
    document architecture provides a container of parts and part
    handlers.


    What is a container in OpenDoc?
    A container is a place where parts can be inserted.


    What is a part?
    Parts are the fundamental building blocks of OpenDoc.


    What is a part handler?
    Part handlers are the independent programs that manipulate and
    display a part type. Part handlers are divided into two types:
    editors and viewers. Part viewers allow a user to display and print
    a part's content, but not edit it. Viewers are usually distributed
    for free, but you will have to pay for editors.


    What is a frame?
    Frames are areas of the display that represent a part. They also
    represent a part in the negotiations for space during the layout of
    a document.


    For more information about OpenDoc for OS/2, send an e-mail note to
    opendoc@austin.ibm.com .


Q19. Is OpenDoc compatible with OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) from

    Microsoft?


A19. Yes, OpenDoc parts and containers are OLE-compatible. You should be

    able to place OpenDoc parts in OLE containers, and vice versa.


Q20. What is The Developer Connection Device Driver Kit for OS/2 (DevCon

    DDK)? How much is it?


A20. The DevCon DDK is an enhanced version of The Developer Connection

    for OS/2. It INCLUDES a DevCon subscription PLUS source code, test
    tools and documentation for many driver classes: display, printer,
    storage, input/output, multimedia, physical, virtual, and double
    byte character set. The DevCon DDK is priced at 299 USD in the
    United States, and 220 USD in Europe. Prices in other countries can
    be obtained by calling the country order number (see answer A11).


Q21. A customer subscribes to The Developer Connection for OS/2 and

    wants to subscribe to the Developer Connection Device Driver Kit
    (DDK). Since the DDK now includes The Developer Connection for
    OS/2, and the customer does not need two copies of The Developer
    Connection for OS/2, what should he do?


A21. The customer should get an upgrade for The Developer Connection

    Device Driver Kit, which is the DDK WITHOUT The Developer
    Connection for OS/2. This upgrade is only available to current
    subscribers of The Developer Connection for OS/2. The price of the
    upgrade is 129 USD in the United States, and 110 USD in Europe.
    Prices in other countries can be obtained by calling the country
    order number (see answer A11).


Q22. How can I get the Software Migration Analysis and Reporting (SMART)

    tool?


A22. SMART is included with The Developer Connection for OS/2. By

    purchasing a subscription to The Developer Connection for OS/2, you
    will receive the most current SMART tool updates.


============================================================
                                                                subdcon


  +----------------------------------------------------------------+
  | Subscription Information for The Developer Connection for OS/2 |
  |      and The Developer Connection Device Driver Kit (DDK)      |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------+


The following list of phone and fax numbers was published in Volume 8 of

The Developer Connection News.


The list applies to two products:


o The Developer Connection for OS/2

o The Developer Connection Device Driver Kit (DDK)


The phone numbers shown are for ordering both products unless otherwise

specified.


In the following countries:


 Canada              1-800-561-5293
 Germany             0130-812177
 United States       1-800-6DEVCON (1-800-633-8266)
                 fax 1-303-330-7655


 NOTE: Commercial and Premier Services members of the US Solution
       Developer Program are eligible for a discounted price for The
       Developer Connection for OS/2. When ordering, be sure to specify
       that you are a Commercial and Premier Services member, and give
       your membership number.


In Latin and South America:


  Argentina           313-0014         Honduras            32-2319
  Bolivia             35-1840          Mexico (except      91-800-00316
  Brazil              0800-111205        Mexico City)
  Chile               633-4400         Mexico City only    627-1111
  Colombia            257-0111         Panama              639-977
  Costa Rica          223-6222         Paraguay            444-094
  Dominican Republic  566-5161         Peru                36-6345
  Ecuador             56-5100          Uruguay             923-617
  El Salvador         98-5011          Venezuela           908-8901
  Guatemala           31-5859


In Asia/Pacific countries:


 Be sure to dial your country's international access code before
 dialing the listed phone number. 61 is the country code for Australia.


 Call +61-2-354-7684, or fax to +61-2-354-7766.


To order within Europe:


  Be sure to dial your country's international access code before
  dialing the appropriate phone number or fax number listed below. 45
  is the country code for Denmark.


 Operators speaking the following languages are available.


   Language   Phone Number          Language   Phone Number
   --------   ------------          --------   ------------


   Danish     +45-4-810-1300        German     +45-4-810-1000
   Dutch      +45-4-810-1400        Italian    +45-4-810-1600
   English    +45-4-810-1500        Norwegian  +45-4-810-1250
   Finnish    +45-4-810-1650        Spanish    +45-4-810-1100
   French     +45-4-810-1200        Swedish    +45-4-810-1150
                     Fax        +45-4-814-2207


Electronic Support



Electronic support is provided through CompuServe, OS/2 BBS, and the

Internet. Obtain technical support or use the forums to exchange

messages, ideas, comments, or concerns with The Developer Connection for

OS/2 team or other members.


The dedicated Developer Connection section on CompuServe is located in

hte IBM OS/2 Developer Forum 2. To obtain access to this section, please

send a note with your subscription number to The Developer Connection

administrator at CompuServe userid 73423,2767. You will receive

notification or access to The Developer Connection section within two

business days.


To access the forum, type GO OS2DF2 at the ! prompt; then, select The

Developer Connection section.


For CompuServe membership information, call one of the following numbers

depending on where you are located:


 Germany                       0130 37 32
 United Kingdom                0800 289 378
 Other European Countries      +44 (117) 9760681
 United States                 1-800-524-3388
 from elsewhere                1-614-457-0802


Ask for representative 239. You will receive a special introductory

membership for IBM customers.


The DEVCON CFORUM is on the OS/2 BBS under TALKLink, which is a feature

under the IBMLink Commercial Services. Customers in the U.S. can call

1-800-547-1283; customers outside of the U.S. should contact their local

IBM marketing representative.


Internet users may address their questions or comments to

devcon@vnet.ibm.com . Letters to the editor may be addressed to

lisa_demeo@bocaraton.ibm.com .


Additional Developer Connection DDK Electronic Support (DUDE)



In addition, Developer Connection DDK subscribers can obtain support

through the DUDE BBS at 1-407-982-3217. After completing a

self-registration, you will have limited access to the system; then,

within one business day, you will be notified that your access level has

been upgraded to NORMAL. Send your questions using your PC and modem.


If you have problems connecting to the DUDE BBS, you can leave a voice

message on 1-407-982-4239. A member of the DDSC team will return your

call before the end of the next business day.


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                  +----------------------------------+
                  | DB2 Developer Assistance Program |           dapdb2
                  +----------------------------------+


The IBM DB2 Developer Assistance Program assists ISVs porting or

developing applications and tools for DB2. The program encompasses DB2

for OS/2, DB2 for AIX, DB2 for HP/UX, and DB2 for SUN Solaris.


This program is free of charge and is open to professional developers

who are selling their software solutions commercially.


Program Benefits



Participants in the DB2 Developer Assistance Program are provided with:


o The opportunity to acquire IBM DB2 and associated software, including

    full documentation, at special terms and conditions

o Access to telephone technical support and electronic support through

    the DB2 ISV program forums

o Participation in testing of early code and other joint programs

o A vendor advocate who will address your questions and concerns

o Access to IBM marketing programs such as exhibitions, conferences,

    advertisements, direct mailings, etc.

o A free listing of your product in the DB2 Solutions Directory, which

    is distributed worldwide to customers and the IBM marketing force


Enrollment



To enroll in the DB2 Developer Assistance Program, send a message,

including your name, company name, full address, phone number, fax

number, and e-mail address, to db2dap@vnet.ibm.com . In the USA and

Canada, you can also call 1-800-627-8363 (USA and Canada) or

1-770-835-9002. From other countries, fax your request to

1-203-262-2141.


============================================================
                       +----------------------+
                       | CICS OS/2 Developers |                 os2cics
                       +----------------------+


ISVs who want to evaluate how their product or service could exploit the

capabilities of CICS OS/2 Version 2 can obtain CICS OS/2 V2 code,

documentation, educational video, and technical support. The code has a

90-day life, and is for development, test, and demonstration purposes

only. Unlimited-life code is available to ISVs who are willing to commit

to produce a product or service that exploits CICS OS/2. For more

information, contact Fred Holland at 1-301-240-8143, fax 1-301-240-8836.


============================================================
              +-------------------------------------+
              | TCP/IP Application Partners Program |            os2tcp
              +-------------------------------------+


ISVs who have products that interoperate with the IBM TCP/IP V2.0 for

OS/2 product, or who wish to enable their products to do so, should join

the TCP/IP Application Partners Program (TAPP). ISVs who join TAPP get a

copy of TCP/IP for OS/2 for enablement (development and testing)

purposes only. To join the TAPP, call 1-919-254-2679.


============================================================
                         +----------------+
                         | AIX POWER Team |                    poweraix
                         +----------------+


The POWER Team is an exciting program developed just for you, the

developer. It is tailored to help you gain access to the IBM tools that

can help build and grow your product in the AIX marketplace, using IBM's

POWER architecture and the RISC System/6000.


Membership in the POWER Team program allows you to take advantage of a

variety of programs, which include:


Technical Support



Choose from our menu of special fee-based technical support programs.

You may select the type of technical support that is best for your

development situation:


o Porting assistance

o Ongoing technical support

o Consulting services

 - Design reviews
 - Performance tuning
 - On-site consulting

o Benchmarking

o Remote access to an RS/6000


Development



Receive information and tools to assist you in your ongoing development

activities:


o Electronic technical/marketing bulletin board

o Question-and-answer database

o Early product information

o Access to AIX public-domain software

o Porting information / white papers


Equipment



Enjoy the availability of equipment without straining your budget:


o RS/6000 Developer's Discount Program

o RS/6000 Leasing Program

o RS/6000 Rentals


Marketing



Expand your marketing opportunities through our programs:


o AIX POWER Solutions Catalog


 - 50-word product description in magazine format
 - Up to 5 pages of marketing / product information via fax
 - Advertising discounts available for POWER team members
 - Call 1-415-855-3333 and request a document or catalog


o IBM's online databases for AIX solutions


Education



Keep your leading edge with information about the latest products, new

technologies, and trends:


o POWER conferences

 - Technical conferences for independent software and hardware
     developers.

o AIXpert magazine subscription

 - Quarterly technical publication with a distribution of 25,000
 - Advertising discounts available for POWER team members

o Seminars / classes


Technical, Business, Marketing Information



Learn about the many programs and facilities that IBM has to offer.

Making it easier for you to work with IBM is an important goal of this

program. POWER Team members receive technical, business, and marketing

information on a regular basis.


Who is Eligible?



The POWER Team is intended for developers working on products for

commercial release. You are eligible to participate in the program if:


o You are currently developing products for AIX and the RISC System/6000

o You are currently marketing AIX or UNIX products.


More Information



For more information, call the POWER Team information line at

1-800-222-2363 within the USA, and request additional information and a

membership application.


Become a member of the POWER Team, and work with IBM to expand your

sales and marketing opportunities, take advantage of the technical

support and equipment offerings, and keep on the leading edge of new

technologies.


============================================================
             +--------------------------------------------+
             | The AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM: |      rom400
             |   Connecting Developers with Development   |
             +--------------------------------------------+


The AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM provides AS/400 developers

with a wealth of information to promote application development on the

AS/400. The BookManager Library Reader product is provided on the CD-ROM

to enable the user to search for and view what is needed, using WIN-OS/2

within OS/2.


Description



The AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM, which is also provided to

participants in AS/400 Partners In Development Membership, provides a

wealth of information selected specifically for the AS/400 solution

provider. We have also included the IBM BookManager Library Reader

product to ensure that navigation through this information is easy. All

you need is a personal computer capable of running OS/2 or Windows, a

CD-ROM drive, and the AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM.


The IBM BookManager Library Reader product provides a "search" function,

so you can enter a topic of interest and receive a list of references

where that topic is described. You can also select to view a book based

on the title of the book, and then chapters based on the chapter

headings. Functions are also included so that material of interest can

be printed (a whole topic area, marked text, or even the whole book!) or

copied to a file. One of the most popular features is the hypertext

linking that provides you a quick easy way to "jump" to related

information or more detailed information on the same topic.


The information on the CD-ROM is organized on "bookshelves." Each

bookshelf contains "books." You select the bookshelf based on the

subject matter you are interested in. Books on that shelf are then

listed for you. Once you are in a book, you can "page" through it or

"search" for what you need, or look through the table of contents and

jump directly to the chapter you want.


The information in "books" may be a presentation or a publication or

even a program that can be run.


Content of Volume 2



The content of Volume 2 includes the following:


Presentations:


 Overview of AS/400 Partners In Development
 AS/400 Advanced Server (8+ presentations)
 AS/400 Client/Server Computing Strategy for the Workplace
 Application Development (AD) Partner Product Demos (18)


Publications:


 Handbook of AS/400 Partners In Development
 Notebook for AS/400 Partners In Development Members
 AS/400 Client/Server Applications Directory
 IBM's Directions for the AS/400 (9 white papers)
 AS/400 System Manuals (white books) (selected)
 (over 280 books in all)


 Additional selected papers addressing:
   AS/400 Client/Server
   AS/400 Object Oriented Technology
   The Application Development (AD) Program


 Reference materials:
   All past AS/400 Partners In Development Newsletters
   AS/400 Press Releases
   Merchandising Deliverables Directory
   Selected On-Line Forums (7)
   IBM Education and Training Catalogs (all platforms)


Programs:


   SystemView/400 Product Selection Guide
   Client/Server Tool
   Client/Server Applications Directory
   AS/400 Information Directory
   Guidelines product (JBA International)


Content will change from issue to issue.


Price



The AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM is included with AS/400

Partners In Development Membership at the Starter, Starter and 800,

Base, and Base and 800 levels.


Membership at the Starter level is 250 USD per year and includes up to

three issues of the AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM, along with

many other benefits (Newsletter, On-Line connection and more).

Individual copies of the AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM are

available to Complimentary Members for 100 USD.


More Information



To become a Member of AS/400 Partners In Development and receive the

AS/400 Developer Connection on CD-ROM up to three times every year

(along with many other benefits), call 1-800-365-4426, Extension 400, or

1-507-253-7291, Ext 400.


============================================================
           +-------------------------------------------+
           | AS/400 Partners in Development Membership |        part400
           +-------------------------------------------+


AS/400 Partners in Development recognizes market realities. And, more

importantly, it acts on them.


The program gives solution providers direct access to top IBM technical

people. Depending on which membership option you select, this can take

the form of anything from bulletin boards to private consultations with

hardware and software developers. AS/400 Partners in Development also

helps you address design, implementation, marketing, packaging, and

after-market issues.


Quite simply, your success drives our success. And the better your

access to our systems -- our technology, our expertise, our marketing

initiatives -- the more successful you will be. Our common goals are

simple: Better solutions, reduced development times, and effective

marketing.


AS/400 Partners In Development welcomes you to some exciting new offers

through its Membership Program (formally ASsociation/400). As members of

Partners In Development, AS/400 Solution Providers have access to

development resources from the AS/400 Division through a wide array of

support and services.


There are several membership offerings to help you become more connected

with the AS/400 Division. Memberships range in price from no charge to

4990 USD, to meet your specific business needs.


Assistance Overview



The assistance provided by AS/400 Partners in Development can take many

forms, outlined below.


In Person



(No membership required, although discounts are available to members.

Fee-based.)


o Modernization Strategies. A combination of long-term planning and

  hands-on customization of your existing product.


o Consulting. One-on-one assistance from technical experts.


o Classes. Informative lectures and hands-on labs.


o Briefings. Short introductions to technical topics for solution

  providers or AS/400 briefings for your customers.


o Benchmarks. Hands-on validation of system performance while running

  your application on a specific AS/400 configuration.


o Solution Integration. Front-end process planning and definition for

  custom solution delivery.


o System Customization. Customized systems delivered direct from the

  factory. Can include pre-loading your application.


o Customized Assistance. A unique response to your particular

  development need.


These are all available in Rochester, Minnesota. Outside the USA, they

may be available through Advanced Solution Service Centres (ASSCs) in

European countries, Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) in the U.K., or

Japan's Solution Partner Lab. Through special arrangement, they may also

be offered at your location.


Electronic Access



(Membership required for electronic access)


Online Developer Support gives you unlimited access to the AS/400 lab.

Included with this support are the following:


o Online Q and A facility. You can search a database of previously

  asked questions, and submit questions electronically to a team of
  dedicated specialists with multiplatform skills. Depending on the
  enrollment option you choose, you may also author and answer
  questions. Includes cross-platform and competitive information.


o Forums. On-line interactive communication among solution providers

  and IBM development personnel focused on specific technical areas.
  You can dialogue with IBM developers worldwide on a broad range of
  topics, such as Client/Server, Envy/400, VisualAge, C Programming,
  PC Support, AS/400 Tips and Techniques, Communications, SQL, and
  Openness. Additionally, this system may provide the vehicle for
  special development relationships on laboratory focus topics.


o E-Mail. An opportunity to communicate with other Business Partners,

  IBM personnel with Information Exchange Addresses (IEAs), and other
  software mall subscribers.


o Bulletin Boards. Postings of articles from past newsletter articles,

  course descriptions and schedules, upcoming events, and news.


o News Flashes. Important information that is flagged for your

  convenience.


o The AS/400 Merchandising Directory. This is your reference guide to

  key AS/400 marketing and technical presentations, videos, demo
  diskettes, consultant reports, press clippings, and brochures.
  Included in this guide are the description, source, and ordering
  instructions for each entry. An online order form is also available.
  Topics covered include: Client/Server, Openness, Application
  Development Tools, Object-Oriented Programming, and others.


o On-Line Market Research. The Rochester Marketing Research Library

  provides summaries of consultant studies and various trade press
  articles about all the latest topics. Use this facility to gain
  insights into customer needs and market trends.


o On-Line Trade Articles. Condensed versions of important technical

  articles.


o Handbook. A detailed guide to worldwide classes, briefings, and

  other services. Updated on-line as changes are made.


Hard Goods (and Hard Copy)



(Membership required for all offerings except the technical newsletter,

the handbook, and PSAS)


o Technical Newsletter. Quarterly newsletter from lab includes

  technical updates and tips, business trends, product trends and
  directions, and market information. Most articles are written by
  leading AS/400 Division developers.


o Handbook. Updated twice a year in hardcopy. To receive a free copy,

  call 1-800-365-4426, ext. 400 within the USA, or 1-507-253-7291,
  ext. 400 from elsewhere.


o Developer Lease. IBM hardware leased at special developers' rates.

  In the USA only, AS/400 systems, including Server and Portable 1
  models, may be leased for little as 1 percent of list price per
  month. Lease terms of 12, 24, and 36 months are available, with
  options. This allows you to maintain the latest technology for
  application development and demos. AS/400 equipment rentals are also
  available to members at a reduced rate for for short-term
  demonstration purposes.


o Portable Sales Automation System (PSAS). PSAS is a notebook PC tool

  available to AS/400 Partners In Development members at no charge.
  This portable tool assists you in identifying customer requirements;
  specifying the appropriate hardware, software and service solution;
  evaluating financial alternatives; creating the proposal; and even
  directly uploading the order, all from the customer's office.


o Early Release. New versions and releases of Operating System/400

  software provided at no charge several weeks prior to general
  availability. Early release code enables you to implement and market
  your software at the latest level more quickly, develop the knowledge
  and skills of your technical staff ahead of your customers, and more
  effectively support your customers.


o No-Charge Software Products. No-charge software facilitates your

  application development, modernization or porting projects. You may
  choose two software licenses per year at no additional charge from a
  list of Advanced Technology offerings and/or many porting tools.
  Current offerings include Code/400, Callpath/400, Multimedia,
  Wireless Computing, porting tools, and more.


o Rental Equipment. Short-duration rentals of software and hardware for

  customer demos, business shows, and product announcements. USA only.


o Licensed Internal Program Interfaces (LIPIs). LIPIs are available

  exclusively to AS/400 Partners In Development annual fee members for
  a one-time charge. These LIPIs document internal software interface
  specifications, which allow midware application developers to use
  system functions that were previously unavailable from IBM. Solution
  Providers can now expand their suite of offerings in a more efficient
  manner by accessing the same key interfaces as IBM AS/400 developers.
  This offering is one more demonstration that the AS/400 is an open
  system.


  Active AS/400 Partners In Development members must sign the IBM
  Confidential Disclosure Agreement and the IBM Licensed Internal
  Programming Interface Contract to be eligible for this offering.


1-800 Support



(Membership required)


o The 800 Developer Question and Answer facility. The Q and A facility

  gives you unlimited technical support by phone to answer your
  development questions in a timely way. This technical-support 800
  number is staffed by highly skilled specialists who have
  cross-platform knowledge to answer difficult development questions.
  They will engage specific AS/400 developers from the AS/400 Lab to
  assist when necessary to answer your questions. This service is
  available 12 hours a day (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central time),
  Monday through Friday, every business day.


  Membership at the "Starter and 800" level or the "Base and 800" level
  includes this support.


  Equivalent support is provided to worldwide AS/400 Partners In
  Development members through the online Q and A (electronic mail).


Topics



AS/400 Partners In Development offerings address topics of importance

to you. As technology changes, so will both specific offerings and

general areas of emphasis.


o Modernization Strategies. A two-day session focused on your needs as

  defined by both your technical, marketing, and sales decision makers.
  Topics covered generally fall into four categories:
  -- Front-Ending or Screen Scraping tools
  -- Client/Server Application Development Tools
  -- Advanced Application Tools (e.g., Mobile, Multimedia)
  -- Object-Oriented Projects


  The session also typically includes updates on AS/400 Systems Content
  and Directions, Client/Server, and Systems Management. The second day
  is devoted to prototyping your application and constructing your
  roadmap.


o Client/Server. Client/Server has become a dominant technology.

  Assistance with design, performance, and application management is
  available.


o Object-Oriented Programming. Would you like to reduce your

  application development costs and decrease your time to market? If
  so, come and learn about VisualAge, a new and powerful visual
  application development environment for rapid combination of
  object-oriented AS/400 Client/Server applications. It could
  revolutionize the way you do business.


o Database Management. Information is an asset. Database management,

  which maximizes the value of that asset, is becoming even more
  important. Issues discussed include distribution across machines and
  platforms, distributed client/server, and homogeneous environments,
  efficiency, and integrity.


o Integrated Multimedia. With multimedia, companies can improve

  hundreds of business practices, like conducting meetings using video
  conferencing, updating employee skills through just-in-time training,
  communicating more effectively through multimedia, and integrating
  multimedia into current applications. Explore how to extend your
  application into the world of multimedia.


o Integrated Facsimile. AS/400 integrated fax provides users with

  direct fax capabilities which will increase operational efficiency
  and productivity through rapid information dispersal.


o Mobile Computing. Mobile workers can now access their AS/400 wherever

  they are, whenever it's convenient, with no wired connection
  whatsoever. Wireless LANs, which can be used independently or with
  wired LANs, meet the needs of mobile workers within the office,
  campus area, or job site. Mobile Network Access products, which
  include PagerPac/400 (one-way paging) and RadioPac/400 (two-way
  radio), are designed for mobile workers outside the office.


o Advanced Function Printing. Understand AFP's significance, identify

  applications, and integrate solutions to save your customers money on
  printing costs.


o Migration and Conversion. By extending your software offerings to

  AS/400, you can take advantage of the most popular mid-range computer
  ever. Specific topics include:
  -- Rightsizing
  -- Competitive Conversions
  -- S/36 to Native AS/400


o Integrated Language Environment. ILE is the foundation for future

  application development. It provides new functions and interfaces on
  the AS/400 to allow better performance and more flexibility for
  application development.


o Openness. The AS/400 supports many programming, database, and

  networking open standards. We can work with you on analyzing and
  porting your UNIX applications and PC-based networking applications
  to the AS/400.


Membership Levels



The five membership levels range from no charge to 4,990 USD annually.

Program content, terms and conditions, and pricing may vary by country.


Complimentary Membership Option



The Complimentary Membership option is a no-charge option designed to

give the solution provider continuing information about the AS/400. As

a Complimentary Member, you receive:


o The AS/400 Partners In Development Developer Newsletter.


o Portable Sales Automation System (PSAS) Code.


Starter Membership Option



As a Starter Member, you receive:


o All services given to Complimentary Members


o Online developer support, including:

  --  Forums
  --  Online Q and A facility
  --  AS/400 Merchandising Directory
  --  Marketing Research Library
  --  Worldwide electronic mail and fax
  --  Special Developer Lease Option


o Licensed Program Internal Interfaces (LIPIs)


Starter and 800 Membership Option



As a Starter and 800 member, you receive:


o All services given to Starter Members


o The 1-800 Developer Question and Answer facility


Base Membership Option



As a Base Member, you will receive:


o All services given to Starter Members


o IBM education discounts


o Early-release code


o No-charge software


o Performance modeling (USA only)


Base and 800 Membership Option



As a Base and 800 member, you receive:


o All services given to Base Members


o The 1-800 Developer Question and Answer facility


Enrollment and More Information



To learn more about any of the offerings listed here or to enroll as an

AS/400 Partners In Development member, call 1-800-365-4426, ext. 400

within the USA, or 1-507-253-7291, ext. 400 from elsewhere.


============================================================
                  +---------------------------------+
                  | Object Connection for VisualAge |           connobj
                  +---------------------------------+


The IBM Object Connection is a program that encourages enterprises to go

into the business of building VisualAge enabled reusable parts for the

open market. Its intent is to ensure that there is a robust supply of

application part components available to VisualAge developers. These

parts, like those supplied by IBM, can be added to the VisualAge parts

palette, and used repetitively in the development of VisualAge

applications. These parts must be written to the interface

specifications provided in the IBM manual titled "Construction from

Parts Architecture: Building Parts for Fun and Profit".


In addition, the Object Connection Program accommodates enterprises in

the business of developing and offering VisualAge complementary

development tools and IBM Smalltalk compatible class libraries.


Who Can Join?



Enterprises interested in assessing the prospect of building VisualAge

objects (or parts) from the open market are eligible for membership in

the Object Connection.


Object Connection Services



Members are entitled to:


o A development license for VisualAge at very favorable terms

o Marketing assistance

o Technical support

  - access via an 800 phone number to VisualAge Technical Consultants
      on a call-back basis
  - technical documentation updates
  - interactive technical support on CompuServe


More Information



To join, call VisualAge's Object Connection Program at 1-800-IBM-CARY

(1-800-426-2279) within the USA, and request a program information

package and membership application. Fill out the application form and

return it to the Object Connection Program. The program manager will

call you for a telephone interview.


============================================================
                        +-------------------+
                        | PenAssist Program |                   helppen
                        +-------------------+


The IBM Pen Developer Assistance Program (PenAssist) is designed

especially for the developer of pen software. The program is tailored to

help you develop applications in the emerging technology.


A Variety of Programs



Membership in the PenAssist program allows you to take advantage of a

variety of programs:


o Access to IBM test centers

 - Located in Palo Alto CA and Atlanta GA
 - Equipped with an IBM PS/2 and digitizing pads. The PS/2 has PenDOS
     SDK and Pen for OS/2 installed.


o Electronic mail. Enrolled developers can send to and receive messages

 directly from the software developers' support organization.


o IBM pen software CompuServe forum, a forum for pen and mobile systems.

 IBM monitors this forum and provides responses to inquiries.


o Special software discounts:

 - PenDOS SDK
 - Pen for OS/2 SDK
 - Pen development tools


o Special hardware discounts:

 - Special prices on pen hardware from IBM and other manufacturers.
 - Eligibility to receive a 50 percent discount on selected IBM
     printers and features.
 - Notification of special promotional offerings.


o IBM Fax Information Service

 - Provides immediate information about IBM's pen and mobile software
     systems and other IBM products and services.
 - Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge.


o Marketing

 - Pen application catalog
 - Personal Computer Company BBS - applications will be listed in this
     database at no additional charge.
 - Business-show support
 - A single point of contact will be provided to assist with reviewing
     development and marketing relationships.


Who is Eligible?



o Developers of pen applications

o Developers of commercially available applications

o Corporations developing pen applications for their own use.


More Information



For more information about PenAssist, call 1-800-627-8363 from the USA

and Canada, 1-770-835-9002 from elsewhere, or fax to 1-770-835-9444.


============================================================
               +-----------------------------------+
               | IBM Product Compatibility Program |           compprog
               +-----------------------------------+


The IBM Product Compatibility Program provides an opportunity for

developers to gain increased visibility, marketability, and credibility

for their products.


Compatibility Testing Opportunity



This program gives ISVs a testing opportunity to establish and

communicate the compatibility of their products with OS/2 Warp

standalone, clients, servers, and LAN systems.


Resource for Making Wise Purchasing Decisions



This program is a resource that customers and their advisors can use to

make product purchase decisions with the confidence that a product has

been tested for compatibility with OS/2 Warp and LAN Server systems.

Consultants, resellers, integrators, OEMs, and other product decision

makers can confidently use the list of compatible products in selecting

products that meet their customers' needs. Recommending compatible

products can help expedite buying decisions and protect a customer's

investment.


Value of Tested Compatibility



There are literally thousands of software products on the market today

to help solve customers' problems. The challenge is finding which

products are compatible and can be integrated into a customer's

environment.


Selecting tested compatible products gives buyers confidence in product

decisions and/or recommendations. Such confidence can speed up product

decisions and potentially lessen installation and support time.


Compatibility Program Description



There are two options of product compatibility. The "Ready for..."

option shows compatibility of a software product with either OS/2 Warp

or IBM LAN Server with OS/2 Warp. The "Tested and Approved..." option

addresses a more sophisticated LAN systems environment to show

compatibility, interoperability, and coexistence with many LAN products.


Ready for OS/2 Warp and Ready for OS/2 Warp LAN Server



The "Ready for OS/2 Warp" and "Ready for OS/2 Warp LAN Server" programs

offer software developers a set of IBM guidelines to self-test their

products for compatibility with a particular version of either OS/2 Warp

or IBM LAN Server with OS/2 Warp.


This program, with some variations, also exists in some geographies

outside the USA and Canada. Developers outside of North America are

encouraged to contact their local IBM country representative for their

specific program benefits.


Call 1-800-IBM-4FAX (U.S.) to request documents 3241 and 3242 for a list

of compatible products under the Ready self-test program. In Canada,

call 1-800-HELP-FAX. From elsewhere, use a fax telephone to call

1-415-855-4329. Additional information can be obtained by calling

1-800-992-4777 within the U.S. and Canada.


Tested and Approved for OS/2 Warp LAN Systems



The "Tested and Approved for OS/2 Warp LAN Systems" program offers

hardware and software developers the opportunity to have IBM test their

product with many IBM and non-IBM products in a LAN systems

real-world-like environment. IBM publishes the results of these tests to

help customers understand the test environment plus any workarounds

discovered during the testing. Customer knowledge of test results helps

customers make more informed purchases and experience smoother

installations.


Call 1-800-IBM-4FAX (U.S.) to request document 3605 for a list of

compatible products tested by IBM in the Tested and Approved category,

with their respective test document numbers. From Canada, call

1-800-HELP-FAX. From elsewhere, use a fax telephone to call

1-415-855-4329. Additional information can be obtained by calling

1-800-992-4777 within the U.S. and Canada.


Publicity: Where to Find Compatible Product Information



Upon successful completion of testing, developers are given the use of a

compatibility mark to use with their products' advertising, brochures,

and other marketing materials.


Customers are encouraged to look at products displaying the mark with

confidence that the products have been tested in an appropriate

environment. Customers can receive names and/or reports of compatible

products through the following sources:


- CompuServe IBMDESK forum

- Internet WWW: http://www.austin.ibm.com/pspinfo/compatibility.html

- IBM's TALKLink OS/2 bulletin board, 1-800-547-1283

- MAX (CD-ROM from Computer Reseller News)

- Support on Site for Networks CD, 1-800-827-7889

- Sources and Solutions catalog (1-203-452-7704 or fax 1-203-268-1075)

- National Solution Center's database

- 1-800-IBM-4FAX (U.S.), 1-800-HELP-FAX (Canada), or from elsewhere,

   call 1-415-855-4329 from a fax phone, and request documents 3241,
   3242, 3605

- IBM Developer Connection CD, 1-800-633-8266

- IBM booths at major related trade shows


Compatible products also qualify for reduced advertising rates in major

magazines.


Program Q-and-A via Fax



A set of questions and answers about the Product Compatibility Program

can be found on the Internet or by requesting document 3657 from

1-800-IBM-4FAX (U.S.), 1-800-HELP-FAX in Canada, or (from elsewhere,

using a fax phone) 1-415-855-4329.


More Information



Additional information can be obtained by calling 1-800-992-4777 (U.S.

and Canada) or via fax: 1-512-838-2473.


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           +---------------------------------------------+
           | Professional Certification Program from IBM |     certprof
           +---------------------------------------------+


The Professional Certification Program from IBM is an international

program that provides recognition to technical professionals who

demonstrate proficiency in IBM software and related products. To become

certified, individuals must demonstrate their proficiency in supporting

selected IBM products by passing a series of exams.


OS/2 and LAN Server Roles



Individuals, rather than organizations, can receive certification in the

following roles:


o Certified OS/2 Engineer


  Provides the skills to support OS/2 installations and develop
  expertise in fine-tuning and customizing OS/2 platform systems.


o Certified OS/2 Instructor


  Validates the skills required to teach OS/2 education courses, and
  provides technical instructor credentials.


o Certified LAN Server Administrator


  Develops the skills necessary to support day-to-day network
  operations, such as backing up the server, maintaining security, and
  loading applications.


o Certified LAN Server Engineer


  Provides service and support skills for LAN Server networks,
  including network design, performance tuning, and installation.


o Certified LAN Server Instructor


  Enables participants to teach LAN Server education courses and
  provides technical instructor credentials.


Other Certification Roles



The Professional Certification Program from IBM also offers roles

for AIX, CallPath DirectTalk/2, and Client/Server. For information

about these certification options, contact Drake Prometric at

1-800-959-3926.


Testing



Certification testing is administered by Drake Prometric, a worldwide

provider of certification testing in the computer industry. Classroom

education is offered through IBM Education and Training.


CERT95.ZIP, in the IBM/PSP Marketing Library on CompuServe (lib 8 of the

OS2USER forum), contains sample tests, test objectives, and program

descriptions for the current programs.


More Information



For more information about the PSP Professional Certification Program

from IBM, contact Drake Prometric:


United States and Canada 1-800-959-3926

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, +49 (0) 211 500 9950

 Italy, Eastern Europe

United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, +44 (0) 71 437 6900

 The Middle East, South Africa

France, Spain, Portugal, North Africa +33 (0) 1 4289 8749

Japan +81 3 3269 9620

Australia +61 2 414 3666

Latin America - fax request to US: 1-612-896-7020

 (include the name Melissa Loh and
  phone number 1-612-896-7458)


or visit our web site, http://www.austin.ibm.com/pspinfo/profesnl.html .


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            | Professional Certification Program from IBM: |     certqa
            |            Questions and Answers             |
            +----------------------------------------------+


General Program



Q1. What is the Professional Certification Program from IBM?


A1. The Professional Certification from IBM is a formal program that
    provides a method for individuals to demonstrate their knowledge,
    professional skills, and proficiency on selected IBM products.
    Certification is based on identified roles pertaining to different
    IBM products or product lines. Individuals, rather than
    organizations, are certified for a specific role by passing a
    series of fee tests that are designed to measure their knowledge
    of the tasks of that role.


Q2. How do I enroll in the program?


A2. To enroll in the Professional Certification Program from IBM, an
    individual should contact Drake Prometric at 1-800-959-EXAM. Drake
    can supply you with information about the overall program
    requirements by sending you the IBM Professional Certification
    Program catalog. Drake can also tell you when and where tests are
    offered.


Q3. What is the cost of a test?


A3. Each test costs 100 USD, contains over 75 questions, and takes
    between one and two hours to complete.


Test Preparation



Q4. Am I required to take an IBM Education course to prepare for
    certification tests?


A4. No. As long as you possess sufficient knowledge, you need only pass
    each test that has been designated in the test roadmap for the
    certified role in which you are interested.


Q5. What methods are available to me to help me ensure that I am
    prepared for the tests?


A5. You have several alternatives to help you prepare for the tests.
    Once you determine the role for which you would like to certify,
    you should then study the roadmap for that role. The test roadmap
    will help you to map out your course for certification.


    The Professional Certification Program from IBM provides test
    objectives and sample tests free of charge to aid you in preparing
    for certification.


    Roadmaps, test objectives, and sample tests are available by
    calling 1-800-959-EXAM (1-800-959-3926).


    IBM Education and Training offers courses and, in some cases, sells
    the course material separately as an aid in self-study.
    Information about courses and course material is available by
    calling 1-800-IBM-TEACH (1-800-426-8322).


    The OS/2 Certification Handbook and the OS/2 LAN Server
    Certification Handbook are designed to be an inexpensive and
    convenient means of test preparation. These self-study books can be
    purchased by calling 1-800-959-EXAM (1-800-959-3926).


Q6. Now that course information is not included in your roadmaps, how
    can I tell which course I need to take for any given test?


A6. A list of courses is available with the new Professional
    Certification Program catalog. Courses are listed by topic, so you
    can readily see which courses are available to meet your needs.
    Courses no longer have a one-to-one correspondence with tests, but
    you will be able to pick and choose the course you need. For
    example, while the tests cover both old and new releases, the
    courses do not. Therefore, if you are already familiar with the old
    release, you need only take the course to prepare you for the part
    of the test that covers the new release.


Q7. Do IBM courses and the self-study books cover everything I will
    need to know to pass the required certification exams?


A7. IBM courses and the self-study books were designed with
    certification testing in mind, and are quite comprehensive.
    However, successful study through books and courses does not assure
    your success in passing certification exams.


    The recommendation for pursuing certification roles is that the
    individual has at least three months of hands-on knowledge with the
    product. The certification program is designed to test individuals'
    skills with the product -- not their study abilities.


New OS/2 and LAN Server Tests



Q8. Why do the new OS/2 and LAN Server tests cover both the old and new
    product releases?


A8. Because the prior product releases are still used by many customers
    and supported by IBM, the Professional Certification Program from
    IBM will continue to support certification on these prior releases.


    To make it easier for new candidates to certify their skills on
    both releases of the product, the new test roadmaps were designed
    to require only one series of tests. Had the new tests only covered
    the new releases, an individual would have to take twice the number
    of tests to be certified on both product levels. A Certified OS/2
    or LAN Server Engineer will be more creditable by being technically
    competent on both levels of products which are available and
    supported in our customers' environments.


Q9. How can I get certified only on the new product release?


A9. If you already certified on a previous release, you need only take
    the one Update test for your role to certify on the new release. If
    you have never been certified, the new test process will certify
    you on both the old and new releases. At this time, there is no
    process which allows you to certify only on the new product
    release.


Q10. I am already certified on a previous product release. Since the new

    tests cover both old and new product releases, does this mean I
    will have to be retested on the old release while certifying on the
    new release?


A10. No. Update tests are available for each role, which allow you to

    update your certification to include the new product release by
    taking only one test. This Update test includes material relevant
    only to the new product release.


Q11. I am a Certified LAN Server Engineer and a Certified LAN Server

    Administrator on release 3.0. Do I need to take both update test
    number 120, LAN Server 4.0 Administration Update, and update test
    number 121, LAN Server 4.0 Engineer Update, to update my two
    certifications to release 4.0?


A11. No. You need only take test 121, which encompasses material from

    test 120, and you will update both of your certifications by
    passing one exam.


Q12. I am a Certified LAN Server Administrator on release 3.0. Can I

    take test 121, LAN Server 4.0 Engineer Update, instead of test 120,
    LAN Server 4.0 Administration Update?


A12. No. Test 121 is only for individuals who are Certified LAN Server

    Engineers. You will need to take test 120.


Q13. I am partially through the test process toward certification. How

    do I complete my certification, given these program changes?


A13. To complete your certification to include the latest product

    release, you will need to finish your certification process with
    the new tests, and then pass the Update test for your role.


Q14. Am I required to take this additional test to complete my

    certification?


A14. If you wish to complete your certification which began with the old

    tests but will finish with the new tests, you will need the Update
    test to complete your certification. You may choose to start the
    process over with all the new tests, in which case you will not
    need to take the Update test.


Q15. Why am I required to take this additional Update test to complete

    my certification to include the new product releases?


A15. To ensure the integrity of our program and to ensure the highest

    caliber of certified professionals, the Professional Certification
    Program from IBM has the responsibility to ensure thorough testing
    of all candidates. To allow individuals to certify on the new
    product release without adequately testing their knowledge on
    specific areas of that release, would not result in a quality
    certification process. The Update test is the easiest way -- with
    one test -- to ensure that individuals are tested on aspects of the
    new release which may have been missed when taking a combination of
    old and new tests.


Q16. I have only taken one core test toward my certification. Do I still

    need to take the Update test after finishing all remaining tests on
    the new release?


A16. If you have only taken one test, you may prefer to retake that one

    test in the new test scheme rather than the Update test. No matter
    how many tests you've completed, either the test(s) can be retaken
    or the Update test must be completed.


Q17. I have only taken test 009, Installing and Supporting OS/2, toward

    my LAN Server engineer certification. Do I still need to take the
    Update test after finishing all remaining tests on the new release?


A17. No. This is the only exception to requiring that all core tests be

    covered on the new release. To become a Certified LAN Server
    Engineer, your one test requirement on OS/2 can be filled with the
    old test until the time that the old test is no longer available.


Q18. I have only taken an elective toward my engineer certification. Do

    I still need to take the Update test after finishing all remaining
    (core) tests on the new release?


A18. No. Most electives will still be available and unchanged by this

    announcement. Therefore, any elective already taken will apply to
    certification.


Q19. Why is test 013, OS/2 Performance and Tuning, being withdrawn as an

    elective toward a Certified OS/2 Engineer?


A19. Performance and tuning information was determined to be knowledge

    that is key to support of OS/2. Therefore, the content of this test
    was moved into two of the new core tests (test 109, Installing
    OS/2, and test 112, Supporting OS/2).


Q20. Why are some of the new tests two hours instead of one hour (like

    they have been in the past)?


A20. Some new tests had to grow in size to adequately cover the added

    functions of the new product releases, as well as to include
    material on both product releases. In those cases, you are allowed
    two hours, but you may actually finish in less time.


Q21. Are the questions on the new tests equally divided between the old

    and new releases?


A21. The new tests cover questions specific to the old release,

    questions specific to the new release, and questions that pertain
    to both releases. The number of questions for any of these three
    types varies by tests, but was determined to be adequate coverage
    of that topic for both releases.


Q22. Do I still have only one year to pass all required tests after

    taking the first test to become certified?


A22. No. In order to encourage you to complete your certification at

    your own pace, this requirement has been removed.


Q23. If I certify on the new product release, what will I have to

    distinguish my credentials in the marketplace from someone who is
    certified only on the previous product release?


A23. Effective with this announcement, new certificates and photo IDs

    will reflect the release on which a person is certified. In
    addition, you will receive camera-ready copy for a new logo for use
    on your business cards, etc.  This new logo, also included in the
    new lapel pins, will clearly differentiate you from those certified
    through the old process.


OS/2 and LAN Server Instructor Certification



Q24. I have obtained my instructor certification prior to this

    announcement of a change in the program. Am I still entitled to the
    benefits of the previous program?


A24. No. The previous instructor certification program -- with its

    accompanying benefits -- has been discontinued, and replaced by the
    newly described program.


Q25. I have obtained my instructor certification prior to this

    announcement of a change in the program. Do I have an easy way to
    recertify and qualify for the new instructor program benefits?


A25. Yes. If you are already a Certified OS/2 Engineer or a Certified

    LAN Server Engineer, your instructor certification will
    automatically transfer to the new program. Acquiring certification
    as either an OS/2 or LAN Server engineer, coupled with your
    previous certification as an instructor, will qualify you as a
    certified instructor in the new program. You will not need to
    complete the remaining steps.


Q26. Under the new instructor certification program, am I still required

    to be affiliated with an IBM Licensed Education Center and teach
    only from IBM course curriculum?


A26. No. The Professional Certification Program from IBM encourages you

    to use the curriculum you feel best teaches our products at the
    location and facilities most convenient to you.


Q27. Must I take instructional skills course through IBM to illustrate

    my instructional education?


A27. No. Any in-company or external instructional education will be

    accepted.


More Information



Q28. How can I get more information about the Professional Certification

    Program from IBM?


A28. Call 1-800-959-EXAM (1-800-959-3926) and ask for our latest

    catalog, which includes a list of all roles currently available
    through the program. Also, you may refer to our web site at
    http://www.austin.ibm.com/pspinfo/profesnl.html .


Q29. How can I purchase a self-study book?


A29. Call 1-800-959-EXAM (1-800-959-3926) to order a book.


Q30. How can I get more information on IBM Education and Training

    classes and course material for sale?


A30. Call 1-800-IBM-TEACH (1-800-426-8322).


Q31. How can I get a free copy of test objectives and sample tests for

    my role?


A31. Call 1-800-959-EXAM (1-800-959-3926).


Q32. Where else can I get information about the program?


A32. Call 1-800-IBM-4FAX (1-800-426-4329) for program information, test

    objectives, and an instructor certification application.




Connections to IBM U.S. Announcement Letters (lettconn )

IBM U.S. Announcement Letters can be accessed in several ways.


Internet



The Internet is a world-wide collection of networks that provides a wide

range of services including electronic mail, bulletin boards and file

transfer. You may access the Internet through Advantis (e.g., via

TCPGATE), other commercial Internet service providers, or via a direct

connection.


You can access IBM U.S. Announcement Letters on the Internet using

the Internet client/server code "Mosaic" and/or "Gopher".


 WORLD-WIDE WEB (MOSAIC OR OS/2 WEBEXPLORER)


 Mosaic/WebExplorer is a versatile, easy, point-and-click hypermedia
 interface to the World Wide Web. Hypermedia documents contain links,
 not only to other pieces of text, but also to other forms of media
 such as sounds, images, and movies. The World Wide Web server is a
 system that helps organize Internet information by linking documents
 together via a technology called hypertext. It allows selected words
 to "expand" to provide more information about the subject.


 The IBM home page, the primary entry point to IBM material, is located
 on a World Wide Web server. To access the IBM home page:


 o  Enter the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) http://www.ibm.com


 To access IBM U.S. Announcement Letters:


 1. Click on "What we offer" icon


    o  Click on "Offering Information"
    o  Click on "IBMLink" under United States
    o  Click on "Public information and services"
    o  Click on "INFOLink" or "Announcements"
    o  Save the fastpath in your "QuickList" (or "HotList")
    o  For follow-on access through your Web browser, click on
       "QuickList" (or "HotList") and directly access the
       announcements.


 2. Click on "Newsfeed" icon


    o   Click on "Raw data"
    o   Click on "US announcement letters"


 WebExplorer is available with OS/2 Warp.


 GOPHER


 Gopher is a menu-based, textual interface to the Gopher servers on the
 Internet. There are thousands of Gopher servers containing data on
 almost any subject.


 The IBMLink Gopher server is located at gopher.ibmlink.ibm.com . To
 access the Gopher server:


 1. Log on to Advantis, giving account code, userid, and password


    o  Select "TCPGATE"
    o  Select "Establish a Gopher connection"
    o  Select "IBMLink Information System"
    o  Announcements are listed for viewing and printing


 2. From your web browser, enter the URL: gopher://gopher.ibm.com


    o  Click on "IBM US Announcement Information"
    o  Click on "IBM US Announcement Letters"


 LISTSERVER


 The Listserver allows an Internet e-mail user to automatically receive
 U.S. Announcement Letter titles and, optionally, the letter itself
 from selected categories. This will occur when announcements are made
 public. For more information about the Listserver:


 o  Send an e-mail to announce@webster.ibmlink.ibm.com
 o  Enter the keyword "subscribe" in the body of the e-mail (leave the
    subject line blank)


 You will receive a list of categories and detailed instructions.
 Select the categories that interest you, and resend this information
 via e-mail to announce@webster.ibmlink.ibm.com.


IBM Fax Information Service



The IBM Fax Information Service allows you to access up-to-date

information, including announcement letters, 24 hours a day, seven days

a week. You may request up to five documents per call. You may also

request other product information. Outside the United States, dial

1-415-855-4329 from a fax machine.


From a touch-tone phone:


o Dial 1-800-IBM-4FAX (1-800-426-4329)


o Option 1


  -  Press 1 to have instructions faxed to you
  -  Press 2 to listen to instructions


o Option 2


  -  Enter document number:


     1000 for current week's announcement listing
     1001 for past three months' announcement listing
     1002 for past twelve months' announcement listing
     6-digit announcement letter number (e.g., 195-042)
     3195 for "Connections to U.S. Announcement Letters"
     1025 for U.S. Announcement Listserver category form and details


IBMLink


IBMLink is a comprehensive information retrieval system that provides easy electronic access to support tools and product information. IBMLink services are at the discretion of the IBM marketing field location. Contact your IBM representative for additional information.

To access IBM announcement letters via IBMLink: o Log on to Advantis, giving account code, userid, and password o Select IBMLink option o On the IBMLink Main Menu:

  -  Select "INFOLink"
  -  Select "IBMAnnounces"
  -  Select "announcement"
  -  Choose selection criteria (date, search words, and so on)
  -  Announcements are listed for viewing and printing

o Fastpath option from IBMLink Main Menu:

  -  Type "an" at the command line, and press Enter
  -  Choose selection criteria (date, search words, and so on)
  -  Announcements are listed for viewing and printing


More Information


If you have any questions about these electronic delivery vehicles, or feedback on our announcement letter product, please call 1-914-642-6030, fax 1-914-642-4063, or send an Internet message to rtunstall@vnet.ibm.com .

800 Phone Numbers (800nos)

The 800 phone numbers below come from two sources:

(1) This issue and preceding issues of SDO Developer Support News (2) Information posted on IBM internal forums


AIX POWER Team Information Line 1-800-222-2363

Common Desktop Environment Developers Conference 1-800-225-4698

AIX Support Family Marketing Center 1-800-225-5249

OS/2 Multimedia Tools 1-800-228-8584

OS/2 Dealer Locator Service 1-800-237-4824

IBM National Service/IBM Support Center * 1-800-237-5511

IBM Multimedia Help Center 1-800-241-1620

IBM PSP Developer Support Marketing Center * 1-800-285-2936

OS/2 Sales 1-800-342-6672

   (in Canada, 1-800-465-7999)

Lotus Notes * 1-800-346-1305

AS/400 Partners In Development 1-800-365-4426

OS/2 Warp Server Beta 2 1-800-393-8922

   (in Canada, 1-800-426-2255, ext. 1292)

IBM International Marketing Information 1-800-426-1774

IBM National Telesales Marketing (IBMCALL) 1-800-426-2255

IBM Cary (North Carolina) Customer Center 1-800-426-2279

Boca Raton Technical Services Software System Test 1-800-426-2622

IBM Direct 1-800-426-2968

   (in Canada, 1-800-465-7999)

IBM general information 1-800-426-3333

   (in Canada, 1-800-465-1234)

IBM Business Partner Locator (PS/2 Dealers) 1-800-426-3377

IBM FAX Information Service 1-800-426-4329

   (in Canada, HELPFAX, 1-800-465-3299)

IBM Worldwide Industry Hardware Support * 1-800-426-4579

IBM Translation Manager Support Center 1-800-426-4862

IBM-4-YOU 1-800-426-4968

Networking Services Marketing Center 1-800-426-5148

PS/2, PS/1, PC publications 1-800-426-7282

IBM Special Contracts Center 1-800-426-7456

IBM Education and Training 1-800-426-8322

   (in Canada, 1-800-661-2131)

IBM Partnerline 1-800-426-9990

S/390 Developers Association 1-800-446-2568

IBM Global Network 1-800-455-5056

IBM Power Series information 1-800-472-4693

Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation 1-800-472-4772

1995 Data Warehouse Conference 1-800-477-7514

Personal Software Products Advertising Program 1-800-491-5740

OS/2 2.1 and OS/2 2.1 for Windows ServicePaks 1-800-494-3044

CompuServe Membership * 1-800-524-3388

ATT Business Translations (Solution Developer Program 1-800-544-5721

   member phone number)

Personal Systems Competency Center + TALKLink (OS2BBS) 1-800-547-1283

   (in Canada: IBMLink, 1-800-268-3100;
    Customer Assistance group, 1-800-465-1234)

IBM AntiVirus Direct 1-800-551-3579

Software Vendor Systems Center 1-800-553-1623

Lotus Development Corp. company information * 1-800-575-6887

Software Vendor Hotline * 1-800-627-8363

IBM Developer Connection for OS/2 1-800-633-8266

   (in Canada, 1-800-561-5293)

IBM Direct Response Marketing 1-800-633-8266

ColoradOS/2 Conference * 1-800-648-5717

IBM Custom Application Porting Workshops 1-800-678-31UP

IBM Solution Partnership Center 1-800-678-4249

Personal Systems Technical Solutions magazine 1-800-678-8014

Delphi 1-800-695-4005

IBM AntiVirus Services Marketing 1-800-742-2493

IBM Support Family Marketing Center 1-800-742-9235

IBM Midwestern Customer Service Center 1-800-756-4426

The Visual Revolution 1-800-759-8599

The Warped World Tour 1-800-766-4344

   fax 1-800-568-8852

IBM TechCon Client/Server Conference and Exposition 1-800-767-2336

Personal Systems HelpCenter 1-800-772-2227

   (in Canada, 1-800-237-5511)

PRODIGY 1-800-776-0845

                                                     and 1-800-776-3449

Indelible Blue, Inc. 1-800-776-8284

   (in Canada, 1-800-672-4255)

SunSoft Catalyst Early Access Program 1-800-786-7638

Personal Systems Support Family Marketing Center 1-800-799-7765

IBM Microkernel Business Development Hotline 1-800-816-7493

Speech Products Support Center 1-800-825-5263

America Online 1-800-827-6364

IBM Technical Directory 1-800-832-4347

CompuServe * 1-800-848-8199

IBM Rebate and Redemption Center 1-800-853-4777

1996 IBM Technical Interchange * 1-800-872-7109

IBM Publications (Software Manufacturing Solutions) 1-800-879-2755

Store Systems Support Family Marketing Center 1-800-882-3469

Lotusphere '96 satellite broadcast on 22 January 1996 * 1-800-887-4640

IBM Ultimedia Tools Series 1-800-887-7771

PenDOS Software Developer Kit 1-800-888-8242

IBM Software Manufacturing Company 1-800-926-0364

OS/2 Developer magazine 1-800-926-8672

Drake Prometric (for Professional Certification * 1-800-959-3926

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IBM Customer Support Center 1-800-967-7882

IBM Software Solution Services/Personal Systems Support * 1-800-992-4777

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Trademarks, Registered Trademarks, Service Marks (tmarks)

(R) AIX, AIX/6000, AIX SystemView NetView/6000, APL2, APL2/6000,

    Application System/400, AS/400, AT, Audio Visual Connection,
    BookManager, Communications Manager/2, C Set/2, DisplayWrite,
    HelpCenter, HelpWare, IBM, ImagePlus, LAN NetView, LAN NetView Fix,
    LAN NetView Manage, LAN NetView Monitor, LAN NetView Scan, LAN
    NetView Monitor, LAN Server, Micro Channel, MVS/ESA, NetView,
    NetView/6000, Operating System/2, Operating System/400, OS/2,
    OS/400, Pen for OS/2, Personal Computer AT, Personal System/2,
    Presentation Manager, PS/1, PS/2, RISC System/6000, RS/6000, S/390,
    SQL/400, SynchroStream, Systems Application Architecture, TALKLink,
    ThinkPad, Ultimedia, VM/ESA, VSE/ESA, and XGA are registered
    trademarks of International Business Machines Corp.


(R) Apple, Bento, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple

    Computer Corp.

(R) ATI is a registered trademark of ATI Technologies, Inc.

(R) BIX is a registered trademark of General Videotex Corp.

(R) Cirrus Logic is a registered trademark of Cirrus Technology, Inc.

(R) COMDEX is a registered trademark of The Interface Group, Inc.

(R) CompuServe and CompuServe Information Manager are registered

    trademarks of CompuServe, Inc.

(R) Computer Associates is a registered trademark of Computer

    Associates International, Inc.

(R) dBASE is a registered trademark of Borland International.

(R) Disneyland and Walt Disney World are registered trademarks of Walt

    Disney Productions.

(R) Epson is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corp.

(R) GEnie is a registered service mark of General Electric Information

    Services Co.

(R) Headland is a registered trademark of Headland, Inc.

(R) Hitachi is a registered trademark of Hitachi Corp.

(R) HP, LaserJet, DeskJet, OpenView, and PaintJet are registered

    trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Co.

(R) IEEE is a registered trademark of The Institute of Electrical and

    Electronics Engineers.

(R) Indianapolis 500, Indy 500, Indy, and Gasoline Alley are registered

    trademarks of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, USA.

(R) Intel and Indeo are registered trademarks of Intel Corp.

(R) Internet is a registered trademark of Internet, Inc.

(R) ISO is a registered trademark of the International Organization for

    Standardization.

(R) Lotus, Lotus Notes, Lotusphere, Notes Express, and 1-2-3 are

    registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corp., a subsidiary of
    IBM.

(R) MicroGate is a registered trademark of Gateway Microsystems, Inc.

(R) Microsoft, Microsoft C, and NT Server are registered trademarks of

    Microsoft Corp.

(R) NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corp.

(R) NetWare, NetWare Server, and Novell are registered trademarks of

    Novell, Inc.

(R) Object Management Group and OMG are registered trademarks of Object

    Management Group, Inc.

(R) OpenDoc is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Corp.

(R) OPEN LOOK is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories,

    Inc.

(R) Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corp.

(R) PenDOS is a registered trademark of Communication Intelligence

    Corp.

(R) PRODIGY is a registered trademark of PRODIGY Services Corp.

(R) SMART is a registered trademark of One Up Corp.

(R) Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corp.

(R) Sybase is a registered trademark of Sybase, Inc.

(R) Taligent is a registered trademark of Taligent, Inc.

(R) ToolTalk and SunSoft are registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems,

    Inc.

(R) Toshiba is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corp.

(R) True Type is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

(R) TUXEDO is a registered trademark of Novell.

(R) UNIX is a registered trademark licensed exclusively through X/Open

    Company Limited. IBM AIX 3.2.5 and IBM AIX 4.1 for the IBM RS/6000
    family of systems are branded X/Open UNIX 93.

(R) Western Digital is a registered trademark of Western Digital Corp.

(R) WordPerfect is a registered trademark of WordPerfect Corp.

(R) Xerox is a registered trademark of Xerox Corp.

(R) X/Open is a registered trademark, and the "X" device is a trademark

    of X/Open Co., Ltd.


(TM) AIX/6000, APPN, BookManager, BonusPak, CD Showcase, Certified LAN

    Server Engineer, Certified OS/2 Engineer, CICS, CICS/ESA, CICS MVS,
    CICS OS/2, CICS VSE, Common User Access, C Set ++, CUA, Current,
    DATABASE 2, DataGuide, DataHub, DataPropagator, DB2, DB2/2,
    DB2/6000, DDCS/2, The Developer Connection for OS/2, DISTRIBUTED
    DATABASE CONNECTION SERVICES/2, Distributed Relational Database
    Architecture, DRDA, Extended Services for OS/2, FlowMark,
    Human-Centered, IBMLink, IMS Client Server/2, InfoExplorer,
    Information Warehouse, LANStreamer, Library Reader, LinkWay,
    Matinee, Midware, Multimedia Presentation Manager/2, Natural
    Computing, NAVIGATOR, NetSp, NetView, NetView DM, Object
    Connection, Open Blueprint, Open Class, OpenEdition, PCjr,
    PenAssist, Person to Person, Personal Information Manager,
    PlayAtWill, PowerPC, PowerOpen, Power Series, RETAIN, Right at
    Home, SAA, Select-a-System, SOM, SOMobjects, Sources and Solutions,
    SQL/DS, Storyboard, SuperStor/DS, Support-on-Site, SYSINFO, Team
    Connection, TRANSFORMATION 2000, Ultimedia Video IN, Ultimotion,
    VSE/ESA, WIN-OS2, VisualAge, VisualGen, VoiceType, Workplace Shell,
    and XT are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp.


(TM) ActionMedia, DVI, Indeo, and Intel386 are trademarks of Intel Corp.

(TM) Adobe, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Premiere are

    trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc.

(TM) AST is a trademark of AST Research, Inc.

(TM) Borland, Paradox, and Quattro Pro are trademarks of Borland

    International.

(TM) Bull is a trademark of Groupe Bull.

(TM) CasePoint is a trademark of Inference Corp.

(TM) Central Point Backup is a trademark of Central Point Software, Inc.

(TM) cpConstructor and cpProfessionals are trademarks of Taligent, Inc.

(TM) ColoradOS/2 is a trademark of Kovsky Conference Productions, Inc.

(TM) DEC is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corp.

(TM) Dialcom 400 is a trademark of BT Tymnet.

(TM) DirecPC and DIRECTV are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, Inc.

(TM) Drake Training and Technologies is a trademark of Drake Training

    and Technologies.

(TM) EasyLink and ATandT Mail are trademarks of ATandT.

(TM) Ethernet is a trademark of Xerox Corp.

(TM) Excel is a trademark of Microsoft Corp.

(TM) FaxWorks is a trademark of SofNet, Inc.

(TM) GEIS Quick Comm is a trademark of General Electric Information

    Services Co.

(TM) Guidelines is a trademark of JBA International.

(TM) HP is a trademark of Hewlett Packard Co.

(TM) HyperACCESS and HyperACCESS Lite are trademarks of Hilgraeve, Inc.

(TM) IconAuthor and CBT Express are trademarks of AimTech Corp.

(TM) Java, JavaScript, and Solaris are trademarks of Sun Microsystems,

    Inc.

(TM) LAN Workplace and "Yes NetWare Tested and Approved" are trademarks

    of Novell, Inc.

(TM) InterNotes, InterNotes Web Publisher, InterNotes Web Navigator,

    Lotus Notes:Newsstand, LotusScript, and Notes are trademarks of
    Lotus Development Corp., a subsidiary of IBM.

(TM) Macintosh and MacOS are trademarks of Apple Computer Corp.

(TM) MCI Mail is a trademark of MCI.

(TM) Mesa and MOLI are trademarks of Athena Design, Inc.

(TM) Micro Focus is a trademark of Micro Focus Ltd.

(TM) Open Software Foundation, OSF, OSF/1, and Motif are trademarks of

    the Open Software Foundation, Inc.

(TM) Oracle7, Oracle Power Objects, Oracle Server, Oracle7 Workgroup

    Server, Personal Oracle7, Personal Oracle7 Enterprise Edition, and
    Workgroup/2000 are trademarks of Oracle Corp.

(TM) OS-9 is a trademark of Microware.

(TM) PACBASE and PACBASE/CS are trademarks of CGI Informatique, an IBM

    company.

(TM) PC Direct is a trademark of Ziff Communications Company and is used

    by IBM Corporation under license.

(TM) PCMCIA is a trademark of the Personal Computer Memory Card

    International Association.

(TM) PC/TCP is a trademark of FTP Software Inc.

(TM) Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corp.

(TM) PhoenixCARD Manager Plus is a trademark of Phoenix Technologies,

    Inc.

(TM) Photo CD is a trademark of the Eastman Kodak Co.

(TM) PostScript and Adobe Type Manager are trademark of Adobe Systems,

    Inc.

(TM) PSN and Private Satellite Network are trademarks of Private

    Satellite Network, Inc.

(TM) RAMBoost is a trademark of Central Point Software, Inc.

(TM) SCO is a trademark of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.

(TM) SmallTalk and Smalltalk V/PM are trademarks of Digitalk Corp.

(TM) SoundBlaster is a trademark of Creative Labs, Inc.

(TM) Source Migration and Analysis Tool and SMART are trademarks of One

    Up Corp.

(TM) SPARCstation is a trademark of SPARC International, Inc.

(TM) SUN is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

(TM) Support on Site is a trademark of Ziff-Davis.

(TM) Tandem, Himalaya, and ServerNet are trademarks of Tandem Computers,

    Inc.

(TM) TCP with Demand Protocol Architecture is a trademark of 3COM Corp.

(TM) TelePad is a trademark of TelePad Corp.

(TM) TPC-C is a trademark of the Transaction Processing Performance

    Council.

(TM) Tusk is a trademark of Tusk, Inc.

(TM) UNISYS is a trademark of Unisys Corp.

(TM) Univel is a trademark of Univel.

(TM) Versit is a trademark of IBM Corp. Apple Computer Corp., American

    Telephone and Telegraph Co., and Siemens Corp.

(TM) VX*REXX and WATCOM are trademarks of WATCOM International Corp.

(TM) VisualBasic, Windows, Win32, Windows NT, and Windows for Workgroups

    are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.


(SM) Advantis is a service mark of Advantis.

(SM) America Online is a service mark of America Online, Inc.

(SM) SprintMail is a service mark of US Sprint.



This concludes 1996 Issue 1 of IBM SDPnews. Please let us know how we can improve it -- send your feedback to dsnews@vnet.ibm.com . Thank you!