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TE’s Pick 'n' Mix Client Edition

Formal documentation is generally easy to find in the Knowledge Center, but trying to keep up with the latest information can be time-consuming. “TE's Pick 'n' Mix Client edition” can help.

The integrated nature of IBM i has many advantages—but knowing what you need to know can be a challenge because there is so much to know! To complicate things further, there’s hardware, virtualization technologies, storage technologies and everything else that is required for a modern computing environment. 
Formal documentation is generally easy to find in the Knowledge Center, but there are a large number of online articles, and trying to keep up with the latest information can be time-consuming.
There’s one resource that can help make this easier for you: a newsletter called “TE's Pick 'n' Mix Client edition.”
TE is for Therese Eaton, an IBMer in the U.K. Therese pulls together all sorts of information into a compilation of links which she then emails to those who subscribe.
If you find the newsletter worthwhile, subscribe to it directly. If this blog is how you found out about this newsletter, you may want to let Therese know in your request to subscribe. Happy reading.
The content below is directly from Therese’s March newsletter.  
Hello all, 
I know how busy you are. That's why I have done all the searching and developed the list of links to make it easier for you to keep up to date.
Here's the compulsory newsletter fine print that I have to include each time: The information in this newsletter is my selection of "stuff" and doesn't necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies, opinions or endorsement.  The info is provided as-is. Please email me, [email protected], to subscribe or unsubscribe. Follow me on Twitter: @tetweetings 
Top 5 stuff
  1. IBM I: The Most Amazing IBM Product You’ve Never Heard Of  "IBM I is the closest thing to a software platform superhero I’ve yet seen and likely the safest and most powerful server platform you’ve never heard of." 
    "After the briefing on IBM I, I was thinking that if you could wrap this platform in Spandex, you could put it in the next Avengers movie as a real live superhero",
    "What makes IBM I so amazing is that it is very similar in concept to hyper-converged hardware but in software."  
  2. Join our 48-hour POWER tour, starting in Las Vegas. No packing or passport required - enjoy! 48 Hours in POWER - Travel Guide to IT Transformation
  3. Last year Mono was ported to AIX and IBM i. Mono offers the capability to run the open source .NET runtime on Power Systems.  Building Out The .NET Stack Around Mono for IBM i
  4. What  trends and attitudes shape the IBM i modernisation? Check out the  2019 State of IBM i Modernization report, download from here 
  5. Launchpad to POWER9 a collection of useful information, videos, pod casts etc to guide you upgrading your infrastructure to the cognitive era. 
Keep on scrolling ... 
POWER news stuff 
Real Clients. Real Results:  Case studies:  Well worth your time >> 
IBM Europe Announcement Letters
Keep on scrolling ... 
POWER techie stuff
IBM i Global support centre videos: 
Check out these groups and their events pages >>
Cloud Stuff 
Storage stuff
Security stuff
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Data & analytics stuff
Cognitive stuff 
Development stuff
IBM Redbooks News
Upcoming POWER events, education or training stuff 
Search and find IBM's latest training sessions on offer: IBM's Training and Skills courses
NEW >> 19 Mar 2019 IBM i Security Tour by Helpsystems, IBM, Jackson House, Manchester, UK 
NEW >> 21 Mar  OpenPOWER and AI Workshop, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
NEW >> 26-28 Mar IBM i Performance Analysis workshop with IBM's Stacy Benfield and Morten Rasmussen, Paris, France 
26-28 Mar RPG & DB2 Summit in Charlotte, NC, USA 
NEW >> TBD Apr IBM Systems Technical University, Florianopolis, Brazil (all sessions in Portuguese)
NEW >> TBD Apr IBM India Spectrum Storage User Group, IBM Mumbai, India. Contact: Swapnil Joshi   ([email protected])
NEW >> 02 Apr IBM i Security Best Practices by COMMON Europe and Syncsort
NEW >> 04 Apr Think Summit Dublin, Aviva Stadium , Dublin, Ireland
NEW >> 10 Apr Spectrum Storage User Group: IBM Hursley User Group - Customers, IBM Hursley, UK
NEW >> 24-26 Apr IBM Systems Technical University, Casablanca, Morocco (all sessions in French) Video: Welcome to IBM Systems TechU in Casablanca 24-26 
19-22 May POWERUp by COMMON, Disneyland® Resort, Anaheim, CA, USA
NEW >> 21 May Spectrum Storage User Group, IBM, Copenhagen, Denmark Contact Jens Nüchel Petersen [email protected] 
NEW >> 22-23 May Spectrum Storage User Group, IBM Kista Plus, Sweden Contact Roger Eriksson [email protected]
02-07 Jun IBM i Large User Group (The LUG), IBM Rochester, MN, USA
04-06 Jun IBM i Security with Thomas Barlen, IBM Southbank, London, UK . Please email Malcolm Sanderson, [email protected], if you are interested in attending.
11-12 Jun 2019 International i-Power Conference, The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes, UK
16-19 Jun Common Europe Congress (CEC) 2019, Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, Germany
NEW >> 26 Jun  Spectrum Storage User Group: IBM Manchester User Group - Customers, IBM Manchester, UK 
NEW >> TBD July IBM Systems Technical University, Melbourne, Australia
NEW >> TBD Aug IBM Systems Technical University, Sao Paulo, Brazil
NEW >> 11-13 Sept IBM Systems Technical University, Johannesburg, S.A.
15-20 Sept IBM i Large User Group (The LUG), IBM Rochester, MN, USA
NEW >> TBD Oct IBM Systems Technical University, Colombia
NEW >> 07-11 Oct IBM Systems Technical University, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
NEW >> 21-25 Oct IBM Systems Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
NEW >> TBD Nov IBM Systems Technical University, Bali, Indonesia
NEW >> TBD Nov IBM Systems Technical University, Bangkok, Thailand
NEW >> 13 Nov Spectrum Storage User Group: IBM Hursley User Group - Customer day , IBM Hursley, UK
28 Feb AIX VUG - USA: nmon & njmon with Nigel Griffiths
31 Jan AIX VUG - USA: Enterprise Cloud Bundle and AIX Enterprise Edition with Petra Buehrer
23 Jan POWER VUG: Session 82: njmon =nmon+JSON+real-time+graphs
17 Jan AIX VUG - USA: IBM Cloud Private with Joe Cropper
Other stuff 
Useful links:
Free technical enablement, sign up to >  POWER Systems Technical webinar series (POWER VUG)
IBM POWER systems home page > IBM POWER systems 
Influence the future of IBM Products, raise a > Request For Enhancement (RFE)
IBM i home page > IBM i - built for business
Learn, develop, and connect all in one place > IBM i technical resources roadmap
What is your competitors doing? > IBM i Customer Stories
Gain business advantage through research-based insights > IBM Institute for Business Value.
Home of product documentation > IBM Knowledge Centre
Replicate to higher availability > IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i wiki 
Adopt good security practices > IBM i Security Services wiki
Remain secure and compliant > PowerSC Tools for IBM i and PowerSC for AIX & Linux
IBM Developer for > IBM POWER Systems and IBM i and AIX
Find your SW keys or UAK, upgrade & download SW and mange your Elastic capacity > Entitled Systems Support
Well done! 
The Best, Therese

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