IIUG Alert (Issue #14)
January 11, 2002
Welcome to the IIUG Alert! The IIUG Alert contains time-sensitive
material for the IBM Informix community. Please provide feedback via
e-mail to email@example.com.
- IBM Informix Conference Survey: Past and Future -- We Need Your Feedback!
- Attend the Server Studio Web Cast on January 24 **CANCELED**
- IBM Shares Climbed 42% in 2001
- IDS Version 7.31UD3 Available -- UD4 Soon to Ship. NOTE: See Solaris info.
- Software Repository Updated
- LUG Corner
- Useful Links
IBM Informix Conference Survey: Past and Future -- We Need Your Feedback!
The 2001 IBM Informix Conference (IIC) was held in Las Vegas, Nevada,
USA last October, and the IIUG played a key role in IIC content advice,
special events, and conference promotion. Now, we need your feedback so
that we can effectively influence IBM Informix conferences in 2002.
Even if you did not attend the Las Vegas event, we still want to hear
from you! We want to know what kept you from attending and what can be
done to put together a conference that you would want to attend this year.
The next Informix Conference will be held in Anaheim, California, USA,
during the week of September 9, 2002, as part of the IBM Data Management
Technical Conference. It will include both Informix and DB2 content.
Watch www.iiug.org for more information.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the Conferences Survey
by clicking here
Your feedback and input are invaluable!!!
Attend the Server Studio Web Cast on January 24
Please join us for the upcoming Webcast on January 24th featuring
"Server Studio JE." This will be a live Web Conference event that
will use PlaceWare Web Conferencing. Topics include:
- What is Server Studio JE?
- Free Functionality (Object Explorer and SQL Editor)
- Add-On Modules available from AGS Ltd (www.agsltd.com):
(DBDiff and Instance Management)
Administrating IBM Informix Dynamic Server with Server Studio JE
Time: Thursday, 24 Jan 2002, 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Duration: 60 minutes
Meeting URL (Address):
NOTE: The Web component of this Webcast only works for Internet Explorer
users with Outlook 2000 or later (though you can still call in).
To add this meeting to your Outlook calendar enter the
following URL your Web browser:
TO ATTEND THE MEETING
1. Click the following Meeting URL or enter it in your browser:
Or alternatively, use the following URL:
2. On the "Enter Meeting" page that appears, supply this information:
Your Name: (enter your name)
Meeting ID: Studio JE
Meeting Key: 572826
and then click the ENTER button at the bottom of the page.
3. Access audio for the meeting based on the following:
Audio Information: Domestic: 1-888-935-1860,
International: +1-712-357-3875, PassCode: IIUG, Leader: Dawn Shannon
If a phone number is listed, dial the phone number. If a URL appears,
open a separate browser window and enter the audio URL to receive
streaming audio for the meeting.
For help, tips and hints, FAQs, etc., go to:
For air times in your local area or geography, please use the World Time
Clock Conversion tool at:
IBM Shares Climbed 42% in 2001
According to a recent Reuters note, IBM was only second to Microsoft as
the top performing stock for 2001 in the Dow Jones industrial average.
The story can be found at:
IBM shares ended 2001 just over $120, having kicked off the year in the
mid $80s. For an illustration of IBM's daily stock performance for 2001,
please go to:
Meanwhile, the Redwood City competitor's stock took a dive during the
same period, from just over $25/share to under $15. Ouch! A lovely chart
illustrating this stellar performance may be found at:
IDS Version 7.31UD3 Available -- UD4 Soon to Ship
Despite a quality hold on version 7.31UD2 due to problems on some
Solaris platforms, the IIUG was informed recently that 7.31 UD3 is
currently available and that UD4 is slated for release on 11 platforms in
For certain large systems UD4 will include an additional optimization for
update statistics and large queries that sort a lot.
Software Repository Updated
Developers should visit the software repository to view recent changes
and additions to the highly useful collection there.
The latest and greatest....
IIUG Software Repository Administrator Walt Hultgren has added a new
index to make it easier to find just the right tool for the job
while prolific contributor Jonathan Leffler has created a stored
procedure that calculates several ISO 8601 date values.
You can visit the (new) repository news page directly at:
Local User Group (LUG) Corner
Happy New Year! The New Year is here and we want to hear from you!
Please send your meeting dates for 2002 to be posted on the IIUG
Dawn Shannon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition, if you have any needs or concerns regarding your Local User
Group (LUG) please contact both Dawn
and James Edmiston (email@example.com).
We are here to help you make 2002 the best year ever
for your group.
A brief look at the calendar revealed that the upcoming January meetings
include Greater Philadelphia, PA Informix Users Group and the St.
Louis Area Informix Users Group. You can send an email directly to
the organizers of the functions by clicking on the Contact field for the
event on the calendar. You can go directly to the January calendar
schedule at the following address: http://www.iiug.org/calendar/events.html
Watch the IIUG Highlights location for the 2001 IIC Recap photo feature!
Upcoming IBM US conferences
Informix Page within IBM PartnerWorld for Developers
IBM Informix homepage
Recent Data Management Product Announcements
Informix News from IBM Data Management
Closing and Credits
The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an international
organization designed to enhance communications between IBM
Informix and its worldwide user community. IIUG is now approaching
13,000 members and enjoys major support from IBM's Data
Management division. We also help local user groups get started and
Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors: David Smith and Ron Flannery, IIUG Board of Directors
For comments, please send an email to