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CICS TS V5.2 Open Beta

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CICS TS V5.2 open beta will be available for download from 24th of February 2014.

One of the new features that looks promising: Channels and containers allow applications to be able to use containers without the need to restructure COMMAREA-based programs.

IBM CICS Open Beta page : LINK

IBM Unveils New Software to Enable Mainframe Applications on Cloud, Mobile Devices

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New compiler improves application performance and helps modernize COBOL business applications running on System z

ARMONK, N.Y., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software to help organizations extend crucial business applications running on System z mainframes to web, cloud and mobile environments. The software's performance improvements will enable companies to significantly reduce operating costs while helping businesses seamlessly and efficiently extend services for support of modern infrastructures.


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Today MATTER OF FACT SOFTWARE announce the launch of CICS JS/Server Version 2.
This new solution serves several popular Open Source Javascript Libraries from CICS on z/OS.

Modern business applications demand user interfaces with sophisticated features. Many such
features are provided by web browsers that communicate with server technology to access corporate
data and drive business processes. In many large corporations, the server of choice with which the
browser communicates is the IBM mainframe.

CICS TS for z/OS V5.1 Announcement Letter.

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The announcement letter for CICS TS V5.1 was posted on October 3, 2012.

(This is the US announcement I did not see any others.)

Planned availability date
Bottom rule


Some of the highlites:

There's a lot more! Read all about it here : Link to the CICS TS V5.1 Announcement Letter.


New Product Announcement - SysQManager for CICS

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DSI Document Systems (DSI) is pleased to announced the release of SysQManager, software to dynamically create and manage CICS extra-partition Sysout Transient Data Queues (TDQs).  SysQManager automatically manages CICS TDQ output, thereby eliminating the risk of non-stop CICS processing generating Sysout TDQs that can interfere with your 24x7 CICS operation.

SysQManager includes Critical Message Alert Detection that can be set to email notify designated users for corrective action. 

Visit for additional information.

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