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  • 1.  Annual CA MICS new-release distribution - what happened?

    Posted Jul 06, 2015 05:21 PM

    Historically, CA MICS sites have anticipated a May / June time-period "annual" new-release distribution, where interim PTF maintenance, MICS component upgrades  (and some promoted test-version PTFs on occasion) is made available via CA SUPPORT ONLINE, DOWLOADs (ideally after it has been QA-tested as a combined package delivery.)


    If your CA MICS site might be curious about the next-release of CA MICS from a time-scheduling / personnel activities perspective, it would be worthwhile to contact CA MICS SUPPORT and pose the question directly.


    As a suggestion for tracking CA MICS SUPPORT ONLINE knowledgebase resources, it's worthwhile to review PROBLEM / SOLUTION records periodically to keep current on what's available as an interim / test-version PTF download -- mostly because not all software DEFECTs / technology enhanced support are treated equally these days -- understandably considering technical / SME-type staffing challenges.


    For you history buffs, there was a time-period when MORINO ASSOCIATES delivered a new PSP distribution each quarter!!


    And who out there still has their "MICS statue" anyway?  Dare someone to post a reply to this thread with a visual picture image -- come on, go ahead....


    Have a great week, People !!


    Scott Barry

    SBBWorks, Inc.

  • 2.  Re: Annual CA MICS new-release distribution - what happened?

    Posted Sep 23, 2015 09:50 AM

    FYI - here is some relevant "new release" information as well as recent-activity with technology support, enhancements and maintenance for MICS clients, at least until the next service-pack r14.0.  Clients are strongly encouraged to be vigilant with monitoring their own z/OS and software/DBMS/transaction subsystem upgrade requirements via SUPPORT ONLINE resources.


    CA MICS r14 Current State Announcement


    Scott Barry

    SBBWorks, Inc.