IDUG e-Bulletin March Issue

Carl Nelson

IDUG e-Bulletin March Issue
The International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) is pleased to bring you this
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IN THIS ISSUE:
Paragraphs from the President < http://www.idug.org/wps/portal/idug >
IDUG President, Robert Catterall discusses the addition of IMS content
at IDUG 2007 - North America.
IDUG announces slate of candidates for 2007-08 Board of Directors
< http://www.idug.org/wps/portal/idug >
IDUG is proud to announce the slate of candidates who will be presented
for ratification by IDUG's general membership during the organization's
Annual Business Meeting on May 8 during the upcoming IDUG 2007 - North
American Conference in San Jose.
RUG News < http://www.idug.org/wps/portal/idug >
Check out the latest calendar of DB2 community events, and discover the
latest addition to the Regional User Group News: The Los Angeles Area
DB2 Users Group (LAADB2UG)

Technical Library < http://www.idug.org/wps/portal/idug >
Check out the recent additions to the Technical Library. This month the
IDUG Technical Library is very pleased to highlight some brand new
articles: Tuning Sorts, DB2 Database Backup and Recovery, Tips and
Techniques, and Best Practices for BI using DB2 V9 Features - Part I

The Code Place < http://www.idug.org/wps/portal/idug >
Discover latest additions to The Code Place: Creating a Backup/restore
and Force applications to specified Authentication ID
IDUG Upcoming Events < http://www.idug.org/wps/portal/idug >
IDUG 2007 - Australia Forum, 29-30 March, Melbourne, Australia
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IDUG 2007 - Australia Forum
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is just around the corner! Don't miss out on the region's premier DB2
training and education event, 29-30 March at the Novotel Melbourne on
Collins in Melbourne, Australia. This two-day user-driven event will
feature more than 40 hours of DB2 educational content, an IBM panel
discussion featuring several of IBM's top DB2 decision-makers and
technical authorities, opportunities to meet face-to-face with leading
DB2 solution providers, and more!
Visit the Australia Forum
< http://conferences.idug.org/Default.aspx?alias=conferences.idug.org/au >
web pages for details on this event including full speaker titles and
abstracts.
IDUG 2007 - North America, 6-10 May, San Jose, California
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Register early and save BIG!
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Register on or before March 23, 2007, and save $345 on your full
conference registration to IDUG 2007 - North America, the premier
user-driven event specifically designed for DB2, Informix, and IMS
professionals. This limited-time price discount is our largest discount
ever, so don't miss out on the savings! Maximize your training budget
dollars, while gaining access to more than 230 hours of technical
training over the course of five days.
Plan to fly in Saturday evening in order to take advantage of the
in-depth educational seminars Sunday, May 6. These budget-friendly
pre-conference seminars are packed with intensive training. Upgrade
your conference experience by adding a half-day or full-day educational
seminar for only $250 or $425, respectively. Additionally, register for
two half-day seminars and receive the full-day rate ($75 savings). View
a full listing of this year's educational seminars including full
abstracts.
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nceEducationalSeminars/tabid/370/Default.aspx>
IDUG announces inaugural India Forum, 31 May-2 June, 2007, in Bangalore,
India
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IDUG is proud to announce its initial educational offering in India: the
2007 IDUG India Forum, taking place May 31-June 2 in Bangalore, India.
Geared towards professional application developers and database
administrators who use DB2, this three-day event will appeal to new
users as well as experienced professionals. IDUG program planners are
compiling an impressive curriculum, with several world-renowned DB2
experts already signed-up to deliver lessons on a variety of subjects
and DB2 releases, up to an including the new DB2 9 release.
Event details will be publicized on www.idug.org as they are announced.
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IDUG 2007 - Europe, 5-9 November, Athens Greece
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Mark your calendars for IDUG 2007 - Europe, 5-9 November 2007 in Athens,
Greece. In an effort to make justifying your attendance at next year's
conference a little easier, IDUG has assembled a Justification Toolkit
<http://conferences.idug.org/eu/WhyAttend/JustificationToolkit/tabid/298
/Default.aspx> to assist you in gaining approval to attend. Be sure to
continue to visit our web site often over the next few months as the
most up-to-date information will be made available.
Win a Free Registration to IDUG - Europe!
Complete a brief survey about yourself and be entered for your chance to
win a free registration to this year's conference in Athens, Greece!
Simply fill out our online raffle form
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IDUG Solutions Journal News < http://www.idug.org/wps/portal/idug >
This is a reminder that the ISJ is always looking for articles from IDUG
members. Our next deadline is February 15, and our main theme is
performance. If you are a first-time author, we will help you through
the process of getting published.
IDUG News
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specifically for the IDUG e-Bulletin Community: IBM Press Publishes: The
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