Back in October 2013 IDUG published a comprehensive white paper covering the new features and functions of DB2 11 for z/OS from an IDUG user perspective. Written by a group of volunteers from IDUG’s worldwide community of DB2 users and consultants, the paper has proven to be a popular source of information for those wishing to get to grips with the new release.
So, why dedicate yet another blog entry to it? There are two reasons:
- The original announcement included a competition to win a free IDUG registration to any of the 2014 IDUG Technical Conferences, by simply commenting on the blog entry. The competition ends on March 1st, but currently we have very few comments so please use the announcement link above and enter the competition for a chance to win this great prize.
- The original paper was made available in PDF form, but we're aware that many of you use e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes and Noble Nook, and a PDF document isn't always easy to read on these devices. We have therefore converted the white paper to the open EPUB format, which can be easily consumed by all of the popular e-readers currently available. I've updated the original announcement to include the EPUB link, but you can also access the EPUB download directly from here. This is the first time IDUG has tried to deliver content in this format, so please give us your feedback in the comments below.