Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CICS TS v2.3 End of Support next September

I'm just grabbing this from the CICS e-Newsletter I mentioned a couple of posts ago :
"IBM has announced the withdrawal of support for CICS Transaction Server V2.3, effective September 2009 - see details in the announcement letter here. (...)

When planning version-to-version migrations, don’t forget that CICS Interdependency Analyzer V2.2 now contains new queries to help to identify those applications most sensitive to change, helping target testing where it is most needed".
I guess the people involved already know they are going EOS with CICS TS V2.3, but I'm not sure every one knows this CICS Interdependency Analyzer. I, for one, did not. So I gathered some material about it :
But there's more : the CICS Interdependency Analyzer is one of the IBM CICS Tools for which you can download a free 60-day trial version. If you're not interested in this one, you might want to check out the other IBM CICS Tools at the same page.