Looking back on 2015

In this post we look back on the year that was 2015 and what happened in both IBM MQ, and MQGem Software.

New Versions

Both IBM MQ and MQGem Software products had a number of new releases in 2015.

MQGem Software products

Three new versions of our premier product, MO71 – a graphical administrative product for IBM MQ. Version 8.0.2 was released in January, 8.0.3 was released in April, and 8.0.4 was released in November.

A new version of MQSCX – our extended MQSC product, version 8.0.1, was released in May.

A new product, QLOAD V8.0.1 was released in June, with an initial three month free trial period.

IBM MQ Fix Packs and new function

One new Fix Pack on IBM WebSphere MQ V7.0.1. Fix Pack was released in August. Two new Fix Packs on IBM WebSphere MQ V7.1. Fix Pack in November, and in January. One new Fix Pack on IBM WebSphere MQ V7.5. Fix Pack was released in May.

Three new Fix Packs on IBM MQ V8. Fix Pack in February – introducing new Command Level 801, in June – introducing new Command Level 802 and new function, and in October also adding new function.

IBM delivered the new MQ Appliance M2000 in February. Here’s the Announce Letter, Blog Post and Video. An IBM Redbook was released in November: Integrating the IBM MQ Appliance into your IBM MQ Infrastructure. Later in the year, it then delivered on the SoD with the DR capability added to the appliance – read more about it in How the IBM MQ Appliance Brings MQ and High Availability Together.

IBM provided the MQLight function, and AMQP client protocol in IBM MQ, as part of FixPack in October. Read more about it in MQ support for MQ Light and AMQP 1.0 released in


At your request, dear customers, MQGem Software has created a number of videos of our products. Each product has a playlist.


The MO71 playlist contains the following 7 videos.

The MQSCX playlist contains the following two videos.

Conference Events

There have been quite a number of events throughout 2015 that have had IBM MQ content delivered at them. I hope you were able to attend at least one. The presentation material is online for many of these events, and download links are shown below where we are aware of them.

Online articles

There have been some really great blog posts written throughout 2015. Lots of the guys in IBM Hursley have been blogging about the new features they have been releasing throughout the year. The IBM MQ Blogosphere has really grown over 2015. Read more in IBM MQ Blogosphere.

2015 has been a great year for all things MQ. MQGem wishes all its customers, readers, and friends a Happy and Prosperous 2016. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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