Looking forward to MQTCv2.0.1.6

MQTC IconIt’s September, and at the end of this month is the MQTC conference in Sandusky, Ohio.

MQTC – the only conference dedicated to IBM MQ – takes place from September 26 to September 28. There is a full schedule of technical sessions as well as a number of vendor sessions. There’s also lots of information about the conference on the CapitalWare Blog, and you can follow the twitter hashtag #MQTC2016.

MQGem Software is a Gold Sponsor of the conference, so come and find us in the evening Sponsor Pavilion, held in the Zambezi room, on Monday and Tuesday, and we can demonstrate any of the MQGem products to you and you can enter our prize draw. Or just grab a beer from the bar and come and say “Hello”.

Paul Clarke and Morag Hughson will be there from MQGem Software, doing a number of technical sessions:-

Title:
Speaker:
Scheduled:
Introduction to the MQI
Morag Hughson
Monday 8:30am Leopardwood; Wednesday 9:50am Salon F
Abstract: This entry level session will teach the basics of the beautifully simple MQ API – the MQI. You’ll have heard many describe how writing an application for MQ is very simple, just MQPUT a message, or MQGET a message. Come to this session and learn it for yourself. Example code in C and COBOL will be used, and a live demonstration using an API Exerciser will show how some of the input and output fields operate.
Title:
Speaker:
Scheduled:
Securing your z/OS Queue Manager
Morag Hughson
Monday 2:30pm Rosewood; Tuesday 2:30pm Aloeswood
Abstract: This session looks at how security facilities are provided in IBM MQ for z/OS. It will provide an introduction to IBM MQ for z/OS Security, looking at, what security is available, how it is activated/deactivated, what types of resources can be protected and an insight as to how IBM MQ for z/OS determines which userids it uses for the checks it performs. IBM MQ V8 introduced a number of new security features and many of these were just as applicable on z/OS as other platforms, so we will show how these features work on z/OS, and what error messages to look out for when using them.
Title:
Speaker:
Scheduled:
Authentication in MQ
Morag Hughson
Tuesday 9:50am Leopardwood; Wednesday 1:00pm Salon E
Abstract: Over the last few releases of MQ, there have been a number of security features added that provide authentication features. This session illustrates all those features and how they work together. This session will cover the use of SSL/TLS on channels (and some recent changes in this area in MQ V8); the security exit facility which is still available although some of the common uses for it are now built into the MQ product; the use of CHLAUTH rules (added in MQ V7.1 and enhanced in MQ V8) and the MQ V8 feature Connection Authentication, which allows the validation of user ID and password from an application at connect time.
Title:
Speaker:
Scheduled:
Introduction to MQ Channels
Paul Clarke
Monday 1:00pm Rosewood; Tuesday 4:00pm Aloeswood
Abstract: This entry level session describes how IBM MQ moves messages around your network of queue managers. The various concepts of remote messaging are introduced and the session shows how the various components fit together. Attendees learn the basic IBM MQ configuration necessary to have application messages moved from one queue manager to another.

Paul will also be giving two vendor sessions:-

Title:
Speaker:
Scheduled:
The MQGems – tools from MQGem Software
Paul Clarke
Wednesday 11:15am Salon F
Abstract: In this session, Paul Clarke, founder and CEO of MQGem Software, will take you through the tools that MQGem produces. This includes MO71 – our GUI administrator for MQ, MQSCX – a huge improvement on MQSC, and QLOAD – the load/unload messages tool. The presentation will include demonstrations of some of the above.
Title:
Speaker:
Scheduled:
What’s New from MQGem Software – New Message Editor Product
Paul Clarke
Monday 11:15am Rosewood
Abstract: In this session, Paul Clarke, founder and CEO of MQGem Software, will tell you all about a new product developed by MQGem Software, MQEDIT – a new live parsing message editor. The editor is still in Beta, so this is the ideal opportunity for you to come along and shape the direction of its development. The session will be largely demonstration based, so come along and see the editor in action. You can also enter a prize draw to win a free one-year licence!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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