What’s New in IBM i 7.2–At a Glance
May 6, 2014 Alex Woodie
There’s a whole bunch of new stuff in IBM i 7.2, which IBM formally announced last Monday and actually shipped on Friday. Together with the new Power 8 servers and other major software product releases, these are exciting times in the Power Systems and IBM i community. Here you’ll find a quick, 30,000-foot view of last week’s announcements.
IBM made hundreds, if not thousands, of additions and changes to the core IBM i OS with version 7.2. At a high level, the biggest enhancements include:
For a full accounting of the core IBM i 7.2 enhancements, see United States Software Announcement 214-154 (PDF).
IBM threw several other non-OS related enhancements into the big 7.2 announcement letter. These aren’t technically part of the OS, but are important nonetheless, and include:
Separately, IBM made several other big IBM i software announcements last week that we think you out to know about. They include:
IBM also made an assorted collection of tape-related announcements last week, which we’ll cover in a future issue of the newsletter.
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