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September 8, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 16


TOP STORY: What's in Visual Studio 2013?
FEATURED ARTICLE: DR Strategy Guide for IBM i
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Quadrant Software Introduces Business i for IBM i Business Intelligence
WHITE PAPER:  Environmental Hazards to Peak Performance
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Step by Step Approach to Implementing Object Level Security
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: Possible Hackability of Boeing 777 Illustrates Vulnerability of Integrated Systems
EVENT: IBM i in the Cloud, IT on the Ground 

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Feature Article - Programming
What's in Visual Studio 2013?

Take advantage of the new features and enhancements in Visual Studio 2013 for better developer productivity.

joydip kanjilalWritten by Joydip Kanjilal

Released late last year, Microsoft's Visual Studio 2013 is a widely used, popular IDEthe next-generation IDE for software developers willing to develop applications that leverage at the managed environment. Visual Studio 2013 is built on the features available in Visual Studio 2012 and subsequent Visual Studio Update releases. This article presents a bird's-eye view of some of the new features and enhancements in the Visual Studio 2013. It also discusses in brief the new features and enhancements to Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1. Note the .NET Framework 4.5.1 comes with Visual Studio 2013.


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Feature Article - System Administration
DR Strategy Guide for IBM i

Don't wait for a disaster. Start planning today.

Written by Maxava

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper DR Strategy Guide for IBM i available free from the MC White Paper Center.


Organizations cannot control whether or not they will be affected by a natural disaster, extended power outage or any other unplanned incident. However, they can ensure their business is prepared to respond to and recover from these events with minimal disruption or impact to their customers.


These types of events disrupt business operations, and they all have the potential to cripple a business if a supporting contingency plan is not in place.


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Step by Step Approach to Implementing Object Level Security

In this Webinar:  More organizations are realizing the need for implementing object level security -- especially for database files that contain information which must comply with various laws or regulations. But the question many administrators have is, how do you secure files without breaking the application or other processes? During this presentation, security expert Carol Woodbury will discuss how. Configuration options, testing steps, "gotchas" to avoid, along with real-life examples will be presented.