Yes it is good but little known.  Publicize it and keep it up.

On Thursday, 13 October 2016, Mike Wawiorko <mike.wawio...@barclays.com>
wrote:

> Marna,
>
> I've had a look at this and so have a couple of my colleagues who support
> z/OS Communications Server and related software.
>
> 1)  is this is still a good way to provide this information to you?
> Yes - we all agree on this
>
> 2) with all the other ways to learn about new functions, is IEA still
> needed by you?
> It is good to have all this in one place.
> The z/OS Comms Server New Function Summary has similar information but the
> presentation gets the main points across better and more succinctly.
>
> 3) are there particular topics in IEA that you like and want to continue
> to see in the future?  if so, which ones?
> Keep up the good work.
>
> The main point I'd make is to publicise the existence of IBM Education
> Assistance for z/OS more widely.
>
> From the users point of view we all need to make sure we are aware of the
> sources of information in manuals, presentations like IEA for z/OS, Share,
> IBM Support sites etc. We should all make time to look at them and judge
> what's right in new function for our organisations. IBM add new functions
> for good reasons.
>
> Mike Wawiorko
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU
> <javascript:;>] On Behalf Of Marna WALLE
> Sent: 12 October 2016 21:35
> To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU <javascript:;>
> Subject: IBM Education Assistance for z/OS - Useful??
>
> Hello IBM-MAINers,
> I wanted to ask about the usefulness of the IBM Education Assistance (IEA)
> for z/OS.
>
> A little background:  IEA is found here:  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/
> redbooks.nsf/pages/IBMIEAV22avail?Open and provides concise and technical
> information about a specific function introduced in z/OS.  For instance,
> there is a module there for Dynamic Logrec in z/OS V2.2.    It is intended
> to be a "one stop shopping" location for new enhancements in a z/OS
> release.  Of course, all information can also be found in the appropriate
> z/OS books.  We've had IEA for both z/OS V2.1 and V2.2.
>
> My questions are:
> 1)  is this is still a good way to provide this information to you?
> 2) with all the other ways to learn about new functions, is IEA still
> needed by you?
> 3) are there particular topics in IEA that you like and want to continue
> to see in the future?  if so, which ones?
>
> Thanks in advance for any opinions you'd like to share.
> -Marna WALLE
> z/OS Installation, IBM Poughkeepsie
>
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