There is now, for the first time ever, an open beta program for this new release of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS - Version 3 Release 2.
No formal education is offered for this beta program. However, educational documentation and presentations are available with the product on the download site.
The objectives of providing an open beta program for this release are:
New Product Function
Further information about the new function contained in CICS TS V3.2 can be found in:
Note that the CICS Service Flow Feature is not available with this beta program. Also note that the promotional copy of WebSphere Developer for System z to be provided with the product at general availability is not included in this beta program.
Beta Code Available - 10th April 2007
Download site - Download site available from 10th April 2007 until 29th June 2007
Beta end (beta code expiration) - 31st August 2007
This beta program is open to all.
No service support is provided for this beta program.
There is an informal forum available for comments and feedback. Please note that, although this forum is monitored, IBM does not guarantee that it will respond to any issues or comments raised. Details of any restrictions in the beta product functions and of any required fixes may also be placed on the forum. The download site contains a link to this forum on developerWorks (see the BETA Code download site section).
IBM does not guarantee that any CICS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) infrastructure products will work with this beta code, and no support is implied for any CICS ISV products. For information concerning support of non-IBM products, please contact the appropriate software vendor.
BETA Code download site
Please note that an IBM ID is required to download the beta code. If you do not have one, you will be able to register for one at this site. Participants will be required to state that they accept the licensing terms and conditions of this beta program before they can download the code.