CICS Twitter, Blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Forum information

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Question

You would like to stay informed in the CICS community. You want to know what social media channels are being used. What Twitter accounts, Blogs, Facebook pages, YouTube videos , and Forums are available for CICS?

Answer

Click on the following links to learn about each of the available CICS social media channels. Make sure you look at our latest addition, the dW Answers Community forum, where you can share expertise and get answers! If you would like to see IBM CICS content and other related content shortly after it is published to the various social channels, follow IBM CICS on Twitter. 








CICS on Twitter

You can follow IBM_CICS on Twitter to find news, updates, and other information for CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS), CICS Tools, CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG), and other related products. Twitter is a real-time short messaging service, and it is another way that you can stay informed about CICS.

The group monitoring the Twitter account will do their best to respond to your comments. This is not another support channel so the group does reserve the right to not answer your questions or point you back to the IBM support team.

See IBM CICS support news on Twitter if you need help following CICS.






CICS blog

The most recent CICS blog can be found on the Developer Center for CICS. This blog provides technical information for the CICS suite of products and are written by the development and support teams, to help you make the most of CICS.

The group monitoring the blog will do their best to respond to your comments. This is not another support channel so the group does reserve the right to not answer your questions or point you back to the IBM support team.

Prior to 2016, CICS Support blogs were written to the Systems Middleware Support Blog. To see only the entries for CICS on this site, you can click on "CICS" in the tag cloud on the blog, or you can use this link to display blogs tagged with CICS.












CICS on Facebook

The IBM CICS Facebook Page is a page dedicated to the world's favorite transaction processor. Here you can discuss, share, and learn about all things CICS.

The page is managed by the CICS team in Hursley. The group monitoring the Facebook page will do their best to respond to your comments. This is not another support channel so the group does reserve the right to not answer your questions or point you back to the IBM support team.







CICS on YouTube

The CICS Hursley channel on YouTube hosts a library of development and support related videos for CICS products. Here you can find video tutorials, lunch and learns, product announcements, and product usage videos. Some of the content from the CICS Hursley YouTube channel can also be found under "videos" on the Developer Center for CICS.

Subscribe to the CICS Hursley channel to be notified when new CICS videos become available!

Prior to 2016, CICS videos could be found on the IBM SupportTV channel on YouTube which hosts a library of support related videos for many IBM software products. To limit your view of videos on this channel to only CICS and CICS Tools videos, click on CICS Transaction Server videos on IBM Support TV.





CICS Support on Community forums

As part of becoming more social, the CICS support team is now posting questions and answers on developerWorks Answers (dW Answers ) where anyone can contribute easily. You can "Like", "Unlike", or "Comment" on any question or answer. You can post questions and receive responses from the community of users, many of which are IBMers. You can also share your expertise by answering questions from others in the community.

To increase the chances of getting your question answered more quickly, make sure that when you ask a question that you include at least the core tag associated with the product that you are asking the question about. For example, include the "CICS" tag if your question is related to CICS Transaction Server or any of the CICS Tools by typing "CICS" into the Tags field and hitting Enter, or by selecting "CICS" from the "Suggested tags" that dW Answers displays. See z Systems Software Support Social Media Channels for a list of dW Answers tags.

dW Answers content can be found by searching from most search engines. From within dW Answers, you can view content in different ways. For example, you can view the Newest content tagged with CICS on dW Answers. From any question that has the "CICS" tag, you can click the tag then click "+Follow" to be notified by email of things like new questions asked or new answers accepted. You define the email notifications that you want and the frequency by setting up "My preferences" within dW Answers. You can also follow tags using the RSS feed.





CICS-L Mail List Facility

A Mail List facility is available for CICS users. It is hosted on a Listserver managed by the University of Georgia, USA. Once subscribed, a user can e-mail to the mail list and the submission will be distributed to all other subscribers.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.uga.edu with the subject line "subscribe CICS-L". You will then be sent a confirmation note that you will need to reply to.

Once subscription is complete, you can send submissions by sending an e-mail to the mailing list, the address of which is CICS-L@listserv.uga.edu.

Go to the CICS-L Home Page to view the CICS-L archives.





Related information

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Batch Application Control for z/OS Documentation z/OS 1.1, 1.1.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer Documentation z/OS 1.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS z/OS 5.2, 5.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS Documentation z/OS 2.1
Host Transaction Processing IBM Session Manager Documentation z/OS 3.2, 3.1, 2.2, 2.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Gateway

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server CICSBAC CICS BAC BAC CBEP CICS BEP CICSCM CICS CM CICSDA CICS DA CICSIA CICS IA CICSPA CICS PA CICSVC CICS VC CICSVR CICS VR CICS/VR
CICSVT CICS VT CICS/VT ISM

Document information


More support for:

CICS Transaction Server
Documentation

Software version:

1.1.1, 2.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Operating system(s):

z/OS, z/VSE

Reference #:

1402518

Modified date:

2016-05-03

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