CICS twitter, blog, facebook, newsletter, and forum information

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You would like to stay informed in the CICS community. You want to know, what twitter accounts, blogs, facebook pages, newsletters, and forums are available for CICS?

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CICS on Twitter

CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS), CICS Tools, and CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) support news is now available on Twitter. You can follow IBM_CICS on Twitter to find news, updates, and other information for the CICS 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.





WebSphere and CICS Support Blog

The WebSphere and CICS Support Blog is written by a group of people in IBM Support and beyond who work on WebSphere and CICS products. This blog provides technical information for the WebSphere and CICS suite of products. WebSphere and CICS have many individual products, so for the purposes of this blog, it will focus on some key areas, specifically WebSphere Application Server, MQ, DataPower, CICS and CICS Tools. If you are interested in the Business Process Management products, see the IBM Business Process Management Products Support Blog.

To see only the entries for CICS, you can click on "CICS" in the tag cloud on the blog, or you can use this tagged link. 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.






WebSphere and CICS Support on Facebook

The IBM WebSphere and CICS Support Facebook Page provides a unique community of customers, support personnel, developers and others curious about WebSphere and CICS solutions. If you want to find high quality technical content, engage in technical discussions, or simply stay up to date with the latest WebSphere and CICS news then join us today! 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 Facebook

The IBM CICS Facebook Page is a page dedicated to the world's favorite transaction processor. The "I Love CICS" Facebook Fan Page has been moved to this new location. The page is managed by the CICS team in Hursley and you can discuss, share, and learn about all things CICS. 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 and CICS Tools Support Newsletter (Featured documents)

The Support Newsletter for CICS Transaction Server and CICS Tools features the most requested documents as well as those identified as valuable in helping answer your questions related to CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) and the CICS Tools. See the Featured documents for the most recent Support Newsletter. The Support Newsletter is emailed to subscribers on a quarterly basis in March, June, September, and December. If you would like to subscribe, see the instructions in the IBM Support Newsletter Knowledge Collection.





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.





CICSdev developer community and forum

The CICSdev community is the place to discuss, share and learn about developing for CICS. It is primarily for CICS Developers rather than CICS System Programmers, although of course, everyone is welcome to contribute. You are encouraged to discuss, share, and learn about developing CICS Applications in this community. You can hold more detailed discussions about the latest CICS news and developments. Subscribe to threads and receive email notifications when a member replies to your post or follow the RSS feeds and never miss an update again. This forum is moderated by CICS architects, developers, and testers. The group monitoring the forum 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 Explorer forum

IBM CICS Explorer - the New Face of CICS - provides rich CICS views, data, methods, and is the integration point for CICS tooling.

The CICS Explorer forum enables the CICS Explorer user community to interact with each other and with the CICS Explorer development team on questions and issues related to the CICS Explorer. Use this forum to better understand the CICS Explorer, to debug problems, to make requests, and to get answers. This forum is moderated by CICS Explorer architects, developers, and testers. The group monitoring the forum 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, CICSplex, and the CICS cloud Blog (Hursley)

The CICS, CICSplex, and the CICS cloud Blog is a developerWorks blog from the CICS team in Hursley, England. Expect thoughts, tips, examples and discussion about CICS, CICSPlex SM, and the CICS cloud on System z. The MasterTerminal Blog has been sunset.



Related information

CICS on YouTube (external link)
CICS Explorer on YouTube (external link)


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 5.2, 5.1, 2.1, 1.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
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 5.2, 5.1, 3.2, 3.1, 2.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 4.3, 4.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS Documentation z/OS 1.2, 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 5.2, 5.1, 1.1

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

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Document information


More support for:

CICS Transaction Server
Documentation

Software version:

1.1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2

Operating system(s):

z/OS, z/VSE

Reference #:

1402518

Modified date:

2014-05-29

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