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The content below was sent in the Support Newsletter for IBM Decision Optimization on 10 Jun, 2015. If you would like to subscribe, see the instructions in the IBM Support Newsletter Knowledge Collection

This document contains links (URLs) to IBM Decision Optimization technical support documents and information that can help you get more value from your software. It is intended to help you to be proactive in your support and administration of IBM Decision Optimization. This document includes: 

In the Spotlight 

1. Join our IBM Decision Optimization Support Facebook 
Our IBM Decision Optimization Support Facebook page provides a unique community for customers, support personnel, developers and others curious about IBM Decision Optimization products. If you want to find high quality technical content, engage in technical discussions, or simply stay up to date with the latest IBM Decision Optimization news join our community now!

2. IBM Decision Optimization on Cloud: CPLEX-driven optimization 
IBM Decision Optimization on Cloud provides the power of IBM CPLEX Optimizers in a self-serve cloud environment. It includes the DropSolve drag-and-drop interface to solve models of various formats online, the Decision Optimization on Cloud API to embed CPLEX Optimizers on cloud in any application, documentation and samples, and a community where operations research experts and application developers can contribute and learn from each other.

3. Upgrade to our latest IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.6.2, available to download from June 12, 2015 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.6.2 is releasing on June 12, 2015. Look for the link to download on IBM Support Portal.

4. Upgrade to IBM CPLEX Optimizer for z/OS 12.6.1 
With this upgrade, IBM CPLEX Optimizer can exploit the features of the new z13 which bring improved CPLEX Optimizer performance.

5. International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, ISMP2015, July 12-17, 2015 
Hear about the latest developments in CPLEX and CP Optimizers straight from the developers.

6. European Conference on Operational Research, EURO2015, July 12-15, 2015 
Join us at the University of Strathclyde for presentations on CPLEX Optimizer and other topics.

7. International Conference on Operations Research, OR2015, September 1-4, 2015 
Join us at OR2015, we have an entire session devoted to using the new IBM DOcloud along with other presentations on IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio.

8. Subscribe to our updated Decision Optimization Support YouTube channel 
We have uploaded our previous Support Technical Exchanges to our YouTube channel. Please check out and view our presentations on CPLEX, OPL, Decision Optimization Center. In the coming months, we will continue to upload our latest full-length presentations, and will be producing a number of shorter videos to detail more features about our products.

9. IBM ILOG Optimization Virtual User Group
IBM ILOG Optimization Virtual User Group Meetings provide you with updated and useful information about our products and how you can get the best value for your organization from our optimization technology and solutions. These meetings are being held electronically with presentations by our product management and development subject matter experts. The sessions will run for approximately one hour, with about 45 minutes of presentation material and 15 minutes for open questions and answers. We look forward to your participation. Please email Kitte Knight at kknight@us.ibm.com for an invitation to this Webinar with the subject line "VUG for ILOG OPTI".

10. IBM Decision Optimization Client Success Essentials

11. Stay informed of critical IBM software support updates with My Notifications 
One of the best ways to prevent problems and to stay informed of critical support updates for your IBM software products is to take advantage of My Notifications.

12. IBM Client Success Essentials Community 
This community brings together users of Smarter Cities, Smarter Commerce, Smarter Content and Smarter Workforce software to share, collaborate and connect with each other virtually. In this community, you'll find training videos, upcoming events, blogs, important web links, and more. Sign in with your IBM ID and register for the site.

13. IBM Client Success Essentials Community Demonstration 
Watch a video demonstration of the Client Success Essentials community.


1. Detailed System Requirements

2. Download the latest Fix Packs

3. Update support notifications for ILOG product consolidation 
Some of the ILOG products have merged into the ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio product. As a result of this, the product pages will be removed from the IBM support portal, and you will need to update your My Notifications subscriptions to point to IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio.

4. Software service announcement for IBM ILOG Optimization Products for non-PA releases made in July, 2009 
End of service for IBM ILOG Optimization products released in July, 2009.

5. Withdrawal Announcement Letter for IBM ILOG select programs 
Software withdrawal and support discontinuance for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio for Multiplatforms V12.2 and IBM ILOG ODM Enterprise for Multiplatforms V3.3 and V3.4.

6. IBM Client Self-Assist Support (CSA) Help & Resources 
Look here and find a number of short-duration videos in regard to IBM’s CSA support processes or send an email requesting a personalized overview of IBM's support tools.

7. Wondering how to get started with IBM Support? 
Find basic support information on the main tab of the updated Electronic Support page. It provides the information you need to successfully use IBM support.

8. IBM Software Support Lifecycle 
Find detailed information about the available IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policies to help you realize the full value of your IBM software products.


1. Product Documentation

2. Recently published Technotes

3. Presentations of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio and IBM Decision Optimization Center/ODM Enterprise 
List of presentations available online for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio and IBM Decision Optimization Center/ODM Enterprise.

4. IBM Support and Passport Advantage portal navigation tool 
How do I navigate through the IBM Support and Passport Advantage portals to achieve my objective?

5. Short Guide to opening a Service Request Online 
Get started with the online Service Request Tool. Here is a short guide to help you get started.

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Commerce IBM ILOG CP General
Commerce IBM Decision Optimization Center General
Commerce IBM ILOG OPL-CPLEX -ODM General
Commerce IBM CPLEX Optimizer for z/OS

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More support for:

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

Software version:

12.2,, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5,, 12.5.1, 12.6,, 12.6.1

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AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

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All Editions

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