Mid-Range Michiana Users Group


The Michiana Mid-Range Users Group meets on the third Thursday of every month except December for presentations and round table discussions related to IBM System i and other mid-range systems.  Watch this page for topic and location information.

Meetings will be held at noon at

CIBER Innovation and Technology Center
4100 Edison Lakes Parkway, Suite 240
Mishawaka, IN  46545

Lunch will be provided

Register for the meetings you plan to attend

The next MRMUG meeting will be:

Thursday January 25, 2018:

Topic – IBM i Hidden Gems

This will be a multi-topic presentation discussing some of the “hidden gems” in IBM i.  These are some of the “free” things that you can take advantage of with IBM i that you may or may not be using.  You may be surprised, or you may be using some “hidden gems” that you can share.

Mark Flora and Parke Cummins will lead the discussion and share some examples and maybe a demo or two, but everyone is invited to share some of those gems that have a small (or large) part in your IBM i environment.

Looking Forward -
Here are the topics that we plan to cover for the next few months:
January 24, 2018 – IBM i Hidden Gems
February 15, 2018 – (3 topics)
        Quick Power9 overview and what’s coming
March 15, 2018 – Mobility.  This will be a two hour event consisting of two or three sessions.
April 19, 2018 – Storage Roundtable
May, 17, 2018 – Modernization
July, 19, 2018 -  Cloud
August 16, 2018 – IBM i OS update

Please note the following important information

V7R1 was withdrawn from marketing on September 30, 2017

Support for V7R1 will end on April 30, 2018
·   Service Extension for V7R1 has not been announced yet.

Support for V6R1 ended on September 30, 2015

·   Service Extension for V6R1 is available at an additional cost through September 30, 2018.  Software     Maintenance is a required pre-requisite for Service Extension.

Extended support for V5R4 ended September 30, 2017

   Support for V5R4 ended on September 30, 2013.
   Service Extension ended September 30, 2017.

MRMUG Membership

  • Corporate Membership (unlimited)    $100 per year
  • Individual Membership                     $50 per year

If you would like to join MRMUG, send an e-mail with your name, company name, and contact information to one of the following board members, or just sign up for a meeting and show up!

Craig Nelson                   cnelson@ciber.com
Jim Manuszak                JAManuszak@hotmail.com
Kathy Rogina                 
Vicki Pawloski                vpawloski@ciber.com
Stephanie Thomas          mrmugug@gmail.com