Category: WebSphere User Group
Chicago WebSphere User Group - WindySphere
Cities covered: Greater Chicagoland area
Group Detail: The Chicago WebSphere User Group, WindySphere, provides product information, strategic direction and best practices for WebSphere users in the greater Chicago area. WindySphere meetings are held once or twice a year. Meeting attendance is typically in the 60 to 100 range and there are usually about 7 to 10 different presentations. The presentations broken into interest tracks and include WebSphere Server, WPLC (Workplace, Portal & Collaboration Products), MQ and development.
Content is driven by users and presentations are based on user interest and demand. All presentation are given with a focus on educating the WebSphere user community.
The activities of the WindySphere user group are directed through its Board of Directors for the benefit of its members. The Board of Directors is comprised of:
Bob Moore President
Earl Hokens Treasurer
Roland Krocin Registration
Gordy Nellis IBM Liaison
Region North America
North America United States
WindySphere Meeting – May 16, 2013
71 S. Wacker Drive – 6th Floor - Chicago, IL
This session will provide a comprehensive overview of WebSphere Application Server V8.5/V8.5.5 for developers, administrators and architects. This session will include an overview of the Liberty Profile, Intelligent Management, Compute Grid and other new features found in WAS v8.5/v8.5.5
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:40 – WebSphere 8.5 Migration Strategies/Best Practices – Dana Duffield – IBM
The ease of moving from one version of WebSphere Application Server to another can depend on a significant number of factors. In some cases it can be very simple and in other cases it can be complex. Examples of these factors include the combination of versions, number of applications and size of your configurations. Understanding these factors is the key to a smooth version to version migration. This session will provide you with this information as well as proven best practices, planning steps and references to very detailed information of changes between versions.
10-30 – 11:40 – IBM’s Mobile Direction and WorkLight - Neil Doherty - IBM
Worklight is a new IBM acquisition with products and solutions to support the rapid growth of mobile devices organizations need to support. Complimenting IBM's current offerings with Worklight will allow customers to quickly and efficiently develop, manage and control mobile web applications.
11:40 - 12:20 Lunch
12:20 – 1:30 – PureApplication System Overview - Randy Mowen – IBM
The target audience for this presentation is I.T. professionals who are considering moving to a cloud computing solution and want to gain a better understanding of IBM PureApplication system. The session will introduce attendees to the IBM Pure System family and offer an in-depth discussion of deployment models, virtual system patterns, virtual application patterns and usage patterns for application isolation.
12:20 – 1:30 – WebSphere Application Server Security Hardening – Tom Alcott - IBM
More than just firewalls, security is a difficult and complex set of actions and procedures
that strive to strengthen your systems as much as is appropriate. This session covers
many aspects of security in general, including the WebSphere Application Server security
architecture and how to harden this environment.
1:30 – 1:40 Break
1:40 - 2:50 – What's New with WebSphere Message Broker - Introducing IBM Integration Bus V9 --
Chris Frank – IBM
IBM Integration Bus V9.0, previously known as IBM WebSphere Message Broker, was announced in April as the next generation Enterprise Service Bus. It delivers a comprehensive integration solution, connecting together a wide range of applications, services, and systems across heterogeneous IT environments, as well as providing the visibility and control capabilities needed to support critical business activities such as monitoring, auditing, process management, and analytics. Come to this session to learn how these new capabilities naturally extend the powerful productivity features of IBM Integration Bus to develop and manage integration solution deployments, and extend its industry-leading performance and scalability.