CA Plex/2Estatus & plans<br />September 2010<br />William A. Hunt<br />principal product manager<br />
terms of this presentation<br />This presentation was based on current information and resource allocations as of May 3, 2...
for informational purposes only<br />Certain information in this presentation may outline CA’s general product direction. ...
agenda <br />4<br /><ul><li>Plex at CA; release history
Supported releases
CA Plex r6.1 highlights
CA Plex futures – candidate features
2E at CA; release history
Supported releases
CA 2E r8.5 highlights
CA 2E futures – candidate features
Worldwide CA 2E/Plex user community
Staying current with product news and events
Staying in touch with users worldwide</li></ul>September 2010     CA Plex/2E Status & Plans       Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
todayCA Plex<br />
Plex at CAroadmap as of September 2010<br />CA Plex r6.0<br />JUNE 2007<br /><ul><li>C# Server Generator
ANT Java Builds
Code Libraries</li></ul>CA Plex r5.5<br />AUGUST 2004<br /><ul><li>RPG IV Generator
.NET Connectors
COM Import
AD Change Dates</li></ul>CA Plex XX.X.XX<br />CA Plex r5.0 and r5.0 SP1<br />OCTOBER 2000<br /><ul><li>Dependency Browser
List (LST) Objects
MFC GUI Controls </li></ul>CA Plex r6.1<br />DECEMBER 2008<br /><ul><li>WCF Service Generation
Extended Plex API
Group Model Update History</li></ul>CA Plex r5.5 SP1<br />AUGUST 2005<br /><ul><li>WinC .NET Connectors</li></ul>CA Plex r...
XML Import/Export</li></ul>2010<br />2006<br />2000<br />2002<br />2004<br />2008<br />CY<br />September 2010     CA Plex/...
supported releases <br />7<br /><ul><li>CA Plex r5.5
Support ended in December 2009
CA Plex r6.0
End of support date not yet announced
Typically 12-18 months following general availability of new +2 release
CA Plex r6.1
Current available release
End of support date not yet announced</li></ul>September 2010     CA Plex/2E Status & Plans       Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
8<br />CA Plex r6.1 <br />Model-based SOA support<br />Microsoft WCF services<br />Plex API enhancements<br />Build add-in...
9<br />CA Plex r6.1 upgrade requirements<br />No re-gen or re-build for RPG functions<br />No re-gen or re-build for C# fu...
CA Plex r6.1 post-GA support<br />Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2<br />CA Plex r6.1 is now supported on the next generation ...
CA Plex r6.1 post-GA support<br />Public r6.1 cumulative fix pack<br />RI11329 (Build 610.043.012)<br />Runtimes are backw...
unicode types in databases<br />Initial target is Java and C# support<br />Java client, Java server, C# server <br />Oracl...
unicode types in databases<br />Available Now!<br />In Plex 6.1 Cumulative Fix builds<br />Tested with SQL Server and Orac...
the road aheadCA Plex<br />
candidate features for the next release of CA Plex<br />.NET Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) generator<br />WinC/Jav...
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  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
  • Welcome to &lt;&lt; insert session name &gt;&gt;. We’d like to begin our presentation by giving you a sense for who CA Technologies is as a company, and where we’d headed.To begin with, some fundamentals about our organization. As you know, CA Technologies has over 30 years of experience in providing IT management software. We continue to lead in our core competencies of managing and securing IT environments. We also support our customers as their IT needs change. We enable the delivery of more flexible IT services by providing the critical foundational elements that our customers need to realize the benefits of new technologies. With our solutions, customers gain the ability to quickly adopt emerging technologies at the right time, the right place, and from the best sources.CA Technologies is unique in the industry for our ability to solve the toughest IT management issues through:Deep expertise in diverse and complex environments -- providing the insight and control necessary to get the most productivity out of your mainframe and physical infrastructure, to confidently adopt, deliver and manage virtual services and to build public, private and hybrid cloudsHighly reliable and scalable products that are easy to use -- no matter the size of the organization, or the scope of the project, CA Technologies provides reliable products that will effectively scale and function, allowing your business to thrive through flexible IT A practical approach to innovation -- linking together highly strategic acquisitions and robust internal development, resulting in breakthroughs that integrate with existing technology environmentsWe are executing against a bold vision for the future, where IT resources are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility. We address CIO issues in emerging technology environments that hold promise for a better run IT organization and a more profitable business. We bring unique strengths to the table that will help our customers to make informed decisions about how to build their next generation IT ecosystem. Finally, we are also evolving in a more fundamental way by streamlining and simplifying our internal processes and service practices to ensure our customers’ experience is even more efficient and rewarding.
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  • CA Plex and CA 2E Status and Plans

    1. 1. CA Plex/2Estatus & plans<br />September 2010<br />William A. Hunt<br />principal product manager<br />
    2. 2. terms of this presentation<br />This presentation was based on current information and resource allocations as of May 3, 2010 and is subject to change or withdrawal by CA at any time without notice. Notwithstanding anything in this presentation to the contrary, this presentation shall not serve to (i) affect the rights and/or obligations of CA or its licensees under any existing or future written license agreement or services agreement relating to any CA software product; or (ii) amend any product documentation or specifications for any CA software product. The development, release and timing of any features or functionality described in this presentation remain at CA’s sole discretion. Notwithstanding anything in this presentation to the contrary, upon the general availability of any future CA productrelease referenced in this presentation, CA will make such release available (i) for sale to new licensees of such product; and (ii) to existing licensees of such product on a when and if-available basis as part of CA maintenance and support, and in the form of a regularly scheduled major product release. Such releases may be made available to current licensees of such product who are current subscribers to CA maintenance and support on a when and if-available basis. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this paragraph and any other information contained in this presentation, the terms of this paragraph shall govern.<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    3. 3. for informational purposes only<br />Certain information in this presentation may outline CA’s general product direction. All information in this presentation is for your informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. CA assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information. To the extent permitted by applicable law, CA provides this document “as is” without warranty of any kind, including without limitation, any implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. In no event will CA be liable for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, from the use of this document, including, without limitation, lost profits, lost investment, business interruption, goodwill, or lost data, even if CA is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. <br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    4. 4. agenda <br />4<br /><ul><li>Plex at CA; release history
    5. 5. Supported releases
    6. 6. CA Plex r6.1 highlights
    7. 7. CA Plex futures – candidate features
    8. 8. 2E at CA; release history
    9. 9. Supported releases
    10. 10. CA 2E r8.5 highlights
    11. 11. CA 2E futures – candidate features
    12. 12. Worldwide CA 2E/Plex user community
    13. 13. Staying current with product news and events
    14. 14. Staying in touch with users worldwide</li></ul>September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    15. 15. todayCA Plex<br />
    16. 16. Plex at CAroadmap as of September 2010<br />CA Plex r6.0<br />JUNE 2007<br /><ul><li>C# Server Generator
    17. 17. ANT Java Builds
    18. 18. Code Libraries</li></ul>CA Plex r5.5<br />AUGUST 2004<br /><ul><li>RPG IV Generator
    19. 19. .NET Connectors
    20. 20. COM Import
    21. 21. AD Change Dates</li></ul>CA Plex XX.X.XX<br />CA Plex r5.0 and r5.0 SP1<br />OCTOBER 2000<br /><ul><li>Dependency Browser
    22. 22. List (LST) Objects
    23. 23. MFC GUI Controls </li></ul>CA Plex r6.1<br />DECEMBER 2008<br /><ul><li>WCF Service Generation
    24. 24. Extended Plex API
    25. 25. Group Model Update History</li></ul>CA Plex r5.5 SP1<br />AUGUST 2005<br /><ul><li>WinC .NET Connectors</li></ul>CA Plex r5.1 and r5.1 SP1<br />OCTOBER 2002<br /><ul><li>EJB Option
    26. 26. XML Import/Export</li></ul>2010<br />2006<br />2000<br />2002<br />2004<br />2008<br />CY<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    27. 27. supported releases <br />7<br /><ul><li>CA Plex r5.5
    28. 28. Support ended in December 2009
    29. 29. CA Plex r6.0
    30. 30. End of support date not yet announced
    31. 31. Typically 12-18 months following general availability of new +2 release
    32. 32. CA Plex r6.1
    33. 33. Current available release
    34. 34. End of support date not yet announced</li></ul>September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    35. 35. 8<br />CA Plex r6.1 <br />Model-based SOA support<br />Microsoft WCF services<br />Plex API enhancements<br />Build add-ins to the Plex development tool<br />Group model update history<br />Improved model management<br />Platform compatibility updates<br />IBM i 7.1, IBM i 6.1<br />IPv6<br />Java SE 6.0, ANT 1.7.0<br />SQL Server 2008, Oracle 11g<br />Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008<br />64-bit Windows<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    36. 36. 9<br />CA Plex r6.1 upgrade requirements<br />No re-gen or re-build for RPG functions<br />No re-gen or re-build for C# functions<br />No re-gen or re-build for Java functions<br />If upgrading from 5.5 SP1<br />Re-gen recommended for 5.5 and earlier<br />No re-gen or re-build for C++ functions!<br />If upgrading from 6.0<br />Rebuild required for 5.5 SP1 and earlier<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    37. 37. CA Plex r6.1 post-GA support<br />Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2<br />CA Plex r6.1 is now supported on the next generation of the Windows operating system<br />Development environment and generated applications have all been tested (Java, C#, C++)<br />Some workarounds required, see CA Support knowledge base article TEC495228<br />10<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    38. 38. CA Plex r6.1 post-GA support<br />Public r6.1 cumulative fix pack<br />RI11329 (Build 610.043.012)<br />Runtimes are backwards compatible with 6.0 applications<br />127 documented fixes and updates!<br />Tool, RPG, WinC, C#, Java<br />Includes some useful enhancements<br />Blob data type support for Java, C# and WCF<br />Some limitations such as no data exchange with WinC<br />IME Support for Java Client<br />For DBCS deployments<br />See fix notes for more details<br />11<br />AVAILABLE<br />NOW!<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    39. 39. unicode types in databases<br />Initial target is Java and C# support<br />Java client, Java server, C# server <br />Oracle, SQL Server, DB2<br />RPG is a separate possible future enhancement<br />No Unicode support for C++ (WinC or WinNTC)<br />FLD SQL format SYS<br />NChar<br />NChar_var<br />Unicode equivalents of Char and Char_var<br />12<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    40. 40. unicode types in databases<br />Available Now!<br />In Plex 6.1 Cumulative Fix builds<br />Tested with SQL Server and Oracle<br />13<br />BONUS FEATURE!<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    41. 41. the road aheadCA Plex<br />
    42. 42. candidate features for the next release of CA Plex<br />.NET Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) generator<br />WinC/Java to .NET one-to-one mapping<br />.NET component import<br />Web client page design support<br />WCF proxy<br />Deploy Plex applications to IIS or Windows Azure<br />Web service import<br />Plex packager tool<br />Has been provided to customers upon request already<br />IBM i Unicode Support<br />15<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    43. 43. 16<br />CA Plex 6.0C# Server Generator and .NET Runtime<br />CA Plex 6.1<br />WCF Connectors<br />Microsoft .NET framework<br />WCF<br />Windows<br />Communication<br />Foundation<br />WF<br />Windows<br />Workflow<br />WPF<br />Windows<br />Presentation<br />Foundation<br />Microsoft NET Framework 3.5<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    44. 44. .NET client technologies<br />Windows Forms<br />The first .NET framework GUI client<br />Mature and widely used<br />Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)<br />Latest generation Microsoft .NET client technology<br />Web as well as desktop deployment options<br /> XAML browser applications, ClickOnce deployment<br />Unicode-compliant <br />Silverlight<br />RIA browser plug-in competing with Adobe Flash, JavaFX<br />Same foundation as WPF (XAML markup language)<br />17<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    45. 45. todayCA 2E<br />
    46. 46. 2E at CAroadmap as of September 2010<br />CA 2E r8.1 SP2<br />SEPTEMBER 2007<br /><ul><li>Default Templates
    47. 47. Updated Compile Preprocessor
    48. 48. Additional Enhancements</li></ul>CA 2E XX.X.XX<br />CA 2E r8.1<br />OCTOBER 2004<br /><ul><li>Database Triggers
    49. 49. Numerous miscellaneous enhancements</li></ul>CA 2E r7.0<br />SEPTEMBER 2000<br /><ul><li>RPG IV Generator
    50. 50. Componentization</li></ul>CA 2E r8.5<br />AUGUST 2009<br /><ul><li>Web Service Creation
    51. 51. ILE Service Programs
    52. 52. Improved Impact Analysis
    53. 53. Updated Searching/Positioning
    54. 54. Web Option Enhancements
    55. 55. Plus More….</li></ul>CA 2E r7.0+<br />SEPTEMBER 2001<br /><ul><li>Web Option Launch</li></ul>CA 2E r8.1 SP1<br />NOVEMBER 2005<br /><ul><li>Subfile drop/fold
    56. 56. RTVFLDINF
    57. 57. Additional Enhancements</li></ul>CA 2E r8.0<br />OCTOBER 2002<br /><ul><li>COBOL ILE
    58. 58. Web Option Enhancements</li></ul>2010<br />2006<br />2000<br />2002<br />2004<br />2008<br />CY<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    59. 59. CA 2E Supported Releases<br />r8.0 and r8.0 SP1<br />End of support was May 2010<br />CA 2E EJB Option has been stabilized not available at r8.5 or later<br />r8.1 SP1, r8.1 SP2<br />Continues to be fully supported<br />End of support dates not yet announced<br />r8.5<br />Continues to be fully supported<br />End of support dates not yet announced<br />20<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    60. 60. CA 2E Supported Releases<br />Ongoing Support and Maintenance<br />“Test fixes” for the supported releases provided as needed<br />Fixes go into the next development release<br />Over 50 documented fixes in r8.5<br />Providing best-in-class support<br />Metric: MTTR<br />Mean Time to Resolution<br />21<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    61. 61. IBM i Compatibility<br />r8.5 and r8.1 SP2 both supported at IBM i 7.1<br />r8.0, r8.1 and r8.5 all supported at IBM i 6.1<br />Use IBM ANZOBJCVN to analyze your programs<br />Note potential user space errors with large 2E models<br />Workaround available with an IBM data area<br />Search CA Support Online for Problem “C22E 343” for details<br />Workaround not necessary at 8.5<br />22<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    62. 62. 23<br />CA 2E 8.5<br />Customer-requested enhancements<br />Based on 2008 PLC Enhancement Request Survey<br />Exploit Newer IBM i Technology<br />ILE Service Program support<br />Web services generation<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    63. 63. 24<br />CA 2E 8.5 Feature Summary<br />Improved Impact Analysis<br />Take account of commented-out code<br />Voted No. 1 in 2008 Enhancement Request Survey<br />Better search/positioning facilities in the model<br />ILE Service Program support<br />New function type to combine modules<br />Support 2E-generated and external modules<br />Web Services support<br />New function type to model web services<br />Based on IBM i Integrated Web Services server for ILE<br />2E Web Option Environments<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    64. 64. Additional Updates<br />Rebranding<br />CA 2E<br />CA 2E Toolkit<br />IBM i (new name for OS/400, i5/OS)<br />IPv6 compatibility<br />YEXCFTP (now supports long IP addresses)<br />Web Option made IPv6 compatible<br />RPGIV is now the default language for new models<br />Over 50 documented fixes across the 2E product family<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    65. 65. the road aheadCA 2E<br />
    66. 66. candidate features for the next release of CA 2E<br />. Allow more function types over *ARRAYS<br />Initial focus on DSPFIL<br />EDTFIL, PRTFIL being researched<br />Long standing customer enhancement request<br />CA 2E result set support<br />RTVOBJ-related function types<br />See Simon Cockayne’s on-demand webcast for details: http://www.ca.com/webcasts/ondemand/item.aspx?e=240811&eis=1<br />EXCUSRPGM support for CL ILE<br />Management of CL ILE programs and modules<br />27<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    67. 67. candidate features/fixes for the next release of CA 2E<br />Filter on versions in SELECT MODULE screen<br />Increase subfile limit beyond 999<br />Ability to deploy a web service by linking to a *PGM<br />Non-key field not gen CHGOBJ<br />More under consideration<br />28<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    68. 68. candidate features for CA 2E PTF’s<br />Going forward, we will see a much more agile approach to development of 2E at CA<br />Web Option and Firefox compatibility<br />Ability to view the parameters of locked functions<br />Add *Job Date DT# field<br />Versioning support for 2E web services<br />Many more to be considered regularly….<br />We will be looking for Development Exchange partners to assist with testing CA 2E agile code…..<br />29<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    69. 69. keeping in touchCA Plex/2E user community<br />
    70. 70. CA user communities<br />31<br />CA Plex/2E continues to be one of the most active, dynamic groups across all CA user groups/communities<br /><ul><li>Forums/networking
    71. 71. On-demand webcasts
    72. 72. Stay current on product news and events
    73. 73. http://www.ca.com/communities to register</li></ul>September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    74. 74. register @ www.ca.com/communities<br />32<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    75. 75. 33<br />register @ www.ca.com/communities<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    76. 76. 34<br />register @ www.ca.com/communities<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    77. 77. 35<br />register @ www.ca.com/communities<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    78. 78. 36<br />register for the CA Tech Insider<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    79. 79. meet the community<br />37<br />Proposed<br />5thWorldwide CA Plex/2E Users Conference<br />June 1-3, 2011<br />Chicago, Illinois USA<br /><ul><li>Product specific sessions both technical and business related
    80. 80. See the latest and greatest from CA development
    81. 81. See what our extensive ecosystem of technology partners has available
    82. 82. Unprecedented community networking opportunities
    83. 83. Free pre-conference education
    84. 84. The best value on the planet for a conference of this caliber! </li></ul>September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    85. 85. community resources…and some interesting reading<br />38<br />Plex Wiki – http://wiki.plexinfo.net<br />CA Plex/2E PLC Forum – http://caforums.ca.com<br />EDGE Forum Archives – http://edge.plexinfo.net<br />Plex World – http://www.plex-world.com<br /><ul><li>Combined RSS Feed - http://wiki.plexinfo.net/feeds/</li></ul>September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    86. 86. summary<br />
    87. 87. 40<br />summaryCA Plex/2E<br />CA Plex r6.1 is the current release<br /><ul><li>WCF services generator
    88. 88. Extended Plex API
    89. 89. Group model update history</li></ul>Feature candidates for next release include:<br /><ul><li>WPF client generator, page designer
    90. 90. WPF proxy
    91. 91. Plex packaging wizard
    92. 92. Web service consumption
    93. 93. IBM i Unicode support</li></ul>CA 2E r8.5 is the current release<br /><ul><li>Web services creation
    94. 94. ILE Service Programs
    95. 95. Improved Impact Analysis
    96. 96. Updated Searching/Positioning
    97. 97. Web Option Enhancements</li></ul>Feature candidates for next release include:<br /><ul><li>DSP function types over *ARRAYS
    98. 98. Result sets support</li></ul>....and more…..<br />September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    99. 99. 41<br />summaryCA Plex/2E<br />stay in the know!<br /><ul><li>CA Plex/2E user community is among the largest and most innovative in all of CA Technologies
    100. 100. Encourage each and every individual your organization to join the global Plex/2E user community
    101. 101. Stay tuned for news on our next worldwide developer conference!
    102. 102. Explore the many online resources this community has to offer!</li></ul>September 2010 CA Plex/2E Status & Plans Copyright © 2010 CA<br />
    103. 103. thank youWilliam.Hunt@ca.com <br />

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