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Re: What is IBM's equivalent of MSDN ?



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At the risk of incurring edmund's wrath - you know what you get when you combine i and Rational?

OK, ducking now - and I agree, giving such as you, Jon, this kind of access would likely help the platform - also consultants - wouldn't it be loverly to have a educational partnership through partnerworld - maybe SWG and all their windows stuff, well, they'd like to be sure it's not all out there for free, maybe. But the cost of being so tight-fisted has to be pretty high.

Cheers
Vern

On 2/25/2014 5:11 PM, Jon Paris wrote:
It is very strictly ISVs Vern. There's not even an equivalent for consultants or educators. As you can imagine this lack is something I have had many conversations with IBM folk about.

There are few things about MS that I like - but the way that they encourage (via MSDN and pother vehicles) people to use their OSs and development software make certainly encourage you to use their stuff. Wish I could say the same about Rational.


On 2014-02-25, at 5:57 PM, Matt Olson <Matt.Olson@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

MSDN's available for anyone off the street...



-----Original Message-----
From: Vernon Hamberg [mailto:vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:51 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: What is IBM's equivalent of MSDN ?

Craig is right - with IBM, you first need to become a partner - it's possible albeit fussy, and you need to have a product idea to become one. I don't know how long it will be before IBM wants to actually see it!

Partnership is free - then you can purchase SAC - somewhere around $1000 a year.

We had it at my previous job - it was very nice to have, well worth it for ISVs.

There's nothing like it for us civilians, though - I don't know if MSDN is available to anyone off the street, of if you also need to tell MS what you have in mind product-wise.

HTH
Vern

On 2/25/2014 4:00 PM, Craig Pelkie wrote:
The closest equivalent that I've found is the "Software Access Catalog"

https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/isv/sa
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https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/isv_co
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Craig Pelkie

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matt Olson
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:45 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: What is IBM's equivalent of MSDN ?

All,

What is IBM's equivalent of MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network).
Whereby you get all IBM's software for development purposes on a
yearly subscription basis?

Matt

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