In NEWSWire/400, I saw the following about the new version of CA for 95/NT. What's of primary interest to me are the things that aren't going to be in until the GA release. IBM added a beta refresh to the problem-plagued Client Access for Windows 95/NT late last week. The beta is downloadable from the Client Access site at http://www.as400.ibm.com/clientaccess and previews what will come in the GA version next spring. In the meantime, here's a rundown of some of the top enhancements in the beta: * Better NetSoft router integration over SNA, including a step-by-step wizard approach that's consistent with the rest of the product's configuration wizards. * New 32-bit twinax drivers are provided, which support non- IBM twinax cards and the new IBM Twinax Express cards. The drivers may provide up to a three times performance improvement on Windows 95 and additional stability. With the new drivers, IBM expects Windows 95 performance to be similar to NT. * Changes to Operations Navigator let you set up your AS/400 for the Internet by configuring your Internet Connection Server and Firewall. You can also share and store multimedia on the AS/400, set up users' mail preferences, and monitor TCP/IP interfaces and network servers. * Tweaks to data transfer let you initiate data transfers from PC5250 via an icon on its tool bar, download AS/400 data directly into HTML tables or Excel spreadsheets, and add a library to the transfer job's Library List. * ODBC enhancements let you modify information about SQL packages used by ODBC through a Client Access Setup Dialog, cache copies of SQL packages on the PC (which can improve performance for some ODBC apps), and offer multi-user support for the ODBC driver in the NT server environment. Enhancements that aren't in the beta at this time: * IBM will enhance TCP/IP to let you run PC5250 Printer Emulation directly over TCP/IP, assign device IDs to 5250 workstations, and avoid the sign-on screen. (These changes require OS/400 changes.) * IBM will ship Project Lightning's OLE DB enablers with the new Windows 95/NT client. * IBM is also expected to streamline service pack delivery and installation procedures by GA. Cheers Vernon Hamberg Systems Software Programmer Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 400 Second Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55401-2499 (612) 371-1111 x480 +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAJORDOMO@midrange.com | and specify 'unsubscribe MIDRANGE-L' in the body of your message. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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