• Subject: Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: "Neil Palmer" <neilp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 01:38:21 -0500

John,

Yep - As we saw with the DOJ trial, Microsoft aren't too good at editing 
videos are they !  :-)

...Neil





jpcarr@TREDEGAR.COM
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
2001/01/11 21:47
Please respond to MIDRANGE-L

 
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        cc: 
        Subject:        Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft



I have a couple of stories.

1.  I was teaching up in the Seattle area about a year ago and one of the
students I was teaching (SQL on the AS/400)  was telling me that he just
left Microsoft.    He was working on the conversion of AS/400 -> NT.
While I was teaching DB Constraints (Referential,  Check, etc)  he relayed
a funny story of when he was helping to move from DB2/400 to SQL server
that they tried to implement DB Constraints( I think Referential) and that
after 2-4 days of running just trying to get a sync point,   they had to
quit.    They could never achieve a sync point just trying to apply the DB
constraint.    He said the AS/400 didn't have that problem and that MS had
decided to run with out the constraints.

2.  I sent out a question about a year ago on COMP.SYS.IBM.AS400.MISC 
about
people knowing any thing about AS/400's running at MS.   I got a couple of
responses.    One was from a guy from Atlanta who worked for a service
company there.   He said that Yes,   They own the AS/400's and that they
are dedicated to the MS account.   They do MS's processing on them and so
technically MS could say they don't use the AS/400's.

3.  A couple of years ago,   I remember a posting on MidrangeComputing's
forum from a guy who had a film clip of a MS Stockholder's meeting and MS
showed a video of their computer center.    As the camera panned the
computer room on one wall was a line of AS/400's.     They didn't notice 
it
when making the video I guess.

4.  I corresponded with a lady from England/Ireland   who saw AS/400's at
MS's   distribution Center there.   (A couple of years ago)

John Carr




+---
| This is the Midrange System Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: david@midrange.com
+---

This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available here. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].