C S S C    N E W S L E T T E R                                                                                                                   Vol 1  No 1                                                March 2, 1993                                     WELCOME to the first edition of the CSSC Newsletter.  This publication  will bring you timely news that will impact all members of the Common  SUNY Support Center (CSSC).  Expect publication about every two weeks.   This first publication will be sent to a special distribution list of  users at Support Center campuses but future publications will be received  by CSSC Advisory Committee members only.  However, all members will be  able to read future newsletters in the SNYBSCVA'S VAX Notes conference  CSSC-NEWS.  If you wish to receive the newsletter directly, please email  SCACAD and request that your name be put on the distribution list.  TABLE OF CONTENTS  1.0  DSNLink...availability of use through special SCxxxDSN accounts  2.0  Calls received by SCACAD, SCADM and SCSYS  3.0  CSLG - new pricing structure  4.0  What's new/deleted in January 1993 CSLG listing       4.1  Information on complete CSLG product listing  5.0  New way to access DOC, SOFTWAREA, BSINFO, VAX NOTES at SNYBSCVA  6.0  What's new in GETSOFTWARE...eXcursion  7.0  Acquiring four new DECUS tapes  8.0  Listing of CSSC Advisory Committee members  1.0  DSNLink...availability of use through special SCxxxDSN accounts         DSNLink Interactive Text Search allows privileged accounts to do       inquiry only searches for Digital documents containing support       information.         We are now offering for full member campuses only a user account per       campus to which DSNLink will be accessible. These accounts will be       set up as SCxxxDSN where the xxx will be your Support Center three       letter index (i.e., Alfred's is ALF).                                            This is only one of four special privileged accounts that are       offered to Support Center members:         License Manager's account:  ability to access GETSOFTWARE         User Manager's account:  ability to create accounts on SNYBSCVA         Decus tapes' account:  ability to access DECUS tapes       and now DSNLink accounts.               The Director at each campus should send information as to who will       be responsibility for this account at your campus to SCACAD.        Directions on use will then be forwarded to the designated person.  2.0  Calls received by SCACAD, SCADM and SCSYS                             Total # of questions received/answered                                 Vendor Supplied                Vendor Supplied                  January 1993      answer       February 1993     answer                 SCACAD          14           5 - DSN          15            1 - DSN       SCADM           58           5 - Oracle       47            2 - Oracle       SCSYS           34           1 - WordPerfect  87            1 - Joiner  3.0  CSLG - new pricing structure       "Announcing Changes to U.S. CSLG and ESL Programs" is available to       be viewed in VAX Notes on SNYBSCVA.  Open X-DECTEI-L conference and       go directly to Note 33.8.       IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Support Center board anticipates that the       CSSC membership fee will go up no more than $3,000.  4.0  What's new/deleted in January 1993 CSLG listing            JANUARY 1993    Added:    APTuser Runtime for VMS    APTuser Development for VMS    BASEstar Runtime for ULTRIX    BASEstar Development for ULTRIX    CDD/Repository for ULTRIX/RISC    DEC ASD/SEE IDT for VMS    DEC C for OpenVMS AXP    DECDESIGN for VMS - Coad-Yourdon    DECDESIGN for ULTRIX - Coad-Yourdon    DECDESIGN for ULTRIX  Gane-Sarson    DECDESIGN for ULTRIX Merise    DECDESIGN for ULTRIX Platform    DECDESIGN for ULTRIX Yourdon    DEC Distributed Server Library Client for OpenVMS    DEC Distributed Server Library Server for OpenVMS    DECfax Mail for VMS    DEC FORTRAN for OpenVMS AXP    DEC FORTRAN for DEC OSF/1 AXP    DEC Fullsail Client ULTRIX/RISC    DEC Fullsail Database ULTRIX/RISC    DEC Fullsail User Interface ULTRIX/RISC    DECINSPECT Intrusion Detector for VMS    DECmigrate for OpenVMS AXP    DECmigrate for DEC OSF/1 AXP    DECnet/OSI End-Node OpenVMS AXP    DECOMNI for ULTRIX    DECOSAP for ULTRIX    DEC OSF/1 AXP 1-unlimited Interactive User Upgrade License    DEC RALLY Runtime for MS/DOS    DEC RALLY Runtime for ULTRIX/RISC    DECRAM for OpenVMS AXP    DECSET for OpenVMS AXP    DEC SNA 3270 Application Services Development for VMS    DEC SNA 3270 Application Services Runtime for VMS    DEC SNA Domain Gateway for Channel Transport for VMS    DEC Storage Monitor Client for OpenVMS    DEC Storage Monitor Server for OpenVMS    Digital Extended Math Library (DXML) Development for OpenVMS AXP    Digital Extended Math Library (DXML) Development for OpenVMS    EXCURSION for Windows (NOTE: product is now sold as a QL and QA)    HSC High Performance Software for VMS    IMAGENOW Client for  VMS    MACRO-64 Assembler OpenVMS AXP    MAILBUS 400 Application Program Interface ULTRIX/RISC    MAILBUS 400 Message Transfer Agent ULTRIX/RISC    MEP-VT220 for 3270 Application Services for VMS    OpenVMS AXP 1-unlimited Interactive User Upgrade License    PATHWORKS Desktop Backup Client for DOS    PATHWORKS Desktop Backup Server for VMS    PATHWORKS/DOS Netware Coexist    POLYCENTER Account Manager All-in-1 Mail Agent for VMS    POLYCENTER Account Manager All-in-1 Agent for VMS    POLYCENTER Account Manager DDS Agent for VMS    POLYCENTER Account Manager Agent for VMS    POLYCENTER Account Manager Director for VMS    POLYCENTER SNA Manager - VMS    POLYCENTER System Census Agent for OpenVMS    POLYCENTER System Census Agent for ULTRIX/VAX    POLYCENTER System Census Agent for ULTRIX/RISC    POLYCENTER System Census Consolidator for OpenVMS    POLYCENTER System Census Consolidator for ULTRIX/VAX    POLYCENTER System Census Consolidator for ULTRIX/RISC    POLYCENTER System Census Guide for OpenVMS    POLYCENTER System Census Guide for ULTRIX/VAX    POLYCENTER System Census Guide for ULTRIX/RISC    POLYCENTER System Watchdog Agent for OpenVMS    POLYCENTER System Watchdog Consolidator for OpenVMS    VAX Storage Library System ACS for VMS    VAX/VMS File & Application Server to Full Function Upgrade (VAX 4000)    X.25 for DOS    Deleted:    PATHWORKS Browser for MS-WINDOWS  UPI = MCV  (now royalty)    PATHWORKS Conferencing for MS-WINDOWS  UPI = MCW (now royalty)    Name change:    DEC RALLY Development for VMS (formerly VAX RALLY Development for VMS)    DEC RALLY Runtime for VMS  (formerly VAX RALLY Runtime for VMS)    DEC TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS  (formerly DEC TCP/IP Services for VMS)    DECSET for OpenVMS  (formerly DECSET for VMS)    ********************************************************************                                                                 The full document of all previous Adds and Deletes can be viewed in       VAX Notes on SNYBSCVA in X-DECTEI-L conference, Note 30.6  4.1  Complete CSLG product listing as of January 1993 can be viewed       in VAX Notes X-DECTEI-L conference, Note 34.5    5.0  New way to access BSINFO, DOC, SOFTWAREA, VAX NOTES at SNYBSCVA       We are trying out something new that will allow users to get       information from SNYBSCVA without needing a user account.  Remote       users only need to do a SET HOST SBSCVA and then type in a username       of CWIS which will allow them access to               1. BSINFO        (Buffalo State INFOrmation system)              2. DOC           (online DOCumentation system)              3. SOFTWAREA     (available software for CSSC clients)              4. MOTD          (Message Of The Day - system message)              5. NOTES         (VAX NOTES)              6. VMS HELP       Please note that this account is hot off the presses and the       format will probably change.  6.0  What's new in GETSOFTWARE...eXcursion       The saveset for eXcursion for Windows has recently been put into       GETSOFTWARE.  Several sites have been asking for this PC software       and we are glad to report it is now available.  7.0  Acquiring four new DECUS tapes       Currently, we have three DECUS tapes (Fall 89, Spring and Fall 90)       accessible by Support Center member campuses who have requested       special privileged accounts (see Item 1.0 DSNLink above).  We are       acquiring four new DECUS tapes: Spring and Fall 91; Spring and Fall       92.  We presently have only three spots on our CDROM driver to hold       these tapes.  So when the new tapes arrive we will place the three       most recent ones on the drives and anyone who wishes another of the       DECUS CDROMS to be placed temporarily on the drives, please let us       know.  8.0  Listing of CSSC Advisory Committee members       The following is a listing of the CSSC Advisory Committee members.        Should your campus have any changes, please advise Betty Spencer       (SpenceBJ@snybscva).       Alfred ; Bob Granger; GrangeRB@snyalfva      Brooklyn HSC; Robert Losonsky; losonsky@snybkadm      Buffalo State College; Dave Cummings; Cummindl@snybscva      Canton; Bob Hayden; HaydenRR@snycanva      Central; Bob Lunden; SRGL@snycenvm      Cobleskill; Dan Sidebottom; SideboDR@snycobva      Corning CC; Bill Manuel; scccvc::Manuel      Delhi; Dick Nabinger; NabingRW@snydelva      Empire State College; Curt King; CKing@snyescva     *Farmingdale; Bob Wilbert; WilberRJ@snyfarva      SUNY FIT; Marty Erdsneker; SFITVA::ERDSNEMS      Geneseo; Bill Davis; Davis@geneseo      Library Support; Carey Hatch; Hatchcb@snycenva     *Morrisville; Bob Hemmings; HemminRE@snymorva      Old Westbury; Ron Johnston; Johnston@snyoldva      Oneonta; Eric Wilson; WilsonEH@snyoneva     *Oswego; Paul Voninski; Voninski@oswego.oswego.edu      Plattsburgh; Tom Deso; desotm@snyplava         Potsdam; Dan Vining; ViningDP@snypotva      Stony Brook; Charles Bowman; CBowman@sbccmail     *Syracuse HSC; Ruedi Lienhart; Lienhard@snysyrv1        Limited Oracle membership only:  University at Buffalo                                         Genesee CC                                         Mohawk Valley CC       *CSSC Executive Board Members********************************************************************  So how was our first issue?  Any suggestions, comments would be appreciated.  If you wish to include information into the newsletter that would be of  interest to the majority of the CSSC members, please write to SCACAD.  Future issues will include important questions being received by SCACAD,  SCSYS or SCADM that will be of interest to CSSC  members; issues of  documentation; Internet/Bitnet information; re-statement of CSSC procedures  and much, much more.                                                                                  editor: Betty Spencer                                                                                             SCACAD@SNYBSCVA

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