C S S C    N E W S L E T T E R                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol 2  No 4                                                 March 10, 1994   TABLE OF CONTENTS  1.0  Pathworks for DOS Client V5.0 / "Pathworks V5 Migration Guide"  2.0  Alpha machine is here!  3.0  DSN upgrade  4.0  Phone number re AXP software availability  5.0  CSLG listing as of January 10, 1994...PAK information  6.0  Calls received/answered by SCACAD, SCADM and SCSYS for February 1994  7.0  Correction in CSSC Membership packet..Brian Cuttler's email address  1.0  Pathworks for DOS Client V5.0 / "Pathworks V5 Migration Guide"       Pathworks for DOS Client V5.0 is now available in GETSOFTWARE.       Migration from V4.x to V5 is not a simple procedure.  The entire       package:  Server, Client, user interface, and environment has       changed with what DEC calls "the first implementation of the new       direction for Pathworks."  It is based COMPLETELY on Microsoft       LanManager 2.2 which means that ALL Microsoft specifications for       services, users, boot procedures, etc. must be followed.  This will       take a lot of planning before anything is implemented.       The following is an abstract of the in-progress "Pathworks V5       Migration Guide" that is being made available by Digital to       Pathworks customers for planning their V5 upgrade.  The       work-in-progress document can be found on CompuServe in the DECPCI       forum, DEC Unsupported library under the filename MIGPS.ZIP.  It is       aprox. 205,000 bytes in ZIP form & when unzipped, 1.2MB.  If you do       not have the ability to download from CompuServe, let SCACAD know       and we will send you a copy of the latest file we have.                               ** PRE-RELEASE of **                        ** PATHWORKS V5 Migration Guide **                                ** Now Available **       A pre-release version of the 'PATHWORKS V5 Migration Guide' is now       available for Digital Equipment Corporation's PATHWORKS customers.       Note that some portions of this guide are still under development;       however, we would like to make this document available to you now.       Updated versions of the PATHWORKS V5 Migration Guide will be made       available through this forum as they are completed. A final version       will be available by April 1994.       ** This version was created 3/7/1994 using the LN03R print driver **       ** to fix printing problems with the previous version and to create **       ** a generic postscript file that should print on most printers. **       An abstract of the guide follows.       -----------------------------------------------------------------       TITLE:  PATHWORKS V5 Migration Guide       FORMAT: Postscript (.PS)       ABSTRACT:       The PATHWORKS V5 Migration Guide describes:        o  The differences between the V4.x and V5 PATHWORKS server software.        o  How those differences will impact how you plan for and set up           your PATHWORKS V5 network        o  Information you will need to plan your migration to V5 without           interrupting service to your users.       The PATHWORKS V5 Migration Guide contains the following sections:        o  Sample Migration Process: This section presents an example of           one possible way of migrating your PATHWORKS V4.x client/server           environment to the PATHWORKS V5 environment, including how to           plan for each step, perform the step, and the impact each step           will have on your network environment        o  Client Migration: Describes the differences between the V4.x and           V5 PATHWORKS client software and how those differences will           impact your migration to V5        o  Client Components and Applications: Describes the differences           between the V4.x and V5 client components and applications        o  X.25 Migration: Describes the issues involved in PATHWORKS X.25           DOS and Windows V5 migration        o  Client Programming Changes: Describes how programming           applications will change with PATHWORKS V5 as listed in the           Programmer's Reference Manual        o  Server Migration: Describes the differences between the V4.x and           V5 PATHWORKS server software and how those differences will           impact your migration to V5        o  Remote Boot Migration: This section describes the differences           between V4.x and V5 remote boot, how to set up your V5 remote           boot environment, and how to upgrade your V4.x remote boot           workstations to V5        o  License Migration: The section includes a description of the           four new license options and a licensing guidelines summary        o  Interoperability Matrix: Includes tables that describe the           interoperability between different versions of PATHWORKS client           and server products.       PATHWORKS is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.  2.0  Alpha machine is here!       The OpenVMS AXP 3000 machine finally arrived but not the disk, which       is on back order.  When the machine is fully functional, we will send       out a special notice along with an implementation schedule.  3.0  DSN upgrade       The access of DSN databases through your SCxxxDSN accounts has not       been fully operational as of late.  We are trying to work through the       problems.  Digital has recommended an upgrade which we will be       implementing.  Please look for a special notice when signing on to       your SCxxxDSN account regarding this upgrade.  4.0  Phone number re AXP software availability       "For those of you that have inquired on availability dates of       VMS/AXP, OSF/AXP and NT/AXP Digital Software Layered Products, you       can call 1-800-DECSALE and receive the latest information.       Availability dates for third party applications on Digital platforms       can also be obtained from 1-800-DECSALE.  Information on Third Party       Applications is also available from DIGITAL's US Instafacts FAX       Service at 1-800-388-3228"                                Ellen Minter, Digital Equipment Corporation  5.0  CSLG listing as of January 10, 1994...PAK information       The most recent CSLG listing, as of January 10, 1994, can be located       in SNYBSCVA's VAX Notes Conference X-DECTEI-L, Note 78.13.  This       listing provides information on PAKS for all platforms.  6.0  Calls received/answered by SCACAD, SCADM and SCSYS for February 1994                                        Vendor                                    supplied answers                   SCACAD    19          4 DSN                   SCADM     41         21 Oracle                   SCSYS     69          7  7.0  Correction in CSSC Membership packet..Brian Cuttler's email address       Brian Cuttler at the State University of NY at Albany noticed that       his email address in the Common SUNY Support Center's Information       Form for Albany was incorrect (this was an insert in the CSSC       Membership packet).  His username read SRSBRC and it should be       SYSBRC.  Please correct your copy.                                                                                  Editor:  Betty Spencer                                                                                             SCACAD@SNYBSCVA

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