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Next Meeting - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Moving from HMC Classic GUI to the new Enhanced GUI


The New England Mid-Range Users Group is organized as a resource for users of IBM System i, i Series and AS/400 systems. If you were looking for the New England M User's Group (MUMPS) goto


Date:  March 20, 2019

 Sign in 5:15p.m.; Speaker 6:00-7:15p.m., Dinner to Follow

Place: Red Stone Grill, 120 Chestnut Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760 

Moving from HMC Classis GUI to the new Enhanced GUI

Speaker: Pete Massiello - iTech Solutions Group

Beef Tenderloin Tips - Bourbon marinated beef tenderloin tips grilled to order and served with rice and seasonal vegetables 

RSG Fried Chicken - Boneless buttermilk fried chicken breast topped with herb gravy and cranberry orange relish; Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables


Salmon - Grain mustard glazed Atlantic salmon filet served with herb roasted potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Vegan or Vegetarian – Available on request

Cost:  NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10.  Make check payable to NEMUG  Mail to NEMUG, c/o Eileen Newell, 455 Smith Street, N. Attleboro, MA 02760 or register on the NEMUG web site, and pay at the door

We must receive your reply no later than Friday, March 15, 2019
 ** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, March 19, 2019




Moving from HMC Classic GUI to the new Enhanced GUI

The new Enhanced GUI is really nice, but if you haven't used it, it is very different from the classic GUI. Basically, you can't find anything, and things work and behave differently. Come to this session to learn where the functions you were used to using, where they are now.

Learning Objectives:
1) Learn where everything is in the new GUI.
2) Explore the functions and become familiar with the tasks as they are now in the new interface.
3) How to go about using the functions that you used to do in the classic GUI, and where they are now.


Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions throughout his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner based in Danbury, CT delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the world. He is a member of IBM’s certification test writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i Design, Administration, LPAR, Virtualization, Implementation, and HMC management.  Pete has a BS in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven. He was President of COMMON from 2010 to 2012, and again in 2014. He is a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker, and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world. In 2011 IBM established the Champions award for Power Systems of which Pete was one of the first recipients. In 2018, IBM nominated Pete as their first Lifetime Power Systems Champion for his contributions to the IBM Community.


NEMUG Officers:


Dawn Dawson,
The Moore Company

(401) 315-6351

Vice President  

Chip DiFolco,


(774) 227-7373


Rick Marcotte

iTech Solutions  

(508) 243-3508


Eileen Newell,
FGX International

(401) 719-2337


Rick Marcotte

iTech Solutions

(508) 243-3508

NE Conference Liaison  

Chip DiFolco,


(774) 227-7373

President's Message:

Last month, Jim Mason from Dealer Market Exchange presented on Blockchain Technologies.  He leads the Foundry: DMX's innovation lab for business design, blockchain, analytics, AI, IoT, Fintech driving these technologies into the automotive marketplace and DMX ecosystem solutions and related patent development. His current projects include: Hyperledger blockchain integrated in marketplace solutions, cloud analytics and ML, vehicle integration, automation.

It was a great presentation -  thank you Jim for you informative presentation.

On March 20th, we have Pete Massiello, from iTech Solutions Group presenting to NEMUG about moving from HMC Classic GUI to the new Enhanced GUI.  This presentation will show us the changes to the enhanced HMC GUI.

Congratulations to Jim Carlin from Medtronics and Bill Rayner from The Moore Company who won the NEUGC raffle.  NEUGC will be held April 9th - April 10 this year.  Congrats to both of you and enjoy the conference! If you have not yet registered for the Conference, go to today.


Dawn Dawson

NEMUG President

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Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 3/1/2019)


Callico Distributors

FGX International

Franklin Sports
iTech Solutions Group
JH Lynch & Sons, Inc.
The Moore Company

NATCO Products Corp.

Cape Cod Bay Systems

If your company has not registered yet, go to the website to download the annual invoice for membership (on left side of the home page). Bring a check (payable to NEMUG) and the form with you to get the member prices at the meeting.

Thank you for your support of NEMUG!




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