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Goodbye CICS TS 2.2

Well today is the day. It is time to lay CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Version 2 Release 2 to rest. 😥

While our developer colleagues said goodbye to this release over six years ago, the IBM support and service teams have been providing support for CICS TS 2.2 (AKA CICS 620, CICSPlex SM 2.2, Pluto, 5697-E93 R200, HCI6200, HCP2200) since its GA date back on the 25th of January 2002.

Version 2 of CICS Transaction Server had a staged transition, with a short lived Version 2 Release 1, which was intended to introduce customers to the new Version. Release 1 was meant to get customers experienced/ready, before going into production with Release 2 and the exciting world of Java 2 V1.3.1, EJB 1.1, integrated translators, ECI over TCP/IP and lots more.

After today, a service extension will be required to get support on CICS Transaction Server Version 2 Release 2.

Just in case you are wondering, the date for end of service for CICS TS 2.3 is 30th September 2009, so you have less than 18 months to complete that migration to Version 3!

Leave a comment if there was something about 2.2 that you loved or hated…

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