Hands up for a 3000-only event in 2006 The organizer of 2003s World Wide Wake and 2004s 3000 Community Networking booth leads out a stalking horse to ask: Would you attend a brief conference on the 3000 next year?
Nouveau network printing surfaces After six years of requests and HP development, patches to link HP 3000s to non-HP printers emerge online
Software slices bakerys migration problem Although Itanium support from other vendors felt half-baked, Vikings data entry solution rose up at Lewis
Seasoned trainers take over HPs 3000 classes After years of negotiations, a pair of third-party trainers can use MPE coursework to teach 3000 skills
User group wants to encompass 3000 sites Encompass offers its first year of membership free to Interex members and discounts to $75 for others
Interex customers auctioned HP wins the bidding for a list of more than 110,000 names in bankruptcy court, paying $66,500 to the Interex estate
Itanium line delays another chips arrival After crowing about its imminent arrival at Orlando, HP learned Montecitos speed wont arrive until 2007
Blog steps up to replace some print editions The 3000 NewsWire enters its second decade of service to the 3000 community with a change to its printed publication schedule, shifting from monthly to quarterly mailed issues that will highlight our new every-business-day blog reports.
HPs virtual 3000 chief continues work on futures Hosting OpenMPEs August meeting at HP was an easy choice, according to e3000 business manager Dave Wilde. More complex decisions on the 3000s future are still occupying roughly half of my time, he said in an interview just before the OpenMPE meeting.
New HP virtualization touts adaptive ease HP 3000 customers on the move have heard HP talk up its Adaptive Enterprise for more than two years. This year might be the first when adapting gets easy enough and small enough for the typical 3000 enterprise.
Interex folds up user group, yanks down show After 31 years of serving the HP community, the user group suddenly closed its doors, its publications and cancelled its annual conference, just weeks after final booth payments arrived in its offices
MPE will need an emulator to attract hobbyists HP reported at this year's OpenMPE meeting that it will enable the time-honored tradition of a hobbyist's license for operating systems, giving the 3000 community a way to teach itself and experiment with MPE for non-commercial research and education
Eloquence, AcuCOBOL extend migration tools While HP floundered with massive layoffs and HPs oldest user group crashed, two vendors flew higher with new features for 3000 sites moving on with databases and apps
User exits upgrade 3000s data migrations A new HP 3000 utility can steer database migrations with a deeper level of program code flexibility, adding user exits to change data while its being converted to SQL formats