Make Plans to Attend DTS Software's SHARE New Orleans Presentations by CTO Steve Pryor and System Engineer Jerry Spencer

If you're attending SHARE New Orleans, check out presentations from award-winning presenters Steve Pryor and Jerry Spencer. Both presentations will be available on demand to conference attendees unable to attend the live sessions. 

Also, be sure to stop by our booth (#325) to visit with z/OS storage management experts. Steve and Jerry will be available in booth to answer your storage management questions. DTS is participating in Passport to Prizes and has some other surprises, including an updated version of one of our most requested resources - the DTS Software z/OS Pocket Reference Guide!

There's still time to register for the conference. If you're unable to attend, don't worry! We have a fantastic alternative for you – explore our on-demand webinars, where you can access presentations covering similar topics at your convenience.


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Help! I’m Out of Space!

Disk (DASD) space is one of the most critical resources in any z/OS installation. As a result of more than 50 years of evolution, however, the rules, requirements, and restrictions for allocating and z/OS disk datasets can be remarkably arcane and complex. Disk space requirements and limits differ depending on dataset format (partitioned, sequential, extended, or striped), dataset characteristics (blksize, encryption, compression), SPACE specification in JCL or data class, and architectural restrictions (extent count, maximum size), as well as many other details. This complexity leads inevitably to confusion, poor space utilization, and eventually, application abends. What's a programmer to do? In this session we'll discuss the history and intricacies of the disk allocation process, the causes and remedies (and prevention) of out-of-space errors, and how to get quick information about current disk space status.

When: Thursday, August 17 | 8 - 9 a.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans| Room: Strand 12B

Speaker: Steve Pryor, Chief Technology Officer

Audience Level: Intermediate

From Baffled to Amazed – My z/OSMF Journey

In this session, Jerry will expand on the workflow knowledge he shared in his award-winning session, “z/OSMF Workflows for the Baffled Sysprog” from SHARE Atlanta.

Follow the journey of a seasoned z/OS programmer and explore multiple workflows, variables, and users while discovering the wonders of z/OSMF. From automation to dependencies to assigning steps, see some of what you can do with z/OSMF. Whether you attended the Atlanta session or not, don't miss this session for practical insights into maximizing z/OSMF's potential in your mainframe environment. 

When: Thursday, August 17 | 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans| Room: Strand 13A

Speaker: Jerry Spencer, Mainframe System Engineer

Audience Level: Intermediate

About Our Presenters


Steve Pryor, CTO at DTS Software, has a more than 30-year background in storage management, design, and support, and frequently speaks at industry events. Prior to joining DTS in the early 2000s, Steve made important contributions at several mainframe software vendors, designing and implementing major products and components.




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Jerry Spencer, Mainframe System Engineer at DTS Software, has over 40 years in software development, with skills in IBM Mainframe, Databases, IBM Db2, SaaS, and Unix. Prior to joining DTS in 2019, Jerry spent over 20 years as a lead product developer in the mainframe space. 




Be sure to visit us in Booth #325

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