On February 16, 1995 the DCE Users Group of Michigan met at the University of Michigan's Center for Information Technology Integration (CITI). The meeting was sponsored by the Client/Server Exchange, a joint partnership of IBM and the University of Michigan promoting open, client/server computing.

Hosting the meeting was Bill Hampton of U-M/CITI. Robert Duncan of Northern Telecom kept the minutes. Thanks to the "Client/Server Exchange" for keeping the coffee pots filled and allowing Bill Hampton the time to organize and coordinate this meeting. The meeting began with a discussion of how to organize the group. We developed a set of guidelines.


Attendee Organizations at the first meeting included:


Ted Hanss, Director of CITI and Chairperson of the OSF End User Steering Committee, gave a review of DCE developer conference meetings and current state of End User Steering Committee activities. He also discussed OSF/DCE V1.1, noting some of the following enhancements:

Ted talked about the OSF/DCE V1.2 Pre-Structured Technology Process, including issues such as:

The question was asked, "What's keeping OSF alive?"
Ted's reponse was "Year-to-year vendor funding and COSE arbitration".

Andy Adamson of CITI gave a summary presentation of DECORUM '95 indicating a tremendous increase in attendance, tools, and use of DCE over the 1994 DECORUM. Andy discussed the keynotes, solutions, onsite vendor list, a product focus list, and an application providers list.

The meeting minutes were kept by:

Robert Duncan
Northern Telecom, Global Information Networks
Technical Services Manager, Global Network Computing
Phone: 313/973-4567 FAX: 313/973-4572

This supplemented version of the minutes was prepared by:

Bill Hampton
University of Michigan - Center for Information Technology Integration

If you wish to attend future meetings of the DCE Users Group of Michgan, please call (313) 764-5440 or email dugm-request@citi.umich.edu if you plan to attend. We'll provide directions to CITI if you need them at that time.A map to CITI is also available from the parking page.

DCE Users Group of Michigan (DUGM)
Janani Janakiraman
Revised: 06/18/96
URL: http://www.citi.umich.edu/dugm