CAFC, an SDS CICS Management Product, offers Day One Support for CICS/TS 5.6.
Lori Kettles, 763-571-9000, firstname.lastname@example.org
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 12, 2020 – Software Diversified Services (SDS) is very pleased to announce a new release of CICS Application File Control, CAFC 5.6.00, is Generally Available.
This accomplishes your expectations of SDS offering day one support for IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, CICS/TS 5.6, which became Generally Available today, June 12, 2020.
CAFC Customer Notes
To download CAFC 5.6.00, you will need an updated access key. These 5.6.00 access keys have been emailed to customers. Please contact support if your team didn’t receive a new CAFC download access key.
Previous CAFC download access keys will not work to download CAFC 5.6+ from the SDS website. However, those keys will continue to work for the corresponding versions’ maintenance releases and documentation.
During the download process, please download each of the files available. The documentation is no longer part of the product distribution file.
CAFC customers can download CAFC 5.6.00 through the SDS downloads webpage.
What’s new in CAFC 5.6.00?
- Support for CICS/TS 5.2 through 5.6.
- New, customizable GRPNAME that allows routing to multiple CICS APPLIDs with a single command.
- New CAFC CICS internal trace wrap and customizable trace output destinations.
- New LU6.2 customizable connection wait time option.
- Enhanced CAFC RLS processing with additional customizable options.
For a complete list of enhancements and fixes, please see the What’s New PDF, which is available in the documentation package at the SDS downloads webpage.
Unsure which CAFC version is compatible with your version of CICS/TS?
*If you’d like to run the new CICS/TS 5.6, please download CAFC 5.6.00.
Please take a look at the updated CAFC-CICS matrix below if you’re unsure which version(s) of CAFC will work with your CICS/TS level, z/OS level, or IBM Processor.
With the release of CAFC 5.6.00, we have scheduled the CAFC 5.4.00 End of Service date for June 12, 2021.
Thank you for using CAFC,
The Entire SDS Team
Founded in 1982, Software Diversified Services delivers comprehensive, affordable mainframe and distributed software with a focus on cybersecurity and compliance. Hundreds of organizations worldwide, including many Fortune 500 companies, rely on SDS software. Our expert development and award-winning technical support teams are based in Minneapolis, MN. To learn more, please visit www.sdsusa.com.