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mel.pngHappy Thursday, everyone! I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to your new community manager for the DevTest Community -- Melanie_Giuliani , who will be taking the reins for all of our Continuous Delivery communities. You may have already noticed her picture on the left side of the overview page.

 

Mel has been with the team for more than two years and has been managing The Water Cooler community for most of that time. She is bright, energetic, knows the community platform inside and out and is beyond excited to take on one of our company's move vibrant communities.

 

Please join me in welcoming her. Expect to see her name a lot and mine a lot less as I focus on our Mainframe and CA World '18 communities. You're in great hands and she's going to be great for this community.

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Share your experience. Be the teacher. Enhance your resume.

 

CA World is the best opportunity to learn more about CA software and partner solutions that fuel digital transformations. And we want you to be a part of it.

 

The Call for Speakers is now open, and we look forward to receiving your amazing session ideas specifically stories about transformative projects, compelling use cases, and best practices that aim to educate and empower our customers in succeeding in the application economy.

 

We're looking for ideas covering CA Service Virtualization among other solution areas -- learn more and submit your topic today.

 

Make sure that you hear about all of the latest CA World '16 news by following the CA World '18 Community

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Join me in congratulating Sam Detweiler, Bhavin Kukadia and Stefana Muller on being chosen as CA Champions for 2016. The CA Community Champions program brings collaboration between customers, partners, and CA employees to a new level. As a way to thank our most active and engaged Community members for their prior year of community contributions, the CA Champions program offers exclusive access to CA Technologies people as well as special privileges and opportunities. CA Champions are are recognized internally and externally as influencers in the communities. Our goal is to have CA Champions regarded as thought leaders

 

CA Champions should be regarded as thought leaders across the industry within their areas of expertise.

 

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Thank you for all that you do and congratulations!

 

If you are interested in learning more about the CA Champions program, I'd invite you to visit the CA Champions Community.

Earlier this week, Anand_AK_Kameswaran presented DevTest 9.0 New example application, Forward Cars Webcast. If you were able to join us, thank you. We hope that you found the session valuable.

 

If you weren't able to join us, but still wanted to see the presentation, the replay is available here: Replay - DevTest 9.0 New example application, Forward Cars Webcast

 

I've also attached AK's presentation here for your reference.

 

Thank you again for your interest. We'll be scheduling our next DevTest Commnity webcast soon. In the meantime, I'd like to invite you to InformationWeek DevOps Virtual Summit - Practical Ideas for Optimizing Your DevOps Strategy on February 25. We hope to see you there.

Thank you for attending last week's webcast "Improve Your Virtual Services Quality using Synthetic Data via CA Test Data Manager Integration\Whats new in 3.2 & 3.2.1" -- we hope that you found it valuable.

 

Whether your missed the session, or attended and simply want to run through it again, this blog post will consolidate everything in one place for you:

 

Community Event Invitation: CA Test Data Manager - Whats new in 3.2 & 3.2.1

Video Replay: Webcast Replay: Improve Your Virtual Services Quality using Synthetic Data via CA Test Data Manager Integration Webcast

Presentation:  (see attached)

 

Thank you again for attending today's event. Our next community webcast will be February 9 titled DevTest 9.0 New example application, Forward Cars Webcast

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Please take a moment and provide your feedback about CA Service Virtualization!

 

Candid feedback from our customers is one of the most important tools we use to advise product development. In addition to product management, your feedback is immediately accessible by executive management teams who are always looking to improve your customer experience. You may choose to leave your contact information or remain anonymous.

 

The Product Management leadership team will review the survey results to create action plans designed to further improve the overall experience and value you receive from your investment with CA Technologies.

 

This survey will be open until mid-February. All users are encouraged to participate.

 

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As you may have seen over in The Water Cooler (a community you should be following if you're not already), the CA Communities platform will be moving to the cloud in early November. The upgrade to the cloud version of the same platform we're on today offers myriad new features and functionality that I want you to be aware of before the move happens.

 

To get an overview, I'd recommend that you first read Tech Specs: Cloud is Coming -- a blog post by Melanie_Giuliani that steps through the differences.

 

Then, see the new version of the site in action by watching the replay of a demo Melanie hosted earlier this week: CA Communities Cloud Platform Demo (October 2015)

 

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Still deciding whether or not to attend CA World '15 in November? You still have a little over a week to take advantage of early-bird registration pricing and our new buy-one, get-one program.

 

Get all the details: EARLY-BIRD PRICING EXTENDED: Get $700 Off Registration, Plus "Buy One, Get One" Until September 30

Thank you for joining us earlier today for CA Service Virtualization – What’s New in 8.1, 8.2 and beyond, presented by Stefana_Muller. We hope that you found it valuable.


If you missed it, joined us late, or just want to hear part or all of it again here's a replay link and the presentation:


Webcast Replay: CA Service Virtualization – What’s New in 8.1, 8.2 and beyond

Presentation: (attached)

 

Again, thank you for attending or for your interest in the replay after the fact. Keep an eye on the community for our next event announcment!

 

**Don't Forget CA World ’15 Registration is Open – Learn About Special Community Pricing**

Thank you to everyone who joined Bill Oakes, Alan_Baptista and Ian Kelly for "How to Remove Constraints for Faster API Development" webcast on July 29, 2015.

 

We hope you found it valuable.

 

Whether your missed the session, or attended and simply want to run through it again, this blog post will consolidate everything in one place for you:

 

Video Replay: Webcast Replay: How to Remove Constraints for Faster API Development (Jul 29)

Presentation:  (see attached)

 

Thank you again for attending today's event. We hope that you'll join us on August 11 for CA Service Virtualization – What’s New in 8.1, 8.2 and beyond Webcast with Stefana_Muller!

 

**Don't Forget CA World ’15 Registration is Open – Learn About Special Community Pricing**

comm-office-hours-rewrite-final.jpgThank you for attending yesterday's session by Arif_Muhammad titled "What's New in CA Application Test 8.0.2?" We hope you found it valuable.

 

Whether your missed the session, or attended and simply want to run through it again, this blog post will consolidate everything in one place for you:

 

Community Event Invitation: What's new in CA Application Test 8.0.2 Webcast (July 2015)

Video Replay: CA DevTest Community Webcast - What’s new in CA Application Test 8.0.2 Webcast (July 2015)

Direct WebEx Replay Link: Recording Information

Presentation:  (see attached)

 

Thank you again for attending yesterday's event. Keep an eye out here for our next DevTest Community event announcement!

 

**Don't Forget CA World ’15 Registration is Open – Learn About Special Community Pricing**

comm-office-hours-rewrite-final.jpgThank you for attending Tuesday's session by Chris_Kraus titled "What’s New in CA Continuous Application Insight 8.0.2?" We hope you found it valuable.

 

Whether your missed the session, or attended and simply want to run through it again, this blog post will consolidate everything in one place for you:

 

Community Event Invitation: What’s new in CA Continuous Application Insight 8.0.2 Webcast (June 2015)

Video Replay: CA DevTest Community Webcast - What’s new in CA Continuous Application Insight 8.0.2 Webcast (June 15)

Direct WebEx Replay Link: Recording Information

Presentation:  (see attached)

 

Thank you again for attending Tuesday's event. Keep an eye out here for our next DevTest Community event announcement!

 

**Don't Forget CA World ’15 Registration is Open – Learn About Special Community Pricing**

Are you new to the DevTest Community? If so, welcome -- I'm glad you found us!

 

My name is LennThompson and I am the Lead CA Community Manager supporting this community. I'd also like to introduce you to my colleague, CJ Schuman who is also a Community Manager supporting DevTest. Please feel free to reach out to either of us at any time if you have questions or need help with anything here.

 

To help you get started and get the most out of your time here on the community, we've put together this "Getting Started" guide.

 

Be sure to Update Your Profile

After logging in to the community site, you’ll see a global drop down with a silhouette icon to the left of the search bar (if you already have a picture uploaded, you’ll see your picture instead). Open the drop-down menu and click on “Edit Profile.”  From the edit page, you can upload a picture or two, add your contact information, select an avatar that will be displayed in any posts/comments you create, and control your privacy settings. You can also add some of your skills/expertise from your main profile page so that other members can find you and identify your areas of expertise.

 

This video will walk you through the steps of updating your profile: CA Community GO! Setting Up Your Profile.

 

Connect with People and Communities
Now is a great time to get connected with other people and places that interest you. Follow friends, colleagues, partners or even network with people you don't know yet.  If you are a new member of the communities, be on the lookout for our New Member Webcast Events which will be posted in the The Water Cooler Community. Another great place to visit is our Training community which has many how-to documents as well as tips and tricks for using the site.

 

Create a Stream

Streams are a great way to follow specific content. The default streams on the CA Communities homepage include an Activity Stream (all activity on all communities) and a Connections Stream (all activity from people/places you are following). There is also an option to create a custom stream where you can select certain people or places that you’d like to follow more closely. Click “+New Stream” from the navigation panel on the left side of the Home page to begin creating your custom stream. Once you create that Stream, you can default the stream as your homepage by clicking on the gear symbol, and selecting “Set as Home.” Streams are also a great tool for using the Jive Mobile App.

 

Check out this doc for more info on how to create a stream: Creating Custom Streams.

 

Important: Get emails for the content you are following

Click the down arrow next to your Avatar (top right of page) and click “Preferences.” Click the "On" button next to your custom streams or inbox in order to begin receiving email updates. You can also elect to receive a community digest which will provide you with periodic updates on places and content you are following. To do so, click on the frequency you'd like next to the "Community Digest" option in your preferences. More info on updating your preferences can be found here: Preferences.

 

Ask a Question or Answer a Question -- and Follow, Like, Share and Bookmark

Now that you are set up, visit the DevTest Community content area to review questions posted by others (use the filters to find answered vs unanswered questions), or click on the pencil icon (top right) on the top grey banner to start your own discussion. When creating content, don't forget to add a product category. You can select a category by checking the box just above the "submit" button after you've selected the community. Adding a product category allows experts and other users to find your content more easily, and increases your chances of getting a response.

 

Submit and/or Vote on an Idea

You can access all Ideas by going to the “Content” page and then selecting the “Ideas” tab.  Open a specific idea to review the details, add a comment or vote it up or down. Your votes will help Product Management to determine how popular the idea is when deciding whether to implement it into the product. Interested in submitting an idea?

 

Watch this video for an overview on how to create one: Create and Submit an Idea within CA Communities

 

Download and use the Jive Mobile App
There is a mobile app that can be downloaded on all iOS or Android devices that will enable you to access the CA Communities right from your phone. Click here to learn more.

 

That's it -- I hope you find this useful. Again, if you have any questions or need any help, just let us know!

 

Regards,

LennThompson

Your CA Community Manager

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Good morning DevTest Community!

 

CA World '15 will take place November 16-20 in Las Vegas. It won't be announced officially until next week probably, but we have pre-annouced special pricing for CA Community members: CA World '15 Pricing and Discounts for CA Community Members

 

Briefly, the early bird rate (register before September 18) is $1,295 -- $700 off the regular $1,995 price -- and if you register by September 18 you also receive a free complimentary pass so you can bring a colleague with you! (Some exclusions do apply so please check the CA World website next week).

 

For CA World '15, we've added 50% more Pre-Conference education classes to help you get the most out of your CA investments as well as hands-on sessions on DevOps, Security, Management Cloud and our Mobile-to-Mainframe platforms.

 

Get the details about the special community offer here: CA World '15 Pricing and Discounts for CA Community Members

 

And make sure that you're following the CA World '18 Community to get all the latest news and updates!

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Good morning! CA World '15 is November 16-20 -- save the date and keep an eye on the CA World '18 for all of the latest news and announcements.

 

Save the Date: CA World '15 is November 16-20