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Are you new to the CA GEN EDGE 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, Chris_Stallone who is also a Community Manager supporting this community. 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 CA GEN EDGE content area 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!




Your CA Community Manager


A message from the chair.....

Posted by darce Jun 16, 2015

Dear EDGE Community member,


I wanted to share this exciting news from CA technologies on the future of CA Gen!    Please note that this letter to our
community comes from Mike Madden,
General Manager of the Mainframe Business and has executive oversight for CA Gen.  Mike clearly invites us, as a community to get involved in driving
the future of CA Gen.  Let’s take him up on his offer.


What can you do as a community member to help drive the future of CA Gen?

  • Make sure you are reviewing and commenting on the current list of Innovation topics

          Under content – review the titles with the “Light Bulbs” and make comments

  • Become a part of a CA Gen Sprint team and help with testing of new features

          Contact John Carter to sign up

  • Make sure your leadership reviews the letter from Mike. I’m confident Mike would welcome inquiries as necessary!


This is great stuff!  Thanks in advance for your support!

Larry Schmidt (Posted by Darcy Elliott)


An Open Letter from Mike Madden...


The world is changing dramatically and CA has been changing with it.
Enterprises today are facing huge volumes of distributed applications, digital
processes and a proliferation of devices. A new era of social and mobile
technologies, powered by cloud, is forcing companies to change how they do


Today, CA is delivering new capability to help businesses lead in this
new world.  From efficient and fast app development to bridging legacy
digital silos to identity solutions and analytics, CA has been busy building
its leadership position in the new “application economy”.


Many CA customers have created significant IP and played a strong role
in supporting foundational applications like CA Gen.  Those customers have
priority access to our development teams through communities and agile sprint
reviews which has provided invaluable input to our product roadmaps and use
cases.  And, as we move forward, we see significant opportunity to work
with our customers and partners to utilize Gen as part of our cutting-edge DevOps


CA is leading as enterprises increasingly turn to DevOps to meet
aggressive application delivery timelines.  A few critical areas where we
are driving innovation include:



  -       Agile Parallel Development focuses on rapidly creating high-quality software.

Market leading service virtualization, API management and test automation married with our existing
application development solutions (including CA Gen) combine to enable the creation and reuse of higher

quality, more resilient code, and the ability to find defects earlier in the cycle when they are simpler and

more cost effective to fix. 



-       Continuous Delivery ensures fast, stable and secure application releases.

Enterprise-class release orchestration and automation enables users to build a continuous

delivery tool chain. Re-use release automation processes across other applications, teams and environments

  to speed deployment, reduce manual errors and lower costs.



-       Agile Operations matches the velocity of Agile Development.

Gain visibility across applications and infrastructure performance, both inside and outside the

data center to accelerate discovery, diagnosis and resolution of issues; enable fast feedback of

data to improve applications across the lifecycle for optimal customer experience.


To be clear, we remain committed to the CA Gen product line as we see it
as a cornerstone product to our DevOps strategy as a strategic element that
will increase the velocity of application development.  We continue to
invest in CA Gen and we desire to collaborate  with the EDGE User Group
community to identify and build out additional features and functions that
provide value to all of our clients.  We have hundreds of top customers who
continue to see the value that CA Gen offers in the portfolio management
process. In fact, when coupled with our innovative DevOps tools such as
Application Lifecycle Management offerings, CA provides a unique value
proposition to the market that many of our peers and competitors would have
trouble matching.  A full-featured offering would provide short- and
long-term results to our customers that no labor arbitrage player or managed
services provider could even imagine delivering.


Michael Madden
General Manager