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Dear CA Gen EDGE Community,


As some of you have been aware I have been out of the office for several weeks.  Which means that I am behind on reviewing your post in the Community and working on the wonderful Ideas that have been submitted. The very good news is that the CA Gen Engineering team has been very busy and has great news to report.


IBM COBOL 6.1 has been certified for CA Gen Release 8.5 and 8.6.  Please see Teresa's posting on IBM COBOL 6.1 at COBOL 6.1 Certification 


Solaris 10 certification for CA Gen Releases 8.5 and 8.6 is complete.  There had to be changes in both releases to support Solaris 10.  A new version of both releases has been posted on CA Support.  If you are planning to use Solaris 10 please be sure to download the new release from CA Support. 


Windows 10 certification for CA Gen 8.5 is almost complete.  We found some issues when testing Windows 10 with CA Gen Release 8.6 and we found the same issues with Release 8.5.  We are in the process of preparing and testing a PTF that you will need to download and apply to Release 8.5.  Hopefully we will not find any other issues and the PTF will soon be on Support. 


It is important to note that the Microsoft Edge Browser is not included in the Windows 10 certification.   Our analysis of the Edge Browser is that certification will require changes and be a fairly extensive project.  If Edge support is critical to your organization please let me know and I will add you to the Beta tester list. 


I hope everyone had a great Summer.  Fall has arrived in Arizona and it is a great time of year.  Which also means that CA Technologies is working hard to put on a great CA World in November.  If you will be attending CA World please drop me an email and let me know.  Several members of the CA Gen EDGE community will be there and we would like to be sure everyone gets invited to our meetups. 





Steve Solomon

CA Gen Product Manager

You may or may not be aware, recently CA has released a Free version of the CA Gen toolset (8.6)

Over time we will be encouraging users to create and submit  video tutorials, white papers, proof of concept and even code snippets/models to be shared. In essence we are looking for anything constructive that can be helpful to those who might be new to Gen, as well as to those who may be looking to enhance their Gen skill set.


So what does that have to do with winning free admission to CA World 16?

It’s simple.  The Edge board is looking for ideas on how to best demonstrate the capabilities and strength of CA Gen.

From now Thru Sept 30th   October 15th,  we are requesting that community members submit ideas for an app or series of apps that can be constructed and used to demonstrate the power of CA Gen using the free version of the toolset.


We are not looking for the app itself, rather the idea for an app…..

On October 16th we will select the submission we feel has the most merit.


Here is an example:  I am a model railroader and I have a lot of trains. If I was eligible I might submit the idea of building some form of application (app) using Gen to keep track of my trains (locomotives, rolling stock) that I own.  I would like to have my "List"  accessible from my Android or IOS device.  I could use app when I attend a train show, I can check to see if I already own something I am looking at buying. 


So here is the fine print


1.    All community members can submit ideas for an app. However, Employees of CA or CA Technology/Services Partners (and family members) are not eligible to win.

2.    We are giving away 1 free admission/entry to CA World 2016  (A value of up to $1995 USD) in Las Vegas (Nov 14th – Nov 18th).   The winner will be responsible to cover their own  travel expenses, hotel accommodations, transportation and any other additional expenses incurred by the winner in attending CA World 2016

3.  You must be a registered member of the EDGE community to submit your app idea.

4.  Any idea submitted to EDGE  may be used to construct content for the EDGE community or used in EDGE events at a later date.  Some examples of usage (but not limited to) are tutorials, white papers, downloadable code snippets, examples etc…

5. The winning entry will be selected by the EDGE board.  In the event of the same idea being submitted twice, time of submission will take precedence.

6. Our winner will be notified on October 1st  October 16th and an announcement will be made in the EDGE community.  

7. This contest is sponsored by the Edge board and not CA/CA Technologies.  The Edge board is a completely separate entity.


How do you submit your idea? 

All Ideas should be submitted to myself via message via the communities site. In order to be able to send me a message, you need to be following me. 


Looking forward to seeing all of your ideas.  If you have any questions, please message me.


Darcy Elliott

President - Edge