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WYMHM.jpgGood afternoon, CA Process Automation Community! Happy August!


At the beginning of every month, I'm going to start pulling together "What You May Have Missed" -- a quick way to see some of the most interesting community content and activity from the previous month -- including events, replays, videos, ideas and questions.


I'm always open to feedback, so please let me know what you think. Is there something you want me to highlight more or less of? Just let me know!



CA World '16 Registration is Open

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Join me in congratulating Lindsay_Estabrooks and Michael Niebuhr 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 thought leaders within the industry in their areas of expertise.



Thank you for all that you do and congratulations!


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

CA Champions

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.

Are you new to the CA Process Automation 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 A Process Automation 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!




Your CA Community Manager


Good morning! We'll have more information soon, including programming, registration dates and pricing. But in the mean time, CA World '15 is November 16-20 -- save the date!


And, make sure that you're following the CA World '18 for all of the latest news and announcements.


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

Good afternoon, CA Process Automation community members! You may have noticed some new faces here on the community site, so I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself as the new lead community manager here as well as my esteemed colleague C.J Schuman who will continue to support this community.


I've been with CA for almost 13 years, much of it spent in the digital marketing organization focused on content strategy and management. I joined the CA Communities team 18 months ago and have been managing the mainframe and data management communities. It's been an amazing experience moving from marketing -- where I spoke directly to customers maybe once a year (maybe) -- to a role where I have constant interactions with customers and helping them get the most out of their investments in CA products. When I'm not keeping tabs on my various communities, I spend a lot of time with my wife and kids (that's them at right) -- Jackson is 8 and Anna is 3. Weekends this time of year are filled with lacrosse practice, basketball practice and lots of cooking together. I'm also a bit of a wine geek and wine writer ( in my ever-dwindling free time.

IMG_4351.JPGCJ is another CA veteran. She's been here for 17 years, working mostly with the events team (you may have even seen her at CA World in the past). She's also has two great kids (that's here and her daughter Mackenzie on the left) and enjoys spending time with them and her husband when she's not busy working.


We look forward to working with you here in the community. If you have any questions or needs, just let us know!