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Introducing Badges to the Micro Focus Software Community!

Posted By Raquel Winkler, Tuesday, January 2, 2018

We are excited to introduce badges to the Micro Focus Software and Protect724 Communities. Badges are a fun way to recognize and reward your contributions to the Communities.

Learn more about badges.

The Software Communities are online communities for HPE Software and Security Software (Protect724) practitioners to share their knowledge, connect with peers and access advice, downloads, demos, blog articles and videos as well as participate in discussions with other experts. Here, we place at your fingertips all the resources you need to stay up to speed on the latest technical developments with Micro Focus software.

  •  Stay up to speed on latest technical developments
  •  Share your knowledge
  •  Connect with peers
  •  Access downloads, demos, blog articles & videos
  •  Get advice
  • Participate in discussions with other experts

Join today!

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We are proud to announce the general availability of Operations Bridge Suite 2017.11

Posted By Michael Procopio, Friday, December 22, 2017

Operations Bridge 2017.11, the industry’s first, best and only enterprise ready containerized product that provides automated Hybrid IT monitoring, event management and big data analytics for Autonomous Operations of Hybrid IT.

Read the announcement blog post for more details. Here is a summary of what’s new:


  • Enterprise readiness for containerized version with HA and authentication
  • New light weight (10x smaller) streaming agent - perfect for cloud use
  • Support for AWS RDS, ECS auto-scaling services
  • Support for Azure SQL service and Azure stack
  • Kubernetes monitoring
  • SAP HANA Log Analytics & Workload Discovery & Monitoring, Solution Manager HA support
  • End User Management with BPM and SiteScope now native with the OpsBridge


  • Business Value Dashboard (BVD) can use Vertica analytics
  • Operations Bridge Analytics (OBA) queries from minutes to seconds
  • ~2x improvement in OBA event/log ingestion


  • New support Microsoft Teams to ChatOps support
  • Extended report bot to include performance data


  • Light weight reporting via Business Value Dashboard which can now execute SQL queries on Vertica
  • Enterprise HA for containerized Business Value Dashboard
  • Extended Business Value Dashboard graphics - Plug-in your own library additions
  • Show and optimize cloud costs


Please watch the new videos from your peers at Accenture and Vodafone


Learn more at www.microfocus.com/opsbridge     

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OWASP Top 10 2017: What your app sec team needs to know

Posted By Caroline Oest, Friday, December 22, 2017

Here's what development teams need to know about the updated OWASP de facto standard for making your applications more secure.

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How to overcome the challenges of testing in the cloud

Posted By Caroline Oest, Friday, December 22, 2017

Moving software testing into the cloud? You'll need to overcome these challenges if you expect to see the maximum benefit.

Find out more here.

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The most epic developer fails of 2017: Lessons learned

Posted By Caroline Oest, Friday, December 22, 2017

Here are some of 2017's biggest developer fails—where they went wrong, and what you can learn from their mistakes.... 

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The state of test automation tools: Top trends and challenges for 2018

Posted By Caroline Oest, Friday, December 22, 2017

What's in store for test automation tools? Expect some types of tools consolidate, better AI capabilities and more innovation from commercial vendors.


Read more and download the free Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation here

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TechBeacon packs a content wallop for IT practitioners

Posted By Mike Perrow, Friday, December 22, 2017

Don’t miss the latest content from TechBeacon, the Micro Focus-sponsored site for trends and how-to content covering all realms of IT—DevOps, security, app dev, IT operations, testing, and more. Join the nearly 200,000 readers each month who learn from the experts what it takes to be successful.

Here are some of our recent “best of” articles for you to read, bookmark, and share with your colleagues and clients.

Agile: In defence of project management for software teams – A project manager’s impassioned rebuttal of an earlier article that dismissed the relevance of PM practices. A must read.


IT Ops: The state of ITSM: Top trends and challenges for 2018


DevOps: DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 top takeaway: Adoption rapidly moving beyond IT


Security: OWASP Top 10 2017: What your app sec team needs to know


Quality/Testing: The state of test automation tools: Top trends and challenges for 2018


AppDev: The most epic developer fails of 2017: Lessons learned


TechBeacon Learn: TechBeacon Learn launched the new “Secure DevOps” track at the beginning of November. Secure DevOps combines the design, development, and operational aspects of security into one continuous discipline throughout the software production lifecycle. Get up to speed, fast! ossible.


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Subscribe to TechBeacon today, and don’t miss the top articles featured each week. Simply click the “subscribe” button at upper right, and be sure to tell us what topics interest you the most.

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Micro Focus Universe 2018

Posted By Ellen MacDermid, Friday, December 22, 2017

We invite our valued Vivit members to register now for Micro Focus Universe 2018, taking place 13-15 March 2018 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. 

Join us at our first large customer conference as a combined company to experience how our product portfolio addresses your toughest problems in this hybrid IT world. Hear product news from our experts. Gain valuable tips from customers and partners. Enjoy building your network.

Learn and develop skills

Micro Focus Universe will feature seven customer forums, each focusing on a specific business issue:

  • Application Delivery Management
  • Application Modernization and Connectivity
  • Business Continuity (featuring Data Protector)
  • GDPR and Beyond
  • ITOM (IT Operations Management)
  • Protect (security)
  • Vertica

With customer-led sessions and in-depth workshops, each forum will deliver an intensive experience to enhance your skills and address your organization’s technology challenges. Explore our entire portfolio and see product demos in the Experience the New Zone. And meet with our executives and product experts in the Meeting Center. 

The event cost is €555, and Micro Focus has secured a limited number of local hotel rooms at a discounted rate – first come, first served. Attend and empower yourself to deliver even more value to your organization.

Register now

We hope to see our Vivit members in Monaco in the spring.


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Announcing Micro Focus Operations Bridge Survey Drawing Winners

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 4, 2017

We are pleased to announce the three prize drawing winners of the Micro Focus Operations Bridge Survey. Thank you to all who took the survey and shared their experience using Micro Focus Operations Bridge.

Wes Kaufmann
Principal Tools Architect
Open Text
Wolf-Dietrich Schmook
cTc GmbH
Alexey Goltykhov
Head of Monitoring Systems
Center for the Competence of Technical Architecture
IT Block, Alfa Bank in Russia

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Micro Focus Service Management Automation Suite 2017.11 is available now

Posted By Administration , Friday, December 1, 2017

Micro Focus Service Management Automation (SMA) Suite is a complete service management solution for IT and businesses, with an analytics driven smart service desk at its core.

In the press release Micro Focus Announces General Availability of Industry First, Container-Based, Multi-Tenant Service Management Automation Solution and blog post Announcing the new Service Management Automation X: Accelerate the speed of digital business Micro Focus has recently announced its new SMA solution. Release highlights include:

  • Based on container technology the solution can run on premise virtualized, on bare metal, and on public cloud infrastructure.
  • It can be deployed on the Amazon Web Services, enabling greater flexibility to run and store applications and data.
  • A web based and native mobile service portal with virtual agents automate assistance via live-chat and email for an engaging user experience.
  • Industry-leading IDOL analytics and machine learning help automating key service desk functions and increasing agent productivity.
  • Social collaboration and chat bots speed up issue resolution for end users
  • Multi-tenant Managed Service Provider support offers deployment flexibility across on premise and cloud.
  • Enterprise applications including operational project management, human resource workflow, application and service portfolio management, financial tracking, ideation, and proposal management extend solution use beyond IT.
  • Extended ChatOps functionality, including support for collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Mattermost.

For more information read the release blog post, visit www.microfocus.com/itsm, and check the Micro Focus ITOM Marketplace to download ChatOps and other tools.

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