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Vivit Deep Dive Sessions at Discover 2016 Las Vegas

Posted By Rocky Pisto, Sunday, May 1, 2016
Updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Rocky Pisto
Vivit Engage Coordinator

Have you ever asked yourself, "how do I grow my career with HPE software" or "how do we know what HPE software solution is best for our organization?" Well, the Vivit Community is offering an opportunity to help answer both questions at Discover 2016 Las Vegas.


Real world experience has always been the best approach to learning, no matter what the solution. For the past 23 years, Vivit has been delivering real world experience and networking opportunities to HPE software end users and partners — the best and the brightest. We understand the services required to support our members' needs to grow their career. Deep Dive sessions are one of those services.

Year after year, our community has asked for more in-depth software sessions at Discover to focus on specific knowledge about a solution, best practices, end user experiences, and how-to steps to build confidence that the solution will deliver as promised. Consider the Deep Dive Sessions as more of a consultative approach to understanding the validity of the solution.

This year is a banner year for Deep Dive Sessions; Vivit is offering 15 sessions with limited capacity of 25 registrants per session. These sessions offer many of the current solution updates and direction. Start your Discover Las Vegas experience ahead of the rest by letting Vivit help you prepare for the next upgrade or new solution offering. Attend a Deep Dive Session on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm for $99.

Vivit Deep Dive Sessions are now Live for Registration when you register for Discover 2016 Las Vegas or just sign in to your existing registration now!

Before you register, you can now view each session abstract and speaker’s profile in the Discover Content Catalog by entering the session IDs in the search bar.

Solutions for Cloud:

ID V8074 - HPE Service Anywhere tips and tricks: Migration, customization, automation

ID V8076 - HPE Propel Jumpstart and Service Anywhere (SAW) APIs

ID V8570 - Performance testing in the cloud with Microsoft Azure - a hands on experience

ID V9250 - Accelerate hybrid cloud delivery with the HPE Cloud Orchestration Suite

ID V8974 - SAP transformation: Intelligent automation roadmaps for acceleration

Solutions for Application Delivery:

ID V8070 - New and Enhanced Features of HPE Business Process Testing (BPT)
ID V8073 - Introducing the next generation of ALM

ID V8475 - HPE LoadRunner and network virtualization

ID V8756 - End-to-end visibility into applications availability

Solutions for Operations Management:

ID V8114 - OMi 10 tips and tricks from the field: Migration, customization, automation

ID V8909 - Deep Dive into HPE Data Center Automation Solution

ID V9250 - Accelerate hybrid cloud delivery with the HPE Cloud Orchestration Suite

ID V9226 - Get smart; go hands-on with HPE Business Value Dashboard

ID V9244 - HPE CMS: Technical deep dive, solution value and best practices



Vivit is your unbiased, trusted and field-tested Hewlett Packard Enterprise software user community which provides an infrastructure of support through programs centered around education, community-building and advocacy for members.

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Vivit Roundtable Sessions at Discover 2016 Las Vegas

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Friday, April 29, 2016
Updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Vivit Roundtable sessions will be held at the Vivit Booth Guru Bar from June 7 - 9. 

Register Now for one of these informative sessions where you can give and receive targeted feedback, engage in in-depth discussions, and meet colleagues with similar interests.

June 7, 2016 • 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Analytics of the Defect Lifecycle - Roundtable Discussion

June 7, 2016 • 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Automate Testing in Cloud Based Environments - Roundtable Discussion

June 8, 2016 • 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Increase your ROI with HPE Live Network - HPE Software Content Marketplace - Roundtable Discussion
June 8, 2016 • Las Vegas, Nevada
Effective Performance Engineering - Roundtable Discussion

June 8, 2016 • 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Discussion about Pros and Cons of ALM & Performance Center Upgrade Issues and Best Practices – Roundtable Discussion

June 8, 2016 • Las Vegas, Nevada
Vivit CMS SIG Kickoff Meeting at Discover 2016 – Roundtable Discussion
June 9, 2016 • Las Vegas, Nevada
HPE Mobile Center with Network Virtualization – Delighting Mobile Users – Roundtable Discussion

June 9, 2016 • 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Exelon Leverages the UCMDB to Provide Enterprise Access to Critical Operations Data – Roundtable Discussion

June 9, 2016 • 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sharing ALM Workflow Customization Ideas - Roundtable Discussion

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Vivit Breakout Sessions at Discover 2016 Las Vegas

Posted By Julanne Rutten, Thursday, April 28, 2016
Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016

Performance Engineering SIG 2016

Hear from Vivit’s best and brightest by attending a breakout session. These sessions are brought to you by fellow Vivit members! Be sure to login to the Discover Agenda Builder to register for your Vivit Breakout Sessions when planning your session scheduler for Discover 2016 Las Vegas:

Breakout Session BB10191 | Business
Date/TimeThursday, June 9, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Todd DeCapua
Chris Trimper
Independent Health
Paul Shovlin
Checkpoint Technologies
Peter Puskarich
NTT Innovation Institute, Inc.
Track/SubtrackTransform | Accelerate Applications & Operations
Hear how proven performance engineering practices can enable a great end-user experience. Explore "accelerate applications and operations” and "any place, any device, any time” concepts. And, understand how to optimize your software, positively impact your business and please your end users with application performance engineering.

Lessons learned while testing leveraging Cloud based HPE ALM software solutions

Breakout Session TB8567 | Technical
Date/Time Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Robert Linton
Robert Linton
CorTechs, Inc.
Track/Subtrack Transform | Accelerate Applications & Operations
HPE ALM software implemented in a Private Secure Cloud Environment to support Agile Development & Test efforts. Details a solution that met that need & the Lessons Learned. See how to plan for HPE ALM software provisioned in a Virtual Data Center Cloud "Dev & Test” environment. On-demand offering with flexible pricing, allows clients to leverage their investment in HP Software, increase their ROI, while reducing risk.

Harnessing data for rigorous testing and informed business intelligence

Breakout Session BB8572 | Business
Date/Time Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Huw Price
CA Technologies
Track/Subtrack Transformation Areas/Empower the data-driven organization
Technical debt is a common challenge which makes rigorously testing evolving applications near impossible. Faced with minimal documentation and no subject matter expertise, the data which goes in and out of a system can be harnessed, using rule-learning to reverse-engineer a functional model complex systems, driving efficient, effective testing.

Shift left your Agile and DevOps testing with HPE LeanFT

Breakout Session TB8757 | Technical
Date/Time Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Amir Banet

Dror Saaroni
Track/Subtrack Enable | Seamless Communications and Collaboration
Software development today must meet business demands of speed and agility, which has led to Agile development methods that offer continuous integration and testing earlier in the development lifecycle—known as shifting left. Learn how HPE Lean Functional Testing (LeanFT) supports shifting to the left by enabling continuous testing and delivery.

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Spotlight on a Volunteer - April 2016

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Updated: Friday, March 18, 2016

Carsten Neise
Senior IT Quality Consultant
proficom AG
Germany Chapter Leader 

" VIVIT is a community which gives us (test experts) a platform to discuss topics with like-minded people and to share our knowledge and experiences in the area of testing. With about 34,000 members this platform is perfectly suited to meet other experts and also get to know the newest achievements in this area. The knowledge exchange can be done in several ways; one way is to attend one of the weekly held webinars. The webinars tell us the newest technical achievements and they also close with a very "vivid” discussion giving us new impulses for our daily work. These facts, and additionally the point that VIVIT is independent of any vendor, make me feel very comfortable being a VIVIT member.

Consuming by attending information sessions is not the only option. This means, VIVIT gives all members the chance of participating actively inside the community. That was the starting point for me; I became a chapter leader (Germany) in October 2015. During that time, I got to know a lot of other VIVIT contributors and members with whom I had a lot of nice discussions. These discussions showed me that particular flavor of knowledge exchange of actual topics, especially with Dr. Andreas Birk.  I want to further extend the influence of VIVIT on the German market. The beginning was made on March 17th when we held the first VIVIT meeting in Berlin I really enjoyed the nice atmosphere and getting to know a lot of different perspectives on solving problems using the HPE Software products. Further events are planned and I hope to transport a bit of my way of thinking into the community."

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Government Summit 2016

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Sunday, April 3, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Diana McGlocklin
Americas Software Field Marketing Manager, Federal Security
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise event in April to equip government IT professionals

At the Hilton Washington, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, government IT professionals will come together for the 6th-annual Hewlett Packard Enterprise Government Summit. The event represents a unique opportunity for participants to learn better insights and smarter tactics that can help them succeed.

Government organizations recognize that adopting Cloud, bolstering security, harnessing Big Data and delivering mobile services are essential to modern service delivery. Accordingly, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is focusing efforts to help government entities transform to a hybrid infrastructure, protect the digital enterprise, empower the data-driven enterprise and enable workplace productivity. The April 13 gathering will provide opportunities to learn, connect and grow in these areas.

Rich lineup of keynote speakers

As the morning keynote, Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, America's first female U.S. Secretary of State, will draw upon her extensive experience in public service and her ongoing work in the private sector to offer the audience a unique and up-to-the-minute perspective on the issues confronting the United States and the world. Dr. Albright’s presentations are renowned for their powerful insights, fascinating stories and skillful analysis.

Speakers will also include Michael Durant, Retired Chief Warrant Officer Four, United States Army. Durant was the pilot of Black Hawk helicopter Super Six Four that was fired upon and subsequently brought down during a combat operation in Mogadishu, Somalia on October 3, 1993.

Attendees will also hear from Lewis Carr, Senior Director, World-wide Software Marketing, HPE. Lewis has been with HP Software two years covering various strategic software initiatives including vertical industry and key horizontal solution development areas.

Powerful reasons to attend

The April 13 agenda provides opportunities to learn best practices from government leaders and HPE executives. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with over 750 government executives, including top C-level professionals from agencies like the FBI, DHS, GSA and more. Attendees will be able to explore HPE's portfolio of leading security solutions, and take advantage of complimentary access to the event for all government employees and systems integrators.

Valuable agenda

Attendees will be able to choose from among multiple tracks that include

Transform: By accelerating federal datacenter consolidation and cloud initiatives, organizations can improve shared and domain-specific services, while reducing risk and cost across on-premise, private and public cloud.

Protect: In order to secure constituent and employee assets and operations, organizations must accelerate their ability to assess risks, while continuously monitoring, diagnosing and remediating user interactions, apps and data.

Empower: To leverage traditional data and Big Data, organizations need to simultaneously test programs and ideas, and then convert emerging value into enterprise-grade deployments that integrate with employee workflows and deliver services to constituents.

Enable: Organizations can accelerate the experience revolution for employees and constituents by securely delivering an integrated mobile app portfolio to distributed campus environments, teleworkers and external constituents on any device – BYOD or government-furnished equipment.

Learn more:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Government Summit 2016 to spotlight security issues and solutions

The 6th-annual Hewlett Packard Enterprise Government Summit will bring together government IT professionals Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Hilton Washington. The event represents a unique opportunity for participants to grow knowledge, network and accelerate transformation in light of new technologies such as Cloud, Big Data and mobile services. The event features multiple tracks, one dedicated to security issues and solutions.

Those responsible for mission assurance will find a wealth of knowledge and insight, beginning with the track keynote. Major General (Ret) Earl D. Matthews – VP of HPE's Security Solutions Group, U.S. Public Sector – will discuss how HPE is helping organizations protect their digital assets while ensuring operational continuity.

Dedicated sessions will explore the hottest issues in security, such as

Improving the ability to identify threats, manage risk and protect data and operations. Bruce Oehler, Director of Strategic Programs, HPE Security, will discuss how modern-day threats require more sophisticated defenses. Oehler will present ways to strengthen Security Operations Centers with HPE Security ArcSight.

Comprehensive software security assurance, from design through development, testing and maintenance. Scott Snowden, Chief Software Security Assurance Advocate, HPE Security Federal, will discuss the latest innovations in software security technology, the direction of the market and evolving best practices, including with HPE Security Fortify.

Securing data by rendering it useless if lost or stolen. Ernie Tarbox/Bill Bacci, Director of Data Security, HPE Security Federal, will discuss the growing risks, and how to protect sensitive data from prying eyes in legacy and modern systems.

Learn more:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise supports Wounded Warriors, strengthens cyber defense

The Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy*, a.k.a. W2CCA, is building the next generation of cyber defenders.

W2CCA's approach is novel and invaluable. Their "students" are military service members who have suffered a serious life-altering injury, either in combat or non-combat situations. These people are dedicated, highly motivated, disciplined and trustworthy team players sought by both industry and government. Once trained, they protect and defend the nation's information systems.

The W2CCA program is administered by the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI) on behalf of the Federal IT Security Institute Foundation – both non-profit organizations working with industry partners to support this worthwhile initiative.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software along with Jim Wiggins, Executive Director of FITSI, will be honored to support the W2CCA at the 2016 HPE Government Summit at the Washington Hilton on April 13.

Please stop by the W2CCA table located just outside the HPE/Partner Exhibit Hall. Receive a T-shirt and enter a raffle for a chance to win an HP laptop and HP printer. All donations from this event will go toward retraining Wounded Warriors to become cyber defenders.

For more information:

*Not to be confused with the Wounded Warrior Project

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Spotlight on a Volunteer - March 2016

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Thursday, March 3, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chris Trimper
Enterprise QA Senior Automation Analyst

Independent Health
Western New York Chapter Leader
Performance Engineering SIG Leader 

  • Manages a team of 5 test automation/performance engineers  
  • Over 10 years of experience in software QA;  8 years writing test automation and 4 of those years using HPE software
  • Passionate about automated testing assisting for speedier and more accurate testing cycles
  • Technical geek at heart

  "I really enjoy the Vivit community.  I have always enjoyed learning and sharing my findings with co-workers and now I have a place to share even more. This past spring I was given the chance to start up a local Vivit Chapter which I feel has been a success in our community. Both with local sessions and webinars,  Vivit has aided me in finding my voice to share. What I have learned the most from Vivit is that conversations do not need to be expert to expert, but rather seem to be on a ‘fan-boy’ level. The community,  whether online or in-person,  is a group of ultra-eager professionals sharing experiences and learning from others. I’m proud to be a member and encourage others who are ‘occasional’ members to participate more in forums/chapter meetings and webinars."

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New Leader Blog - March 2016

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Thursday, March 3, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Get Connected

We welcome the following Leader and his expertise. We invite you to join his Special Interest Group to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences. Join the group by clicking on the group name under the picture and select the "Join Group” icon which will appear at the top of the group web page if you aren’t already a member. Connect to a leader by clicking on their name. Member sign-in required.

Oded Tankus
Business Intelligence SIG

  • Over 30 years’ experience in all the major aspects of data management and data analysis, specifically BI implementation, BI methodology, metrics development and analytics
  • Specializes in Application Development, SQA and Project Management metrics, including the analysis and creation of business insights from those metrics, which are then used to drive process improvement programs
  • Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Applied Statistics from the Tel Aviv University

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Service Anywhere continues to evolve in the March 2016 Release

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Thursday, March 3, 2016
Updated: Friday, February 26, 2016


by Mark Bradley

Service Anywhere releases another feature-rich update to continue enhancing customer’s experience.

Service Anywhere renewed emphases on existing abilities while bringing together a broader range of ITSM, Project Management, and Asset Management capabilities, utilizing Big Data and Social Collaboration to focus on the workforce user and providing a connected intelligence across multiple domains onto the same platform.

March 2016 release highlights include:

On the Fly language translation - Service Anywhere's in-line translation service has been extended to cover:
  • Q&A forum content translation
  • On the fly Knowledge Articles translation

Multi-tenant Console– MSP’s & Enterprises can manage multiple tenants using the new console

  • It provides managed service providers (MSPs) & Enterprises the ability to manage their customers' requests and incident records in one user interface via a multi-tenant (MT) console.

New Subscriptions methods for consumption of services and assets

  • Agents can track relationship between users and services or assets
    • As well as cost information.
  • Catalog managers can design Offerings for specific Subscription actions.
  • The help desk can classify the subscriptions or assets based on the user's consumption.
  • Self-Services Portal users can see their assets (devices) and services.
    • Request support, changes, and cancellations.
    • Access related articles and offerings
  • You can now manage the lifespan of a subscription

Self-Service Portal improvements

  • Productive Loading
    • Page provides users on slower networks with an initial interactive interface.
    • Users can start entering a problem description, read news.
    • Track the latest status of a recent request even as the rest of the portal loads.
    • Experience is seamlessly continued into the full portal once loaded.
    • Will be enabled by default, but can be turned off by tenant setting.


  • Improved flow design with simplified instructions
  • Uses open public requests, articles, Q&A forum discussions, news, and offerings as suggested actions

Public Requesting

  • Add users as followers to a request

Knowledge Management improvements

  • A knowledge article record can be localized to multiple Languages and managed as a single record
  • For compliance with the ITIL data model an article record now includes the following fields:
    • Internal documentation / description v Purpose
    • Categorization
Codeless Configuration improvements
  • When activating new OOTB processes, the new comparison interface allows you to compare existing configuration and highlight differences in v Business Rules
    • Phases
    • Transitions

Description and comments tags have been added in Business rules

  • Add your own descriptions to existing and customized business rules.
  • Many out-of-the-box rules are tagged with tags to aid in comparing, merging, and searching business rules.

Service Asset and Configuration Management Enhancements

  • Better CI and asset relationships for greater help desk and asset management efficiency.
    • For example, relate a credit card pad to a cash register, or a blade to an enclosure/rack.
  • Relate a device, incident or request to a company

New ready to use reports

  • Analytical reports can now be presented as line charts
  • Incidents creation over time – Group by creation date by month, then by priority.
  • Requests creation over time - Group by entity creation time by week.
  • Changes creation over time - Group by create time
  • Appears on default Dashboard.

Platform improvements

  • Calendar events can be sent as attachments in notifications from change management
  • Field Level Encryption - added support for encrypting attachments in records.
  • Business Intelligence Integration - Added ability to extract User Options and Comments along with other record data.
  • Increase engagement and user satisfaction
  • Comments improvements – Improved agent interface
  • Self-Service Portal improvements
  • Project Management – Enhanced integration between PPM & Service Anywhere  

For details on the new features visit the Service Anywhere Blog.  

To see a demonstration of the new features, join our Vivit Webinar on March 31st. Please register here.  

Want to try out the new features? Check out the Service Anywhere Free Trial. We know you will be excited to see the latest and greatest of Service Anywhere!  

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How to Create an All Star LinkedIn Profile

Posted By Ted Sclavos, Friday, February 26, 2016
Updated: Friday, February 26, 2016
by Ted Sclavos
Digital Marketing
HPE Software

Why LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 400 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts to exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities. The network is useful for making business connections, cultivating leads, developing your personal brand, and staying in touch with your professional network.

Get ready to build your personal brand!

Don’t worry: updating your LinkedIn profile does NOT have to mean you’re job hunting. To avoid any confusion, you can easily turn off Activity Broadcasts

Click on image below to enlarge.

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Spotlight on a Volunteer - February 2016

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Monday, February 8, 2016
Updated: Monday, January 11, 2016

Eli Eyal
Operational Support Services Manager
Israel Chapter Leader

 "With Vivit, I can share, present, and get feedback from many people that have a common ground with me. It’s a win-win activity for everyone."

  • Works for Playtech as an Operational Support Services (OSS) manager
  • Has worked in the monitoring field for more than 15 years in many roles, starting as an integrator, implementer, developer of monitoring solutions, and monitoring teams leader
  • Implemented and provided monitoring solutions in many companies and projects
  • Was involved in monitoring projects in Telco companies and software development companies providing monitoring architecture and design of the custom implementation for each project by its needs



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