Amidst the hustle and bustle of community, there exist individuals whose unwavering commitment and enthusiasm radiate, mentoring others and leaving a profound impression. Today, we'd like to highlight @Greg Michael, a real community hero.
His dedication, passion, and ongoing contributions truly make a difference, and we are incredibly grateful for his contribution to the community.
Here's what makes Greg such a standout:
Member Since - 8/3/2018
Expertise on multiple BMC Products:
TrueSight Server Automation
TrueSight Network Automation
TrueSight Operations Management
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Community Recognition Trophies
His positive attitude and willingness to help others have not gone unnoticed. Greg's presence in the community has inspired many, creating a ripple effect of kindness and collaboration.
I reached out him to ask what he had to say, and this is what he said about his contribution to the community:
What motivated you to become an active participant in our community?
I am a believer in sharing knowledge, especially when it comes to developing a solution to a problem that is either not commonly known or encountered or does not have any previously shared examples of how something was or could be done. I find that I can provide some of that payback through the BMC Community by interacting with other customers using BMC products that may be dealing with issues or questions that I might either know something about or have previously dealt with. Why reinvent the wheel? If someone has already done it and shared how, use what they learned and shared to your advantage!
Which are the topics or areas of interest that you're particularly passionate about within the community?
Something that I’ve worked through and try to help improve is the lack of visibility to Topics, specifically IDEAs. Since things roll off the activity list quickly when there is a lot of activity happening, it’s often difficult to drive visibility to things like IDEAs which might improve a product. There are some products whose managers are very active in the Community, and there are some that are far less so.
Greg's Favorites :)
Movie: tough choices… Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles… the older, not politically correct comedies are probably the most in my wheelhouse.
Food: grilling: steak, take-out: Buffalo Wild Wings or Chinese
Book: I haven’t read an actual book since I was in middle school! LOL The only “ books” read nowadays are technical manuals and user guides.
Role Model/Influencer: I pretty much blaze my own trail. I’ve been influenced by so many individuals over the years that it’s no longer a particular individual or group of people.
Three items would you take with you to a deserted island? If I were to play games in desert magnifying glass, survival knife, large bucket or water bottle
Are there any specific resources or features of the community that you find particularly valuable or helpful?
There are a number of blogs that are regularly updated by several BMC personnel.
Are there any initiatives or projects you'd like to see implemented in the community going forward?
I can honestly say that the email notifications are less than helpful sometimes, as they will just show “Person X updated the details of blog ABC…” without any actual detail.
There was talk a year or two ago about instituting a Community-sourced development program wherein defects, enhancements, and general improvements to products could be “farmed out” to the general community to help improve BMC products that we use.
I would also love to see more development and activity within the TSSA, TSO, and TSNA product Topics. There are a large number of IDEAs, comments, issues, etc. within these product-lines, but because they are some of the least interacted-with products from a user-perspective regarding the Product Managers/Owners and support personnel, they have some of lowest numbers of improvements
In addition to his accomplishments, Greg has been an encouraging leader creating an welcoming and inclusive environment for all members 🤗. Today, we would like to sincerely thank Greg for his exceptional work and his persistent dedication to our community 🙏. I appreciate you setting a great example of what it takes to be a community champion, Greg 🏆. We look forward to many more years of collaboration and success 🤝together.
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Based on the feedback we gathered from all of you in our recent survey, we are excited to announce the launch of a new initiative called Community Platform Navigation Learning Series.
The Community Platform Navigation Learning Series is a guide to help users navigate the community platform effectively. It provides step-by-step instructions and best practices to maximize platform use, covering topics like search, navigation, and member engagement. Suitable for new and experienced users alike.
Filters - Filters allow you to narrow down your search results based on criteria such as date, content format, date. For example, you can filter your search results to only show posts from a specific date and preferred content type.
1) Filter by Product
Select the relevant product on left hand side panel highlighted.
2) Filter by Content Format
Filter out by what content format you are looking for. Community has different form of content. 1) Discussion 2) Knowledge Articles 3) Ideas 4) Documents 5) Blogs 6)
3) Filter by Date Format
if you find the search results outdated you can adjust the filter by "Date Range" If you need last 2 years information you can drag the filter from Jan 01 2022 to Jan 012024.
Once refined with the filters Click on a search result to view the full discussion, knowledge article, or post.
Read the content to see if it answers your question or provides the information you're looking for. If not post your question on "Ask the Community"
Mastering the search feature in the BMC Community can greatly enhance your experience and help you find the information you need quickly and efficiently.
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We are pleased to announce the release of our latest course, BMC AMI DevX Total Test 20.x: Advanced Automated Testing (WBT).
BMC AMI DevX Total Test (formerly known as BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test) is an automated testing solution that enables developers and testers to test mainframe programs and subprograms after updating a piece of code. BMC AMI DevX Total Test facilitates automated virtualized and non-virtualized testing by allowing virtualization of the environments and external data sources.
The BMC AMI DevX Total Test 20.x: Advanced Automated Testing (WBT) course is recommended for Developers and Testers who want to:
· Customize JCL in exceptional situations
· Record virtualized tests more efficiently using Code Debug
· Use the SOAP element, Rest Service element, Performance Test Playback element, and Data Studio element
· Customize, import, and export a Team Profile
· Install the Git plugin
· Understand coding practices and test suites
· Manually modify test cases
Modules: 6 | Duration: 3 hours
We are excited to announce the release of the BMC AMI Storage IAM 11.x: Fundamentals File Administration web-based training course. This is part of a series of courses on BMC AMI Storage IAM.
IAM data is loaded into IAM datasets and processed using IAM Overrides. Over time, these datasets must be reorganized, renamed, recatalogued, backed up, and restored.
This web-based course builds on the fundamental concepts of IAM and helps you understand how to load and process IAM datasets, use overrides for file processing, maintain IAM datasets by reorganizing and recataloging them, and perform dataset recovery. Knowledge of file administration concepts and processes helps you manage IAM datasets for better storage performance.
Course Title: BMC AMI Storage IAM 11.x: Fundamentals File Administration (WBT)
Modules: 6 | Duration: 3 hours
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Product Change Notification January 2024
Enriching customer satisfaction by providing quality information regarding product renames, replacements, and withdrawals.
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