PROGRAMME

We have released our Agenda for the Open Horizons Summit 2019. The Agenda can be found here

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The Open Horizons Summit offers two different programme paths to ensure attendees will benefit from an unique experience and cutting-edge education on the topics and technologies that matter most to you.


Technical Education Programme

The technical programme features 70 technical HotLab sessions covering the ITOM, ADM, Security and IM&G portfolios. These unique hands-on deep-dive half-day workshops still remain the core of the Open Horizons Summit and offer to you the chance to meet the experts who build the products and tools you use every day and get your questions answered. Whether your tech skills are tightly focused or all over the map, whether you want to learn something new at a foundational or intermediate level, or you want to dive deep into familiar Micro Focus technologies at an advanced or expert level – you’ll find lots of new ways to improve your skills.

This format enables attendees to build their personalised agenda mapped to individual specialisations and needs.

To gain access to the technical sessions, which are delivered as a joint effort by Micro Focus and community experts, conference participants need to register for a “Full Conference Ticket”.

The Community Biz Track Programme

The Community Biz Track provides a strategic overview of Micro Focus technology and a updates across the ITOM, ADM, Security and IM&G portfolios. Attendees will gain insights on how to grow business with Micro Focus software and get the chance to network with peers from around Europe, Middle East and Africa. Sessions are delivered by senior executives who will share the latest Micro Focus company vision and strategies. Meet product specialists and learn about market trends, offerings and roadmaps, cross sell opportunities and how to beat the competition and grow your deals and profits.

Session Types

  • Sponsor Solutions Showcase
  • Interactive Focus Group Interviews
  • Product Management Roadmap Sessions
  • Hotlab ReCapture / Certification Prep Sessions
  • Partner Best Practices / Success Story
  • Special Interest Group Sessions (e.g. Managed Services)

Attendees without the need of attending technical hands-on sessions should register for the reduced “Business Ticket”.

Networking Elements

Micro Focus Tech Lounge
Additionally in the Micro Focus TechLounge you can immerse yourself in third-party solutions, products, services, and technologies by visiting the product technology demo points of our partners. The TechLounge will be full of learning opportunities, one-on-one discussions, and interactive activities.

We recently released our preliminary list of sessions. Read more by clicking on the topics below or by scrolling down the page.

ITOM

IT Operations Management

IM&G

Information Management & Governance

SEC

Security

ADM

Application Delivery Management

Certifications

Sales, Technical  & Advanced Technical Certifications

FREE Micro Focus CERTIFICATIONS

Give your career a power boost with official Micro Focus Certifications that show you rank among the most highly skilled software infrastructure professionals.

For the first time Open Horizons and Micro Focus will provide you the possibility to get you certified at the Open Horizons Summit 2019.

There are three types of certifications:

  • Sales Certifications (SCs)
  • Technical Certifications (TCs)
  • Advanced Technical Certifications (ATCs)

To access the Sales Certifications (SCs) and Technical Certifications (TCs), please make sure, that you are able to login to the new Micro Focus Partner Portal: softwarepartner.microfocus.com

Sign in if you already have an account or click on ‘Register as Partner User’. Please note, that any Sales and Technical Certifications are available for partners only.

Advanced Technical Certification are available for customers and partners.
The different exams verifies and validates that you can understand and use the corresponding Micro Focus product. When you come to Open Horizons Summit, the certification exams are FREE und you save up 200,00 USD.

Which certification fits best to you?

Sales Certifications (SCs) and Technical Certifications (TCs) will equip you with the complete product and solution knowledge needed for your role and ensure your company gains the valuable benefits due to all certified partners. If you are looking for foundational knowledge and skills in a given product portfolio, get certified with Micro Focus Sales and Technical Certifications.

Advanced Technical Certification validate your skills and accelerate your career. The offered exams require technical knowledge and preparation. Please review the exam objectives and the recommended learning paths before registering.

At Open Horizons Summit we offer a number of HotLabs which you can use in addition for the preparation of your exams.
At the summit there will be 2 Certification Rooms – Room “A” and Room “B”. Room A will be managed by the Partner Enablement Team and will be responsible for any Sales and Technical Certifications.

Advanced Technical Certifications will take place in Room B which is managed by the Education Team.

ADM

    • Application Delivery Management Sales Certification

 

Security

    • Security Sales Certification

 

IM&G

    • Information Management & Governance Sales Certification

 

ITOM

    • IT Operations Management Sales Certification

 

All available sales certifications can be found here Micro Focus Partner Portal

ADM

Performance Testing

    • Performance Testing Technical Certification

 

    • Silk Performer Technical Certification

 

Lifecycle & Portfolio Management

    • Lifecycle and Portfolio Management Technical Certification

 

Functional Testing

    • Functional Testing Technical Certification

 

    • Silk Central Technical Certification

 

    • Silk Test Technical Certification

 

Security

IAM

    • Access Management Technical Certification

 

    • Identity Management Technical Certification

 

    • Privileged Management Technical Certification

 

Security Operations

    • Security Operations Technical Certification

 

    • Sentinel and Change Guardian Technical Certification

 

Application Security

    • Application Security Technical Certification

 

Data Security

    • Data Security Technical Certification

 

Unified Endpoint Management

    • Unified Endpoint Management Technical Certification

 

IM&G

Collaboration Solutions

    • Open Enterprise Server Technical Certification

 

    • GroupWise Technical Certification

 

Archiving & Risk Management

    • Retain for Exchange Technical Certification

 

    • Retain for GroupWise Technical Certification

 

Secure Content Management

    • Information Governance Structured Data Manager Technical Certification

 

    • Information Governance Content Manager Technical Certification

 

    • Information Governance ControlPoint Technical Certification

 

Connected

    • Connected MX Technical Certification

 

    • Connected Technical Certification

 

IT Operations Management (ITOM)

Data Center Automation

    • Data Center Automation Technical Certification

 

Hybrid Cloud Management

    • Hybrid Cloud Management Technical Certification

 

    • PlateSpin Migrate Technical Certification

 

Service Management Automation

    • Service Management Automation Technical Certification

 

Data Protection

    • Data Protector Technical Certification

 

Operation Bridge & Analytics

    • Operations Bridge Technical Certification

 

Network Operations Management

    • Network Operations Management Technical Certification

 

All available technical certifications can be found here: Micro Focus Partner Portal

Below you will see the list with all certifications offered at the OH Summit:

ADM

    • ALM Octane Certified Software Professional

 

    • ALM Certified Software Professional

 

    • LoadRunner Certified Software Professional

 

    • Mobile Center Certified Software Professional

 

    • Unified Functional Testing Certified Software Professional

 

ITOM

    • Cloud Service Automation Essentials Certified Software Professional

 

    • Service Manager Certified Software Professional

 

    • UCMDB Certified Software Professional

 

    • Data Protector Certified Software Professional

 

    • Operations Manager Certified Software Professional

 

    • Operations Orchestration Flow Development Certified Software Professional

 

    • Network Automation Certified Software Professional

 

    • Network Node Manager i Series Certified Software Professional

 

    • Site Scope Certified Software Professional

 

Information Management & Governance

    • Content Manager Certified Software Professional

 

Security

    • ArcSight ESM Administrator and Analyst Certified Software Professional

 

    • SecureData Certified Software Professional

 

For further details of the Micro Focus certification & accreditation program, please click here.

    1. Go to the Partner Portal Enablement and Certification site > Sales Certifications and take the corresponding on demand optional classes free of charge.
    1. Make sure, that you prepare in advance with the offered product training, program information, and tools, to pass the exams / certification successfully. As soon as the session registration starts book a seat in the certification room for a time slot that fits to your personal agenda and take your certification onsite.
    1. Please be aware, that you have one hour to take the exam on site.
    1. Go to the Partner Portal Enablement and Certification site > Technical Certifications and take the corresponding on demand optional classes free of charge.
    1. Register, enrol and attend the corresponding Hot Lab preparatory session at the OH Summit. As soon as the session registration starts book a seat in the certification room for a time slot that fits to your personal agenda and take your certification onsite.
    1. Make sure, that you prepare in advance with the offered product training, program information, and tools, to pass the exams / certification successfully.
    1. Please be aware, that you have one hour to take the exam on site.
To register for the certification, please email Teodora Petrova on certification@microfocus.com, specifying your name, contact details, your Open Horizons Summit reference/attendee number (can be found in the registration) and which exam you would like to take. The deadline for registration is September 11th but please be aware that we will allocate places on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis so don’t delay.

To give yourself the best chance of achieving your chosen certification, please see the table below, which details exam datasheets and links to our recommendedlearning paths. If you are unable to attend an Instructor Led Training (ILT) or Virtual ILT between now and the beginning of the Open Horizon Summit, then please see the Digital Learning recommendations as analternative and where available. Digital Learnings are extremely flexible so you can access the content any time you like over a 12 month period.

Exam Datasheet Recommended Learning Path Digital Learning Alternative
ALM Octane Certified Software Professional ALM Octane Datasheet ALMOCT110 – ALM Octane 12.x Fundamentals ALM Octane Digital Learning
ALM Certified Software Professional ALM Datasheet ALM120 – ALM 12.x Essentials ALMDigital Learning
Cloud Service Automation Essentials Certified Software Professional CSA Datasheet CSA120 – CSA 4.x Essentials CSA Digital Learning
Content Manager Certified Software Professional CM Datasheet CM200 – CM 9.1 Administration Essentials CM Digital Learning
Data Protector Certified Software Professional DP Datasheet DP120 – DP 10.x Essentials DP Digital Learning
ArcSight ESM Administrator and Analyst Certified Software Professional ESM ArcSight Datasheet ESM200 – ESM ArcSight 6.11Administrator & Analyst
LoadRunner Certified Software Professional LR Datasheet LR120 – LoadRunner 12.5 Essentials LR Digital Learning
Mobile Center Certified Software Professional MC Datasheet MC01SP – Mobile Center 2.x Digital Learning
Network Automation Certified Software Professional NA Datasheet NA120 – Network Automation10.x Essentials NA Digital Learning
Network Node Manager i Series Certified Software Professional NNMi Datasheet NNMI200 – Network Node Manager 2018.x Advanced NNMi Digital Learning
Operations Orchestration Flow Development Certified Software Professional OO Datasheet OO220 – Operations Orchestration 10.x Flow Development OO Digital Learning
Operations Manager Certified Software Professional OMI Datasheet OMI120 – Operations Manager 10.x Essentials OMi Digital Learning
SecureData Certified Software Professional SD Datasheet SD140C-20 Secure Data 2.x Foundations Voltage/ SD Digital Learning
Service Manager Certified Software Professional SM Datasheet SM150 – Service Manager 9.6 Technical Configuration AND SM320 – Service Manager 9.x Administration Service Manager Digital Learning
Site Scope Certified Software Professional SS Datasheet SS120 – Site Scope 11.x Essentials
UCMDB Certified Software Professional UCMDB Datasheet UCMDB120 – Universal CMDB 10.x Essentials
Unified Functional Testing Certified Software Professional UFT Datasheet UFT120 – Unified FunctionalTesting 14.x Essentials UFT Digital Learning

ITOM – IT Operations Management

The IT Operations Management (ITOM) track will focus on modern IT Operations Management tools and how they will  bridge the gap between traditional IT and the new digital enterprise and fast paced new business initiatives in a straightforward way.  In both the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you will learn more about the six ITOM suites, which are prescriptive, integrated and easy to consume through simplified pricing and licensing models. Learn more about the new ITOM Platform, which will  enable customers to deploy, manage, update and scale Micro Focus ITOM products across public and private cloud, on traditional virtualized environments and even on bare metal and emerging CaaS environments.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz Track and technical hands-on trainings / HotLabs could be:

  • DCA – Data Center Automation Suite – Automates the entire lifecycle of compliance and Vulnerability risk management.

  • OpsB – Operations Bridge Suite – Provides a unique combination of quality of service monitoring, coupled with deep applicationhealth analytics, and includes comprehensive performance and availability monitoring along with a single pane of glass for your CxO.

  • SMAX – Service Management Automation X Suite – Machine learning-based solution for Enterprise Service Management, IT ServiceManagement, and IT Asset Management.

  • HCM – Hybrid Cloud Management Suite – Hybrid and Multi-Cloud management platform for delivery of services to your customersand govern them in a simple, intuitive manner.

  • NOM – Network Operations Management Suite – Manage, automate, and ensure compliance for physical, virtual, and software-definednetworks, including optimization of the network service availability & greatly reducing risk exposure.

  • DP – Data Protection Suite – Backup and disaster recovery for diverse, dynamic and distributed enterprises with a longhistory of industry leadership.

  • RPA – Robotic Process Automation – Introducing a new way of automating manual, repetitive, error-prone tasks, giving youthe power to build, secure, and scale automated business processes, from legacy mainframes to the latest SaaS apps.

  • CMS – Configuration Management System – Monitor and control your Hybrid IT environment in real-time with multi-cloud discoveryand Universal CMDB. 

This Hot Lab will provide the required Data Center Automation training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.

This Hot Lab will provide the required Operations Bridge training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.
This Hot Lab will provide the required Hybrid Cloud Management training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.
This Hot Lab will provide the required Network Operations Management training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.
In this HCM session, we will look at how to design, deploy, and manage end-to-end orchestration with outstanding ease and efficiency. Once we understand the power and ease of the designer and orchestration engine, we will learn how to leverage the orchestration content to create a VMware instance for use. Once the service is active, we will execute a Day 2 function to modify the service by adding an additional Disk to the service, demonstrating the ability of HCM to manage day-to-day functions.
Gain hands-on experience with the latest OpsB additions in a container based environment.
Working with a live DCAX environment, students will attach and remediate the PCI compliance policy on targeted Red Hat servers and examine the compliance status on the DCAX dashboard.
This training will introduce you to our Micro Focus Demo portal – Blueshift. It will provide you with all required detials on what is Blueshift? what are the architecture and the backend platform and resource providers behind it? The training will also guide you through a day in a life of a user covering the following topics: General portal usage, Help and support, Tips and best practices, Searching and Subscrption management.
This Hot Lab will provide the required Data Protection training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.

This Hot Lab will provide the required Service Management Automation training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.

In this HCM session, we will cover the Brokering abilities of the solution. We will show how HCM can display pre-configured Services offered by AWS and/or Azure and add them to the HCM catalog for use by your IT Customers. Once the Service is made available to the local Catalog, we will Subscribe and Create that Service for use. We will then create Organizational Budgets to show how HCM can aid in controlling IT expenditures. Digging a little deeper, we will go through the HCM Life-Cycle actions of a Workload to understand the Power of using HCM to control IT Services.
Learn how to install the new NOM UI and Collect-once-Store-once (COSO) in a CDF environment and connect it to legacy NOM and NA components. We will build on this installation and configuration lab in Thursday’s lab and start using the comoponents to solve some real-world use cases.
We will cover the latest features of the CMS solution, including, but not limited to New UI Query designer, Reconciliation Analyzer, and Policy and Compliance reporting.
This lab will take the student through our standard Blueshift/Cirrus Exclusive Demo Environment. This lab includes the ability to backup file systems, MS SQL, MS Exchange, Oracle, and VMWare, including VMWare GRE (Granular Recovery Extension). It also shows backing to a HPE StoreOnce VSA (PBBA) and the Reporting Server functionality with the current Data Protector.
Working with a live DCAX environment, students will create a Patch Policy based on Red Hat CVE for the Spectre and Meltdown virus. They will attach and remediate targeted Red Hat servers and review the results on the DCAX dashboard.
Using the new Collect-once-Store-once – COSO (IIDL) dashboards to deliver a status overview of the collected data.
Use the new NOMX UI to detect compliance and fault issues, collect data into COSO and report on it using BVD and Power BI (a Business Intelligence application from Microsoft). For those that participated in the first lab, they will use the components as installed and configured in that first lab. For those that did not participate in the first lab, we will provide a pre-installed and configured environment.
Learn more about Robotic Process Automation through hands-on labs.
The SMAX Virtual Agent provides automated 24×7 assistance to resolve user issues faster. The SMAX 2019.05 release leverages Natural Language Understanding (NLU) technology to empower the virtual agent. Come to this session to see the Virtual Agent in action and learn how to make the virtual agent smarter using machine learning.
This lab will take the student through the upgrade process from DP 9.08 to DP 2019.x (aka DP 10.x). This lab will use the Blueshift/Cirrus Exclusive Demo Environment.

Please note: This session list is still under development.

It’s an interesting time to be in IT.  Instead of a carefully constructed monitoring and management stack, the vast majority of enterprise organizations have acquired an inconsistent toolset relying on fragile integrations.  Unfortunately, large organizations don’t have the opportunity to throw away their existing environment and start fresh.  Join us for an insightful vision of the future of ITOM – running and transforming your business – and allowing both the legacy and the cloud deployments to interoperate to deliver value for both internal and external customers.
During this session we will provide you with what have been the key success stories so far in 2019 that can be replicated, and guidance on where to invest for 2020.
Our shared installed base of customers is our best opportunity to grow our business together.  But, creating the inertia required to move customers from the HP/HPE legacy point products to the new Micro Focus products, despite the massive increase in capability and entitlements, requires a team effort.  Join us today as we discuss best practices, case studies, and our important financial incentives to help customers understand the productivity gains enabled by our new products.
This is session will go over which vendors are open for replacement and best practice to take advantage, deep dive on CA Broadcom replacement, which vendors do we see most often in competitive bids and best practice to win deals as well as present competitive win stories.
During this session we will be sharing information on how to build and win big deals, cover best practices and success stories.
Micro Focus Robotic Process Automation (RPA) introduces a new way of automating manual, repetitive, error-prone tasks, giving you the power to build, secure, and scale automated business processes, from legacy mainframes to the latest SaaS apps. Join us to learn about how our new robo workers can liberate human brainpower and ignite enterprise productivity.
This session will focus on the latest release and roadmap for the Service Management Automation X solution and give the audience a view the current capabilities, the short term focus for the solution as well as the longer term vision.
This session will focus on the best practices of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for SMAX. The presentation will focus on the setup and designs that are specific to an MSP, the architecture view of the SMAX solution as well as some lessons learned from already successful setups of an MSP.
This session will take the audience through the journey of evolving an account from Service Manager to SMAX. The session addresses all the aspects that such an evolution and transformation needs, including positioning, TCO, value add, migration approach and much more. After this session the audience is equipped to have a successful “Evolution to SMAX” discussion with a customer.
This session will focus on the competitive landscape and share real life best practises of how to tackle objections. It will present approaches, best practises and tools to help position SMAX against the toughest of competition. Success stories and account references round of the end of the session.
Review our latest Operations Bridge release and the roadmap for the next three quarters.
Review on how to evolve a customer on to the Operations Bridge Suite and How to lad an opportunity against our biggest competitors?
The new CMS (Universal Discovery and UCMDB) releases can help your customers gain visibility and better manage their IT resources, including on-premises, containers, and public cloud environment. Join this session to learn the new features of the latest CMS releases, including discovery of containers and public cloud, policy & compliance. See examples of large wins in the discovery and CMDB space. Hear first-hand the future roadmap direction of the products.
Meet your customer’s network management challenges today and tomorrow.  See how Network Operations Management can optimize network service availability & greatly reduce risk exposure with an overview of the solution, customer case studies, and a look at where the solution is heading.
This session will walk you through the journey of evolving a customer account from Network Node Manager i (NNMi) and/or Network Automation (NA) to Network Operations Management (NOM).    You’ll also be prepped and primed to have a value-based “Evolution to NOM” discussion with your customers.
One size does not fit all!  Learn the most effective strategies and best practices for positioning Network Operations Management against the top competitors.  Hear insights from the field, learn how to handle FUD, and know which NOM critical differentiators to mention when talking to customers.
In this exclusive session we will update you on latest achievements from Data Protector, delivering on the plan for improved security, hybrid platform and application support as well as improved storage and infrastructure coverage. Following on with a Roadmap session which invites you to the development plan for the next 12-18 month. This includes general strategic items as well as individual features to be made available.
Data Protector has undergone a transformation that will help you win new business – for right now and beyond.  Join this session to learn how our updated and improved monitoring, automation, and reporting and best in class platform and cloud integrations – all tied together simplified new product structure and licensing – will help you mine your installed base and attract new logos for your business.  Get on board with Data Protector and see for yourself how we can make a difference for your customers.
This session will introduce you with the latest about our Micro Focus cloud management platform, Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM) Suite and also cover how we win in the Market. HCM can bring hybrid and multi-cloud services to your customers and govern them in a simple, intuitive manner. HCM helps customers manage and reduce public cloud overspending with innovative approaches to cloud aggregation, brokering and governance. In addition, learn how HCM can help you accelerate your DevOps infrastructure and application delivery, and assist with your cloud migration.
Are we vulnerable right now?” “Would we pass an audit today?”. IT is under new scrutiny by security. The risk of even one security breach can have a huge business impact. Data Center Automation automates the entire lifecycle of compliance and Vulnerability risk management. Explore the latest and greatest features enabling competitive advantage in this space, and how to effectively position DCA against or with open source solutions.

Please note: This session list is still under development.

IM&G – Information Management and Governance

The Information Management and Governance (IM&G) tracks focus on how to achieve new levels of productivity, cost savings, and collaboration across your entire organization while managing  information security, privacy, and compliance across enterprise systems with reduced risk, complexity, and cost at the same time. The IM&G tracks will contain many of the HotLabs and sessions familiar to previous attendees of the OH Summit featuring subjects such as GroupWise, Filr and OES and the information archiving solutions from GWAVA.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / HotLabs could be:

  • Collaboration Solutions (Enterprise File Sharing, Enterprise Messaging, Open Enterprise Server)

  • Information Archiving (Digital Safe, Retain)

  • Secure Content Management (Content Manager, Control Point, Structured Data Manager)

  • eDiscovery

Micro Focus File Governance Suite makes network data administration easier. Now, you can know what you’re storing and who has access to it. Go further and establish data management policies that automatically clean up, move, archive, delete, remediate, and perform a variety of other management actions.
following soon…
One of the most exciting features in the upcoming release of GroupWise 18.2 is the brand-new, completely re-designed GroupWise Web Client. It’s been created from the ground up with an emphasis on compatibility with displays and devices of all shapesand sizes, from desktop monitors and tablets, to mobile devices. It also features powerful functionality previously only found in the desktop client.
The New GroupWise Web client is an exciting new way for users to access their GroupWise email, so join us for this session to learn how to:
•Setup your SLES server with the Docker Libraries•Install the GroupWise Web Client Docker container
•Configure the GroupWise Client Docker container to run in your environment
•Discover the exciting features of the new GroupWise web client
Hot Lab for Micro Focus Secure Content Management includes 9 Structured Data Manager(SDM) demonstration scenarios for the following use case categories communicating solution value, rather than only feature/functionality for SDM 7.6 capabilities: Personal Data Discovery and Management (GDPR and Data Privacy), Legacy Long Term Archiving (Application Retirement), and Transactional Management (Performance Archiving). The hot lab guide is constructed so that these use case categories can be examined and completed individually which provides flexibility for the attendee to prioritize the demonstration scenarios within the hot lab schedule. The hot lab guide is also a reference resource to be used in subsequent Pre-Sales solution assessment and demonstration preparation on the Micro Focus Secure Content Management demonstration platform through the Blueshift portal. No prior SDM experience is required.
Join us to learn on how to install, configure & manage best in class enterprise file sync and share solution we have at Micro Focus. We will take you through the powerful security controls Filr has for IT, easy and unified access to enterprise’s files that Filr provides for end users and how Filr gets organizations to truly modernize existing data with losing control.
following soon…
So you have or are thinking of upgrading from GroupWise to Enterprise Messaging and want to know how to best utilize TeamWorks in your environment? Or you just want to know what is GroupWise TeamWorks? This is the session for you. In this hands on lab you will learn how to: – Install and Configure TeamWorks – Configure and use the new Online Co-Editing functionality with GroupWise TeamWorks 18.2 Install and configure PostgreSQL appliance Install and configure Search cluster (3 appliances) install and configure TeamWorks Mobile apps File space experience How is this different than Messenger Use cases: why to use TeamWorks
Get familiar with storage dash-boarding in OES and how the network centric view helps you drive decisions to reduce your TCO leveraging on-prem or public-cloud services
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Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs. Get a feeling how it works!
Understand the benefits of Domain Services for Windows and let’s go through a hands-on lab on setting up Domain Services and some common use cases.
Connected MX delivers automated backup on demand recovery of endpoint information. This lab will help you to understand how to deploy Connected MX’ policy based backup, recover from events such as ransomware attacks, and to leverage the consolidated backup to support business needs such as compliance, litigation, and information security.
In this hotlab you dive deep into some hidden secrets of GroupWise 18. Learn about best practices and improve your troubleshooting skills. Here are some topics out of our agenda: how to use HTTP interfaces to tune your system, gwadminutil – a powerful command line utility, how to test your GWIA interface, webaccess customization is so easy. And of course
our trouble shooting topic: gwcheck!
This Hot Lab will provide the required Structured Data Manager(SDM) training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.
Join us for a live handson session of complete upgrade process from Filr 3 to Filr 4! With Filr 3 going out of support in October – we will take you through all the new features, enhancements and changes which comes into Filr’s latest and greatest release – version 4.0.
One of the most exciting features in the upcoming release of GroupWise 18.2 is the brand-new, completely re-designed GroupWise Web Client. It’s been created from the ground up with an emphasis on compatibility with displays and devices of all shapesand sizes, from desktop monitors and tablets, to mobile devices. It also features powerful functionality previously only found in the desktop client.
The New GroupWise Web client is an exciting new way for users to access their GroupWise email, so join us for this session to learn how to:
•Setup your SLES server with the Docker Libraries•Install the GroupWise Web Client Docker container
•Configure the GroupWise Client Docker container to run in your environment
•Discover the exciting features of the new GroupWise web client
Providing a GDPR compliant & secure solution for end user access to data is crucial for organizational success. Organizations can’t afford to lock end users access down to stay complaint or forget compliance to provide easy access. Join us to learn on how to configure and manage Micro Focus Filr along with Access Manager, Advanced Authentication, Control Point etc to stitch together the best solution meeting the compliance needs for your specific needs without losing out on ease to access to data.
Through policies that you define, Micro Focus File Dynamics automates or lets you enact an extensive set of Microsoft network file system management tasks. With File Dynamics you can manage storage provisioning, migration, remediation, and cleanup, along with policy-based protection of high-value file system targets. This lab session drive you through the main capabilities of the product.
This training will introduce you to our Micro Focus Demo portal – Blueshift. It will provide you with all required detials on what is Blueshift? what are the architecture and the backend platform and resource providers behind it? The training will also guide you through a day in a life of a user covering the following topics: General portal usage, Help and support, Tips and best practices, Searching and Subscrption management.

Please note: This session list is still under development.

Enterprise Messaging, GroupWise, Secure Messaging Gateway, GroupWise Disaster Recovery and more. These products are the cornerstone of the Collaboration Portfolio. Come and see what future release plans are for these products directly from Micro Focus Product Management.
This session will cover the main features and themes you can expect to see in the 18.2 Release this fall. Including File Transfer in Messenger and Variables in Global Signatures and More!
Learn how the Micro Focus Secure Content Management portfolio can address the four key data management challenges: data discovery, data anonymization, lifecycle management, and data archiving. All four areas are also deeply related to privacy requirements.
Secure Content Management is a leading data lifecycle management solution. In this session we will learn what the solution offers with a focus on using Content Manager to track your data processes.
This session will discuss the struggle between Collaboration and Security, highlighting use cases of those who have struck the balance well, and examples of those who have failed.
This is special interest group round table session, where we would like to discuss cloud strategies of traditional File & Print customers. It’s not about Cloud Integrated Storage in OES, but more trying to understand and help us do the things that will keep their investments relevant in a increasing cloud centric world. It could be hosting OES in the cloud or offering managed services …
Get a sneak peak at the exciting road ahead for Micro Focus Filr, the new capabilities and directions we are working on. We also look forward to hearing your thoughts on what we plan to do in the coming years. Also get to see a live demo of some of upcoming capabilities!
File Governance is all about the right people having the right access to the right data at the right time. Learn about our new reporting and file system rights monitoring solutions. Know when changes and made and lockdown and fence youfile system to prevent unauthorized access. An integration with Micro Focus Identity Governance gives organizations the power they need to expand the capabilities of access reviews. This session will also cover the File Governance roadmap.
Let’s take a quick look at the new features and ideas that were made available with the last releases of OES and iPrint. Performance improvements across the board on the file stack to improved rendering of print jobs.
If you don’t have time to attend HotLab “IM17 – Filr – deep dive into MF Filr’s capabilities for GDPR” feel free to get an deep overview on how Micro Focus Filr along with Access Manager, Advanced Authentication, Control Point etc are providing the best solution for a GDPR compliant & secure solution for end user access to organizational data.
Micro Focus offers battle-tested, meaningful, and proactive solutions to protect what matters most: identities, applications, and data. This session will address two of those items—identitiesand data— in any organization: file systems. How do you determine what exists on file systems? Who has access? How do you conveniently and automatically handle data for users who leave your organization or no longer have access? How do you manage data that’sold, redundant, or obsolete
Looking out of the box: Optimized usage of your IT ressources
Learn about what’s in the road-map and radar for OES and iPrint. This session will cover the planned updates in OES 2018 SP2, iPrint 4.1 and what other items are being looked at for these products beyond the next release and gives you an opportunity to influence that
Learns what’s Domain Services for Windows and how it can help achieve cost savings.
With data becoming with the new oil and end users demanding easy access of data – IT’s job is becoming tougher than ever before to keep data secure and stay in control. Join us to see how Micro Focus is solving this in with one of the best solutions providing controls for IT to provide easy yet secure access for end users from anywhere (inside and outside the firewall), anytime and from any device (mobiles, desktop, laptops, web).
Collaboration – GW, EM, Vibe, TeamWorks, iPrint
Mobility and threats such as ransomware are increasing the likelihood of endpoint information loss. Learn how Connected MX mitigates risk through policy based information protection and flexible recovery options. We’ll discuss current capabilities as well as roadmap.
Retain Social Media Governance Highlights: •Archive: Maintain an archive of social media content•Analyze: Assess social media content and messages againstcompany policies to identify potential compliance risks
•Prioritize: Gain a comprehensive view across social mediaplatforms and prioritize identified risks
•Take action: Alert specific groups or individuals, and quarantineor remove content from the social media platform.
Addressing the Social Media Problem with Retain Social Media Governance•Keep up with the volume and variety of social media sources
•Provide clear visibility and access to communications
•Support compliance with regulatory mandates
•Manage and enforce social media policies automatically protect from risk with actionable insights
Retain Roadmap
•Where we are
•Where we are going
ControlPoint is a content analysis solution that enable organizations to discover files in numerous repositories (like file shares, SharePoint, Documentum…), understand their criticity from a business perspective and then clean up, move or automate records declaration in Content Manager. We will review the product capabilities, look at use cases addressed and see the product in action for some of these. We will also discuss extented capabilities for media file type like images, video…
Understand what’s changed in CIS and how the centralized dashboard is giving new insights on OES storage utilization and our plans to improve on that to do much more than just storage reporting.

Please note: This session list is still under development.

Security

The Security tracks will focus across the newly expanded Micro Focus Security Portfolio with comprehensive security solutions spanning security operations, application security, identity and access management (IAM), and data security. The shift to hybrid IT and DevOps has made it imperative for organisations to move beyond securing the periphery, and take a holistic approach to securing their users, apps, data and the interactions between them. Within the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you are going to learn more about new customer-centric innovations that help organisations to protect their most sensitive assets and applications at scale; drive identity-centric control and obtain actionable insights across their environments.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / Hot Labs could be:

  • IAM (Privileged Management Identity Management, Access Management, Identity Governance, Strong Authentication)

  • Security Operations (ArcSight – Enterprise Secure Mgmt., Investigate, Data Platform, UBA-User Behaviour Analytics)

  • Application Security (Fortify)

  • Data Security (Atalla, Voltage)

  • Unified Endpoint Management (ZENworks)

ZENworks Service Desk 8.1 completes the end user interface journey that began in ZENworks Service Desk 8.0. Come and see how you can use the new capabilities of ZENworks Service Desk 8.1 to improve the way in which your end-users interact with the helpdesk. Learn how to create custom forms that can be used for reporting tickets, implement a store, and use the knowledge base to help your users help themselves.
This Hot Lab will provide the required ArcSight ESM training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.

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In this session you will learn about Voltage Secure data-centric approach for protecting data using Format Preserve Encryption (FPE) and Secure Stateless Tokenization (SST). Also, you learn about Voltage SecureData Architecture and Deployment and common uses cases.
ZENworks 2020 is the latest and greatest version of the Micro Focus Unified Endpoint Management solution. Come and find out what’s new and get your hands dirty with the new capabilities. Learn how to use the new bundle status to more accurately track software deployments, how to use ZENworks to identify and track the impact of CVEs within your environment and remediate them using Patch Management. ZENworks 2020 also has lots of small enhancements from being able to apply bundles and patches on shutdown to being able to install executable based installers directly from ZENworks cache. Experience everything that ZENworks 2020 has to offer in a hands-on setting.
In this session, you’ll learn how you can leverage ArcSight CEF structured data into ArcSight and other 3rd party products with the ArcSight Transformation Hub on Kafka.

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Learn how ArcSight integrates with Voltage to encrypt sensitive data that is sent to ArcSight and to other 3rd party systems.
Learn about the best practices of using security policy, device control policy & compliance policy and applying it to secure BYOD and company owned iOS and Android devices. Also learn how to secure corporate applications using managed configurations and to securely wipe only corporate data on mobile devices.Pre-requisites:- 1 iOS device with iOS 12.x (BYOD use case)- 1 Android device with Android 8.1 or above (BYOD use case)- 1 iOS device for Apple DEP use case (iOS 12.x)- 1 Android device for Work-Managed use case (Android 8.1 or above)
This Hot Lab will provide the required Voltage SecureData training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.
Come and experience how NetIQ Identity Manager and NetIQ Identity Governance play together perfectly to help you in securing and protecting your identities!
Learn about integrating SAST (Static Application Security Testing) into DevOps with Fortify SCA (Static Code Analyzer)
Can you answer the questions that are important to your management? How many incidents were opened last month? What items cause most of our problem? Is ZENworks successfully distributing software to our users? How current are our devices? ZENworks Reporting is the premier tool for creating custom reports and dashboards so that you can share the answers to these and numerous others with your management and co-workers. Learn how ZENworks Reporting can be used to create reports, dashlets and dashboards across the varied Unified Endpoint Management solutions.
This training will introduce you to our Micro Focus Demo portal – Blueshift. It will provide you with all required details on what is Blueshift? what are the architecture and the backend platform and resource providers behind it? The training will also guide you through a day in a life of a user covering the following topics: General portal usage, Help and support, Tips and best practices, Searching and Subscrption management.
Join this lab to get a first look at the new SaaS File analysis and discovery tools.
This Hot Lab will provide the required Fortify SCA (Static Code Analyzer) training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.
ZENworks provides different methodss to deploy the Windows operating system. In this session you will learn how to deploy Windows 10 using MDT and ZENworks 2017 Update 4. Then we will show you how to publish virtual applications and how to secure the device with Full Disk Encryption, Endpoint Security, and Patch Management.
This session covers how Voltage SecureData uses Hyper FPE and SST to protect Big Data into and beyond data lakes, enabling secure analytics. You will learn about SecureData data protection options for Hadoop using pre-packaged templates for Hive, Spark, Sqoop, Hive, Sqoop, and more.
Near daily reports of cyber breaches demonstrate that insider credentials are considered the crown jewels by hackers. As a result, it’s essential that these credentials are adequately protected, and it’s clear that passwords are no longer adequate, and need reinforcements. Key authentication events such as desktop login and VPN endpoints need this extra security, yet users demand as little change as possible. Using Micro Focus Advanced Authentication, this lab will show participants how easy, flexible and non-intrusive the addition of multifactor authentication such as U2F, Smartphone OOB or OTP to existing infrastructure can be.
In this session cover Voltage SecureData various clients integration using Simple API and REST API. Also this session include labs where you will learn to protect structured data using Secure Data File Processor (SDFP).

Please note: This session list is still under development.

ZENworks 2020 Update 1 will introduce a means for determining the device risk posture of devices in your system. This is your chance to see what’s coming and provide feedback to product management on the workflow, capabilities and future of device risk.
Security is a major IT spend currently but most organisations see security as a bolt on product. In this session we will discuss how integrating security improvement as part of general IT projects can both reduce costs and improve efficiency. This session is a high-level two-way discussion with real-world examples using Identity Management, Federation, Multi-Factor Authentication, Website Security and other products depending on what route the discussion takes.
Data Security – Find (sensitive) data, control data and manage the data lifecycle. Protect and encrypt data in a useable format in databases and cloud applications to address compliance requirements.
If you don’t have time to attend the hands-on lab OR you only have a business pass come and find out what’s new in ZENworks 2020. See demos and discuss the important new features around CVE scanning and remediation, re-designed bundle status, customer ideas and more.
Want to know where ZENworks is headed next? This is the session for you. Come and join the Unified Endpoint Management and Protection team as we discuss what’s coming next and what’s on the radar for our Unified Endpoint Management and Protection portfolio.

ATAR is a cybersecurity orchestration and automated response platform that can help improve agility and efficiency in the SOC. It integrates with MF products such as ArcSight.

Please note: This session list is still under development.

ADM – Application Delivery Management

The Application Delivery Management (ADM) track will feature  the latest in industry trends and product innovations across the Micro Focus ADM portfolio. Within the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you will learn how to balance customer expectations for constant innovation with high quality, while also meeting the business demand for fast and predictable application delivery.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / Hot Labs could be:

  • Performance Testing (LoadRunner, Performance Center, StormRunner Load, Lifecycle Virtualization Center, Silk Performer)

  • Lifecycle and Portfolio Mgmt. (Application Lifecycle Management Center (ALM Octane, ALM Enterprise, QC Enterprise, Atlas, Serena Dimensions RM, Rhythm), Project and Portfolio Management, Serena Application Development (Dimensions CM, StarTool))

  • Functional Testing (Functional Testing Center, Mobile Test Center, Silk)

This Hot Lab will provide the required Project and Portfolio Management training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications. It is recommended to also register for the Lifecycle Management Certification Prep – ALM Octane Hot Lab.

Bridge the DevOps divide by simplifying and automating application deployments using Deployment Automation in an interactive, hands-on lab.
This Hot Lab will provide the required Functional Testing training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.
In this Hot Lab you will learn how Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) and Micro Focus ALM Octane work together to provide Enterprise Agile support.
Expand your LeanFT testing skills and learn how to incorporate Selenium into the Micro Focus test suite.
This Hot Lab will provide the required Application Lifecycle training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.. It is recommended to also register for the Lifecycle Management Certification Prep – PPM Hot Lab.
In this Hot Lab you will learn the fundamentals of Micro Focus Release Control and how it fits in the overall release management process.
This Hot Lab will provide the required Performance Testing training to pass the partner certification exam for Technical Overview (Level 300), Technical Presentation (Level 320) and Technical Demonstration (Level 340) certifications.
Learn how Micro Focus Service Virtualization provides a framework for creating virtual services for testing your applications, especially when real services are limited or unavailable.
Just as Functional Testing has shifted left, join us in this Hot Lab to see how you can schedule performance testing earlier and test more often in the software development lifecycle.

Please note: This session list is still under development.

Please note: This session list is still under development.