HCM User Group - Live monthly meetings for technical practitioners


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Welcome to the HCM User Group! The User Group meetings provide implementers with the opportunity to learn and exchange information on technical topics with Micro Focus subject experts, partners, and HCM user peers. These monthly discussions are best suited for those with implementation expertise and/or previous training. Topics include product best practices, technical drill-down, release readiness, and 'drop-in office hours'. 

When: Monthly Thursday at 8:00 AM Pacific (UTC-8) (third Thursday, see schedule below)

Where: REGISTER HERE  for the live meetings, then block your calendar for monthly meetings and check back here regularly for topic updates.

What:  The calendar of topics and dates will be updated in the table below. You may also want to subscribe to the Q&A and Learn online communities here.


There are three types of meetings:

Feature Spotlight - Join these sessions to get a deeper understanding of new or existing CSA/HCM/HCMX features and capabilities. Our HCM product experts will provide demonstrations, host discussions, and answer common questions. The format for these meetings include feature drill-downs, using HCM/HCMX or other Micro Focus technologies, best practice sharing, and practical use cases with crawl, walk, run scenarios for specific capabilities.

Release Readiness  - With each quarterly release of HCMX we host the Release Readiness meeting to help you prepare for the upcoming release. We discuss what is being introduced and the value of adopting the new capability into your business, and provide practitioners with the details of what changes, enhancements and new capabilities are included for your implementation and technical considerations. We also recommend reviewing the release documentation and attending the Feature Spotlight drill-down sessions which provide greater details about the release.

Office Hours - This open meeting provides an opportunity for CSA/HCM/HCMX users to ask questions and engage with the product experts and your peers. You can provide suggestions for future Feature Spotlight topics, and share your own best practices and tips.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule 

Monthly discussions Thursday at 8:00 AM Pacific (UTC-8) are technical deep dive for those with implementation expertise or previous training.



Mar 16, 2023

Spotlight: HCMX New Features


Previous Meeting Recordings (drop-in sessions are not recorded, and therefore not listed below)  




Feb 16, 2023

Spotlight: Role-based access control Showback Report for Engineering Team & GCP Committed Use Discounts (CUD) support

Play Recording

Jan 19, 2023

Spotlight: Drift Detection & Correction, GCP Cost Reports and GCP Integration Capsules

Play Recording

Dec 15, 2022

Spotlight: IaC Gateway

Play Recording

Dec 2, 2022

Spotlight: HCMX End-to-End Demo

Play Recording

Nov 17, 2022

Spotlight: HCMX New Features 2022.11

  1. Transfer Subscription
  2. ESM API (Subscription Updates)
  3. RAS Fleet
Play Recording

Oct 20, 2022

Spotlight: HCMX Technical Awareness Webinar 2022.11

  1. GCP Reports
  2. GCP Cloud Spend Limits
  3. Cloud Spend Dashboard
  4. IaC Subscription Based  Cost Reports
  5. Schedule Scale-in/out Operations
  6. Terraform Wizard 
Play Recording

August 18, 2022

Spotlight: HCMX New Capabilities

  1. Install and Manage Kubernetes
  2. Terraform Wizard
  3. Install & Manage PostgreSQL
  4. Auto-scaling of Resources
Play Recording

July 21, 2022

Spotlight: FinOps for Business Operations, Development, IT Operations Teams

Play Recording

Jun 16, 2022

Spotlight: FinOps - HCMX Solution to Cost Management

Play Recording

May 19, 2022

Spotlight: HCMX - LDAP Integration 

  • HCMX Use Cases
  • HCMX integration with LDAP using Connect-IT (CIT)
  • HCMX Group (LDAP based Functional Group) Access to Subscription 
Play Recording

April 14, 2022

HCMX Technical Awareness Webinar 2022.05 (SaaS & On-premise)

  • User Access to Subscription Through Group Association
  • Authorization Convergence - Tenant admin to configure user authorization
  • HCMX API to Build Your Own Portal or Integrate with 3rd Party Portal
  • Service Portal Customer Widgets for Reporting, Include Header & Footer 
  • CloudSlang Design support for Image Aggregation
  • Plugin to Aggregate HCMX Offerings and Manage Subscriptions from ServiceNow
  • CloudSlang Capsules to Support Compute - AWS & GCP 
  • CloudSlang Capsules to Support Database - Azure & AWS
  • Operations Orchestration Multi-Tenancy to Support Multiple Tenants Using Single Instance

Play Recording

Mar 17, 2022

Spotlight: HCMX Administrations & Operations

Global Settings

  • Operations Orchestration Configurations Settings
  • Providers configurations – Deployment Resource & Image Aggregation

Module Settings

  • OO Designer configurations – GitHub integration
  • Design level configurations – Pause & Resume
  • Offering configuration – Price settings, Fulfilment Plan settings, Approval Settings
  • FinOps settings – Cost reports, Cost limit Cost center, Budget, Expense


  • Subscription name change to include the hostname

Play Recording

Feb 17, 2022

Spotlight: Hybrid Cloud Management X DevOps Workbench - Problem & Ideal solution

Play Recording

Jan 27, 2022

Technical Session

Spotlight: Closed Loop Control Process with HCMX

Play Recording

Dec 16, 2021

HCMX Technical Awareness Webinar 2022.02 (SaaS only release)

  • HCMX SaaS Deployment
  • Contextual Menu Structure
  • Dynamic List Resource Enhancements
  • Capsules - JSP to Java Script Migration
  • Native SACM Improvements
  • Enhanced User Experience
Play Recording

Nov 18, 2021

Technical Session

Spotlight: Entity link, Expression, Ansible Tower integration

  • Deploy software on demand using 3rd party software - Ansible Tower

Play Recording

October 21, 2021

Technical Session

  • Studio App - The dynamic pricing application
  • New CloudSlang Micro Focus support capsules
    • Terraform
    • AWS
    • GCP

Play Recording

September 16, 2021

Technical Session

  • What is Studio App?
  • Virtual Agent - The machine learning bot

Studio App

Virtual Agent 

August 19, 2021

Technical Session

Play Recording

July 15, 2021

HCMX Technical Awareness Webinar 2021.08

  • Service & Agent Portal Customization
  • Enhanced Image Aggregation
  • Cloud Slang Capsules
  • Cloud Capsule Enhancements
  • Easy View into the Log Files
  • Simple Way to Uninstall a UI
  • Cloud Dashboard
  • Migration of Subscriptions

Play Recording

June 17, 2021

Technical session

  • Configure Cost Governance for Showback reports

Play Recording

May 20, 2021

Technical session

  • List of HCMX APIs
  • CI/CD integration with HCMX
  • Create request, track request and cancel request through API
  • Terraform Capsule

Play Recording

April 22, 2021

HCMX Release Readiness Webinar 2021.05

  • GCP Image Aggregation
  • GCP SQL 
  • Pause-on-success 
  • Migration to HCMX from CSA/HCM

Play Recording

Feb 18, 2021

Technical Session

  • Tenant Management
  • Cost Control using Offering Rules
  • Budget & Expense Management

Play Recording

Feb 4, 2021

  • HCMX 2021.02 Release Readiness Webinar

Play Recording

Jan 21,2021

Technical Session

  • Workflow Designer using CloudSlang
  • How to add a script to validate the password field?

Play Recording

Dec 17, 2020

Technical Session

  • Access VM web console through MPP (CSA/HCM)
  • Hybrid Cloud Management X(HCMX): 2020.11 release updates and demo

Play Recording

Nov 19, 2020

Technical Session

  • Fine-tune HCM performance
  • CSA/HCM upgrade best practices
  • Hybrid Cloud Management X(HCMX): Simplified Catalog Management

Play Recording

Nov 11, 2020

SMAX and HCMX 2020.11 Release Readiness

  • Part 1: SMAX
  • Part 2: HCMX [start: 59:30]

Play Recording

OCT 15, 2020

Technical Session

  • Switch from Oracle JRE to Open JRE during the CSA upgrade (R&D)
  • Elastic search configuration post-upgrade (R&D)
  • Terraform content
  • Hybrid Cloud Management X(HCMX): New Marketplace Portal

Play Recording

Sep 17, 2020

Technical Session

  • HCM side-by-side upgrade process
  • Tips to avoid frequently reported certificate management issues
  • Product Updates: Recent Releases (Product Management)

Play Recording


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