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Product Announcement for AccuRev 7.3

AccuRev 7.3 has officially been released. The biggest impact for this release is the Native Code Review.  We had received invaluable feedback from a number of customers who attended our last Customer Advisory Board (CAB) in September 2018 about the native Code Review where it was previewed. In addition to the new Native Code Review, we’ve also added several GUI enhancements such as Demote Locks, Transaction details in the Annotate tab, additional Filters for Stream and Active Issues.

Below is a short list of the High Level Themes addressed in AccuRev 7.3. For a full list of all the new features and fixes in AccuRev 7.3, please refer to the Release Notes.

New Native Code Review:

  • AccuRev is now integrated with Micro Focus Pulse, a web-based application, and together, they enable users to easily perform code reviews on AccuWork issues (change packages).
  • Users have the ability to create and update existing Code Reviews
  • Built-in status-transition model to support code review workflow

 

New Operations for Snapshot Streams:

  • The Show Active Issues command answers the question “Was issue X fixed in this particular stream/ release?”
  • For users who do not use change packages in AccuRev, the Show History command answers the question “Was this fix included in the snapshot?”

 

Several GUI enhancements:

  • Demote Locks: Release 7.3 extends the lock command to control Demote operations, in addition to Promotes, include/ exclude, and the ability to modify the stream’s settings
  • Filtering History by Stream: The File History and Depot History views in the GUI include a new Filter by Stream dropdown. This allows users to more quickly find transactions that interest them the most
  • Transaction details in the Annotate tab: the GUI’s Annotate tab makes additional information available to the user. The tooltip for each line in the Annotate view now displays all the version information that is visible in the GUI’s Version Browser: transaction information, including real version numbers and comment text, and change package information.

AccuRev Git Client:

As a reminder, AccuRev extends seamlessly with Git via the AccuRev Git Client. If you have Git today, you can seamlessly integrate those users with AccuRev depots without causing any disruption with existing policies and practices or requiring any training, configuration or separate installation. Your Git users will be able to experience all the benefits you have entrusted with AccuRev such as:

  • Governance and compliance across your users and repositories
  • Auditability (history is 100% immutable)
  • Policy Management / Issue Enforcement (i.e. Change Packages)
  • Ability to centrally manage users, repositories and fine-grained access controls

For a complete list of all the new features and bug fixes in AccuRev 7.3, please refer to the Release Notes  Please also visit our Community Site for periodic updates.

 Thank you!

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Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor

Micro Focus is very happy to announce that we have secured the venues and dates for next years Software Change and Configuration Management Customer Advisory Boards. This is a free event that we are hosting for our SCCM customers of AccuRev, StarTeam, and Dimensions.

For 2019 we are very pleased to announce that we will be holding two events, one In the UK and one on North America.

Please watch this space for updates.

Full details are noted below and please let myself, Jimmy and Tim know if you want to secure your place and we will follow up with full logistics.

 London

Micro Focus Wood Street office

2 day event on 5th and 6 of March 2019

 Las Vegas

Aria Hotel and Casino

2 day event on 15th and 16th May 2019

 To secure your place at these events please contact myself, Jimmy O'Rourke and Tim Flynn via the email addresses below:

David.Howland@microfocus.com

James.ORourke@microfocus.com

Timothy.Flynn@microfocus.com

 

If you have not attended an SCCM CAB before let me provide further details:

What is a CAB?:

   CAB is Short for Customer Advisory Board.

    A meeting between Micro Focus Customers and various departments within Micro Focus. This usually consists of the support team, product manager, R&D team and other customer advocates.

    The meetings are usually 2 days long with an opportunity on the second day for one to one personal meetings.

    The CAB events are highly interactive collaboration between Micro Focus and it’s customers to help drive the future of the product, build a more personal relationship and also to provide additional value on the maintenance plans paid to Miro Focus.

  Why have a CAB?

   To often product decisions can be made in a bubble and without clear customer direction, Micro Focus wants clear customer direction on product strategy.

    Benefit of meeting with many customers vs individual trips. Plus, customers love hearing from other customers as opposed to the product vendor.

    CAB allows for PM, Dev, Support and CAM’s to interact in a more intimate setting rather than over email or web meetings.

    Better insight and understanding about how your products are being used in the market place.

    Relationship building.

    Customers get to present their deployment of the product and the benefits it brings to their org.

    Plus a host of other benefits including swag bags of branded merchandise, offsite dinners and Micro Focus executives (VP level) will be in attendance.

 

Proposed CAB agenda:

  • What’s New AccuRev 7.3
  • Native Git Client improvements
  • New native Code-Review
  • Roadmap Review of the Top 10-12 major themes
  • Roadmap Voting/Prioritization of major themes for next release
  • Best Practices within an agile or waterfall environment
  • 1-2 Customer Presentations (how AccuRev is adopted/deployed in their environment)
  • Best Practices within DevOps and DevSecOps
  • Continuous Integration Best Practices
  • Product integration's (i.e. JIRA, Rally, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Plus much more...

Hoping to see you at one or both the 2019 CAB events!

 

Dave

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accurev_tim Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual AccuRev CAB on September 25, 26 and 27 here in our Burlington, Ma office and we hope to see you there!

 

This main 2-Day CAB will have a mix of structured and unstructured presentations as well as several breakout sessions. The CAB is highly technical. This is not a sales/marketing pitch. The CAB is driven by Engineering, Customer Care and Product Management.

 

We’ll also be offering a 3rd optional day “Dev-Day Workshop” for customers who would like to have dedicated 1:1 time with Engineering, Customer Care, and Product Management. We have offered this in the past for customers who wanted to review anything as well as go deep in any particular area and it’s always been successful and welcomed. For those customers wishing to stay the 3rd day this will be offered on Thursday, September 27th  from 10-3pm.

 

Tuesday and Wednesday will be full day meetings (8:30-5:30pm). Again, Thursday is optional for anyone that would like to spend dedicated time with Engineering, Customer Care or Product Management. Space is limited so please let us know as early as possible if you plan to attend. Lunch will be provided on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will also host dinner offsite on Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30pm for all attendees.

 

Below is a rough agenda over the 2 main days for the CAB. Both days will start promptly at 8:30am and will go till about 5:30pm.

 

AccuRev 7.2 Demo/Overview

AccuRev 7.3 Review

AccuRev Roadmap (customer voting) for Major Release

MicroFocus Guest Speakers

Breakout sessions/presentations led by AccuRev Engineering and AccuRev Customer Support

Attendee Driven Topics.

Customer Presentations

 

If you would like to know more details or register for the CAB’s please contact    James O'Rourke James.ORourke@microfocus.com and Timothy Flynn Timothy.Flynn@microfocus.com

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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor

We have received invaluable feedback from a number of you that was fed into the new native Git Client (released as part of AccuRev 7.2 last month). In addition, for those that have attended the last couple of AccuRev CABs, your feedback was also captured and fed into the new native Git Client. In short, we’ve listened and now we’re excited to introduce you to our native Git Client. We will continue to enhance our Git Client over the coming releases based on our roadmap and your continued feedback (as well as from the CABs). With this release, customers who have Git today, can seamlessly integrate those users with AccuRev depots without causing any disruption with existing policies and practices or requiring any training, configuration or separate installation. Your Git users will be able to experience all the benefits you have entrusted with AccuRev such as:

  • Governance and compliance across your users and repositories
  • Auditability (history is 100% immutable)
  • Policy Management / Issue Enforcement (i.e. Change Packages)
  • Ability to centrally manage users, repositories and fine-grained access controls

Native Git Client:

  • The new native Git Client works with Git commands to interact with the AccuRev server
  • The client is invoked via the Git command line or via third-party Git GUI applications
  • Git users work within an existing AccuRev infrastructure to pull and push changes from an AccuRev stream, just as the AccuRev GUI and command line client work with update and promote commands.
  • With the new Native Git Client, there is no separate installation or configuration changes to the existing AccuRev server to use the AccuRev Git Client.
  • The new Native Git Client works in conjunction with all existing AccuRev processes, such as Change Packages as well as all triggers, ACL, EACL, locks, and user access

We invite you to attend this Live Webinar where we’ll demonstrate the new native Git Client. As a Live Webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to ask/submit questions. We are offering two different sessions for your convenience. Please click on the session that is most convenient for you and follow the instructions to register for the event.  

Thank you!

 

Tuesday, June 26th at 10am ET: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5694208383734510594

Wednesday, June 27th at 1pm ET: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3736821500084136194

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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor

Product Announcement for AccuRev 7.2 and AccuRev Integrations

AccuRev 7.2 has officially been released. The biggest impact for this release is the Native Git Client which was released as an early BETA at the end of last year. We had received invaluable feedback from a number of customers that was fed into the final release. We will continue to enhance our Git Client over the coming releases. With this release, customers who have Git today, can seamlessly integrate those users with AccuRev depots without causing any disruption with existing policies and practices or requiring any training, configuration or separate installation. Your Git users will be able to experience all the benefits you have entrusted with AccuRev such as:

  • Governance and compliance across your users and repositories
  • Auditability (history is 100% immutable)
  • Policy Management / Issue Enforcement (i.e. Change Packages)
  • Ability to centrally manage users, repositories and fine-grained access controls

There are a number of features in AccuRev 7.2 that were a result of the direct customer input from the previous AccuRev CAB. We will continue to build new features into our products based on direct customer feedback from the CABs. If you would like to attend a future CAB, please reach out to your respective Micro Focus Account Team or reach out to the AccuRev Product Manager, Jimmy O’Rourke (james.orourke@microfocus.com) and Tim Flynn (timothy.flynn@microfocus.com), Manager of Customer Advocacy.

This release has many features and bug fixes. For a complete list of details for each of the fixes and feature enhancements, please review the Installation and Release Notes: https://www.microfocus.com/documentation/accurev/72/AccuRev_Install_Release_Notes.pdf  

Below is a small list of the High Level Themes addressed in AccuRev 7.2:

Native Git Client:

  • The new Native Git Client works with Git commands to interact with the AccuRev server
  • The client is invoked via the Git command line or via third-party Git GUI applications
  • Git users work within an existing AccuRev infrastructure to pull and push changes from an AccuRev stream, just as the AccuRev GUI and command line client work with update and promote commands.
  • With the new Native Git Client, there is no separate installation or configuration changes to the existing AccuRev server to use the AccuRev Git Client.
  • The new Native Git Client works in conjunction with all existing AccuRev processes, such as Change Packages as well as all triggers, ACL, EACL, locks, and user access
  • For more details please view the pdf document in the /doc/ directory (installed by the AccuRev client-only installer).

Calculated Timespan Field:

  • The new field dynamically calculates the time difference either between two timestamp fields or between a timestamp field and the current time.
  • Such a field can be viewed and used in issues, active issues tables, issue queries and results, validation conditions and actions, and workflow conditions.
  • The Timespan field type can be used to define either an “editable timespan” field or a “calculated timespan” field in the schema editor.

AccuRev Client Enhancements:

  • (subtwin) Element Status: A new status type, an element has (subtwin) status if one of the directories in its path has (twin) status
  • Update Workspace and (member)(overlap) Files: The Update operation has been expanded to support merging of files with (member)(overlap) status after the update has completed.
  • “Diff Against” Dropdown Menu in Outgoing Mode: The Diff Against menu allows you to choose which version you want to diff your changes against in the Diff pane. The choices are: Basis, Backed and Most Recent.
  • Merge GUI: Selecting Multiple Sources: The Merge tool now supports a more convenient way to include changes from multiple sources in a conflict section

 AccuRev Plug-In for Visual Studio 2018.1:

AccuRev Plug-In for Jenkins 0.7.16:

  • There were several customer RPIs addressed in this latest release. Please visit the community page to read the full details.
  • The AccuRev Plug-In for Jenkins 0.7.16 remains as a community developed plugin. Users can download the plugin, as well as raise issues and contribute to the development of the plugin here: https://wiki.jenkins.io/display/JENKINS/AccuRev+Plugin

For a complete list of all the new features and bug fixes in AccuRev 7.2, please refer to the Release Notes: https://www.microfocus.com/documentation/accurev/72/AccuRev_Install_Release_Notes.pdf  Please also visit our Community Site for period updates: https://community.microfocus.com/borland/managetrack/accurev/

 

Thank you!

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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor

Product Announcement for AccuRev 7.1 and AccuRev Integrations

AccuRev 7.1 was recently released. This is the 2nd minor release based on 7.0 (we have 3 minor released planned on 7.0). There were a number of new features, fixes and updates to several of our integrations as well. To gather more details for each of the fixes and enhancements, please review the Installation and Release Notes:https://www.microfocus.com/documentation/accurev/71/AccuRev_Install_Release_Notes.pdf 

Below is a list of the High level themes addressed in 7.1:

New GUI Enhancements:

  • Enhanced Filtering in the History Browser - AccuRev 7.1 offers enhanced filtering capabilities in the History Browser to enable you to hone in on the transaction information that is of interest to you. In previous releases of AccuRev, the History Browser’s table of transactions could be filtered to display only the transactions performed by a specific user. AccuRev 7.1 expands upon that, providing filtering by users, groups, and actions.
  • Admin Command Permissions GUI - A new graphical user interface has been implemented to enable the AccuRev administrator to configure which users are allowed to execute a variety of administrative level commands. Previously, the way to do this was to write perl script in the server_admin_trig.bat or server_admin_trig.pl files installed in the /storage/site_slice/triggers directory.
  • Push Notifications - In Release 7.1, the AccuRev server generates push notifications for all write operation events. These notifications are published through the Mosquitto MQTT Broker, which was introduced in AccuRev 6.2 for use with Gated Streams. The notifications are configurable at the server side, consumed by the GUI, and available to users at the client level via the CLI.
  • In addition to the above new GUI features more than 50 customer reported bugs and other enhancements have been added to AccuRev 7.1

Integration Updates:

Thank you,

Jimmy O’Rourke  – AccuRev Product Manager

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