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Explore the ADM Highlight Reel – All Our Product Releases in 2018

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 We know you are busy accelerating your own software projects and delivering new applications or updates to your customers. We know exactly what you are going through since we are busy doing the same to make sure you can perform your jobs faster, easier and with more insights.

In case you missed some of the great releases and enhancements from this year, we put together all the details in a single blog. You might even learn about a few new products and enhancements that you may have missed!

 

APPLICATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

ALM Octane 12.55

This release continues to extend the capabilities of Micro Focus ALM Octane agile application development software as a comprehensive lifecycle management solution for high-quality application delivery. ALM Octane 12.55 includes Quality Management features such as integration with StormRunner Functional, Sprinter, UFT and Fortify on Demand. Version 12.55 also extends CI Support with TFS integration for pipeline management and reporting. Since scaling Agile to the Enterprise is a key for success, ALM Octane Team Edition was released to meet the needs of small development teams needing quality management in addition to an agile backlog.  And as a SAFe gold partner, ALM Octane now supports SAFe at the Team, Program and Portfolio level. Last but not least, you can now facilitate compliance with GDPR through customizable workspaces and the ability to deactivate releases and delete users. 

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APPLICATION RELEASE AUTOMATION

Release Control 6.2.1

This is a minor release that still brings various enhancements, such as new Environment-Specific Configuration Overrides, new Task Action Rules, Timeline Manager, new Scheduled Job Monitoring and Enhanced Plugin Administration. It also included changes in the task.

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REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT

Dimensions RM 12.6

This release has a number of new features and enhancements, addressing various requests submitted by the customers. Dimensions Requirements Management now supports SQL Server, while MF Connect supports Requirement Link synchronization (for instance for Silk central integration). A lot of Usability Enhancements have been implemented: show Requirements in Home View, quick link view with faster overview, additional mass activities for selected requirements, support of favorites for documents, collections & baselines, UX Improvements and more.

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SOURCE CODE AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Atlas Planning & Tracking Suite 5.0

This release allows you to increase visibility into your agile application development and ensure requirements and quality are tracked The Atlas Planning and Tracking Suite 5.0 brings new features in four (4) products: Atlas 5.0, Rhythm 5.0, Connect 3.0 and HUB 16.2. Now you can easily reduce application issues and minimize critical risks that may impact your business.

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Dimensions CM 14.4

This release of Dimensions CM has a number of new features and fixes. The high level themes addressed in 14.4 are support for PostgreSQL 10.x Windows and Linux and supported migration path from Oracle. There additional enhancements in the Pulse, desktop Client and Visual Studio.

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FUNCTIONAL TESTING

Mobile Center 2.60

This release focuses on enhanced technology support and improved enterprise capabilities. Mobile Center 2.60 now is fully integrated with Unified Functional Testing (UFT) 14.03 and Silk 18.5. Fingerprint authentication simulation is now supported for packaged apps in exploratory testing and will replay through UFT. In addition, the new multi-project capabilities allow you to create project containers on a single Mobile Center server.

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Unified Functional Testing (UFT) 14.03

This release introduces a number of new features and enhancements, all designed to support today’s ultra-agile testing demands. UFT 14.03 continues to expand its technology-rich capabilities with breakthroughs in parallel execution on mobile devices, along with a blend of cloud, web, mobile, and usability enhancements, including remote recording, fingerprint authentication, headless Chrome, extended support for spy technologies and more!

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LeanFT 14.03

This release continues to strengthen on LeanFT’s rich feature set and technology support while focusing on user efficiency and improved mobile and cloud testing enhancements. LeanFT 14.03 now includes a new Object Identification Center, mobile device vitals, multi-object spying mode, IDE Plugin for Android Studio, Java 9 support, remote recording and more!

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StormRunner Functional 1.40/1.50

This release introduces new capabilities to StormRunner Functional that expands mobile testing capabilities, more test script technologies, and improved defect management.  SRF 1.50 now allows testers more flexibility for mobile testing by running uploaded Appium scripts and remote mobile recording through devices hosted in their SRF private device lab.  With these capabilities, users can remotely spy on an app and add checkpoints to a remote device just like you already can with a locally connected mobile device.  Finally, with the new smart defects capability, any found defects can be submitted to a quality and defect management tool along with relevant screenshots, system information, and the steps that led to the defect.

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PERFORMANCE TESTING

LoadRunner and Performance Center 12.56

This release continues to empower teams with modern weapons to face their application performance testing challenges. Performance Center now supports AppDynamics monitoring data and the Bamboo plugin, which is available in the Atlassian Marketplace. In Performance Center 12.56, we provided the elastic provisioning and de-provisioning of Docker containers based on integration with Kubernetes! For both LoadRunner and Performance Center we've added a new TruClient Browser (Technical preview) developed for Windows, based on Mozilla technology. We also added support for distributed (remote) testing for JMeter tests, enabling you to run from both LoadRunner and Performance Center the tests in server/node mode.

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StormRunner Load 2.9/2.95

These releases bring enhanced analytics and reporting capabilities. The new Analysis Module allows for better trending and correlation analysis—something many performance engineers have come to expect out of a performance testing tool.  The report in Jenkins enables users to see performance trends of a StormRunner Load test included in a Jenkins job. The releases also introduce enhancements to Run Time Settings (RTS), a new cloud region- AWS Mumbai, and support for Siebel, Multi SAP WEB + SAP UI, and Multi Oracle + Web protocols.

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About the Author
Gaspare Marino is the WW Product Marketing Manager for LoadRunner and Performance Center. He currently works with customers to facilitate the creation and management of a Performance Engineering Center of Excellence (PCoE).
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