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Released: Atlas 2.4

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Borland proudly announces the general availability of Atlas 2.4! If you already use Atlas and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Atlas 2.4 for free.

Borland Atlas is a central platform for gathering and delivering requirements. New features and improvements mean Atlas now offers even more flexibility to help teams collaborate efficiently and stay in sync. Business as well as Agile teams can clearly see a real-time status of their software delivery life-cycle. Respond faster to market demands with Atlas' new Agile requirements management features.

Hide Disabled UDAs from UDA List

With a click of a checkbox, you can now hide disabled UDAs from the UDA list in the Administrator Tool, making it easy to find the relevant UDAs for your Project.

Disabled UDAs No Longer Appear in Various Requirement Views

When disabling an UDA in the Administrator Tools, the UDA no longer appears in such areas as the Requirement Grid and the Attributes tab.

Multi-line Text UDAs

You can create multi-line text fields for a UDA. All attributes over 50 characters long will render a multi-line text box.

Multi-Select List UDAs

With a simple click of a button, you can view Requirement IDs in the Tree View.

Open Requirements and Stories from the Tracking Chart

You may want to view the details of a requirement or a story while viewing the Tracking chart. Click the icon next to the requirement or story and the item will open in a new browser tab.

Tracking Details Available in Activity Feed

The Time Machine in the Tracking perspective uses Atlas's version capability to allow you to view historical delivery data. The Difference Overview panel helps you quickly understand the true changes that have occurred over time across the integrated tools.

Version Compare in Activity Feed

When you first log in, you can quickly view tracking details on the latest changes right in your Activity feed. Plan names are displayed with the Requirement or story, as is status details, and pie chart.

Warning for Items Needing Action

Check the Warning checkbox in the Activity feed to find items that require action, such as items with no relationships.

Navigation within Help

Access the Atlas Online Help from anywhere in Atlas with the Information icon. Choose Atlas Context Help to open help relevant to the perspective you are currently using or access the Atlas Online Help to view all What's New in topics.

The Atlas Online Help contains a table of contents, index, and search, making navigating to any topic convenient and easy.

Relationship Diagram

The new Relationship Diagram provides a graphical representation of the relationship between items, allowing you to visualize the relationships for a requirement. It displays not only the top-level relationships, but also allows you to click and follow relationships further down the hierarchy.

View and Access Plans from Requirements Grid

The new Plan column in the Requirements Grid allows you to see if a Requirement has been added to a plan or plans. Selecting the plan from the Requirements Grid or the Plans for Requirement dialog, opens the plan in view mode.

Additionally, you can add the Requirement to a Plan or remove the Requirement from a plan all within the Plans for Requirement dialog.

Quickly Save a Snapshot of a Moment in Time Machine

The new Save feature in Time Machine allows you to quickly save the moment you are viewing.

File Name Changes Visible in Compare

When comparing versions, file changes are available in the Files field of the attributes. The comparison tracks when files are added, removed, or names have changed.

Requirements Recycle Bin

Access the Atlas Online Help from anywhere in Atlas with the Information icon. Choose Atlas Context Help to open help relevant to the perspective you are currently using or access the Atlas Online Help to view all What's New in topics.

The Atlas Online Help contains a table of contents, index, and search, making navigating to any topic convenient and easy.

Navigation within Help

Retrieve recently deleted requirements from the Recycle Bin. The Recycle Bin displays the last 50 deleted requirements. To ease your search, use Find Requirements or select a month and year to display only the Requirements meeting your criteria.

Click the Retrieve icon to replace the requirement within the tree.

Attach Files to Requirements

You can attach any file type to your Requirement. While in the Define perspective, open your Requirement, click the Attachment tab, and browse to your file.

Historical View of Activity Feed

Choose a date to view the Activity Feed at any point in the past for that Project, allowing you to quickly view
past changes.

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