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StarTeam 17.0 official release.

 


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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 but recently we have added a 3rd optional day to facilitate 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.

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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus 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 StarTeam, AccuRev 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.

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 - https://www.aria.com/en.html
2 day event on 15th and 16th May 2019

To secure your place at these events please contact myself on david.mcleish@microfocus.com or James.ORourke@microfocus.com, Timothy.Flynn@microfocus.com

Update - Proposed CAB agenda:

  • What’s New StarTeam 17x - lightweight branches, Server admin update to include new advanced statistics viewers and reporting,  Single sign-on etc..
  • Native Git Client improvements
  • 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 StarTeam 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.)
  • New native Code-Review
  • Plus much more...

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 but recently we have added a 3rd optional day to facilitate one to one personal meetings.
  • The CABs 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.
  • CABs 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 exectives (VP level) will be in attendance.

Hoping to see you at the 2019 CABs!

David

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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor

StarTeam 16.3 has officially been released. 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 StarTeam repositories 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 StarTeam 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

It is worth noting that this release was 100% customer driven. Customers who attend the StarTeam CAB helped shape the most important themes, which ended up as major features in StarTeam 16.3. If you would like to attend a future CAB, please reach out to your respective Micro Focus Account Team or reach out to the StarTeam Product Manager, Jimmy O’Rourke (james.orourke@microfocus.com).

This release has a number of new features and 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/starteam/163/en/ST_ReleaseNotes_en.pdf  

Below is a list of the High Level Themes addressed in 16.3:

Native Git Support (Git Client):

The Git Client brings centralized source code control and security to teams using Git clients. Git users can connect to the StarTeam Server using the regular Git commands to push and pull changes with their local Git repository. Teams are able to share Projects in StarTeam such that developers can work synchronously either with their favorite Git clients or StarTeam clients.

With the new Native Git Client, developers can:

  • Use the clone command to clone a StarTeam View and its immediate child views as branches into a local Git repository.
  • Use the fetch and pull commands to update a local Git repository with changes from StarTeam. When you pull changes, each StarTeam Change Package becomes a commit in a local Git repository. History is pulled over to Git.
  • Use the push command to push changes from a local Git repository into StarTeam Server. Each Git commit becomes a StarTeam Change Package, including the user ID, timestamp, and comment. History is carried over to StarTeam.
  • Git tags are pushed into StarTeam as Labels.

Cross-Platform-Client Enhancements:

  • The View Compare/Merge now has Fast Rebase and Promote menu options. This enhancement provides significant performance improvements while performing a full view rebase or promote.
  • StarTeam now supports up to five property groups per filter
  • Cross-Platform Client now provides and option to launch a read-only file pane containing the historical revisions attached to a revision label.
  • Flag or unflag change packages from a menu option.
  • Full View VCM (View Compare/Merge) has been optimized to take advantage of Change Package enforcement
  • The Cross-Platform Client File menu now provides an option to directly rename a file in StarTeam.
  • Emails sent from the StarTeam Cross-Platform Client now support rich text formatting with attachments.

Server and SDK Enhancements:

  • The remote cache agent now supports access to a copy of the vault, if available
  • StarTeam Server now supports Active Directory 2012.
  • When a file is updated with a new version, and email is automatically generated and sent to users within the User Resource list. The User Resource list is defined per file.
  • StarTeam offers a REST service in the SDK to allow you to build an REST application against the StarTeam Server.

 

For a complete list of all the new features and bug fixes, please refer to the Release Notes: https://www.microfocus.com/documentation/starteam/163/en/ST_ReleaseNotes_en.pdf 

Please also visit our Community Site for period updates: https://community.microfocus.com/borland/managetrack/starteam/

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Aisling Duffy Absent Member.
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We are pleased to announce the release of Starteam 16.2. This contains the following new functionality and is available from http://supportline.microfocus.com 

 

StarTeam Command Line Tools

The following are the updates for this release of the StarTeam Command Line Tools.

New Parameter -pi

A new -pi parameter has been added for add, ci, and sync commands. When adding -pi typename:"path", the type name is the internal name of a component that supports being a process item type, for example change request, task, requirement, story, custom component name.

New Parameter: rolldown

In the Select command, rolldown can only be specified for tree item types. When specified, the children of the selected tree items (specifically, the entire tree of descendants) are added to the result set.

 

StarTeam Cross-Platform Client

The following are the new features for this release of the StarTeam Cross-Platform Client.

Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3

StarTeam Cross-Platform Client now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3.

Configuring Projects to Create Workspace Change Packages

StarTeam Cross-Platform Client now provides a way control workspace Change Package creation at the project-level. If the feature is enabled (the default), then Change Packages are created when files are checked in, folders are created, and etc. The feature behavior changes depending on the StarTeam Server
configuration in the starteam-server-configs.xml file.

Refer to the Project section, Configuring Projects to Create Workspace Change Packages topic, of the
StarTeam Cross-Platform Client help for more information on how to use this feature.

Favorite Projects

StarTeam Cross-Platform Client now provides the ability to save projects to Favorites, making it easy toreturn to frequently used projects.

Server Outage Information Available Through StarTeam Cross-Platform Client

Server outage information is now available through StarTeam Cross-Platform Client.

 

StarTeam Git Command Line Utility.

The StarTeam Git Command Line Utility brings centralized source code control and security to teams using Git. Git users can connect to the StarTeam Server using the command line utility to push and pull changes with their local Git repository. Teams are able to share Projects in StarTeam such that developers can work
synchronously either in Git or StarTeam clients.

With the StarTeam Git Command Line Utility, developers can:

• Use the clone command to clone a StarTeam View from a StarTeam Server and populate the master branch in a local Git repository with the tip content.

Important: The clone command initializes the developers local Git workspace and allows them toissue further commands to interact with the StarTeam View content. User credentials specified during the clone command will be cached and re-used during subsequent fetch, pull, and push commands from the same local repository unless a different username or password is specified during those commands. However, caching of credentials is only available on Microsoft Windows platforms and all commands issued from Linux must specify a username and password. 

• Use the fetch and pull commands to update a local Git repository with changes from StarTeam. When you pull changes, each StarTeam Change Package becomes a commit in a local Git repository.
• Use the push command to push changes from a local Git repository into StarTeam Server. Each Git commit becomes a StarTeam Change Package, including the user ID, timestamp, and comment.

Benefits

• Developers are able to use their preferred Git client tools on a local Git repository while connecting with the centralized StarTeam source code control system using the StarTeam Git Command Line Utility.
• Enterprises retain what StarTeam offers: rich change management, ALM traceability, Issue/Process enforcement, security, and visibility.

 

StarTeam Server

The following are the new features for this release of the StarTeam Server.

Offline Proxy Utility

Use the new Offline Proxy utility to communicate to StarTeam users that the server is down for maintenance. Previously, when StarTeam Server is down due to database issues or maintenance, a user connecting with StarTeam SDK or StarTeam Cross-Platform Client gets a message stating, "Unable to connect to server." Since they do not know what the reason is, they might raise issues with their IT department . When using the Offline Proxy utility, administrators can better communicate the reason for the disruption in the Server, avoiding unnecessary IT service tickets.

Server Message Notification

The new Server Message Notification alerts users when logging in or when the StarTeam Offline Proxy is running. Configure the message from the Server Administration Tool Configuration.

Server Hooks

Server hooks are scripts that run automatically every time a particular event occurs in the StarTeam Server repository. Server hooks allow the user to trigger customizable actions at key points in the development life cycle. For more information, refer to the "Server Hooks" topic in the Server Administration Help.

 

Custom Component Builder Enhancements

StarTeam Server now provides the ability to add Primary Descriptors and Secondary Descriptors using Custom Component Builder.

Support has been added for the following;

• StarTeam Server now supports Oracle database character set AL32UTF8.
• StarTeam Server now supports Oracle Database 12c container databases.
• StarTeam Server now supports Oracle 12c version 12.2.
• StarTeam Server now supports SQL Server 2016.
• StarTeam Server now supports Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
• StarTeam Server now supports PostgreSQL 9.6.

De-support of Object Caching on Server

Object Caching is de-supported on the server. StarTeam Server will ignore ObjectTypes Settings setting defined in CacheAgentConfig.xml file for all cache agents which include root and remote cache agents.

 

Workflow Extensions

The following are the new features for this release of StarFlow Extensions.

New Controls for Extensions guicomponents.jar

New controls have been added to the extensions guicomponents.jar. The controls are:

• MultiSelectCheckBoxControl
• UserListPropertyEditor
• ContentEditor

For more details, refer to the Workflow Extensions User's Guide.

 

StarTeam Web Client

The following are the new features for this release of the StarTeam Web Client.

New File Service Button in File List Perspective

The StarTeam Web Client File List perspective now has a Use File Service button. This is a toggle button that indicates whether you want to use file service or not.
When the button is not clicked, the file list loads without file statuses.

If you want to use the file service, click the Use File Service button and click Refresh. The File Service launches and file statuses, check in, and check out files is visible.

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