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2009 June

Accessibility in Rational Team Concert 2.0


In Rational Team Concert 2.0 one of our plan items was to enable the product for people with accessibility needs. Accessibility enablement is the enablement of an application to allow  people with physical and cognitive challenges to interact with it.  The US government has provided directives to follow in its section 508 legislation, which IBM […]

Rational Team Concert 2.0 released!

We are proud to announce the general availability of Rational Team Concert 2.0. Go download it and enjoy! It’s loaded with features, some of the most notable features being read permissions, significant enhancements for planning and agile scrum support, and the server going big with enterprise deployments supporting 2000+ users in a single repository! How […]

Loading… Patterns updated in Web UI Pattern & Style Guide

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As we near the end of the release cycle for Jazz Foundation 1.0 and Rational Team Concert 2.0, and close on the heels of these will be Rational Quality Manager 2.0, one of the areas that gets more attention is guideline and pattern documentation. As a design team, we have much to catch up on […]

Comment on the future of the Online Help

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The doc teams are ready to collaborate with you! We are very excited to provide pre-release Online Help information centers, enabled for commenting. These are like regular information centers but they are fully enabled for collaboration, meaning that you can add comments to help the User Assistance teams improve and grow the product documentation. The links […]

Video: What is new in RTC 2.0 Web UI

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Enthused by seeing the redesign coming to fruition (also probably due to an excessively caffeinated state), I took it upon myself to create a short video. The goal was to make a cross-section of all that is new and shiny in the upcoming Rational Team Concert 2.0 Web User Interface. I am proud to […]

Report from Rational Software Conference 2009

Well, I’m back and fully recovered from an exhausting but fun week at the Rational Software Conference 2009. By all accounts, the conference was another smashing success as thousands of Rational customers, business partners, employees, media, and analysts converged on the Swan and Dolphin resort in sunny and hot Orlando, Florida. The Jazz team and […]

Introducing Rational Focal Point for Project Management

Thank you for your interest in Rational Focal Point for Project Management. This product is part of the next generation Project and Portfolio Management solutions from Rational. It is the result of feedback over the past several years, and feedback from early access customers like you. In order for us to build and deliver the […]



This week at the Rational Software Conference in Orlando, IBM Rational made some Big Announcements about some new cloud-based offerings. I thought I’d write a blog entry to provide some context for community members to help them understand the implications of cloud computing to Jazz-based products. From the earliest days of building Jazz, three […]

How many users will your Team Concert 2.0 server support?

Although we are still collecting and running performance tests on Rational Team Concert 2.0, I’d like to share some of the preliminary data with you. These are the configurations that we’ve tested so far: Of the additional configurations to test, we want to find a middle point between the Xeon 5500, which would support ~1000 […]