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Now available: Continuous Engineering and Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0.5

I’m happy to report that our V6.0.5 releases are now available for the Continuous Engineering (CE) and Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions. Below I offer you a taste of what’s new. For more detail, see the 6.0.5 New and Noteworthy documents (starting, for example, with CE or CLM) and the product-specific posts coming soon to this blog.

Getting started

  • Would you like to get a taste of the solution with little effort on your part? Check out the new preview experiences at https://jazz.net/previews/ and recommend them to a friend!

Agility at scale

  • A completely new Rational Team Concert (RTC) Quick Planner now supports flexible tag and process based taskboards and planning boards.  It’s simple to add, re-order or rename swim lanes using simple tags or a combination of process and tags. Developers can now easily add swim lanes to track work items using tags, while still adhering to process states to roll up status and ensure quality.  Now you get the simplicity of tag based boards combined with the process control and sharing of RTC.  We implemented a lot of improvements based on feedback we’ve received since the technical preview in RTC 6.0.4.

  • Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) 4.5 templates and reports. See Enterprise Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

Reporting and traceability analysis

Global Configuration Management

  • It’s easier to work with large sets of information in the Global Configuration Management (GCM) application:
    • Bulk user actions on global components and configurations (tags and attribute values)
    • Quickly expand or collapse the configuration tree
    • Find baselines more quickly on the enhanced Baselines tab.

Electronic signatures

  • It’s now possible to implement a development process that complies with FDA 21 CRF Part 11 by signing baselines in Rational DOORS Next Generation (DNG) and approvals in the work item system.  (DNG and RTC now offer e-sig support like RQM).

More RTC enhancements

  • Large file external storage (including binaries): external content store can be configured as a folder on the server’s local file system, or it can point to a WebDAV server such as Artifactory
  • Custom link types for versioned files in “file related links”
  • Code review now supports issue tags and tag-based filtering
  • RTC SCM Windows Shell UI has significant enhancements including locking
  • GitLab UI and GitHub process integration

More DNG enhancements

  • Define and show link storage and direction to help govern information architecture between components and requirements
  • Server-side REST API for manipulating information in modules
  • Usability gains when using modules (including clearer module versus base artifact distinction)

More RQM enhancements

  • Manual testing improvements, including adding or editing steps during execution and manual test step count to track execution progress
  • Email notifications for more events and more control over what information you receive

Modeling

Performance and scale

  • RTC support of DynaCache (part of WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Liberty)
  • Work item editor performance: In a project area that has many categories, team areas, timelines and iterations, the work item editor now loads faster, because the caching is more efficient and fewer network requests are required to load a work item.
  • Jazz Authorization Server: improved performance when using System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) with OpenID Connect (OIDC) with large LDAP registries when synchronizing information to the Jazz Team Server

Operations

  • Expanded Interactive Installation Guides in the Knowledge Center, including a new Interactive Backup and Restore Guide
  • Many new JMX MBeans provide information for managing a running system, problem determination, and capacity planning. Point your favorite IT monitoring tool at these MBeans.
  • DNG: Easier to inherit or copy information architecture between project areas
  • GCM: Type definition import/export and related APIs that make it easier to maintain consistent multiple GCM instances and multiple GCM project areas

Updated platform support

  • Java 8 is the new default Java runtime
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Support for WebSphere Liberty V17.0.0.2 and WebSphere Application Server V9 (and WebSphere Liberty is now our top recommended application server on all platforms).

As always, you are welcome to try one product or the whole solution in Previews or a in cloud trial. To start a cloud trial, go to a product or solution landing page and click “Try”.

Stay tuned for product-specific “what’s new” posts in the upcoming days. We’ll link them below for your convenience.

Daniel Moul
CE/CLM Senior Offering Manager

 

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