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What’s New in IBM Engineering Reporting v7.0

In this post, I will use the new names of IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) 7.0, previously known as the IBM Continuous Engineering solution. You can read more about the renaming activity in the blog post: Renaming the IBM Continuous Engineering Portfolio. In the details below, you will see the new names along with old […]

IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights: Linking Custom Artifact Elements with Artifact Elements

In this article, you will explore that in Engineering Insights (ENI), how you can link a Custom Artifact Element (CAE) to an Artifact Element (AE). When the user creates a view, the user must understand the underlying information model and how it can be used in a project. Artifact element or custom artifact elements are […]

Noteworthy technical deployment insights recently captured on the deployment wiki

Savvy planning of your deployment is key to building an Engineering Lifecycle Management solution environment that meets your business and technical needs—both now and with the flexibility to scale for future growth.  The deployment wiki is a great place to find insight to aid you in your deployment planning.  It’s built upon the experience of […]

Introducing the Jazz Community sharing site

Have you always wanted to share an IBM Rational Team Concert plug-in that you developed with other users?  Are you new to RTC and want to see what other users have developed?  Do you want to learn more about the RTC SDK and how to use it to create your own plug-in? A big thank […]

Quick Deployer 2.0 is available and now supports deployment to Windows

After several months of development, we’re very pleased to announce that IBM Quick Deployer version 2.0 is now available, free to download and use from Jazz.net under a “Non-warranted Program” license. IBM Quick Deployer is installation and deployment automation for IBM’s Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and IoT Continuous Engineering (CE) Solutions 6.0.4, 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1 […]

Using Visual Studio’s built-in diff/merge tool with Rational Team Concert

The IBM Rational Team Concert client for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE comes with a default file compare utility, but also allows you to use any external compare tool of your choice.  The compare utility that you use will come up in a separate window that you’d need to switch to in order to perform the […]

JavaScript improvements with Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1

JavaScript is one of the key components while building a Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) template. The plain JavaScript dialog editor has been improved with: Content Assist: Ctrl + space lists available variables, helps with syntax of various JavaScript functions, parameters to be passed to a function. Tip: If the variable is a data attribute from a […]

Using forum advanced search and RSS to monitor questions

While the move to the new forum software last year brought new and more modern capabilities, we also lost some (like news reader compatibility). While you can get RSS feeds from the forum, unless you use the advanced searching capabilities, the feeds can seem more like fire hoses than drinking fountains, splattering you with more […]

Oh, the places you’ll work (when you use RTC)!

With Yahoo’s latest change of policy that restricts employees to only working in the office, people have been buzzing about working from home and distributed teams.  At IBM, it’s common for teams to be distributed across nations and even continents.  Working from different physical locations and various timezones brings its own set of challenges, but […]

Designing Graphs and Tables (part 3)

This is the third part of a series of blog posts describing what we’ve learned about the visual display of quantitative information as it relates to CLM predefined reports (continued from part 1 and part 2). How to show data effectively in graphs In part 1 we pointed out that effective design practices are aligned with […]

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