Jama Connect Cloud Release Notes 8.49+

By Kristina posted 04-24-2018 15:32

  
Jama Connect 8.0 - 8.49 Cloud Notes located HERE

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Jama Connect 8.67 Cloud


Release date EU/US: 2021/11/12

Release date AU: 2021/11/13

     

    Remove and recover items from a review 

    With this release, review moderators can remove and recover items from active reviews without altering the project source. 

    • When you pair these actions with the Approval workflow, those items remain in their original state and aren't updated when the review is finalized. 
    • When an item is removed from the review and the review is republished, the item in the corresponding baseline is also removed. 

    When items are removed, you can't:

    • Access Single Item View from the review
    • Approve, reject, or add comments
    • Edit the item

    To remove items from a review:

      1. In the review, select the triangle drop-down menu next to the items you want to remove, then select Remove.

           The "Tagged for removal label" appears.  

      2. Publish a new revision to remove the items from the review.

      A label appears with the version the item was removed in. 



      To recover items in a review:

      1. In the review, select Recover to recover the item you removed. 

             The "Tagged for recovery" label appears.    

         2. Click Publish new revision to recover the item. 



      Usability improvements


        • When a user with read-only permissions selects an item from List View or Reading View, they no longer see the Reuse button. 
        • When you reopen a saved and released Trace View, previously selected items are now saved. 
        • The Export drop-down menu has a new design and language pattern.

      • The Add drop-down menu now includes a plus icon. 
      • When you edit an item that is locked by another user, a refresh button now appears so you can quickly see changes. 
      • In List View or Reading View, the text for the "number of selected items" has been updated. 


      Updates from Customer Feedback

      • With this release, Velocity PDFs now support the following languages: Chinese, Albanian, Polish, Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Russian, Igbo, Serbian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Thai, Vietnamese, Georgian, Marathi, Greek, and Norwegian.
          • List View, Reading View, Trace View
          • Filters
          • Exports
          • Velocity reports
          • Baselines
          • Review center
          • Item version history
          • Item activity
          • Project activity stream
          • Imports
      Coming soon — Categories (in progress)

      In a future release, Jama Connect will introduce the cross-project feature categories. With this feature, organizations can organize and view items by categories like configurations, allocations, or features. This feature must be enabled by your Organization admin to manage categories in a hierarchical tree view.

      You can use categories to:

      • Allocate requirements to a physical or logical architecture in a system of systems context where the items might exist in multiple projects
      • Manage releases for multiple items that live in multiple projects

      Categories will be available in these areas of Jama Connect:

      • Admin
      • Single Item View
      • Categories tab, when enabled, in the left-hand Explorer Tree navigation
      • Labs API:
        • Associate categories with an item
        • Retrieve categories that are associated with an item

      Features supported in future releases of Categories: 



      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-515 When you rename a test cycle, the new name now appears immediately when it's exported. 
      SOS-DEF-694

      Now when you re-create a field with the same name as a field that was deleted, the name is saved as written.

      SOS-DEF-2966

      HTML tags no longer appear in the Activity Stream after you delete a comment from an item. 

      SOS-DEF-4175

      HTML tags no longer appear in the Details Preview Panel when you add a relationship. 

      SOS-DEF-4820

      HTML tags no longer appear in the Activity Stream after you delete related items. 

      SOS-DEF-5447

      In the Participant progress tab of a review, the Time Spent column no longer appears when Enable time tracking is not selected. 

      SOS-DEF-5499

      A tooltip now appears when you hover over the Project Selector icon (<<) and space was added between the divider for Modify | Remove

      SOS-DEF-5508

      In List View or Reading View, you can now select more than 50 items and send them for review or select Relate to existing

      SOS-DEF-5548

      When you hover over a test plan, the author's name now appears. 

      SOS-DEF-5570 Associated test cases are now included when you send a review from a test plan. 
      SOS-DEF-5624 Performance improvement related to View all locked items count.

       


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      Jama Connect 8.66 Cloud

      Release date US/EU: 2021/10/15

      Release date AU: 2021/10/16

       

      Integrating OSLC Model Connector with Jama Connect

      With this release, you can now integrate the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) model connector with Jama Connect through Smartfacts. This integration provides clear visibility to model artifacts in real-time, further enhancing your Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach.

      Important: Contact your Jama Software Account Manager to set up access to the OSLC Model Connector and MID Smartfacts. For more information, see Jama Connect OSLC Model Connector Datasheet

       In Single Item View, you can configure specific item types for the OSLC Model Connector using the OSLC Artifacts widget.

      Support for WIRIS MathType floating license

      This release removes support for the WIRIS MathType named license. Jama Connect now supports the WIRIS MathType floating license. 

       

      End of life for WIRIS MathType named license support

      The MathType column was removed from the Admin Permissions table. 

       

      For organizations that managed WIRIS MathType named licenses in the Admin Permission table, we recommend that you remove individual users to keep things organized.   

      Jama Connect now supports the WIRIS MathType floating license

      The WIRIS MathType Equations Editor requires a separate license.

       

      Contact your Jama Software Account Manager to: 

       

      • Inquire about purchasing a license. 
      • Convert existing WIRIS MathType named licenses to floating licenses. Self-hosted and airgap environments with named licenses must complete this conversion before upgrading to Jama Connect 8.66.

      Note: In Cloud environments, WIRIS MathType availability isn't impacted by this change.    

       

      MathType and ChemType buttons are now visible to all creator users from any Rich Text Editor. 

       

      • Depending on license availability, creator users obtain a license by opening the equation editor. 
      • To release the license back to the floating license pool, close the equation editor. 

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      • Test runs now remain open when a session has timed out. 
      • In the Reports tab of root admin, the "Restrict to Group" options are now listed in alphabetical order. 
      • New improved library to support PDF exports of Velocity reports.
      • You can now use "Find me" to locate a folder in a folder. 

       

      Usability improvements

      • You can now resize review comment windows.
      • Trace View filters now support multiple choices. 
      • On the Jama Connect homepage, you can now bookmark projects, components, sets, or folders so they appear under Bookmarks and remain in the Recently viewed sections. Having them appear in both places allows you to keep track of recently viewed items even if you remove the bookmark. 
      • When you try to delete a filter that was used to create a review, a warning now appears. 
      • In Single Item View, a refresh button has been added to the content header. 
      • The "View all locked items" button was moved to the actions area of the content header. 
      • In Single Item View, you can no longer unlock an item while you edit. 

       

      Resolved issues

      ID Description

      SOS-DEF-344

      When a new flag field is added to pre-existing items, a null value is now treated as 'false' in filter results.

      SOS-DEF-1751

      When "Include Unexecuted Test Runs in Status Calculations" is set to "No", calculations are now displayed correctly.

      SOS-DEF-4847

      API "GET users" is no longer case sensitive when you search by email.

      SOS-DEF-4861

      PowerPoint file attachments are now indexed consistently.

      SOS-DEF-5314

      After you change the workflow setting for an item type on the Project Admin page, the "Current Workflow State" option is now correctly displayed in Single Item View. 

      SOS-DEF-5423

      The "Unlock item" tooltip now reflects the date and time format that was configured by the organization admin. 

      SOS-DEF-5431

      In the item set name of the breadcrumb link in Single Item View, special characters &, ", <, > are now displayed correctly. 

      SOS-DEF-5458

      In List View, when you selected the option "Add Sub Attachment," an error occurred. This option was removed in this release.  

      SOS-DEF-5481

      When you hover over an advanced filter, the name of the author now appears. 

      SOS-DEF-5506

      Multiple links are no longer created in the breadcrumb navigation when the item set name includes "/" (slash) with or without spaces. 

      SOS-DEF-5515

      The edge of the "Add" button is no longer highlighted when you select the space between the "Trace View" and "Add" buttons. 

      SOS-DEF-5521

      After you edit and save an item, the Test Plan header is refreshed and now reflects the changes you made. 

      SOS-DEF-5544

      When you move from the Filter to Tag view, the correct in-app tab name is now displayed.

      SOS-DEF-5570 When you send a test plan for review, test groups and test cases linked to those groups are now included. 

       



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      Jama Connect 8.65 Cloud

      Release date US/EU: 2021/09/17

      Release date AU: 2021/09/18

       

      The Review Center header gets a new look

      This release continues the introduction of a new interface design for the Jama Connect Review Center. For a consistent and organized user experience, we created a standardized design pattern to make actions and views more visible. Buttons replace drop-down menus and interactive links (breadcrumb navigation) now indicate the location in your project hierarchy.

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      Add multiple items with "Quick add"

      When brainstorming with your team, you may want to quickly capture the flow of ideas. In Jama Connect, the Quick add option lets you easily add multiple items using only the Name and Description fields. After you create the item, you can edit it to add more fields. 

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      Within the Quick Add module:

      • Add up to 50 rows at a time. Each row represents a single item that can be added to a set of like items. 
      • Use the tab key to quickly move across the table. 
      • Module will respect item-type configurations of the Description field (read-only, required field)
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      Newly updated Trace View header

      This release adds new enhancements to the interface design for the Jama Connect Trace View header. This update includes a consistent and organized user experience. We've created a standardized design pattern to make actions and views more visible. Buttons replace drop-down menus.

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      Additional features:
      • A new confirmation modal when enabling/disabling workflow options in the Admin area.
      • A new link to "Go to item" in a new browser tab from the item preview menu in Review Center.

       

      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-1730 A trace view can now be generated when items are added in a release already opened in list view.
      SOS-DEF-5408 Users are no longer able to create duplicate relationships through reuse and "Add relationship to original item."
      SOS-DEF-5413 The View all Locked items and Send for review buttons were not aligned properly when 'Relate item(s)' window was opened.
      SOS-DEF-5484

      In some recent Jama Connect Cloud instances, the Current Version and Version fields appeared multiple times in a field picklist. This release resolves this issue.

      SOS-DEF-5495 Office Template reports no longer fail with a Java error.   


      Known issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-5470

      When overriding a workflow, project admins see the message "You don't have permission to perform this action." 

      SOS-DEF-5314

      After changing the workflow setting for an item type from the Project Admin page, the New Status drop-down menu doesn't appear. 



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      Jama Connect 8.64 Cloud


      Release date US/EU: 2021/08/20

      Release date AU: 2021/08/21

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      • Project Admins can now unlock user-locked items in Single Item View.

       

      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-2637

       Locked items can be unlocked by a project admin with the appropriate permissions. 

      SOS-DEF-4625 Users with create/edit permissions can now assign a test case to a test group from the API using POST /testplans/{id}/testgroups/{testGroupId}/testcases.
      SOS-DEF-5334 Project admins can now unlock single items in their assigned projects.
      SOS-DEF-5364

      When you send items for review, a notification now appears in the activity stream. 

      SOS-DEF-5476 You can now batch edit items from a smart filter list without receiving an error.  


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      Jama Connect 8.63.1 - Cloud

      Release date US: 2021/08/03

      Release date AU/EU: 2021/08/04

       

      The Jama Connect header gets a new look

      This release continues the introduction of a new interface design for the Jama Connect content headers. For a consistent and organized user experience, we created a standardized design pattern to make actions and views more visible. Buttons replace drop-down menus and interactive links (breadcrumb navigation) now indicate the location in your project hierarchy. 

       

      The header is divided into two sections:

      • Views — Information and actions that relate to the presentation of your data. 
      • Actions — The things you can do with the currently displayed content. 

       

      Where can I see it? 

      The new header design now also appears in Single Item View, List View, and Reading View. Previously, it was first introduced to Baselines. In a future release, this design will also be available in Reviews and Trace View. 

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      Jama Connect 8.63 Cloud


      Release date US: 2021/07/23

      Release date AU/EU: 2021/07/24

      Usability improvements

      • You can now resize review comment windows. 

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      • In List View, you can now remove tags when you bulk edit items.

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      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-5044

      When you batch edit items from filter results, you can no longer update release and tag values from another project.

      SOS-DEF-5138 When the rich text editor is maximized, the formatting bar and header are now correctly displayed.
      SOS-DEF-5153 You can now save and add another item from Single Item View.
      SOS-DEF-5302

      You can now delete your reports from the Reports History. 

      SOS-DEF-5358

      When you export a Word document from a review, numbered lists are now displayed in sequential order. 

      SOS-DEF-5449 Admin users can override workflow at the project level.  


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      Jama Connect 8.62.2 Cloud


      Release date AU/EMEA/US: 2021/06/25
        

      This patch release resolves an issue where select items were not viewable due to a workflow-related data exception and customers were receiving an "Unknown error" message. 

         

      Resolved issues

       

      ID Resolution
      SOS-DEF-5365 Items are now viewable and do not display an "Unknown error" message.  


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      Jama Connect 8.62 Cloud

      Release date US: 2021/06/04

      Release date AU/EU: 2021/06/05

       

      SAML and multi-mode authentication: New option that controls user provisioning

      You can now control the auto-provisioning of new SAML users in both single SAML and multi-mode. If your users are set up as a user in SAML but not yet added to your user table, this option allows you to control whether users can auto-provision in Jama Connect.

      • New option, Disable the auto-generation of new SAML users, was added to the root admin authentication properties. 
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      • When this checkbox is selected and properties are saved, your SAML users (SAML and multi-mode) can't sign in to Jama Connect until you add them to the user table. A message tells them to finish the authentication process with their administrator. 
      • This option is selected by default after you upgrade to Jama Connect 8.62.
      • Cloud customers, if you prefer that new SAML users appear in your instance before they are actually set up (with the correct Permissions, Licenses, User Groups) in the Jama User Table, please contact Support. They can de-select this option in your Root menu.

      Updates from customer feedback

      New field type: Float

      You can now use custom floating decimal fields to accurately capture values and avoid converting values to another data type. The float field follows IEEE 754. These fields can be positive or negative.

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      Attachments in Reviews

      Moderators now have the opportunity to include item attachments in the Review Center.

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      Additional updates

      • Test runs are now automatically unlocked when a user's session times out.
      • New pop-up notification now informs users when download is complete and available on the Reports History page. 

      Usability improvements

      Reviews 

      • When you apply an activity filter to a review, then select an action (approve or reject, review, follow or unfollow), the page now reloads and takes you back to your previous location in the review. 
      • When viewing all your reviews in the table view and opening a review in a new browser tab, you no longer see an error. 

      REST API updates

      The REST API now supports PUT and PATCH for custom fields in a test run to align with recent updates in UI. These options are available with /v1 and were previously available only within /labs.

      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-2587 When you use these field values in a duplicated project, they now match the time and user who performed the duplication: createdBy, createdDate, modifiedBy, and modifiedDate. 
      SOS-DEF-5251 The filter conditions "Empty" and "Is Not Empty" now return the correct results. 
      SOS-DEF-5332 Large image attachments are now uploaded correctly after a virus scan runs. 
      SOS-DEF-1061 

      When right-clicking and selecting "Open in New Tab/Window" on a Review, the selected Review opens (instead of an "Oh No" page.)  

       



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      Jama Connect 8.61.1 Cloud

      Release date US: 2021/05/13
      Release date AU/EU: 2021/05/14

      This patch addresses issues found in the new Review Center template functionality and configuration. These issues were previously resolved via applied configurations by Jama Software; however, this hotfix will provide a more permanent resolution.

      Resolved issues


      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-5296

      In the new Review Center Approval and Peer templates, the default values no longer affect previous settings. 

      SOS-DEF-5299

      Previously, due to a hard-coded value, some customers received an error when they created a review. This issue has been resolved and the error no longer appears. 



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      Jama Connect 8.61 Cloud

      Release date US: 2021/04/23

      Release date AU/EU: 2021/04/24


      Introducing multi-mode authentication 

      The combination of Jama Connect Basic and SAML authentication (Basic + IdP) provides extra security by separating your internal users from external partners.

       Contact Support to enable it. 

      Review center and workflow enhancements

      Review center now includes templates for Approval and Peer reviews. This change provides a new way to transition items when an approver finalizes a review. By adding templates, we streamline the review configuration workflow to ensure reviews are up to date and compliant.    

       The Add review status workflow option has been replaced with Approval and Peer review templates


      To use this feature, organization administrators must enable an Approval review in Review center settings. 


      Once enabled, select 
      Organization | Workflow, then select the items you want to transition when finalizing an Approval review.

      New administration roles

      We're excited to announce the release of the new Jama Connect administration roles: user admin, process admin, and add project. The new roles help alleviate the challenges that sometimes occur for organization admins working in an enterprise environment. Managing users and configurations can be an overwhelming task, potentially introducing risk if the organization admin role is assigned to a lot of users. 

      User administrator

      The user administrator role manages licenses, users, and groups. This role can be assigned to an individual or a group. The user admin must also be a project admin to set permission for users and groups.  

      Process administrator

      The process administrator role focuses on configuring content and connections in Jama Connect. The process admin must also be a project admin or user admin to access projects, users, groups, and permissions.

      Add Project

      The add project role is a new role that allows lets users add projects outside of the organization admin role. Users/groups will also have the ability to duplicate projects where they are a project admin.

      For more information, see New administration roles and user visibility controls.

       

      User and group visibility updates

      Improved filtering for users and groups

      Users and groups associated with items, comments, and notifications are now only visible to those with project access. Controlled by permissions, users no longer receive assignments or notifications for content they can't access. 

      New settings

      Allow project administrators access to all users and organization groups

      In project groups or permissions, organization admins can give project admins the ability to add users outside of their project. You can find the new setting here: Admin > Organization > Details.

      Enable new comments in global Stream

      Creating new comments from the global Stream page (accessed from the Jama Connect header) is disabled by default. Most organizations prefer to limit access to all users and groups in Jama Connect. Users can continue to reply to comments in the global Stream, but @mention is now filtered by the project associated with the original comment. You can find the new setting here: Admin > Organization > Stream.

      REST API — New permissions for GET/users and GET/usergroups

      To reduce the exposure of users and user groups, additional permissions are applied to limit these calls to organization and user admins. A new project ID parameter now provides access for project admins.

      • Access to GET/users and GET/usergroups will require organization or user admin roles. The user admin role is new in Jama Connect 8.61. Project admins can continue to use these endpoints, but will be required to provide a project ID where they are a project admin.
      • Access to GET/users/{userId} and GET/usergroups/{id} will now perform a permissions check, ensuring the requesting user has access to the same project as the requested user or user group.

       Updates from customer feedback

      • A new reports history page lists previously generated reports with the option to download them. Available from Reports in the Jama Connect header, reports now run in the background so your screen isn't blocked when you run them.

      • You can now edit a Test Cycle's name, description, and date fields without updating its content.

      • In List View, project admins can now batch unlock items manually. In a previous release, only organization admins could do this.
      • When you click x to close the Test Execution window, the test run is no longer locked. 
      • The HTML clean-up process no longer runs when you generate a non-PDF report, allowing for more control over the output.
      • We have replaced the icon and label used for filters and reports. Instead of the star icon you now see the bookmark icon and instead of the "Favorites" label you now see "Bookmarks."

      Resolved issues

      ID Description

      SOS-DEF-1499

      Temporary reports are now removed from the TempReports folder after 7 days.

      SOS-DEF-4434

      The ability to see project-level user groups is now restricted to admins who have access to those projects.

      SOS-DEF-5036

      Project admin access for organization admins is now restricted when the organization admin doesn't have admin rights to a specific project. 
      SOS-DEF-5189 Deleting multiple items at the same time no longer causes duplicate version numbers. 

      SOS-DEF-5196

      When you batch-lock items, a user lock is no longer placed on an item already in a system-locked state.

      SOS-DEF-5218

      In the Review Center administration, approved email domains for inviting users from outside the project are now correctly displayed after you click Save

      SOS-DEF-5223

      A NullPointerException error no longer occurs when you export a template that includes upstream or downstream items and a numbered list in the description. 

      SOS-DEF-5233

      When you use a mix of bulleted and numbered lists, the formatting is now correctly exported in Word and PDF formats. 

      SOS-DEF-5234

      Duplicate version numbers no longer appear when you select Replace with baseline, then click Restore in the Activity stream.

      SOS-DEF-5238

      When you edit a review from the Table view, the wizard now advances to the next page when you click Next

      SOS-DEF-5247

      When you export a Trace View that includes the Tags column, the export now finishes in the expected amount of time.  

      SOS-DEF-5250

      You can now use default export templates to format bulleted items in rich text fields. 

      SOS-DEF-5253

      When you modify an item, users and groups in the "Assigned To" fields are now limited to only those with access to that project.
      Data fix This release resolves the issue where version numbers didn't increment sequentially. For specific questions about this fix, contact Support

      Known issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-5222

      When you archive a picklist option, it remains visible but you can't select it. If you use multi-select to edit this option, the selection might disappear. 


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      Jama Connect 8.60 Cloud

      Release date US: 2021/03/12

      Release date AU/EU: 2021/03/13

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      This release provides the ability to:

      • Resize the columns in the test step table when executing a test. 
      • Export the number of links, attachments, and item path in compatible reports. 

      Velocity logging enhancement

      Debugging custom Velocity reports can be difficult and time consuming. To help alleviate these challenges, this release adds logging information to contour.log from the Velocity LogTool.

      Sample:

      ## sets a variable x to some value and then logs a message that includes the variable value in the output

      #set($x = 8675309)

      $logTool.info("What is the value? ${x}")


      Coming soon — Changes to review workflows

      In an upcoming release, the Review center will include templates for Approval and Peer reviews. This change provides a new way to transition items when an approver finalizes a review. By adding templates, we streamline the review configuration workflow to ensure reviews are up to date and compliant.    

      The Add review status workflow option will be replaced with Approval and Peer review templates

      To use this feature, organization administrators must enable an Approval review in Review center settings. 


      Once enabled, select Organization | Workflow, then select the items you want to transition when finalizing an Approval review.


      Why are we making this change? 

      Many of our users asked for the ability to merge the item and review workflows. The existing review workflow isn't integrated with the more complex item workflow process. In its current form, a completed review can't implement the item workflow or provide status updates. To integrate these workflows, we need to remove the existing review workflow. 

      How does this change impact users?

      The item status update options will no longer be available when you finalize a review. To continue item status updates, your administrator will have to configure the items' workflow and review approval state. 

      We recommend batch updating items in a review or project if: 

      • You don't want to configure the system's workflow feature.
      • You find value in updating the status for items when a review workflow is completed.

      For more information about workflow status change, see Managing workflow.

       What are the benefits? 

      The new templates and workflow integration offer a streamlined experience for moderators. Reviews are consistent and up to date. 

      Coming soon — New administration roles

      We're excited to announce the release of the new Jama Connect administration roles. Starting in 8.60, this feature is available to select customers with plans to make it available to all customers in 8.61. Jama Connect will include new administrator roles: user administrator and process administrator. The new roles help alleviate the challenges that sometimes occur for organization admins working in an enterprise environment. Managing users and configurations can be an overwhelming task, potentially introducing risk if the organization admin role is assigned to a lot of users.

      User administrator

      The user administrator role manages licenses, users, and groups. This role can be assigned to an individual or a group. The user admin must also be a project admin to set permission for users and groups. 

      Process administrator

      The process administrator role focuses on configuring content and connections in Jama Connect. The process admin must also be a project admin or user admin to access projects, users, groups, and permissions.

      New administration roles and user visibility controls

      Coming soon  Internet Explorer support ending Fall 2021

      Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer and Edge. Microsoft Edge Chromium will be the supported browser going forward.

       We recommend that you access Jama Connect from these browsers:

      • Chrome
      • Firefox
      • Safari
      • Edge Chromium

      If you have questions or comments, submit a ticket at support.jamasoftware.com

      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-1834 When signing in to Jama Connect using IE 11, it no longer matters how fast or slowly you type your username and password. 
      SOS-DEF-4181 When you access the Help from Admin > Workflow, the correct topic now appears. 
      SOS-DEF-4388 When you hover over a Test Cycle, the full name is now correctly displayed. 
      SOS-DEF-4855 You can now import images from Microsoft Word to Rich Text fields. 
      SOS-DEF-5109 Users with a Collaborator license type can now unlock Test Runs that they locked. 
      SOS-DEF-5173 Smart filters with a subquery no longer cause timeouts when searching.
      SOS-DEF-5175 The Description field for text and images, which appears when you edit an item in a review, has been expanded.


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      Jama Connect 8.59 Cloud

      Release date US: 2021/02/12

      Release date AU/EMEA: 2021/02/13

      Admin activity history improvements

      The Project admin panel now includes added administrative activities filtered by project.

        


      New audit activities available at project level

      The Project admin activity stream includes actions from these tabs: 

       

      Tab Available information
      Settings Changes in version items; maximum number of items displayed in the Explorer Tree; where to save test run defects. 
      Item Types Item types that transition from visible to hidden and from hidden to visible. 
      Release List What was added, edited, deleted, archived, and unarchived in a project release. 
      Project Permissions Modifications to inherited permissions; added and removed permissions at the project level. 
      Workflow Overriden items and who overrode them; removed and configured workflows per item type in a project. 
      Attachments Attachments added from the Attachments tab of the Project admin panel. 
      Tag Management What was added, deleted, and edited to a tag in a project. 
      Index When a project level index was initiated. 
      Clean Up When project cleanup and project baselines cleanup are initiated. 

       

      Ability to track project management for org admins

      Organization administrators can now see basic create and delete activities at the project level, such as adding a project or project folder; deleting a project or project folder, and archiving and unarchiving a project. 

       


      Updates from customer feedback

      • You can now send items for review directly from List View. In List View, select the items you want reviewed, then select Actions > Send for review.

       

      • You can now see attachment and link details in List View. When configured to appear in List View, the # of Links and # of Attachments columns display a link with the total count. Select the number to open a panel with more details.  




      • You can now include the tags column in exports from the Trace View.
      • Organization and Project administrators will no longer be able to Override or Modify users or groups assigned the Organization Admin role. The Organization Admin is a role that has access to all projects and items and the appearance of overriding access has resulted in confusion and difficultly in navigating permission settings.



      Updates to CKEditor

      Jama Connect now uses CKEditor 4.15.0 for rich text editing.  This upgrade includes several resolved issues, including SOS-DEF-4689 (see details below). 

      Updates to REST

      A new header option "x-jama-date-fields-with-time" has been introduced to the REST API for serializing dates in the fields as ISO-8601. This will help eliminate confusion around dates that may be affected by UTC.

      When the header is not used or set to false the system will continue include the field values as dates. When the value is set to true the values will be a complete datetime.

      ​​

               


      Coming soon — Changes to review workflows

      In an upcoming release, the Review center will include templates for Approval and Peer reviews. This change provides a new way to transition items when an approver finalizes a review. By adding templates, we streamline the review configuration workflow to ensure reviews are up to date and compliant.    

       

      The Add review status workflow option will be replaced with Approval and Peer review templates



      To use this feature, organization administrators must enable an Approval review in Review center settings. 

       

      Once enabled, select Organization | Workflow, then select the items you want to transition when finalizing an Approval review.

       

       

      Why are we making this change? 

      Many of our users asked for the ability to merge the item and review workflows. The existing review workflow isn't integrated with the more complex item workflow process. In its current form, a completed review can't implement the item workflow or provide status updates. To integrate these workflows, we need to remove the existing review workflow. 

       

      How does this change impact users?

      The item status update options will no longer be available when you finalize a review. To continue item status updates, your administrator will have to configure the items' workflow and review approval state. 

       

      We recommend batch updating items in a review or project if: 

      • You don't want to configure the system's workflow feature.
      • You find value in updating the status for items when a review workflow is completed.

      For more information about workflow status change, see Managing workflow.

       

      What are the benefits? 

      The new templates and workflow integration offer a streamlined experience for moderators. Reviews are consistent and up to date. 

      If you have questions or comments, submit a ticket at support.jamasoftware.com

      Coming soon — New administration roles

      In an upcoming release, Jama Connect will include new administrator roles: user administrator and process administrator. The new roles help alleviate the challenges that sometimes occur for organization admins working in an enterprise environment. Managing users and configurations can be an overwhelming task, potentially introducing risk if the organization admin role is assigned to a lot of users.

       

      These roles provide the ability to control the administrators' responsibilities at a more granular level. 

      User administrator

      The user administrator role manages licenses, users, and groups. This role can be assigned to an individual or a group. The user admin must also be a project admin to set permission for users and groups. 

      Process administrator

      The process administrator role focuses on configuring content and connections in Jama Connect. The process admin must also be a project admin or user admin to access projects, users, groups, and permissions. 

       This role can modify these settings:

       

      • Item types
      • Pick lists
      • Relationship rules
      • Review Center
      • Risk management
      • Workflow

      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-2509 During a re-sign-in user is routed to correct page.
      SOS-DEF-4673 A project folder can no longer be assigned as its own parent from the REST API.
      SOS-DEF-4689 Formatting issues no longer occur when you copy and paste a numbered list from Microsoft Word or Chrome.
      SOS-DEF-4850 When you export to Microsoft Word from Review Center, numbered lists are now displayed as separate sections and bulleted lists are preserved. 
      SOS-DEF-5040 When you add project permissions from the Permissions tab, you now see only the current project's groups.
      SOS-DEF-5163 Opening a second folder after viewing another folder opens the second folder as expected.  


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      Jama Connect 8.58 Cloud

      Release date US: 2021/01/15
      Release date EU/AU: 2021/01/16

      A new look for Stream comments

      This release introduces a new interface design for Stream comments. You can see the new look when you add, resolve, or reply to a Stream comment.  

      Improvements include:

      • Layout and consistency with the rest of the application
      • New user avatar design in all commenting views
      • Better user experience for resolving comments with open actions

      updated Stream comment UI

      Database traffic management improvements

      This release includes improvements to database traffic management, which reduces the impact of traffic spikes from users. 

      Resolved Issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-1673 Comments widget now shows the correct number of comments for Test Plans and Test Runs.
      SOS-DEF-3105

      Selecting a set from the Explorer Tree now returns the correct items when a group is granted read access rights for only one set in a component.

      SOS-DEF-5137

      In the message "Review is closed," the date is now displayed in the correct format you configured. 

      Jama Connect 8.57 Cloud

      Release date US: 2020/12/18
      Release date EU/AU: 2020/12/19


      Configurable date formats 

      Organization administrators can now configure the date format from the Organization Details page. The default setting is month/day/year, but can be changed to year/month/day or day/month/year as needed.



      Redesign of Reviews and Stream commenting 

      This release introduces a new interface design and layout when you make comments in Reviews and the Stream.

       

      Updates to Stream

      • Introduces a new "agree" interaction, so you can agree or like Stream comments by selecting the thumbs up icon. 
      • Displays a new interface layout and updated color scheme. 



      Updates to reviews

      • Streamlined process for moderators to resolve comment threads using a consistent resolve button and interaction. 
      • Changes to the "agree" or like interaction allow users to re-select the thumbs icon if they no longer agree with a comment. 
      • Displays a new interface design and layout. 


      Workflow updates

      This release introduces an option that controls the items you version during a workflow transition. Previously, all transitions created a new version of the item, but now an organization administrator can configure an item type so the version doesn't change. The audit history is preserved because the transition is recorded in the version history and that activity is added to the stream.


      This update also addresses compliance concerns because an item can be marked "Approved" or "Complete" and locked without changing the version that was reviewed. By default, items are versioned during a workflow transition.

       

      Baseline REST API updates

      • The baseline model now includes the baseline key, source key, source ID, and source name, which can be accessed from the Jama Connect Public REST API. 
      • We continue to add more baseline options from the Jama Connect Public REST API. For example, from the new endpoint in the Labs API, you can now create a baseline from an existing source. 
      • You can now edit the name and description of a baseline from the Jama Connect Public REST API.

      Baseline updates

      You can now resize the slide-out preview panel in the baseline List View and Reading View. 


      A link is now added in the baseline header when a baseline is created from a review or a new revision of a review. Use the link to navigate to a specific review quickly.  

      • A long baseline name is now shortened with an ellipsis (...). 
      • If you hover over an icon in the baseline tree, you see hover text describing the contents of the item. 
      • If you hover over a name in the baseline tree, you see hover text describing the name of the folder, source, or baseline.

       

      Archiving pick list values

      Managing historical data has just gotten easier. Individual pick list options can now be archived, preserving previously selected entries. However, archived entries are no longer a valid selection for items going forward.



      These entries can be filtered. We recommend adding a character or word to the beginning of the file name to indicate it has been archived. For example, *Information. 

       

      Additional audit activities for organization administrators

      Organization administrators can now view audit activities for these areas: 

       

      • Review Center  
      • License Update activity from Root Admin panel 
      • Reporting activities from the Root Admin panel 
      • Risk Management  
      • System Health Report  
      • Editor Template activities 
      • Stream  
      • Plug-ins
      • Org Details page, Java Date Time formatting 



      Updates from customer feedback

      • When opening an item, the Explorer Tree now loads the item's location (same functionality as Actions > Find me).

      • In Single Item View, organization administrators can now unlock an item from its Actions menu. Previously, this button worked only for the person who originally locked the item.


      • The width of the Test Center's Cycle menu now allows for longer titles without having to resize the menu. 

      • A PDF-compatible version of the Baseline Comparison report is now available.


      • You can now generate a Trace View from the Product Progress roll-up field link for a single item. 
      1. Select the roll-up field link. 

      1. Select Trace View.

      • You can now edit tags inline in List View. 


      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-393

      If you select individual items for review, they now retain headings or hierarchical numbering. 

      SOS-DEF-1394

      Filter and "Preview List" results now match when a rule is set for "All Item Types" and another rule is set for a different item type using the same filter. 

      SOS-DEF-1668 You can now navigate to the Jama Software Community from the System Health Report. 
      SOS-DEF-4313 You can now add a user email address with ".local" and ".lab" domains. 
      SOS-DEF-4764 The number of items in the "Preview List" is now consistent with the filter results. 
      SOS-DEF-4844 When you search for items with populated field values, the results no longer include items with empty field values. 
      SOS-DEF-4910 MathType Editor equations are now correctly displayed in Edit mode when the equation is centered. 
      SOS-DEF-4967 Links are now preserved when you save Velocity reports as PDF. 
      SOS-DEF-5070 The "Advanced search" field now returns the expected results when you apply a filter. 
      SOS-DEF-5108 Date and time stamps in Review comments now show the correct date values when using d/m/y format.

       

       

      Known issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-5137 If you select a closed review, the closed date is formatted incorrectly.

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      Jama Connect 8.56 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2020/11/06
      Release date US/EMEA: 2020/11/06

       

      Increased security

      Jama Software has increased security for our Cloud customers. To protect users, we now offer virus scanning when you upload attachments.

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      Admin Activity stream now includes the ability to refresh and resize.



      Out-of-the-box Excel exports, accessed from the Export menu, now support tags as an exportable field. 



      The ability to include the item path as a field on items is now visible in List View and Reading View.



      Test Run results field is now displayed in Reviews and Reading View.




      Administrators managing reports now have the ability to limit access to run custom reports by user group.


      The ability to batch lock and unlock items is now available in the Batch update window in List View or Reading View.



      When hovering on a date field, the time and UTC offset are now visible.


      Jama Connect Top Tasks survey

      We'd love to hear which Jama Connect tasks are most important to you. Your responses will help us prioritize how we present the product in documentation and the UI, so that we can focus on the information that really matters to our customers.  

      Click this link to take the survey: Top Tasks

      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-2120

      Checking the license usage history no longer causes high CPU usage.

      SOS-DEF-2700 You can no longer create a duplicate user when sending multiple "User Add" requests. 
      SOS-DEF-2702 PUT & PATCH /v1/testruns/id call now updates the Execution Date with the correct date. 
      SOS-DEF-2857 Updating multiple items with an existing pick list value now updates the date, versions the item, and logs the activity. 
      SOS-DEF-4995 You can now run multiple Velocity reports simultaneously without producing an error.
      SOS-DEF-5033 Velocity now retrieves change requests successfully. 
      SOS-DEF-5043 You can now duplicate test plans.
      SOS-DEF-5045 The Test Run execution window now closes when a default value is assigned. 
      SOS-DEF-5048 Velocity now supports $relationship.getRelationshipType().getValue().get(0).
      SOS-DEF-5049 Velocity now supports $relation.relationshipType.id.
      SOS-DEF-5051 Velocity now supports getRelationshipTypeList.
      SOS-DEF-5053 In Admin, you can now scroll when you drag and drop a project.

       


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      Jama Connect 8.55 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2020/09/26
      Release date US/EMEA: 2020/09/25  

       

      Baseline improvements 

      This release adds the ability to show or hide IDs for sources, baselines, and folders in the baseline tree. When the IDs are visible, you can search for them using the baseline search box.


      You can now see the relationships that were established at the time a baseline was taken. For example, if you relate one item to another item and the first item is baselined, you can view the corresponding data from the related item. 

       

      Expand Show related items, then select the item's link. The details are displayed in the panel that opens. 


      Administration improvements

      This release introduces usability improvements and enhanced auditing capabilities for Jama Connect administrators. 

      Simplified project administrator access

      We reduced clutter and streamlined the Project menu, which no longer includes the following options: 

      • Add Project
      • Configure Project
      • Manage All Projects

      All admins — project and organization — now use Admin in the header to access administrator tasks.

      Select Admin to access the Project tab.



      Organization Admin Activity stream

      Organization administrators now have the ability to monitor user updates and process details. Activities are created for changes to item types, pick lists, users, permissions, and more. 

      Events that appear in the stream are based on activity from the Organization tab. We plan to add support for project activities in the future.  

      As organization administrator, click the Activity stream button on the right side of the content header to view the new activity stream. 



      Need to find something quickly?

      Search for activities by entering the search term, like the name of a pick list or the user who performed the action.



      Updates from customer feedback

      In Single Item View, you can now generate a Trace View from View > Trace View.



      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-4539

      New items are now locked when you work in the "Add item" window. 

      SOS-DEF-4629

      A review moderator with Project Administrator permissions can now assign the signer role. 

      SOS-DEF-4860 

      Support enabled option per report to address exporting an item from a Word or PDF document and the item has more than one table, the lower border of the table now appears.

      SOS-DEF-4892

      When importing test steps from an Excel round trip, a duplicate API error no longer occurs. 

      SOS-DEF-4987

      You can now access or update reviews associated with a baseline, even if a a baseline is missing a baseline tree node. 

      SOS-DEF-4988

      Exporting from Trace View now works as designed. 

      SOS-DEF-4990

      When an action is included in a stream comment, the email is successfully sent to the recipient. 

      SOS-DEF-4998

      The workflow override option is now available to Project Administrators. 

       

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      Jama Connect 8.54.1 Hotfix 

      Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/09/18


      This patch release resolves errors occurring if specific fields were selected when you exported from Trace View. 

       

      Resolved issues 

      ID Resolution

      SOS-DEF-4988

      Exporting from Trace View now works as designed.  


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      Jama Connect 8.54 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2020/08/28
      Release date US/EMEA: 2020/08/28  

      Baseline improvements 

      The baseline header, List View, and Reading View were redesigned for a streamlined user experience.  

      List View now follows the same pattern as Project List View

      • You can now add custom fields, sort, and drag and drop.
      • To display the baselined and current versions in List View or Reading View, select the gear icon, then select ​Current version​ and ​Version​​.
      • Preview item now appears as a slide-out panel. From here, you can view the item version and versioned fields that were included for the item when it was baselined. 

      Reading View now follows the same pattern as Project Reading View 

      • You can now add custom fields from the gear icon. 
      • Preview Item now appears as a slide-out panel where you can view the item version and versioned fields that were included when it was baselined. 

       

      A redesigned baseline header provides easier access to actions

      • If you accessed the baseline from a link or the Explorer Tree hierarchy is collapsed, select Find me to locate the baseline in the baseline tree.  
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      • The Home icon is replaced with View details. Select View details to access the home screen from a new in-app tab. 
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      Additional information about baselines 

      • If a user doesn't have permission, the actions are grayed out and disabled or hidden from view. 
      • The baseline ID is now visible in the baseline header. 
      • List View and Reading View are located in the header instead of the Actions drop-down menu.

       

      Updates to Projects List View and Reading View

      • To display the item's version in List View or Reading View, select the gear icon, then select Current version

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      • In List View, you can now add a Test Run Results column to Test Cases. The column displays the status of all Test Runs that are downstream. 
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      Coming soon

      We're excited to announce the release of the new Jama Connect activity stream for organization administrators. Starting in 8.54, this feature is available to select customers with plans to make it available to all Cloud customers in 8.55. 

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      Additionally, the access to project administration has been streamlined.

      We've reduced the clutter in the Project menu and view configuration by removing the multiple buttons and provided project admins with the ability to access all of their projects in one place. 

      Select the Admin option in the header to access project administration.



      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-1222 Running an uploaded Excel document without saving it no longer generates cryptic text. 
      SOS-DEF-1162 An email notification to a user who has never logged in now contains the correct URL. 
      SOS-DEF-2971 An exported CSV file now shows the correct pick list values if they were copied from another column to the same defect type. 
      SOS-DEF-2641 In Reading View, tables in rich text are now wrapped correctly. 
      SOS-DEF-4433 Review administrators can now access a public review if they have permission to review all items.
      SOS-DEF-4626 The public review option "Only those with permission to ALL items in the Review" no longer causes issues to users with read-only permissions when items are changed or deleted. 
      SOS-DEF-4841 Updating the project key with one in use by another project no longer changes the key. 

        

      Known issues

      ID Description

      SOS-DEF-4961

      In List View, if you add Version and Current version, the exported baseline results in an Excel file with duplicate columns. 

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      Jama Connect 8.53 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2020/08/07
      Release date US/EMEA: 2020/08/07   

       

      Configure review comments to appear in your project

      Comments made during a review can now be configured to appear in the project view for that item. When enabled by the administrator, review moderators can — for each review — allow comments to be displayed for the item in that project. Comments are visible as they are made and during the review, and remain after the review is closed.   

      This option needs to be enabled in two places for it to take effect. The administrator must enable it in the Review Center Settings and moderators must enable it when they create a review.

       

      Review Center Settings: 

       

      Initiate review settings: 


      Project Single Item View:

       

      Enhanced text highlighting in reviews

      Scanning comments in reviews is now easier, thanks to new colors representing the comment's state. Yellow = open; green = resolved; and red = rejected. When you select a highlighted comment, the remaining highlighted comments temporarily change to gray, so you can focus on the selected comment.

       

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      • Adjust row height Ability to adjust the line height in List View, enabling word wrap. The page might take a few seconds to load when multiple columns are being re-aligned to wrap the text. 

       

       

      • Configure custom fields to appear when executing a Test Run — Add fields to the Test Run item type to have access to them when executing a Test Run. 

      Example: Add a test field to capture the serial number for a product being tested.

       

       
      • Update to @mention — Suggested names are now limited to the users within the project.

       

      TFS and Jira connectors have been removed from Admin 

      The TFS and Jira connectors, which were previously announced as coming to end of life in April 2019, have now been removed from the Admin section.  

       

      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-2609 In reports, the mail merge tag "TableStart:STEPS" no longer causes HTML to export with test case steps. 
      SOS-DEF-2635 The jamacore container entry script no longer throws an exception when it parses trusted certificate .pem files that contain zero-width, no-break spaces. 
      SOS-DEF-2958 When you create an export with mail merge codes, items in tables are now exported in the correct order. 
      SOS-DEF-4241 The Synchronized Items widget no longer causes performance issues. 
      SOS-DEF-4275 All selected fields are now included when you export to Word from List View.
      SOS-DEF-4831 Test Run exports to Word no longer contain HTML code in Test Steps and images are now rendered correctly. 
      SOS-DEF-4853 The Velocity engine now successfully retrieves relationship types from baselines. 
      SOS-DEF-4888 Velocity report permission checks are now processed significantly faster when the "permissionsOff" report parameter is enabled.

      Jama Connect 8.52 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2020/07/10
      Release date US/EMEA: 2020/07/10

       

      New options for custom reports 

       

      Formatting 

       An upgraded Velocity exporter allows report writers to upload HTML templates with full Velocity script support, including header and footer customization, and control of page size, margin, style, and layout. 

       

      Important: For Velocity reports in PDF format to appear correctly, changes must be made to your custom PDF reports. For more information, see the community guide on custom velocity PDF exports or contact your consultant.

       

      Permissions 

      Self-hosted organization administrators now have the ability to selectively extend permission for specific custom reports. Cloud customers must contact Support to configure these settings. 

       

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      This release adds the ability to sort from the Tags column in List View.

       

      Performance improvements

      This release provides general performance improvements.

       

      Resolved issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-368 Reuse and edit options are now correctly displayed when a user with read access selects items from List View or filter results. 
      SOS-DEF-607 In List View, the configure fields drop-down list now includes a scroll bar for item types. 
      SOS-DEF-656 Exporting a Word document no longer adds an extra paragraph above the heading. 
      SOS-DEF-2146 The Tag Cloud now correctly updates when adding more than 20 tags. 
      SOS-DEF-4378 Duplicating a project with more than 12 workflow overrides now successfully completes. 
      SOS-DEF-4583 You can now relate test runs to items from the API. 
      SOS-DEF-4793 Exporting to Word using the Office Template no longer creates an extra line break after rich text fields. 

      Known issues

      ID Description
      SOS-DEF-4860

      When exporting an item from a Word or PDF document, and the item has more than one table, the lower border of the last table is missing. 

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      Jama Connect 8.51 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2020/06/05
      Release date US/EMEA: 2020/06/05

       

      Managing access to the equation editor

      • Organization administrators can assign individual users access to the WIRIS MathType Editor.

      Note: Access to the equation editor is optional.  Contact your Jama Software account manager if you are interested in licensing this capability.

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      • In List View, you can now include the number of attachments and links in the items table. 

       

      • The Actions menu now includes the option to View all locked items

       

      • When editing items, the Save & done button is now highlighted in blue as the primary action.

      Resolved issues

      ID Resolution
      SOS-DEF-1253 You can now relate items if both are locked by the system or another user.

       

      Jama Connect 8.50 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2020/05/08
      Release date US/EMEA: 2020/05/08

       

      Updates to baseline permissions 

      • Organization and project administrators can edit the name and description of a signed baseline.

       

      Updates from customer feedback

      • From the Organization Details page, administrators can generate equation images as PNG or SVG files using the WIRIS MathType editor.  

       

      Resolved issues

      ID Resolution
      SOS-DEF-4064 The logout timer now works as designed.

      SOS-DEF-4678

      When updating existing items with round-trip imports, the system will stop the import and alert the user when there are two rows in Excel that refer to the same API ID. 

      SOS-DEF-1840

      Items locked by the user or systems are now correctly duplicated. 

       

      SOS-DEF-4242 Using the Rich Text Editor to copy and paste larger images now finishes successfully. 

      Jama Connect 8.49 Cloud

      Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/04/17

      Baseline search and usability improvements

      Use the new baseline search feature to find a source or baseline. Keep the number of project baselines and sources under 14,000 to maintain efficient search performance. 
       

      When you type a search request, the results are highlighted so you can find them easily. 

       

       

      When you clear the search field, the results from the previous search are expanded and highlighted in the baseline tree. 

       

       

      When you create a folder or baseline, it is highlighted in the baseline tree. Selecting the baseline ID in the activity stream highlights the baseline and expands the source. 

       

       

      Filtering improvements in reviews

      This release introduces a new filter-and-find experience for reviewers. 

      From the review header, select Filter to open the filter panel, which now slides out from the left.

       

       

      When you select filters, the active filters appear in a bar under the review header. 

       

      Updates to filters 

      When you select multiple filters, the workflow is the same as other areas of Jama Connect with multi-select filters. 

       

      New filters allow moderators and power users to take action on the items that matter most—items that are potentially holding up review progress:

      • Items with open comments
      • Items with closed comments
      • Items with comments in a specific version
      • Items with comments by a specific participant

       

      When filters are selected:

      • The number of items that match the filter criteria update dynamically. 
      • A subsequent find search can be performed based off the filtered items. 
      • Reviewers can navigate to different areas of the review workspace without losing their filter or search selection. For example, if you make a filter selection and go to another view, your filter selection is saved when you navigate back to the review. 

      Note: Filtering does not persist across user sessions or browser refreshes.

       

        The Search/TOC tab that was part of the filter panel is now called Find. The default for this panel is the table of contents. 

         

        When you select an item from the search results or table of contents, the item is selected and outlined in blue.

        • Previously, the highlight appeared only briefly, making it difficult to track the results. 
        • The outline goes away when you click outside it.
        • You can now scroll without the outline disappearing.

         

        Highlighting improvements in reviews

         

        Highlights are now specific to the selected revision

         

        When highlighting is enabled, the highlights shown are specific to the revision that is selected in the review header. This allows viewers quickly to identify new comments and remove the noise from previous comments. 

         

        Please note, when highlighting is disabled the reviewer can't highlight content in the review reading view. Previously, a reviewer could make highlights but they disappeared after saving the comment.

        Highlighting workflow and navigation tips

        A reviewer can now:

        • Use the tab key to move between highlighted items.
        • Open the Comments modal for the highlight by pressing Enter or the space bar.
        • Close the Comments modal by pressing Escape.

        Additional colors were added to improve the readability of highlighted content. A darker shade of yellow appears when a reviewer hovers or tabs between highlighted items or overlapping highlights. 

         

         

        Updates from customer feedback

        • Added type-ahead search to single and multi-select fields in Single Item View.
        • For test cases with images included in the test steps, images can now expand to a lightbox view.  
        • Updated the signature meaning for electronic signatures from "I approve this review" to "I approve the content of this review."
        • A reviewer can now transition to the compare view from V1 of a review with multiple revisions. No changes to the behavior of the compare view have been made—the compare view always loads the most recent revision compared to the next previous revision.

         

        Resolved issues

        ID Resolution
        SOS-DEF-1340 In the review Single Item View, related items now successfully update when switching between items.
        SOS-DEF-2660 In some cases, an error appeared when accessing reviews. This release resolves this issue. 
        SOS-DEF-4202 When a baseline folder is created, a message now appears in the activity stream.
        SOS-DEF-4256 Rest API now allows items to be related when “Allow relationships with item types not in this rule” is enabled and any combination of rules are set.
        SOS-DEF-4558 You can now delete date fields in an item using inline edit mode. 
        SOS-DEF-4693 In some cases, closing a review produced a Minified React error #185 message. This release resolves this issue. 
        SOS-DEF-4705 Replicated startup scripts no longer cause permissions to reset when a file is placed in the wrong location. 
        SOS-DEF-4708 Creating a new baseline folder is no longer blocked by the "Add folder" pop-up window. 
        SOS-DEF-4638

        Exporting a review no longer includes deleted comments. 

        SOS-DEF-4710

        Relationship rules are recognized when adding the "Related item" relationship type to a project.  

        SOS-DEF-4713 In some cases, deleted items didn't appear in reports because of permission checks. This release resolves this issue.

         

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        01-08-2020 13:48

        @John thank you for pointing that out! I have updated the notes to be accurate.​

        01-08-2020 06:43

        ​Good morning...A minor inconsistency in the release notes for 8.45 cloud.  The Baseline container was renamed to  "Baseline Name" but when you are in the application, the container is "Name".

        05-02-2018 12:39

        ​Is there validation documentation for 8.25?