September 30, 2014
To: CA PPM™ Customers
From: CA Technologies CA PPM Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for CA PPM Release 14.1
On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that CA PPM Release 14.1 is now available.
Due to the anticipated close proximity of the 14.1 and 14.2 releases, no patches will be produced for 14.1. Any critical fixes that are identified will be included in 14.2, which should be considered the patch for 14.1. No fixes for 14.1 will be done outside of the 14.2 release. Customers that elect to go live on 14.1 should have plans to go to 14.2 immediately upon its availability. Patches will then be made available according to our standard PPM Defect Resolution Policy posted on https://support.ca.com/ New features for CA PPM Release 14.1 include:
· Studio Content Management:
Partners and customers can use Studio to package and migrate Studio content, making deployments much easier.
· Microsoft Project Improvements:
Microsoft Project integration has been re-architected for faster performance and increased usability.
· Integration Adaptor:
On Demand customers can import third-party resource information into CA PPM. Because our Integration Adaptor is provided with CA PPM, we maintain the integration and ensure it continues to work after upgrades.
· VersionOne Integration:
CA Technologies and VersionOne have partnered to develop direct integration between CA PPM and the industry-leading Agile solution from VersionOne. With the integration, you can export project information to VersionOne and import VersionOne work items into CA PPM tasks. This integration ensures that you can track VersionOne work effort in CA PPM.
In addition, we added usability improvements and resolved over 400 customer issues.
Please note that as of the 14.1 release, the product name CA Clarity PPM has begun changing to CA PPM. The CA Clarity PPM name will continue to appear in areas of the product until the brand transition is complete in 2015.
We encourage you to visit the CA PPM product information page on the CA Support Online website at https://support.ca.com/ for more information.
On Premise customers can download a copy of CA PPM Release 14.1 from CA Support Online https://support.ca.com/.
Where to get help:
· For more information about what's new in this release, see the Release Notes in product documentation.
· If you have questions or require assistance, contact CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customer-care.aspx where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form: https://communities.ca.com/web/guest/customercare.
You can call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see http://www.ca.com/phone for the local number in your country.
If you need assistance in understanding the new features, or implementing this latest release, our CA Services experts can help. For more information on CA Services and how you can leverage our expertise, please visit www.ca.com/services. To connect, learn and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA PPM Community at https://communities.ca.com/.
To review CA Support lifecycle policies, please review the CA Support Policy and Terms located at: https://support.ca.com/.
Thank you again for your business.