The following new features and enhancements were introduced in ALM 16.00.
What's New video
Learn about some of the new features included in ALM 16.00.
The following updates were added to Web Runner.
Manage test subjects and tests
The Test Plan tab was added in Web Runner. It enables you to manage a test plan tree of test subjects and tests.
For details, see Create tests.
|Enable or disable Web Runner modules||
Using Web Runner Admin, you can now enable or disable Dashboard, Test Plan, Test Lab, Defect, and defect editing at a project level.
For details, see Enable or disable Web Runner or its modules.
|Full support of defect filters||
You can now filter defects by specified values of almost all defect fields.
For details, see View, filter, and edit defects.
Analysis and Dashboard
The following updates were added to the Analysis and Dashboard modules.
|New graph types for defects||
The following graph types were added for defects:
|Sort column charts||
You can now sort column charts by X-axis or Y-axis values in an ascending or descending order.
For details, see Graph Appearance.
|Save data grids as CSV or HTML files||
When you view a graph in the data grid layout, you can save the graph as a CSV or an HTML file.
For details, see View Tab - Graphs/Graph Window.
|Save dashboards as images||
You can now save a dashboard as a JPEG or PNG file.
For details, see View Dashboard Pages.
Microsoft Teams integration
A Microsoft Teams presence indicator is available on the left side of each user field in an entity form. Click the indicator to start a Teams chat with the entity link and general information included.
For details, see Send instant messages from ALM.
Pin a dashboard to homepage, and you can see the dashboard in My Homepage > My Dashboard.
For details, see My Dashboard.
Site Administration is a new pure web application that consolidates site administration and SaaS add-on administration capabilities. It replaces the SaaS Add-on. For on-premises, it is in tech preview stage, accessible from the Tools menu of Site Administration.
For detail, see the Site Administration.
Quality Insight (tech preview)
Quality Insight incorporates Global Search and provides additional capabilities - it lets you create and manage KPI cards to measure how your team or organization progresses towards goals.
For details, see Quality Insight.
The following updates were added to ALM REST API.
|New site admin REST API to assign user groups||
Assign a user to the specified user groups by using the following Site Admin REST API:
For details, see Site Administration REST API Reference.
Send X-XSRF-TOKEN header with all requests
Starting from ALM 16.00, after getting authenticated, you should send the X-XSRF-TOKEN header in all your subsequent REST API calls, except for the ones that use the GET HTTP method. Otherwise, you cannot access ALM resources using ALM REST APIs.
ALM Google Sheets add-on
The ALM Goggle Sheets add-on enables you to upload requirements, tests, and defects from your Google Sheets spreadsheet directly to ALM.
For details, see Google Sheets add-on.
The ALM Dashboard mobile application enables you to view dashboards from your mobile devices, without downloading an ALM client.
For details, see ALM Dashboard mobile application.
ALM - Test Management for Jira plugin
The ALM - Test Management for Jira plugin allows Jira users to continue planning and working in Jira, with immediate visibility into the quality processes being managed in ALM.
For details, see the plugin readme.
You can now define the recurrence for a reserved testing timeslot that starts automatically.
For details, see Edit Recurrence.
If local authentication is enabled for SSO authentication, local ALM users can reset their password by clicking the Forgot my password link in the ALM login page.
For details, see "Setting up SSO Authentication" on page 1.
ALM now keeps logs for the following:
IP addresses for all users connected to ALM
Changes to workflow scripts
For details, see ALM auditing.