What's New in ALM 16.00

The following new features and enhancements were introduced in ALM 16.00.

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Learn about some of the new features included in ALM 16.00.

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Web Runner

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 Manage 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 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.

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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:

  • Cycle Time by Phase Graph: Create a Cycle Time by Phase graph to show how long defects remained in each phase. The graph also enables you to drill down to the cycle time of each phase, in order to identify bottlenecks.

  • Anomalies Graph: Create an Anomalies graph to show how many defects got stuck in a specific phase for a specified duration. For example, how many defects remained in the Open status for more than 5 working days.

For details, see Defects Graphs and How to Generate a Graph.

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.

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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 Microsoft Teams messages from ALM.

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My Homepage

Pin a dashboard to homepage, and you can see the dashboard in My Homepage > My Dashboard.

For details, see My Dashboard.

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Web Administration

Web 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 Web Administration help.

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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 window.

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REST API

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:

PUT/qcbin/v2/sa/api/domains/{domain}/projects/{project}/users/{user}/groups

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.

For details, see REST API Reference (Core) and Site Administration REST API Reference.

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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.

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ALM Dashboard

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.

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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.

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Timeslots

You can now define the recurrence for a reserved testing timeslot that starts automatically.

For details, see Edit Recurrence.

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SSO authentication

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 Set up SSO Authentication.

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Auditing

ALM now keeps logs for the following:

  • IP addresses for all users connected to ALM

  • Changes to workflow scripts

  • Entity relations

For details, see ALM auditing.

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