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What’s New in UrbanCode Release Version 6.1?

Posted by Tejinder Sehgal on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

IBM UrbanCode Release (formerly called uRelease) 6.1 is here, but what's new?

What is UrbanCode Release?

IBM UrbanCode Release is a collaborative release management tool that helps handle the growing number and complexity of releases. Using UrbanCode Release you can plan, execute, and track a release through every stage of the delivery lifecycle thereby reducing errors and making large releases faster and more agile.

What's New in 6.1?

More Languages

The new update enables users to pick the user interface language from a choice of languages, which have been listed below:

  • English
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

JIRA Integration Improvements

The JIRA integration has been rewritten to use the JIRA REST API rather than the older JIRA SOAP API. It is worth noting that various usability and logging improvements have also been made. 

Enterprise Release Calendar

The Enterprise Release Calendar gives you the ability to see everything which is happening in one filterable view (by release, environment, or event types). This provides more flexibility whilst analysing and reporting on release and deployment activities as well as keeping track of black-out dates, release events, scheduled deployments, and major milestones in a single calendar, as shown below:

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Environment Reservation Capabilities

Environment Scheduling enables teams with limited test environment resources to identify available environments and schedule testing labs. In case of a conflict being detected, a warning message will be displayed to the user detailing these potential conflicts. Real-time views of environment availability and dependencies will improve control of utilisation as well as help decrease unnecessary delays.

FIPS Compliance and DB2

UrbanCode Release can now be installed using security standards that meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and also supports IBM DB2.

Watch the video below for more information and to see a live demo of UrbanCode Release 6.1.


Topics: IBM, UrbanCode, application release automation