Plutora Feature Release Notes for December 10, 2018

Features Included in the December 10, 2018 Release

Regional Release Schedule

Region Schedule
Asia-Pacific December 10, 2018
Europe December 11, 2018
Americas December 16, 2018

Functionality Enhancements

The first iteration of Stellar – Plutora’s fresh, new, user interface design model.

“As a user of Plutora, I want to create a Release, Environment, or any other kind of record with a single click.”

Redesigned Navigation Menu

Multiple enhancements to make running scripts easier.

“As a user of Plutora, I would like to be able to stop an unwanted load on my systems or the creation of bad data by stopping an automated Deployment Plan Activity or Integration Hub – API job.”

Integration Hub Enhancements

Three new enhancements for Plutora Analytics.

“As a user of Plutora, I want to schedule my reports and have the data automatically delivered by email.”

Plutora Analytics Enhancements

Two new API requests.

“As a user of Plutora, I want to retrieve information about a particular entity workflow or schema.” 

API Enhancements

  • Now, for the Release, Change, TECR, and TEBR entities, you can retrieve the:
    • Schema, which is the list of fields and field attributes (for example, what fields are mandatory, what fields cannot be edited, and so on)  for a specific entity type. Schemas can be used to build request bodies for creating and updating records via the API:
      • GET /schema/{Type}.
      • For example, GET /schema/Releases.
    • Workflow details for an entity type so you know what the valid workflow options are when using the API:
      • GET /workflow/{Type}/{id}.
      • For example, GET /workflow/Changes/{id}.

Manage your Release Activities and Criteria using a kanban board.

“As a user of Plutora, I want to visualize and manage my Release Activities and Criteria using an Agile project management tool.”

Release Orchestration – BETA

  • Now, I can view and manage my Release Activities and Criteria by dragging and dropping them on a kanban board.
Two new enhancements for Deployment Plans.

“As a Deployment Manager, I want to see my Deployment Plan Activities in a grid so I can see all their data without having to open them.”

Deployment Plan Enhancements

Adjust the dates of Release Activities and Criteria when changing the dates of their Phases or Gates.

“As a user of Plutora, I want my Activities and Criteria to update when I change the dates of my Phases and Gates so I don’t have to update them manually.”

Adjust Dates of Release Activities and Criteria

  • Now, when you shift the end or due dates of an Enterprise, Project, or Independent Release’s Phase or Gate and save, a pop up will give you the option of moving the dates of the Release’s  Activities and Criteria as well.
Two new entity fields for Email Template Wizard.

“As a user of Plutora, I want to mention the name of the assigned user of a Change in my notification emails.

Email Template Wizard Enhancements

  • Now, Email Template Wizard has the following new entity fields:
    • For the Changes entity: [[Assigned_To]]:
      • Add the Assigned To user to your emails.
    • For the Releases entity: [[Release_Dependency]]:
      • Add the Project or Independent Release’s parent Enterprise Release to your emails.

The Environment Schedule legend now changes depending on the content in the timeline.

“As a user of Plutora,  I want to be able to check the legend of Environment Schedule and find out what each color and icon means.”

Environment Schedule Legend

Multiple enhancements for Environment Map.

“As a user of Plutora, I want to choose whether multiple connection types are displayed.”

Environment Map Enhancements

  • Now, the Environment Map has:
    • All the display options under one menu.
    • And the ability to choose whether:
      • Multiple connection types display permanently or are hidden.
      • The Technical Specs and Configuration panel is open or closed.

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