Jama Connect® 8.60 Cloud

Carly Rossi
Carly Rossi
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Release Date US: 2021/03/12
Release Date AU/EU: 2021/03/13


Updates from Customer Feedback

This release provides the ability to:

  • Resize the columns in the test step table when executing a test. 

  • Export the number of links, attachments, and item path in compatible reports. 

Velocity Logging Enhancement

Debugging custom Velocity reports can be difficult and time-consuming. To help alleviate these challenges, this release adds logging information to contour.log from the Velocity LogTool. 


## sets a variable x to some value and then logs a message that includes the variable value in the output

#set($x = 8675309)

$logTool.info("What is the value? ${x}")

Coming Soon — Changes to Review Workflows

In an upcoming release, the Review Center will include templates for Approval and Peer Reviews. This change provides a new way to transition items when an approver finalizes a review. By adding templates, we streamline the review configuration workflow to ensure reviews are up to date and compliant.    

The Add review status workflow option will be replaced with Approval and Peer review templates

To use this feature, organization administrators must enable an Approval review in Review Center settings. Once enabled, select Organization | Workflow, then select the items you want to transition when finalizing an Approval review.

Why Are We Making This Change? 
Many of our users asked for the ability to merge the item and review workflows. The existing review workflow isn't integrated with the more complex item workflow process. In its current form, a completed review can't implement the item workflow or provide status updates. To integrate these workflows, we need to remove the existing review workflow. 

How Does This Change Impact Users?
The item status update options will no longer be available when you finalize a review. To continue item status updates, your administrator will have to configure the items' workflow and review approval state. 

We recommend batch updating items in a review or project if: 

  • You don't want to configure the system's workflow feature.

  • You find value in updating the status for items when a review workflow is completed.

For more information about workflow status change, see Managing workflow.


What Are the Benefits? 
The new templates and workflow integration offer a streamlined experience for moderators. Reviews are consistent and up-to-date. 

Coming Soon — New Administration Roles
We're excited to announce the release of the new Jama Connect administration roles. Starting in 8.60, this feature is available to select customers with plans to make it available to all customers in 8.61. Jama Connect will include new administrator roles: user administrator and process administrator. The new roles help alleviate the challenges that sometimes occur for organization admins working in an enterprise environment. Managing users and configurations can be an overwhelming task, potentially introducing risk if the organization admin role is assigned to a lot of users. 

User Administrator
The user administrator role manages licenses, users, and groups. This role can be assigned to an individual or a group. The user admin must also be a project admin to set permission for users and groups. 

Process Administrator
The process administrator role focuses on configuring content and connections in Jama Connect. The process admin must also be a project admin or user admin to access projects, users, groups, and permissions.

Learn more about New Administration Roles and User Visibility Controls

Coming Soon — Internet Explorer Support Ending Fall 2021

Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer and Edge. Microsoft Edge Chromium will be the supported browser going forward.

We recommend that you access Jama Connect from these browsers:

  • Chrome

  • Firefox

  • Safari

  • Edge Chromium

If you have questions or comments, submit a ticket at support.jamasoftware.com


Resolved Issues

ID Description
SOS-DEF-1834 When signing in to Jama Connect using IE 11, it no longer matters how fast or slowly you type your username and password. 
SOS-DEF-4181 When you access the Help from Admin > Workflow, the correct topic now appears. 
SOS-DEF-4388 When you hover over a Test Cycle, the full name is now correctly displayed. 
SOS-DEF-4855 You can now import images from Microsoft Word to Rich Text fields. 
SOS-DEF-5109 Users with a Collaborator license type can now unlock Test Runs that they locked. 
SOS-DEF-5173 Smart filters with a subquery no longer cause timeouts when searching.
SOS-DEF-5175 The Description field for text and images, which appears when you edit an item in a review, has been expanded.

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