There is no registration or special process required in order to access the beta. Aside from announcing this update, the intention of this post is to provide a little extra help to those looking for guidance on getting started using the RPE 2.0 M5 Beta via some helpful resources. We’ll also touch on what’s new in this build of the beta.
On March 4th, Nithya Rajagopalan posted the following article: "Announcing the Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 Beta" on the Jazz.net blog. We are re-running the same post below for added visibility and to remind you that the beta is still live! So go on, log in, test it out and see how the RPE beta can work for you!
Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 Beta will help clients assess the capabilities that we plan for the GA version with a focus on:
Driving uniformity within the organization on document generation tools and capabilities.
Reducing the administration overhead of installing and configuring multiple versions of Rational Publishing Engine to work with multiple versions of IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management
Generating documents with minimal steps for everyday practitioners
Reduce the learning curve for report creation and document production
Effectively applying template reuse, enabling wider team collaboration
With Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 Beta, you can now assemble and generate documents that contain complex systems and software engineering data from a simplified web interface.
Any user can generate documents from preconfigured reports with a single click. No coding knowledge or additional configuration is required.
Built-in library support
Report designers can quickly create reports from existing or new templates. Templates can be reused in other documents.
Find the assets that you want to work with by tagging, pagination, sorting or searching.
IBM Rational IDE customers please take note: The IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.5 Beta Program is now live!
As of today, IBM has commenced an open beta program for IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.
This program will afford you the opportunity to see how the product is implementing tool support for Java 8 and JEE7. It will also afford the opportunity to experience a new capability for optimizing test coverage and utilization. This experimental test optimization technology is made available for use not only with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, but also with IBM Rational Developer for System z and IBM Rational Developer for i.
IBM Rational IDE customers please take note:
IBM will soon announce the IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software 9.5 Beta Program
In coming weeks IBM will commence an open beta program for IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software. This program will afford you the opportunity to see how the product is implementing tool support for Java 8 and JEE7. It will also afford the opportunity to experience a new capability for optimizing test coverage and utilization. This experimental test optimization technology will be made available for use not only with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software, but also with IBM Rational Developer for System z and IBM Rational Developer for i.
By participating in the beta program you can
get early access to the new and enhanced features
evaluate how they might work in your environment
provide feedback to help shape the features as development continues toward general availability
Codename: BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud. If you're a developer, you will now have a hand in creating the future. Codename: BlueMix offers you all the instant services, runtimes, and infrastructure you need to push your ideas into the present.
So now that you know what it is, check out the video below to see how you can use it to extend your mobile apps:
Now available in the open beta for ClearQuest 8.0.1 is the improved ability to update multiple records in the ClearQuest Web client. ClearQuest development has recorded a demonstration of the changes and would like your feedback!
In ClearQuest Web 7.1 and 8.0, it was only possible to perform simple modifications to multiple records. The feature now has several improvements, including the ability to perform state transitions on multiple records. You can find the demonstration of these changes in the download list for the ClearQuest Open Beta.
This feature is still in development, and your feedback is appreciated to help with improvements. See ClearQuest Open Beta Support for info on posting feedback or questions. Keep in mind that ClearQuest 8.0.1 is in beta and is subject to change. See the open beta website for more information on the program's terms and conditions.
IBM has recently expanded the IBM Support Portal Adviser Beta to all IBM Software products!
What is the IBM Support Portal Adviser? The IBM Support Portal Adviser (ISPA) is a new, truly interactive way to search IBM support content. It provides a more human-like interaction, with more information and guidance throughout the problem description process plus enhanced search capabilities. And now, all IBM Software products are now added and available in the IBM Support Portal Adviser Beta...
To try the IBM Support Portal Adviser, please follow these steps:
Click on the image to the left for a full-size version of screen captures highlighting how to find the IBM Support Portal beta module.
If it is your first time to the IBM Support Portal, you will be presented with a "Quick Start" page. Choose at least one IBM product from the list above and click "Continue."
If you are returning to the IBM Support Portal, make sure that you have an IBM product from the list above already active. To check, look for a "check mark" next to your products in the left side's "Choose a product" module. You may use the left side's "Quick find" search to add the needed product(s) to your active list.
Once an IBM product that is part of this beta is active, a new "IBM Support Portal Adviser beta" module will automatically appear on the "Support home" page in the center left column, 4 to 5 modules down, depending on which products you have active.
The "IBM Support Portal Adviser beta" module will also be visible on the "Troubleshoot" page, in the center right column, 4 to 5 modules down.
(Click on the image to the left for a full-size version of a screen capture highlighting the location of the IBM Support Portal beta module.)
Click on "IBM Support Portal Adviser beta" to begin your trial of this application.
Submit your feedback to IBM!
As this is a beta that will be running through the end of May 2012, it is very important that you provide feedback so that we can make this application as helpful as possible.
How to submit specific feedback directly to the IBM Support Portal Adviser team:
Click on the link "Help us improve IBM Support Portal Adviser" in the "Support feedback" module on the right side of the IBM Support Portal Adviser's pages.
Please fill out this survey form as completely as possible.
Note: The Beta team is looking to conduct follow on phone interviews with users of this beta application. Please fill in field #13 with your name, phone and additional contact information if you are interested in providing direct feedback to IBM regarding this beta.
Next generation architecture and development! Open betas: Rational Software Architect and Rational Application Developer
We are proud to announce open betas for our most comprehensive software architecture and development solutions.
IBM Rational Software Architect The Rational Software Architect beta release is for software architects and developers interested in exploring the latest features and a new user experience in software design and development. You will discover a simpler, more streamlined way to design, develop, deploy, and test IT solutions.
IBM Rational Application Developer The Rational Application Developer open beta software provides a simpler and streamlined way to develop Java EE 6 software, Web 2.0 rich internet applications, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions.
Information courtesy of Laurel Dickson-Bull, Rational Beta Program Manager
As part of IBM Rational's various client programs, you can become instrumental in the design and development of future releases! By participating in these programs, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the development team to help improve the product, gain experience with the product release under development and assurance that it will work in your environment, and receive development assistance during your testing.
The varied types of early programs are:
Three different Beta programs (managed, closed, and open)
While you are at the Rational software early programs page, don't forget to take a look at the other Rational programs listed, including the developerWorks communities and the Software Accelerated Value program!