We are excited to announce the launch of Collaborator 11.2. To recap quickly, in version 11.1, we strengthened our integration with JIRA, added content archiving, and enabled users to subscribe to reviews based on templates. Additionally, we added support for TFS 2017 and improved the review creation process by providing a list of changesets or shelvesets. Building on that work, we set out to improve the usability of our Visual Studio add-in for the latest release.
A Reimagined Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server Integration
Just as many of our customers utilize Jira, we know many of our customers rely heavily upon Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS). For the release of 11.2, our product team set out to rethink on our existing integrations to make them easier to use and secure.
With Collaborator’s Visual Studio plug-in, it is now easy to create reviews with changesets and shelvesets, as well as link TFS Work Items to Collaborator. Additionally, we’ve added Single Sign On support for VS online and the Collaborator VS plug-in.
The Collaborator VS plug-in also supports participating in reviews directly from Visual Studio. Users can open reviews, add comments, and file defects – all without leaving Visual Studio. Finally, review creation with other SCMs including Git, Subversion, and Mercurial is supported.
You can watch a quick showcase of the latest changes:
Support for Single Sign On via Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Collaborator now supports Single Sign On via SAML. With SAML, users no longer need to remember a separate user name and password for their access to their domain and to Collaborator. Administrators can easily configure Collaborator to work with SSO by providing provider and certificate information in the Administration section of the Collaborator WebUI.
Many of our customers work in highly-regulated industries, where centralized authorization can serve as a security safeguard and compliance measure.
Moving Forward with Peer Review
As always, we have also knocked down our defect backlog with the latest release. If you are interested, you can read the full list of fixes and features here. We have some exciting things in the works to make Collaborator an even more intuitive and seamless part of your development process.
If you’re not already using Collaborator for peer reviews, get started with a free 30-day trial.
If you have any questions about licensing, please contact sales. If you have any technical support questions around updating your version of Collaborator, please contact SmartBear Support.