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HP ALM 12.01 Launch – Fresh out of the Oven

oferspiegel ‎07-22-2014 12:18 PM - edited ‎07-22-2014 12:21 PM

Nothing beats the great fragrance of a freshly baked pastry.

That distinct accurate smell that tells you it is done and ready to be taken out of the oven at the very instant the timer strikes. This is the moment of perfection.

This is the exact point we took HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 12.01 out and now we are delighted to serve it to you. 


HP Software has just released the 12.01 release of HP ALM, and today I want to tell you a bit about it.


As you know, we introduced the much anticipated Web Client module in ALM 12 and have improved it in this new release.

The Web Client offers a new slick and lean user interface that opens up ALM and makes it accessible from almost any browser and from various operating systems including Windows, Linux and Mac without installing anything on the client side. This capability alone makes HP ALM available to a much wider set of stakeholders and roles - the organization type of roles—bringing additional value to the organization.


We did not stop there and leveraged this great opportunity to enhance much of the existing capabilities and introduce new ones.


If you are not yet familiar with HP ALM 12.00 Web Client and its capabilities you can take a quick look at the following three video tutorials: Getting Started, New Features, Step by Step.


HP ALM 12.01 further enhances and refines the Web Client capabilities we introduced in HP ALM 12.00. Here are some of the highlights of HP ALM 12.01:


Author Mode Enhancements

One of the coolest new features of the Web Client is the author mode of the Requirements Module. By using the author mode you can write a collection of requirements in a document-like display. In this release, we have enhanced this capability further and now the author mode allows you to smoothly add new sections to your document and easily control the sections’ directly from the author mode view.




Direct Add new requirement option is now available in Author Mode


Direct Export in Various Formats

In both the Requirements and Defects modules that are supported by the Web client, you can now easily export the viewed content or selected content in two clicks in either HTML, PDF or Microsoft Word format.

The Export option is also available in the Author mode, enabling you to export a requirement hierarchy in a document format with automatically numbered sections.


Traceability Enhancements

The vast traceability capabilities of HP ALM are of the main pillars the product and are given special treatment in the Web client. HP ALM 12.01 further enhances the traceability related functionality by:


  • Drilled down Grid views for each traceable entity type with which you can filter items and select the trace related fields to be displayed.
  • In Requirements, you can aggregate all traceability links of the entire sub-tree as a summary view.

Web Client Customization

The Web Client brings with it whole new groundbreaking concepts of project customization with great attention on simplicity and manageability. Some of the customization related enhancements include:


  • Editing the layout using the visual form editor is now much easier by having Drag & Drop capabilities of the fields directly on the form.
  • Moreover, fields that do not to span across the entire width of the screen are now distributed evenly and automatically to follow the screen resolution changes to maximize the utilization of the viewing area.



Editing Defects layout by dragging and dropping fields in their desired location


More information about this release including additional enhancements can be found in the What’s New page.


I encourage you to download HP ALM 12.01 and get a feel of these new and exciting capabilities first hand. Moreover, HP Discover Barcelona 2014 is right around the corner so make sure to pay us a visit at the HP Application Lifecycle Management booth at the Software Pavilion and get a full live demo of HP ALM 12.01 and even check out the HP Technology Show Case area to learn about the many goodies to come.


If you got to experience the new Web Client of HP ALM 12.01 or even that of HP ALM 12.01 you can share your experience in the comments section below or tweet us at @HPSoftwareALM.


It’s an exciting time for us here at HP ALM, and we hope you can join us every step of the way! Be sure to follow our blog for all the latest updates, thought leadership and tips and tricks to help you maximize your ALM experience.

About the Author


Backed up with over 20 years of IT experience ranging from Application Development, QA, Product Management and Product Marketing, Ofer Spiegel has acquired deep insight into the intricacies of Enterprise IT and its versatile challenges.

internet shop
on ‎07-30-2014 08:20 AM

good.. hp is doing grate job

internet shop
on ‎08-08-2014 08:18 AM

thanks for the information 

on ‎08-27-2015 07:53 AM


The company I work for has ALM 11.  It behaves as a single user in that only one user can have an item open, the item is locked against other users.   I understand in the version we use this behavior is not changable.  Is there a ver that behaves more like SharePoint in check in/out and read only?


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