PureCM (http://www.purecm.com/) has announced the latest version of their software configuration management solution, PureCM 2010–1. This new release includes a range of new and enhanced features to support agile application lifecycle management (ALM).

PureCM 2010-1’s agile planning capabilities fully support working with project releases, iterations and backlogs, linking these to configuration management to ensure that any rescheduling is fully reflected.  2010-1 also automates task tracking, making parallel development easy by matching tasks to releases.

Another enhancement is support for isolated features. When starting work on a feature, PureCM Professional automatically creates a feature stream and maps the developer workspace against it, avoiding the need for a developer to create a branch manually.  Also, PureCM Professional automatically updates features with any changes from their parent version as a default.  In the event of an update conflict, the feature owner is automatically notified via his user dashboard so he can resolve the conflict using PureCM’s visual resolve tool.

What’s more, feature owners receive a notification to integrate the feature back into the parent code line as soon as developers complete a feature. PureCM Professional also enables a release history, enabling features and tasks to be seen in the project history — not individual file changes or intermediate submits. So even if a feature has been submitted against multiple times for completion, it only shows up once to allow for easy merging to other versions or even a roll back.

Additional features include multiple performance and ergonomic enhancements for developers.  PureCM 2010-1 fully integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio, giving developers the option to work entirely within their IDE.  Features such as shelving and unshelving changes, or integrating changes from other branches are now directly available within Visual Studio.

PureCM 2010-1 is available in two editions:  PureCM Standard and PureCM Professional. Contact PureCM for pricing info.