Q4 2016 Release Notes


Overview of new features
Beta programs
Changes to the SOAP, REST, & JSON Web Service API
Hardware and software requirements
Customer Support


These notes provide pertinent information regarding the additions to CA Agile Central On-Demand during the fourth quarter of 2016. Features continually released between October 20, 2016 and January 13, 2017 are included. Hardware and software requirements, compatibility, and known issues for the CA Agile Central Enterprise and Unlimited Editions during this time period are also provided.

What’s new in Q4

For CA Agile Central Enterprise and Unlimited customers:

Advanced filtering

The advanced filtering component provides additional features, such as search, quick filters, and custom filter conditions. Many users will find the advanced filtering component to be a quick and easy way to create advanced searches, similar to the functionality provided by Custom App Queries.

This component is available from the following locations:

Saved and shared views on the Iteration Status page

Customize your view on the Iteration Status page, and then save your settings with the new saved and shared views component. When you save a view, your custom filters, column selection, size, position, width, and sorting changes are also saved. Admins can also share saved views with other users by project and workspace.

Expanded custom field support

Now you can create custom fields on more work items and objects in your subscription. The following items have been updated to support custom fields: Iterations, Milestones, Projects, Releases, Test Case Results, Defect Suites, and Workspaces.

Fields summary page

Bulk create and update Watches

We've updated our beta Watches feature to support bulk creation and removal. Now you can watch or unwatch multiple items in a single step. You can use the bulk commands from list pages and apps that support the gear menu.

Beta programs

CA Agile Central’s beta programs get you involved with improving effectiveness and usability of new features before they are released. If you would like to participate, please send an email to betas@rallydev.com.

Changes to the SOAP, REST, & JSON Web Service API

Web Services API deprecation policy

In order to support developer toolkits, custom apps, and queries more effectively, we are introducing a formal deprecation policy to the Web Services API. With the new policy, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to support older versions of the WSAPI for one year after a new version is released.

The current version of the WSAPI, 2.0, is fully supported. Its one year deprecation period will begin on the date that the next version is released. You may review the full deprecation policy in the CA Agile Central Web Services API documentation.

Hardware and software requirements

We at CA Agile Central are committed to making our software easily accessible. You can access CA Agile Central wherever you have an Internet connection via a PC, Linux, or Macintosh computer. Because this software is available through the World Wide Web, many of the constraints regarding which computer and software you use to access this material have been removed.

Nevertheless, it is not possible or practical for us to support every operating system and browser combination that is available. To take advantage of the newest CA Agile Central features, we recommend that you use one of the following fully supported browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer*
  • Microsoft Edge

We support the two latest versions of each of these browsers. We do not recommend using development, test, or beta versions of these web browsers. Versions that are not publicly released may not work properly with the CA Agile Central application. In particular we strongly suggest using Chrome.

Regardless of the browser you choose, you must enable cookies and JavaScript.

* Internet Explorer Currently, we support Internet Explorer 11. CA Agile Central does not support Internet Explorer 6 through 10.

PDF Reader:

  • Minimum Adobe Reader 5.0 Microsoft Windows platforms (not Linux)
  • Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher recommended

Learn more about browser support.


  • Minimum 1024 X 768 X 256-color video resolution, 1280 x 1024 recommended.

Customer support

Find answers, collaborate with others, and submit cases with support at CA Agile Central Community.


Need more help? The CA Agile Central Community is your one-stop shop for self-service and support. To submit feedback or cases to CA Agile Central Support, find answers, and collaborate with others, please join us in the CA Agile Central Community.