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September 25, 2017

What's New in Surround 2017.2

Repository Management

Surround SCM 2017.2 is now available! Check out the enhancements we made in this release.

New Logo

Like the rest of the Helix family, Surround SCM now has a shiny new logo!

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Search in Windows and Dialog Boxes

Don’t waste time hunting for what you need in windows or dialog boxes. You can now search quickly find information in these windows and dialog boxes:

  • Cloaked Repositories
  • Code Reviews
  • Email Notifications
  • Labels
  • Reports
  • Security Groups
  • Shadow Folders
  • Shelves
  • Triggers
  • Users
  • Working Directories
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View History and Go Directly to Files from Code Reviews

As you’re reviewing a file in a code review, you may want to know what changed between versions and why. You can now access historical versions on the History tab while reviewing a file. You can also perform actions on historical versions from this tab. Learn more.

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If you want to quickly navigate to a file included in a review, right-click it and choose Go to File. The Source View window opens and the file is selected.

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See More Information in Security Group Reports

When you create security group reports, you can now include users in the group and server security permissions to see more details about each group. Learn more.

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Refreshed Surround SCM Web Interface

Surround SCM Web got a few nips and tucks for a more modern look in this release.

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And More!

This release also includes other enhancements, such as:

  • Merge Microsoft Word and other binary files when duplicating changes across branches.
  • Additional events are now available when adding event restrictions for filters, advanced find, and reports:
    • Change custom field
    • Change state
    • Promote from
    • Promote from with merge
    • Rollback file
  • Log in using single sign-on from the API with the new sscm_connect_ext call.

Ready to check out Surround SCM 2017.2? If you have a current support and maintenance plan, upgrades are free. If you’re not already using Surround SCM, contact us to try it out.