2013.1 Release of Perforce Software Version Management System Gives a Boost to Distributed Teams and Agile Projects

ALAMEDA, Calif. (May 22, 2013) – Perforce Software today announced the availability of version 2013.1 of its Software Version Management system, featuring enhancements to support globally distributed teams and scalable Agile development practices. Perforce solutions power the world's most demanding development environments. More than 400,000 users in over 5,500 organizations use Perforce to version and manage any variety of digital assets—from software and firmware to documents and artwork.

"As development teams become more distributed and their release cadences more rapid, they need greater support from their software management systems," said Christopher Seiwald, CEO of Perforce. "That's why our 2013.1 release focuses on two critical areas for software developers—codeline task management for greater workflow flexibility and advanced replication to support distributed teams. With these improvements and others we're helping our customers improve their software production lines, making them faster, more automated, more repeatable with more consistency and quality."

  • Advanced Replication Technology Supports Distributed Teams – Advanced replication options in Perforce 2013.1 provide enhanced out-of-the-box support for highly distributed teams to control exactly what is replicated in each location. Now every team gets high-performance access to exactly what they need, when they need it. Perforce replication options are also tuned for high-performance build, test and release environments, enabling organizations to reach their goals for continuous delivery.
  • Task Streams Offer Flexibility for Managing Tasks in Progress – Now Perforce users working with streams or classic branches can quickly create and use task streams for bug fixes and new features. Task streams can also be archived upon completion of the task to de-clutter the stream graph.
  • Shelving Provides Lightweight Task and Code Review System – Along with task streams, shelving provides a flexible way to work on, review and promote shelved changes with quick approval. Shelves can be submitted directly or unshelved to another branch.

This new release also includes various administration improvements, which allow users to fine-tune their site maintenance and configurations using command and proxy diagnostics, as well as properties for site-wide configuration, including support for IPv6.

Free for 20 Users

The 2013.1 Perforce Server and compatible clients are now available and can be downloaded for evaluation at no cost. All Perforce products are provided free of charge for up to 20 users. Perforce is also free to all educational institutions and for open source projects. To take advantage of the Perforce 20/20 program or to sign-up for a free on-demand trial of Perforce, please visit www.perforce.com.

About Perforce

Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles — from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company’s version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content — source code, art files, video files, images, libraries — while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.

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