Archive for April 2022

Recap: STAREAST in Orlando, Florida

April 29th, 2022

After several years of virtual-only events, #TeamInflectra was grateful for the opportunity to attend STAREAST in-person in Orlando, Florida. This year, STAREAST celebrated its 30th year of being a leader in testing and quality innovation, and we were excited to be a part of the magic as a Gold Sponsor. Full of keynotes, tutorials, and sessions covering a wide range of topics, STAREAST brings together like-minded industry peers and thought-leaders to learn, share, and explore all things QA, Agile, and Testing. Here's the recap of our time at the conference. 


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Backup and Restore Plans - Don't Forget the Restore Part!

April 27th, 2022

If you have been following the news in our industry recently, you will probably be aware that another company in our space had a multi week outage event due to backup and restore problem. It’s an important topic that is often misunderstood by customers and users. We are frequently asked about our backup process, but typically less so regarding the restore part of the equation. Understanding how to restore a system is just as important as the backing up part.

Since we offer our Spira application lifecycle management products and KronoDesk IT service desk products for both cloud and on-premise customers, this article will provide some best practices for setting up backup and restore for our self-hosted / download customers based on our cloud experiences.

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Recap: Agile Trends in São Paulo, Brazil

April 15th, 2022

For the first time ever, #TeamInflectra had the opportunity to attend the Agile Trends conference in São Paulo, Brazil with out partner OAT Solutions. Known to be the largest agile conference in Brazil, Agile Trends brings together thousands of experts and professionals who have been driving agility in their own companies. Managers, testers, and developers from a wide range of industries gather to participate in keynotes, debates, and workshops. Here’s the recap of our Agile Trends conference adventure.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.16 - Workspace Navigation Enhancements

April 13th, 2022

We have made some nice usability enhancements in the upcoming release of Spira 6.16 to improve the workspace (products, programs and portfolios) and artifact selection. With this new release, you will be able to filter the list of workspaces and also navigate to recent artifacts more quickly and easily.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.16 - Custom Reporting Dashboard Enhancements

April 11th, 2022

One of the great features of Spira, is the ability to create custom graphs and charts and have them appear in the various project/product reporting dashboards. We have been working to improve this feature, and in the upcoming version 6.16 release we have improved the user experience associated with adding custom graphs to your dashboard.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.16 - GitHub, GitLab and CircleCI Webhook Integrations

April 7th, 2022

The upcoming release of our Spira platform includes the long-awaiting support for integrating several different DevOps Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines into Spira, including GitLab, GitHub and CircleCI. The first phase of this integration enables this support by using the ability to configure Webhooks in the three products that send the results back to Spira. We have added special API endpoints in Spira that understand each webhook format and can read the results appropriately.

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