Q1 2017 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 first quarter of 2017. Features continually released between January 16 through April 7, 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 Q1

For CA Agile Central Enterprise and Unlimited customers:

Search closed projects

You can now search for work items in closed projects. When you check Search only closed projects, matching results are returned from any closed project within the workspace . This is helpful for finding child stories in closed projects and dependencies between artifacts in open and closed projects.

Toggle between the quick and editable detail page


Click the Default view toggle to switch between Quick View and Full View. The setting will become your default.

Visual Studio 2015 Plugin

We released a Tasktop Dev plugin for Visual Studio which supports Visual Studio 2015. Through our partnership with Tasktop, our new Visual Studio plugin will stay relevant with the new releases of Visual Studio.

TFS 2017/VSTS Work Item Connector Release

We released our TFS 2017 Work Item Connector which also includes support for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). This provides users with the option to use our integration with either the hosted or cloud version of TFS.

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 [email protected].

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.