Progress Software has released a new version of its Progress OpenEdge software-as-a-service business application development platform. New features in this version of OpenEdge include compliance with data privacy regulations and easier deployment of applications via the Web, Progress executives said.

ALM company ThoughtWorks Studios has shipped its Mingle 3.0 agile project manager, adding a new team communications platform called Murmurs. Murmurs stores conversations between team members and instantly associates those dialogs with Mingle project artifacts. Mingle 3.0 is now fully integrated with Tasktop Pro, the enterprise version of the Mylyn ALM integration platform for the Eclipse IDE.

Q-Mentum has made available UquoniTest 2.0, its unit testing library for C++. The new version features the creation of test directories, a mock framework, and the ability to assign attributes to tests, according to Q-Mentum. UquoniTest 2.0 also lets developers run tests on more than one thread and check if project files for different compilers have the same tests.

Collaboration and tracking software company Atlassian has added OpenSocial dashboards JIRA Studio 2.0, its software development suite. The OpenSocial dashboards let users create dashboards containing information from any of the applications included in JIRA Studio. A new JIRA Query Language enables team members to run complex queries using an SQL-like syntax, Atlassian executives said.

Non-profit information management organization AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) has added six new board members to its 2010 board of directors. Tricia Bush, Brent Bussell, Timothy Elmore, John Newton, Jeetu Patel and Johannes Scholtes will all help manage AIIM. Bush is a SharePoint product management director at Microsoft and is responsible for overseeing SharePoint’s enterprise content management (ECM) and business intelligence capabilities. Bussell has been with IBM for more than 10 years and currently serves as a marketing executive for the company. Elmore is CIO of Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union, and Newton is CTO at open source ECM firm Alfresco Software. Patel is the executive vice president of content management company Doculabs, while Scholtes is the founder, president and CEO of information access technology company ZyLAB Technologies.

MKS has made changes at the executive management level, with Michael Harris, currently the company’s president and COO, being made its CEO. Philip Deck, the company’s previous CEO, has been appointed executive chairman and will continue his role as chairman of the board of directors. One of the main reasons behind the move is to allow Deck, who is MKS’ largest shareholder, to increase his focus on the strategic aspects of MKS’ growth, according to the company.

John Bates has been named CTO and head of corporate development for Progress Software. Previously, Bates had been serving as general manger of Progress’ Apama complex event processing platform. He arrived at Progress with the company Apama when Progress acquired it in 2005, and he held the role of president and CTO for Apama.  
John Nugent has been named president and CEO of Serena Software. Nugent, who has close to 30 years of experience in the technology industry, according to Serena, previously served as executive vice president of worldwide operations at SAP Business Objects, and he also held executive and senior sales management positions at Oracle for 17 years prior to that. Jeremy Burton, who preceded Nugent as Serena’s president and CEO, resigned from the company.