Micro Focus releases StormRunner Functional

Micro Focus has announced Micro Focus StormRunner Functional, a new tool that allows application testing to be done on almost any browser, operating system, or device. According to the company, StormRunner Functional will enable intelligent and continuous delivery cycles. “Creating high-quality, high-performing applications – at breakneck speeds – leaves very little time to validate quality … continue reading

Micro Focus announces update to its Service Management Automation solution

Micro Focus today released SMA-X, the 10th version of its Service Management Automation platform with enhanced automation, analytics and collaboration. “This changes how end users interact with service management,” said Roy Ritthaler, vice president of product marketing, who joined Micro Focus from HPE. By adding chatbots and virtual agents, SMA-X “provides the modern service experience, … continue reading

Navigating the endless ALM river

Agile development and DevOps are fueling the evolution of application life-cycle management (ALM) as delivery cycles continue to shrink. While the original promise of end-to-end visibility and traceability is still important, today’s ALM is more about continuous processes. Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) reflect that and the changes that … continue reading

HPE’s history of deals, a new sale, and a hopeful future

Hewlett Packard Enterprise started a new chapter this Wednesday when it decided to spin off a bundle of its software assets to U.K.-based enterprise software and information business Micro Focus, creating a new entity. This US$8.8 billion decision brings HPE’s long history of software acquisitions and spinoffs into the light, and possibly foreshadows a better strategy … continue reading

Micro Focus intends to merge with HPE Software

Micro Focus announced its intent to merge with HPE’s Software Business Segment for approximately US$8.8 billion today. The merger is still subject to closing conditions, but the transaction is expected to finalize in the third quarter of 2017. Also, with this merger, Micro Focus and HPE announced the intent to enter a commercial partnership naming … continue reading

Android N new notification changes, OpenAI to publish Requests for Research, and Micro Focus announces new test automation solution—SD Times news digest: June 9, 2016

Android N notifications are getting a new look to help provide a better user experience. They now have a fresh look, improved for custom views, and expanded functionality in the forms of Direct Reply. The default look and feel of notifications has changed, and now the fields around the notifications have been collapsed into a … continue reading

Micro Focus announces completion of Serena Software acquisition

As a way to increase its DevOps capabilities, Micro Focus completed its US$540 million acquisition of Serena today. “Our customers continue to look at DevOps as a way to deploy critical applications and services quickly and with greater reliability to meet business demands,” said Stephen Murdoch, CEO of Micro Focus. “The Serena acquisition extends our ability … continue reading

Micro Focus to acquire Serena Software

Micro Focus has announced it intends to acquire application life-cycle management provider Serena Software. The transaction is valued at US$540 million and is expected to close in May 2016. Neither company would discuss the deal beyond their official statements announcing the acquisition. “Today’s announcement marks another significant milestone for Micro Focus, bringing together two highly … continue reading

Micro Focus announces Atlas 3.0

Micro Focus wants to give organizations the confidence they need to ensure their business requirements are aligned with their agile goals. The company announced Atlas 3.0, its business requirements and delivery platform, with visibility into quality metrics to help businesses make faster and better decisions about the application delivery life cycle. “Atlas 3.0 incorporates testing … continue reading

COBOL comes to Visual Studio 2015

When you think of Microsoft’s IDE, Visual Studio 2015, perhaps you can be forgiven for not immediately thinking of COBOL. Micro Focus is rectifying the dearth of COBOL support in Microsoft’s newest of IDE with today’s release of Visual COBOL for Visual Studio: a software package that brings full support for the ancient language into … continue reading

Are mainframes still road worthy?

It’s easy to look around Silicon Valley and determine that the days of the refrigerator-sized mainframe computers are over. Clouds are big, and OpenStack promises a future where everyone can run their own cloud inside their enterprise. But the core business applications of yore are still out there, running on giant machines in basements, making … continue reading

Micro Focus acquires Attachmate for $1.2 billion

Enterprise software provider Micro Focus has entered into an agreement to acquire and merge with The Attachmate Group for US$1.2 billion in shares. The Attachmate Group is a software holdings company with a stable of Linux distribution, device-management and file hosting products, including Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE. Micro Focus triples the size of its … continue reading

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