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Dear Polarion Friends,

This summer, we have worked diligently to expand our interactions with the Polarion Community. First, the new POP Challenge has had a strong response within the community, resulting in a total of more than 140 extensions around Polarion products. Get your Polarion extension in the running as soon as you can, you will be eligible for a chance to win some cool prizes.

Polarion Software: Youtube ChannelIn addition, we have updated our Youtube channel, so please feel free to visit our channel and follow the latest videos on tutorials and webinar previews. We have also included full webinar recordings to the Polarion Webinar Series, where you can watch entire on-demand sessions at any time and at no cost.

Our newest webinar "Practical Regulatory Compliant Software Testing" features a nice roundtable session among three industry thought leaders who specifically discussed topics on testing and regulatory compliance. The speakers also answered questions raised by the audience throughout the presentation.

Happy reading!

Yours sincerely,
Frank Schröder
CEO Polarion Software


On Demand Webinar:
Practical Regulatory Compliance Testing

Polarion hosted a great webinar last week focused on the various issues, challenges, and goals of testing under regulatory environments. We had three industry thought leaders who provided a very dynamic forum where audience participation was encouraged and readily accepted. A big thanks to Griffin Jones, Karen N. Johnson, and John McConda for their extensive knowledge and insightful views!

Missed the webinar? Or want to see it again? For more information, read about the event highlights or watch it on-demand.


Feature in focus: Live-Branches and Other Tutorials

After various interactions with our customers, we discovered that, due to the many activities surrounding the release of new products like Polarion QA or Polarion REVIEWER, customers sometimes miss features that might be highly beneficial. We understand that we need to draw more attention to these features and so today, we are focusing on Live-Branching.

Live-Branch can help solve the problems that customers face during the management of both specification documents and/or individual requirements. With Live-Branch’s unique feature of branching and freezing a selected set of Work Items, customers can save loads of time when managing isolated copies of Documents. You never need to go back and copy/paste every change of your common specification. Additionally, it enables you to easily control the reuse of requirements and the way granular changes are propagated to your variants.

view the tutorial
To learn more about Live Branch, check out our recent tutorial video. Afterwards, browse our current tutorial video catalog, and you might just discover other useful Polarion features you may have missed!

Download our free product trials or take an online test drive now to see this and much more
in action:

Polarion REQUIREMENTS   |   Polarion QA   |   Polarion ALM


Visit STARWEST Conference – Save and Meet with Polarion Software

Please join us at Disneyland in Anaheim this September for STARWEST, the leading software testing conference that brings you the most up-to-date information, tools, and technologies available in the industry today. Don’t miss your chance for a personal meeting with us at the conference, as reservations are limited and we are already at half capacity for personal bookings.

In addition, we will be presenting a Technical Presentation on "Using QR Codes with Testing" and will be exhibiting on the virtual conference as well.

Learn more about STARWEST – reasons to attend, discounts, and how to make your appointment.

TIP: You don’t have to wait until September to see Polarion at a STAR conference. Watch "Collaborative Web-based Testing for Product and Software Development", a free on-demand speech by Polarion Software’s David Merill at STAREAST 2012.

The Spirit Of A Tester


Sixty seconds to a modern Requirements Management solution: Polarion Migration Center® for DOORS

Visit our Polarion Migration Center® for DOORS landing page to see and learn in a minute how to leverage your DOORS requirements data on a modern browser-based system. The Polarion Migration Center® for DOORS is a one-step solution that will:

1) let you browse DOORS demo data in Polarion to immediately see and feel the difference our system will make for you and your organization.

2) provide you with an unprecedented offer to migrate 2 DOORS modules for FREE and time to thoroughly evaluate Polarion REQUIREMENTS running with your migrated DOORS data

3) if an extended migration is needed, an experience consultant will provide you with support.

With absolutely no obligation to purchase, there is nothing to lose but so much to gain. So learn more about the Polarion Migration Center® for DOORS today!


POP Challenge Reminder: Last Call

The clock is winding down on the August 31, 2012 submission deadline so don’t delay – get your Polarion extension in the running as soon as you can. Please help us spread the word and forward this message to anyone you know who might be interested in entering.

The contest is open to anyone interested in submitting a software app or extension that can be used by our community of over one million users. Should your POP extension be accepted, you will be eligible for a chance to win some cool prizes! First place wins an Apple iPad plus $10,000 worth of Polarion product licenses for your company. Second place wins an Apple iPod Touch plus $5,000 worth of Polarion product licenses for your company.

Visit our POP Challenge page for details, rules, and regulations.

The clock is ticking!


Blog Series: 10 Tips for Polarion LiveDocs

Join Carola Hartlieb of Professional Services in her series of 10 articles sharing tips and tricks about working with Polarion LiveDocs. These pointers are short reads, straight to the point, and provide visuals for easy learning. The first tip discusses the document toolbar and how to use it to configure and work with your documents. Other informational tidbits include: the LiveDoc sidebar, moving work items, using copy/paste from outside, pasting images from clipboard, and with more soon to come!

Read the article series


Featured extension:
Wiki Macro to visualize Polarion Workflow

by Sven-Jürgen Lämke
With this extension you can quickly and easily create nice descriptive documentation of your project workflows. The documentation will be always accurate because it is automatically synchronized to your workflow configuration. The extension provides a macro that you can use in your Wiki-Pages to create workflow documentation, rendering the workflow configuration of a specific Work Item type.

Learn more about this extension.


Polarion at Swiss Requirements Day

Swiss Requirements Day is the biggest conference focused on Requirements in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Polarion is proud to have been a gold partner for Swiss Requirements Day 2012. Polarion customer Phonak delivered a speech during the conference’s official program, which created lot of buzz around Polarion. Polarion also ran an iPad prize draw raffle at the event. Congratulations to winner Thomas Kuhn from SGO Training!

For more information on Swiss Requirements Day, visit http://www.swissrequirementsday.ch/.


What people have to say about Polarion Software

"Polarion Software is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management, written by analysts Thomas E. Murphy and Jim Duggan, published by Gartner, on June 5, 2012"

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