Archive for the ‘Mainframe’ Category

Serena booth at SHARE ConferenceEach year Serena attends the SHARE mainframe conference. This year it was in Boston and was very well attended. Our booth (pictured) was the center for some pretty hard core



xChange13They say that if you get enough chimpanzees together and give them access to enough computers, eventually they will make a Software Change, Configuration and Release Management solution as good as ChangeMan ZMF. I am



Serena StarTool FDM became Generally Available on April 30, 2013, just in time to announce at the recent Mainframe Virtual User Group (VUG).  Mark Henderson from the StarTool Development Team presented the StarTool products roadmap and the roster of feature updates in StarTool FDM 7.7.2.

Improved DASD support:

  • Volume map (VMAP) command shows all areas of EAV
  • Dataset statistics (USAGE) command shows EAV-specific DSCBs
  • Allocate large PDSEs



Screenshot from the latest Eclipse plugin from ChangeMan ZMF v7In our recent Mainframe Virtual User Group (VUG) meeting, we



Serena had a great turnout for the Mainframe xChange12 breakout sessions and the “xChange Again” webcast on October 4.  At xChange, our customers had many questions about the future of the mainframe.  In many respects, we are at the greatest crossroads in the history of the mainframe.  Three points were loud and clear from our customers.

1. Our customers are doing more with less.

With downsizing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, we have customers who now have only 2 or 3 ChangeMan ZMF administrators versus the 8



Orchestrated ITWe’re proud to announce that the Orchestrated IT advances we announced in March are now generally available.  Version 3.5 of Serena’s Orchestrated IT solutions offer major advances in usability, performance, and your ability to coordinate both application and operational changes through a



xChange 2012We’re counting down to xChange12, Serena’s global user conference in Las Vegas from September 10-12.  If you are or plan on joining us, now is the time to start choosing breakout sessions to attend!  There are over 80 sessions in six different tracks.  Choosing amongst these sessions from Serena experts, successful customers and value-added partners will be tough, so consider inviting your colleagues to come to





I’m very excited to announce that our newest Orchestrated IT solution, Serena Requirements Manager, is now available! Powered by Dimensions RM, Prototype Composer and Serena Business Manager, Serena Requirements Manager provides comprehensive capabilities to orchestrate the entire requirements lifecycle. This release of



xChange 2012The heart of xChange 2012, Serena’s Global User Conference, is the breakout sessions.  But the soul of xChange is the customer presentations. I am thrilled to announce that, as of today, you can submit your ideas for presentations online through an SBM workflow (of course!).

This year we are looking for topics in the