Vault Professional 7.0 Release Notes

Vault GUI Client

  • New Features
    • Repository Explorer, Pending Changes, Messages, Notifications, Find in Files, Search, and Vault Professional Work Items are now displayed in dockable tabs
    • Copy Label operation creates a copy of an existing file or folder label
    • Repository Explorer's file list now displays the system icon for associated file types
    • Folder Changes Archive operation retrieves files modified between a range of dates and/or labels
    • Merge Branches allows the selection of limited, non-contiguous history ranges
    • Merge Branches can be set to Auto Advance steps requiring no user input
    • Added a Changeset/Changeset Item Comment Template for creating custom Changeset comments for Merge Branches
    • Optimized Working Folder Scan within Merge Branches to omit folders in which no changes occurred for the selected history range
    • Reordered some of the steps in the Merge Branches Wizard for Optimized Working Folder Scan and Auto Advance features
  • Fixes
    • Within Merge Branches, Move, Rename, and Delete operations no longer require independent Changesets
    • File names displayed in the Adds, Deletes, and Edits step of the Merge Branches Wizard are sorted
    • Addressed problem within Merge Branches when processing a single file that was renamed and edited in the same historical transaction
    • Expanded the limit of characters used for Merge Branches comments
    • Diffing files from within Merge Branches Wizard now works
    • Addressed issue where Merge Branches fell back to default EOL of "\r\n"
    • Merge Branches Wizard retains its location and size
    • An edit and save of a Changeset Item's comment displays correct comment data
    • Labels applied before the branch point of an object no longer appear in history
    • Messages Tab now displays "*" to indicate new messages
    • Resolved issue where the Toolbar would remain disabled after clicking different files within the file list
    • Find Shelve Sets for all users now includes inactive users
    • The Commit dialog has been streamlined for Vault Professional Work Items

Vault Visual Studio Enhanced Client

  • Fixes
    • Require Exclusive Locks for checked out items is now controlled by the Admin option
    • Files Excluded from a Visual Studio project are subject to the user option for Perform file deletes in working folder
    • Invoking Exclude From a C++ Project no longer reports "File is already checked out"
    • Diff can now be invoked from the Checkin and Commit dialogs
    • Find Shelve Sets for all users now includes inactive users
    • The Commit dialog has been streamlined for Vault Professional Work Items

Vault Visual Studio Classic Client

  • New Features
    • Increased comment length limit to 32767 characters

Vault Command Line Client

  • New Features
    • Create a copy of a label using LABELCOPY
    • Get files modified between a range of dates and/or labels using CREATEFOLDERCHANGESARCHIVE

Vault Server

  • New Features
    • Auto Rebind supports Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 Projects and Solutions
    • Source Code Control Reports: Last Activity, Label Contents, Checked Out Items, Repository Access, Repositories without Folder Security, and Folder Security

Vault Professional Work Items

  • New Features
    • Added end-user custom fields
    • Added ability to specify required fields
    • Redesigned user interface for viewing and editing Work Items
    • Redesigned user interface for Querying Work Items
    • New Work Item relationships for duplications, associations, and dependencies
    • Changesets may be assigned to Work Items after the time of the Commit
    • User and date of attachments are displayed in a Tooltip

Vault Professional Work Item Administration

  • New Features
    • Created a new Form Designer for field layout of Main and Public Work Items
    • End user customization for the ordering of System Field list items
    • System Fields can now be assigned default values

Vault Professional Work Item Web Client

  • New Features
    • Work Item Tracking Reports: Time Tracking, Project Summary, and Project Detail
    • The Batch Edit page has been split into Bulk Update and Batch Edit
    • Ability to subscribe to individual Work Items
    • Required Fields are marked with indicators
  • Fixes
    • Fixed browser scrolling issue when saving Work Item comments
    • Resolved issue of saving a Work Item when the verifier was assigned to a deactivated user
    • Attachments of existing Work Item comments are now displayed directly within the comment
    • <img> tags in HTML based comments displayed upon first viewing a page
    • Resolved TCP port forwarding issues in URLs for Next and Back links when viewing Work Items out of a list
    • External Submission page data is now cleared after submitting a Work Item
    • Open / Completed tabs have been restored to the Open Items and My Open Items pages

Vault Professional Work Item GUI Client

  • Fixes
    • Inactive milestones are no longer displayed when adding or modifying Work Items
    • Reduced flickering when refreshing Work Items
    • Changeset Associations now show the file version as a part of the link

Vault Professional Visual Studio Enhanced Client

  • Fixes
    • Visual Studio Enhanced Client now adds Work Item information to Changeset comment

Vault Index Server

  • Fixes
    • Index Service no longer stops processing if a file cannot be opened

Vault Notification Server

  • Fixes
    • Notification Server more aggressively purges expired data stored within the database
    • Notification content includes only changed fields for modified Work Items
    • Added additional Debug logging to the Notification Server
    • Notification Server no longer logs erroneous, "Could not verify if folder security is enabled on repository -1" message
    • If SMTP is configured in the Vault Server, Notification Server will now correctly include SMTP authentication headers

Vault Server Installer

  • Fixes
    • Admin passwords may now contain additional characters (&, <, >, or ;)

VSS Import Tool

  • Fixes
    • VSS Import's log file now created in the user's TEMP directory


  • Fixes
    • CC.NET Vault plugin adds Changeset comments directly to Work Items instead of using a no-op save operation
Vault Professional 6.1.0 Release Notes