6.1 Release Notes

Product Features

Features in 6.1.2

FeatureFeature OverviewFeature Offering

Traceability Improvement

Traceability Gadget View
  • For any given requirement, the user can trace linked test cases, executions and defects

Improvements and Customer Requests

General Improvements
  • Reporting and Dashboard icons and navigations are simplified for the user
  • Customer Requests and Tickets addressed across the application.

Features in 6.1.1

FeatureFeature OverviewFeature Offering/Use Cases

Security Fixes

Security Fixes on Functionality

Security Fixes on Functionality, parameter restrictions and browsing improvements


Improvements brought across application
  • User will be able to bulk map requirement and edit test cases in Test Repository
  • User will be able to bulk change status, execute automated test cases and export test cases
  • Improvements in Attachment Section of custom fields
  • Pick and choose tests from folder to add as assignment in Phase
  • Enable view of Open Linked Test Cases and Requirements in Search Window
  • Improvements in navigation of search/detail view
  • Remove Performance warning when user adds > 5 custom fields
Customer deedback and Bug FixCustomer feedback and bug fix
  • Customer feedback and bug fix brought across application

New Features in 6.1



Exploratory Testing

Users have the ability to capture screenshots, edit screenshots with annotations and attach them to either new defects, existing defects or existing test executions.

  • Provides a unique style of agile testing to take away the focus from pre-scripted test plans.
  • Capture screenshots and artifacts to perform quick on-the-fly testing.
  • Helps to quickly identify important defects by quickly reporting the issue so that it can be formally tested at a later time.
  • Provides rapid feedback, traceability, and shorter test prep times to decrease time, cost, and resources spent.
Project Specific and Multi-JIRA InstancesUsers are able to configure multiple JIRA instances to the system to be able to run specific instances per project.
  • Allows the administrator the ability to house multiple JIRA instances within the Zephyr system for future use on new or existing projects.
  • Provides users the capability to configure a specific JIRA instance for a particular project.
  • Provide organizations the freedom to decide which JIRA instance to use for certain scenarios and projects.
JIRA Requirements SyncUsers are able to perform JIRA Requirement Synchronization within Zephyr.
  • Provides users with the capability to import requirements from JIRA to Zephyr.
  • Provides the ability to import within a designated and planned folder structure that houses the synced/imported requirements.
Requirements TraceabilityUsers can have full access to view and trace their requirements within Zephyr to their defects. 
  • Provides users with the ability to view their full traceability from requirements to test case, test case to test executions, test executions to defects.
  • Reports can be generated and exported to an excel document for further reporting.
UI/UX Improvements

Continuous improvements to the customer user experience. 

UI/UX improvements driven by customer feedback.

  • Quality of life changes applied to Zephyr to improve overall accessibility and ease of use for the application.
Vortex ImprovementsContinuous improvement and evolution for Vortex's Automation capabilities.
  • Provides the capability of parallel executions when running Automation jobs in bulk mode.
  • The time stamp will be appended by default to the phases and cycles created by folder watch to easily identify different phases created by “Folder watch” over time.
  • Provides free form phases instead of using linked test case phase.
PerformancePerformance for Zephyr has scaled up to 10,000 Users.
  • Significantly improves the scalability and performance of utilizing Zephyr for customers operating with a large user base.