Release Notes



We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that Customers deploy all service releases, service packs and patches to a test environment before deploying to a production environment. A test environment should have:
  • A separate test application server, not in the production environment
  • A separate test database, not in the production database
After deploying to the test environment, testing should be performed on all user activities prior to deployment in production. Proper industry practice is to always complete a backup before deploying software, including new installs or updates of any kind. Thus, before deploying this release, the host environment should be prepared as follows:
  • Backup the database
  • Backup the application server
  • Prepare a plan for restoring the database and application server from these backups

For more information about deployment see the deployment guide, found here:

If you need additional assistance, use the Serena Support webpage to find the appropriate phone number. You can also send e-mail to, and a representative will reply as soon as possible to help answer your questions.

What's New

The following features and activities are new in Serena Agile:



A taskboard is a visual snapshot of what the team is currently working on in the current sprint, including what the team is currently working on, what the team is planning to work on, and what the team has not yet started to work on.


Integration with Serena Business Mashups

You can now integrate Serena Agile with Serena Business Mashups for demand management, issue/defect management, and Agile project management. Team members can create, review, and track issues, defects, and enhancements using Serena Business Mashups and then track and manage the related work using Serena Agile. Visibility into the status and progress for any work item is available from both Serena Agile and Serena Business Mashups.


RSS feeds for Backlogs

You can subscribe to an RSS feed for any backlog in Serena Agile.


Team Member Assignments

Team members can now be assigned to teams. You can filter tasks and defects by team member from the sprint taskboard. Resource attributes for work items will only show team members when that work item is assigned to a team or a sprint backlog.


Move Work Items between Projects

You can now move work items between projects. For example, if you added a work item into the wrong location within the work hierarchy, or if you need to split a project into multiple projects.


Re-parent Work Items for Teams and Sprints

You can now re-parent work items within teams and prints without first having to move that work item back into a project or a release.


Multi-select Delete

You can now select multiple work items (by using the CTRL+click keyboard option) and then delete multiple work items with a single action.


Quick Filter by Work Item Type

You can now filter work items in a backlog by work item type.


Improvements to Backlog Ranking

Ranking stories is now easier to do while working in a backlog. The list mode option now displays all work items as a flat list (ignoring all parent-child relationships). This will allow you to rank every work item, regardless of work item type. This improvement, combined with the ability to quickly filter a backlog by work item type, will make it easier for users to work in backlogs.


Enhancements for Import Data

The Import Data template is improved for Serena Agile. Columns are automatically created based on the attributes that you have added to Serena Agile.


SSO Integration for Get Satisfaction

It is now easier to participate in the Serena Agile community. When a user logs on to Serena Agile, they will also be logged onto Get Satisfaction.

Defects Resolved

For a complete list of fixes in Serena Agile, consult the following query in the Serena Support Knowledgebase. Note that the previous version of Serena Agile was only available on demand.

If you have additional questions, use the Serena Support webpage to find the appropriate phone number. You can also send e-mail to, and a representative will reply as soon as possible to help answer your questions.

How to Install?

To install Serena Agile for the enterprise, it must be done as a clean install on hardware that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and (for the database) Microsoft SQL Server 2008. 32-bit or 64-bit hardware. There are no upgrade or migration paths from previous versions. See the Deployment Guide for more information.