Serena® Dimensions® CM integrates the version and request management features of Dimensions directly into the Visual Studio environment. You can synchronize your Visual Studio projects and files with the Dimensions CM repository and update defects and issues without ever leaving your IDE. Once you have completed your work you can deliver your changes to projects and streams in Dimensions, while maintaining history using requests in either Dimensions CM or Serena Business Manager (SBM). The integration provides rich version and issue management functionality. Whether you are using Dimensions CM or SBM to manage requests and defects, you can create, update, and progress issues as you work on them.
Supported Versions of Visual Studio
The features described here only apply to Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010. If you are using Visual Studio 2003, you must either:
Use the Source Code Control (SCC) interface as documented in the Serena Dimensions Integrated Products Guide
Migrate your existing Visual Studio projects to the new Visual Studio integration using the Visual Studio migration tool. See the Visual Studio Projects Migration Guide, available for download with the Dimensions CM documentation on the Serena support Website.