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Examples of software release announcements, which communicate the content of a release to the public, at companies like Cisco, IBM, NASA and the Fedora project.


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L;electric-cloud.com;ElectricFlow Community Edition;http://electric-cloud.com/downloads/electricflow/communityedition;NA;NA;;;Plan, Release and Announce new Software Easily Through a Simplified Release Pipeline.


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L;quora.com;Best Practices for Communicating new Features to Customers in Product and Software Release;https://www.quora.com/Product-Marketing/What-are-the-best-practices-for-communicating-new-features-to-customers;NA;NA;;;What are the best practices for communicating new features to customers in product marketing?
Read a community discussion on the best methods to create customer awareness to new software and features, as done by large organizations.


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L;community.redhat.com;Guidelines For Announcing Software Releases;http://community.redhat.com/blog/2015/12/guidelines-for-announcing-software-releases;Brian Proffitt;2015;;;One of the major functions of any open source project is releasing software, with the goal of reaching as many users as possible. To help our projects succeed, we need to ensure that we get the message out in a timely fashion, to the widest relevant audience, and with the right information. With that in mind, we've crafted a set of guidelines for coordinating release announcements to ensure that your excellent work doesn't get lost in the shuffle.


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Examples of Software Release Announcements


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L;blogs.msdn.microsoft.com;Announcing SQL Server Management Studio - February 2016 Release;https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/announcing-sql-server-management-studio-february-2016-release/;NA;2016;;;Today, we are very pleased to announce the latest preview of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). This release includes all updates included in the January release, and features improved support for high contrast settings in the SSMS activity monitor, numerous user interface improvements and bug fixes in the Always Encrypted dialogs.


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L;visualstudio.com;Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 Release Announcement;https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2015-update2-vs.aspx;NA;2016;;;Today, we are happy to announce the release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. This release focuses on stability and on responding to the feedback we've received on RTM and Update 1. Some of the many things we've worked on since the RTM and Update 1 of Visual Studio include improving its performance and responsiveness.


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L;cisco.com;Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2SX and 12.2SY on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series;http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-6500-series-switches/prod_bulletin0900aecd804f0694.pdf;NA;NA;;;Cisco Systems® announces updates to the software release designations effective May 23, 2012 for new technology releases off of the Cisco® IOS® Software 12.2SX Major Release and 12.2SY Standard Maintenance Release for the Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series.


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L;fedoraproject.org;FedoraProject F21 release announcement;https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F21_release_announcement;NA;NA;;;The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21, ready to run on your desktops, servers, and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be very pleased with the results.


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L;gcmd.nasa.gov;NASA Global Change Master Directory Announce the Release of GCMD/IDN System, Version 9.9.3;http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/release_announcement.html;NA;NA;;;GCMD/IDN Version: 9.9.3p1 Patch Release (April 2015) The patch release fixes a bug in the GCMD's search engine that caused lucene ranking order to not be preserved when a user issues a free text query. The controlled vocabulary search did not have this issue.


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L;www-03.ibm.com;New IBM Software/Cloud Services Accelerate Social Business;https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/40216.wss;NA;NA;;IBM today announced new software and cloud-based services to help business leaders, such as chief marketing officers and chief human resource officers, advance their organization's transformation with the adoption of social business technology.


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L;ckeditor.com;CKEditor 4.6 Released;http://ckeditor.com/blog/CKEditor-4.6-released;NA;2016;;;We would like to let you know that the 5th developer preview of CKEditor 5 has just been tagged as version v0.5.0. You can read about the initial goals of this iteration in the Planning: Iteration 5


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L;winbuzzer.com;Microsoft Announces New Office 365 Admin Center;http://www.winbuzzer.com/2016/03/04/microsoft-announces-new-office-365-admin-center-xcxwbn/;Jeff Wager;2016;;;Microsoft is rolling out its new Office 365 Admin Center, aimed at making it faster and more efficient to manage the productivity software. The admin center adds numerous features and functions to Office 365, including a new search bar, improved reporting and dashboard customization.


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L;download.moodle.org;Moodle - Latest Release;https://download.moodle.org/releases/latest/;NA;2016;;;


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L;fridge.ubuntu.com;Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Final Beta Released;http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2016/03/25/ubuntu-16-04-lts-xenial-xerus-final-beta-released/;NA;2016;;;The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.


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L;nodesource.com;Node.js v6.0.0 Release Brief;http://nodesource.com/blog/node-js-v6-0-0-release-brief/;NA;2016;;;In accordance with our release plan, Node.js v6.0.0 is now out. This major bump brings significant improvements for performance, reliability, usability and security.


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L;dataminesoftware.com;Sirovision 6 Release Announcement;http://www.dataminesoftware.com/sirovision-6-release-announcement/;NA;NA;;;The Datamine team are pleased to announce the official release of Sirovision 6. The latest release contains substantial enhancements for geotechnical engineers which will better assist them in identifying potential formation of hazards with a higher degree of certainty and accuracy.


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L;appdevelopermagazine.com;DBmaestro Releases TeamWork Version 5.1 with Increased Automation Capabilities;http://www.dbmaestro.com/2016/06/dbmaestro-releases-teamwork-version-5-1-with-increased-automation-capabilities/;NA;2016;;;DBmaestro has released the latest version of its TeamWork continuous delivery/continuous integration database automation platform.


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L;mendix.com;Mendix and Microsoft Azure Cloud Stack Release Announcement;https://www.mendix.com/blog/mendix-and-microsoft-azure-a-complete-cloud-stack-to-power-digital-transformation/;NA;2016;;;We announced support for Microsoft Azure and the availability of the Mendix platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.


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L;blog.qualys.com;Qualys Announces Release of New Certified App for ServiceNow Configuration Management ;https://blog.qualys.com/technology/2016/02/29/new-certified-qualys-app-for-servicenow-cmdb;John Haberland;2016;;;New certified Qualys App for ServiceNow configuration management provides real time visibility of your enterprise's global IT infrastructure.


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L;chef.io;Chef Client 12.8.1 Release Announcement;https://blog.chef.io/2016/03/10/chef-client-12-8-1-release/;Matt Wrock;2016;;;We just released Chef Client version 12.8.1 to the chef downloads site.


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L;chef.io;Chef Launches Habitat, New Open Source Project to Automate Applications;https://www.chef.io/blog/2016/06/14/chef-launches-habitat-new-open-source-project-to-automate-applications/;NA;2016;;; Chef, the leader in automation for DevOps, today announced Habitat, an open source project that introduces a new approach for application automation


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L;djangoproject.com;Django 1.10 beta 1 released;https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2016/jun/21/django-110-beta-1-released/;NA;2016;;;Today we've released Django 1.10 beta 1, a preview/testing package that represents the second stage in the 1.10 release cycle and an opportunity to try out the changes coming in Django 1.10.


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L;confluence.sakaiproject.org;Sakai Release Communications Plan;https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/REL/Release+Communications+Plan;NA;2016;;;Release Management communication guidelines for Sakai, including release documentation and release date list.


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L;blog.circleci.com;CircleCI for OS X and 'Any-Cloud' Enterprise Deployment Released;http://blog.circleci.com/circleci-enterprise-any-cloud-deployment-and-circleci-for-os-x/;Jim Rose;2016;;;Today, we are excited to announce not one, but two new offerings. After acquiring Distiller to help realize our mobile vision, and more than a year in public beta and limited release, CircleCI for OS X is generally available today.


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L;blog.emccode.com;Announcing the Docker Machine Driver for RackHD;http://blog.emccode.com/2016/03/16/announcing-the-docker-machine-driver-for-rackhd/;NA;2016;;;RackHD allows you to plug in a network cable, press the power button, and then let automation take over. 


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L;blog.shippable.com;Shippable Announces a New Continuous Delivery Platform;http://blog.shippable.com/news-shippable-accelerates-software-development-with-modern-continuous-delivery-platform;Matt Carter;2016;;;Shippable has announced its new continuous delivery platform to help developers ship code faster.


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L;en-us.help.blackboard.com;Moodlerooms 3.0 Release Announcement;https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Moodlerooms/Administrator/000_Release_Notes/Release_Notes_2016_06;NA;2016;;;This release brief is a primary source of release information. It is a living document that includes high-level information about the new release components, links to key documentation and release notes, and links to access the recordings of our customer webinars


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L;automationworld.com;Abaco Systems Introduces Unique Software Tool to Speed Time-to-Deployment of Embedded Computing Application;http://www.automationworld.com/abaco-systems-introduces-unique-software-tool-speed-time-deployment-embedded-computing-application;NA;2016;;;Abaco Systems announced AXIS DataView, an innovative extension to the company's AXIS software development environment. DataView is unique in the market, and allows customers to rapidly develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for their embedded applications deployed on Abaco Systems hardware.


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L;www.datical.com;Datical Debuts Continuous Integration Solution for the Database;http://www.datical.com/news/datical-debuts-continuous-integration-solution-for-the-database/;NA;2016;;;Datical, the leading provider of agile database automation solutions, today announced Datical DB 4.0. This latest release seamlessly maps development-driven database change management to proven continuous integration (CI) workflows.


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L;release.mozilla.org;Mozilla announces new value in the tracking flags: blocking;http://release.mozilla.org/tracking/flags/blocking/2016/02/14/blocking-value-tracking-flags.html;NA;2016;;


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L;chef.io;Chef Client 12.7 Release Announcement;https://www.chef.io/blog/2016/02/12/chef-client-12-7-released/;Asami Novak;2016;;;We just released Chef Client 12.7.2 and it is available via the downloads page. Here are some highlights of this release.


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L;iom.invensys.com;New QI Analyst Software 8.0 with SP2 Release Announcement;http://iom.invensys.com/en/pages/IOM_AnnouncementDetail.aspx?NewsID=371;NA;NA;;


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L;spring.io;Spring Integration 4.3 M1 Release Announcement;https://spring.io/blog/2016/02/17/spring-integration-4-3-m1-is-available;Artem Bilan;2016;;


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L;blogs.technet.microsoft.com;Cloud Platform Release Announcements for February 17, 2016;https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stbnewsbytes/2016/02/17/cloud-platform-release-announcements-for-february-17-2016/;NA;2016;;


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L;orcaconfig.com;Announcing Orca: Unique App-Centric and Middleware Configuration Management Solution for Windows and Linux!;http://www.orcaconfig.com/announcing-orca-app-centric-middleware-configuration-management-solution-windows/;Scott Turner;NA;;


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L;blog.seamonkey-project.org;SeaMonkey 2.40 is out!;https://blog.seamonkey-project.org/2016/03/14/2-40-is-out/;NA;2016;;


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L;virten.net;What's inside VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2;https://www.virten.net/2016/03/whats-inside-vmware-vsphere-6-0-update-2/;NA;2016;;


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L;kde.org;KDE Software Compilation 4.5.2 Release Announcement;https://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.5.2.php/;NA;NA;;


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L;eliassoftware.com;ELIAS Software Composer's Studio 1.5 Release Announcement;https://www.eliassoftware.com/the_news/release-announcement-elias-composers-studio-1-5/;NA;NA;;


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L;unified-automation.com;New C++ based OPC UA Client/Server SDK V1.5.1—Service Release;https://www.unified-automation.com/news/news-details/article/1239-new-c-based-opc-ua-clientserver-sdk-v151-service-release.html;NA;2016;;


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L;yiiframework.com;Yii Framework New Official Extension Releases;http://www.yiiframework.com/forum/index.php/topic/70208-new-official-extension-releases/;NA;2016;;


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L;effektif.com;Effektif 3.6 Release Announcement;http://www.effektif.com/news/effektif-3-6-release/;NA;2016;;


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L;crashlytics.com;Velocity Alerts Release Annoucement;https://crashlytics.com/blog/introducing-velocity-alerts;NA;2016;;


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L;intland.com;codeBeamer 7.9 Release Announcement: Queries, Release Management with Gantt-charts, Bidirectional JIRA® integration & more;http://intland.com/blog/news/new-release-codebeamer-7-9-queries-release-management-with-gantt-charts-bidirectional-jira-integration-more/;Kristof Horvath;2016;;


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L;dbmaestro.com;DBmaestro Unveils TeamWork Version 5.0 - Release Announcement;http://www.dbmaestro.com/dbmaestro-unveils-teamwork-version-5-0/;NA;2016;;;The new version brings maturity and stability to DevOps for database by making it significantly easier to set up an automated database deployment pipeline for Continuous Delivery processes.


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L;joelonsoftware.com;Introducing HyperDev, Release Announcement;http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2016/05/30.html;NA;2016;;;


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