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Polarion Launches Market&aposs First Open Source Training Curriculum for Subversion VCS

MORRISVILLE, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Polarion Software, creators of fully integrated application lifecycle management solutions and services, today announced the availability of Polarion SubTrain, the market's first opens source training curriculum for the widely used Subversion open source version control system (VCS). The free Polarion SubTrain project includes extensive training materials for both administrators and individual users of Subversion.

MORRISVILLE, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ — Polarion Software, creators of fully integrated application lifecycle management solutions and services, today announced the availability of Polarion SubTrain, the market's first opens source training curriculum for the widely used Subversion open source version control system (VCS). The free Polarion SubTrain project includes extensive training materials for both administrators and individual users of Subversion.

The comprehensive Polarion SubTrain course materials include a predefined, easily customizable set of presentation slides and supporting materials tailored to meet the training needs of companies migrating to Subversion as their preferred version control application. For a complete overview of the Polarion SubTrain project and to download the free training curriculum, visit http://polarion.org/index.php?page=overview&project=subtrain.

Worldwide adoption of Subversion is growing rapidly, since it is ideally suited for geographically dispersed development groups that need to work as unified teams in real-time, regardless of where they're located. Polarion SubTrain provides anyone who needs or is tasked to deliver Subversion training with the materials they need to ensure the technology is utilized to its full power. The comprehensive curriculum, complete with PPT presentations, training exercises, feedback forms, advanced tips and typical day-to-day scenarios, can be easily customized and branded with a company's own look-and- feel. They make Subversion training sessions both unique and engaging for all participants.

"We have seen many organizations migrating to Subversion VCS because of its power as a collaboration tool, but the learning curve has been a barrier to some," said Frank Schroder, CEO at Polarion. "We're making this a free training resource because we want to give something back to the open source community that developed this incredibly useful tool, which we utilize in our next-generation ALM solutions."

The course materials include: — Polarion SubTrain for Administrators: A detailed overview of how to administer and configure Subversion to meet the specific needs of projects. The course provides all information needed to set up, secure, backup and maintain Subversion systems. — Polarion SubTrain for Individual Users: Details on how to work with Subversion's many powerful features. This module teaches best practices needed to take maximum advantage of Subversion in everyday tasks.

Polarion's expert Subversion team includes the leading authorities on helping large and small organizations migrate existing repositories to the compelling Subversion open source system. Polarion SubTrain encapsulates the team's deep know-how and extensive experience in training hundreds of customers and creates a single resource to help organizations smoothly and professionally implement their Subversion systems.

"Polarion SubTrain was a logical next step to enable companies to make a smooth and successful migration to Subversion," said Timothy Strobele, Manager Professional Services at Polarion. "The new SubTrain curriculum allows users to leverage the detailed know-how of our own internal trainers, making it a very cost effective and fast way to realize the many benefits of Subversion VCS."

Polarion also offers Subversion Pro, a free software bundle that facilitates working with Subversion inside the Eclipse ecosystem. Polarion Subversion Pro enables users to explore the benefits of Subversion and Subversion-based tracking in a realistic working environment. The software automatically installs and configures multiple Subversion tools plus sample data.

Additional information on the free Polarion SubTrain and Subversion Pro packages, as well as the complete Polarion suite of products and services, is available at http://www.polarion.com.

About Polarion Software

Polarion Software is a global leader of comprehensive application lifecycle solutions and services for effectively and efficiently managing the software development lifecycle. The company's innovative approach to ALM helps customers mitigate the risks and challenges associated with point offerings by delivering solutions that combine every major phase of managing the software development lifecycle into one comprehensive platform, with fully integrated tools, that is easy to install, easy to configure and easy to use. Polarion's cohesive and unified ALM environment provides teams with the real- time information on the actual state of software development in their organization necessary to make intelligent, informed decisions, while leveraging Subversion and other advanced open source technologies to deliver unique functionality and a significant return on investment. Additional information is available at www.polarion.com.

Note to Editors: Polarion, Polarion for Subversion, FastTrack, Subversion Pro and SubTrain are trademarks or registered trademarks of Polarion Software, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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