HP is about to launch a new version of UFT in March 2014. It will be named UFT 12. Here is a sneak peek of what’s new in UFT 12

What's new in UFT 12?

Smaller, Faster installation package

The UFT installation dump used to be huge in size (around 3.7 GB) and in case of Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8 you need to disable User Account Control (UAC) to get it installed. With UFT 12, this is set to change. The package will be comparatively smaller, installation will be faster and you would not need to deactivate UAC.

Working on languages other than English?

No problem. You can now install UFT in your operating system language without the need to install a separate language pack.

Improved ALM authentication

You can now use external authentication, such as CAC (Common Access Card), to connect to ALM in place of the standard model of each user manually entering a user name and password.

Auto Upload run results to ALM

Instead of manually adding run results to your ALM project, you can instruct UFT to automatically upload them by setting an ALM site parameter.

Testing Safari on a Remote Mac

Looks like finally HP is expanding its support to cover Mac OS. Till now it has only supported Windows operating systems. While the support is still in beta, with UFT 12, you will be able to test Safari on a remote Mac.

Support for all latest browser versions

UFT 12 will support all latest versions of each of the major browsers like internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.

Supported for additional technologies

UFT 12 will support desktop technologies like Delphi XE2, Stingray 12 and Flex. It will also support Web Dynpro ABAP for Netweaver 7.31

Testing Extensibility extended

Testing extensibility will now support Visual Studio 2010 and 2012.

Some important points to note

  • If you plan to use UFT on Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 may not work. The workaround is that you should manually disable the ‘Enable Enhanced Protected Mode*’ (Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Security node > Enable Enhanced Protected Mode) and disable the ‘Enable Protected Mode’ (Tools > Internet Options > Security tab) in Internet Explorer.
  • If your computer has two versions of an application, where one is 32-bit and the other is 64-bit (for example, calc.exe), then UFT always opens the 32-bit version when it performs a step to open that application. This occurs when the operating system performs a redirect from the Program Files folder to the Program Files (x86) folder, and from the System32 folder to the SysWow64 folder. The workaround is that you should specify a 64-bit version and make sure that the step explicitly states the path to the 64-bit application. For example, you can copy the 64-bit application to any folder (other than the Program Files folder that is redirected to Program Files (x86)) and specify that path instead.
  • UFT 12 will not officially support Windows XP or Windows Vista OS. The minimum OS support is Windows 7 with service pack 1. Similarly the minimum Internet Explorer version supported would be IE 7. Check the table below for minimum system requirements for UFT 12.

UFT 12: Minimum system requirements

Computer Processor:1.6 Ghz or higher
Operating System:Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Memory:Minimum of 2 GB when no more than three add-ins are loaded simultaneously
  • An additional 512 MB of RAM are required when using a virtual machine.

  • Additional memory is required when loading more add-ins and when using the Save movie to results option to capture movies during run sessions.
  • Hard Disk Drive:5400 RPM
    Color Settings:High Color (16 bit)
    Graphics Card:Graphics card with 64 MB video memory
    Free Hard Disk Space:2 GB of free disk space for application files and folders
    You must also have an additional 1 GB of free disk space on the system disk (the disk on which the operating system is installed).
    Browser:Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0

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