May 22, 2017,
by Bill Kaufman
The latest TIER release (Release 17040*) includes several new and updated features, including a simplified installation process and a TIER Beacon function that will help developers and investors understand deployment trends. The release includes the latest versions of all three TIER components (Shibboleth 3.3.1, Grouper 2.3.0, and COmanage 2.0.0).
This also begins the TIER continuous release process, in which updates will be incorporated into the software as soon as they are ready for production, rather than waiting for a pre-determined release date. This will enable adopters to quickly take advantage of improvements and new features.