Rational Team Concert version 1.0.1 was released last week. The web site got a little refresh, check out the new overview of capabilities if you want to know more. There is also a little introduction video up on youtube with cheesy fake animations and lots of buzz words, but at least it has a little jazzy style to it.
Although the number suggests a "maintenance release", it adds some interesting new features and improvements. First of all, RTC can now use SQL Server 2005/2008 as a database. That's great news as it will make Jazz a much better fit in Windows environments. Second, the beloved dashboard is now available for limited use in the Express editions. The dashboard provides a quick portal for project info, but you still need standard if you want more than one dashboard per project. For smaller projects I think one dashboard is fine though.
Another new feature is the graphical flow editor, which visualizes streams and workspaces. It just looks cool, especially the layout animations. 🙂 A great tool to get an overview of a Jazz repository and a must-use-feature when doing a live demo: