Posted to the CA Spectrum product page is the General Availability letter detailing the Spectrum 9.4.4 release, what is included in the release and where to download it.
Please note the Release Notice and Issues Resolved docs seen as sperate docs in previous releases have been combined and available at the docops.ca.com site.
Please see Spectrum r9.4* Release Information at this link https://docops.ca.com/ca-spectrum/9-4-1-to-9-4-4/en/release-information .
Here you will find five sections that should be reviewed to understand what is fixed and delivered with Spectrum 9.4.4;
Is there any particular reason why an organization would upgrade to 9.4.4 instead of 10.x?
9.4.x is end of support as of May 31st, 2017, according to http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/status/announcement-documents/2016/ca-spectrum-r9-4-x-end-of-service-announcement.aspx
There are some critical fixes for which our customers are eagerly were waiting for it. You would get a sense of it from some of the community discussion .
Thanks for the quick reply Nagesh Jaiswal
Is it likely that this will be the last minor release for the 9.x release train?
That is correct. This is the last release for 9.x.
Still, why would people upgrade to 9.4.4 and not to 10.1.1 ? thanks, Veronique
I think it comes down to a matter of timing and effort needed to upgrade. Some customers on r9.* releases have plans to upgrade to the r10* releases, so it doesn't make sense to install 9.4.4 unless it contains a fix that's needed now rather then waiting for the r10 upgrade.
Other customers already at a r9.4* release may feel installing 9.4.4 is a smaller jump them going to a r10*, requiring less testing and less downtime and it gives them fixes they need now.
Those are the types of scenarios and decision making I've experienced.
Hope that helps,