JIRA Agile 6.6 Release Notes

Customers with large scale instances: Do not upgrade to JIRA Agile 6.4.x, 6.5.x or 6.6.0. Upgrade to JIRA Agile 6.6.13 instead.


If you have an instance with a large number of issues (300,000+), projects (100+), boards (100+), or open sprints (100+), do not upgrade to JIRA Agile 6.4.x, 6.5.x or 6.6.0, due to performance issues. Note, these issues are not pervasive and do not affect every customer. However, we still recommend not upgrading to these JIRA Agile versions.

We recommend that you upgrade to JIRA Agile 6.6.13 instead. JIRA Agile 6.6.13 includes fixes to these performance issues (implemented in JIRA Agile 6.6.11) plus a number of other non-performance related bug fixes.

If you need help or more information, please raise a support request


8 September 2014

JIRA Agile 6.6 ships with the most popular feature request in our backlog, custom cards, as well as a new sprint workload summary. If you are using Classic boards in JIRA Agile, make sure that you read our announcement about Classic boards below.


JIRA Agile 6.6 Upgrade Notes

New features in this release

Custom cards

The ability to customise cards is the most popular feature request for JIRA Agile (GHS-3922). Want your team to see the Due Date, Components or other fields on cards? You can now bring the right information to your team's attention, rather than relying upon people having to view the issue details for individual issues

You can add up to three additional fields to cards. These can be different fields for Plan mode versus Work mode. Go to Board layout in your board's configuration to try it out.

Learn more... 

Sprint workload summary

In JIRA Agile 6.5, we introduced the ability to see the assignees for issues on Plan mode of boards. This release includes a handy workload summary for each sprint that allows you to identify the workload for specialists in a Scrum team and plan accordingly. 

Announcement: End of life for Classic Boards

In the previously published The Future of JIRA Agile, we have described how we intended to eventually remove Classic Boards from JIRA Agile. We are announcing that JIRA Agile 6.6 will be the last major version to ship with Classic boards. This means:

  • JIRA Server — The next major release of JIRA Agile for JIRA Server will not include Classic boards. This will ship no sooner than 60 days from the date of the JIRA Agile 6.6 release.
  • JIRA Cloud — Classic boards will be removed from JIRA Cloud in the next major upgrade of JIRA Agile (no sooner than 60 days from the date of the JIRA Agile 6.6 upgrade).

With the current board, introduced two years ago in JIRA Agile (GreenHopper) 6.0, we believe that we have a replacement that is simple, powerful and helps you to deliver higher quality products faster. We have also worked closely with customers to make sure that the usage of the original Classic boards is covered by the new Agile boards.  

Change is never easy and we fully understand that the removal of Classic boards may impact your team’s usage of JIRA Agile. For this reason, we have created a migration guide to assist with the transition. We strongly urge you to begin your team's migration as soon as possible.

The JIRA Agile 6.6 team


Michael Tokar (team lead)

Michael Elias

Ivo Bosticky

David Tang

Jason Sheehy

Ian Dick

Patrick Teen

Eric Sukmajaya

Product Management

Martin Jopson


Dan Radigan

Jake Brereton



Benjamin Humphrey

Dean Hudson


Kiran Shekhar

Technical Writing

Andrew Lui


Ahmad Danial

Ala Al-Shargabi

Andre Petry

Anna Cardino

Bejoy Jaison

Benito Picarelli

Boris Berenberg

Brian Cruz

Bruna Griebeler

Chung Park Chan

Clarissa Gauterio

Daniel Leng

Daniel Watania

Danilo Conrad

Daryl Chuah

Dave Nicholson

David Chan

David Currie

David Di Blasio

David Mason

Davy Sjauw Mook

Dobroslawa Wierzbicka

Eric Kieling

Gan VoonKiat

Gary Sackett

Ivan Maduro

Ivan Tse

James Giles IV

Janet Albion

Jason Worley

Jeff Curry (team lead)


Joe Wai Tye

John Chin Kim Loong

Jordan Robison

Julian Rahmadiputra

Justin Burke

Kathryn Grier

Luciano Fagundes

Marcus Almeida

Matheus Fernandes

Matthew Hunter (team lead)

Mauro Badii

Melissa Klingler

Michael Andreacchio (team lead)

Michael Thai

Mick Nassette

Muhammad Fahd

Nick Mason

Paul Greig

Pedro Cora

Pedro Souza

Pelle Kirkeby

Pietro Schaff

Richie Gee

Ruchi Tandon

Shannon Mackie

Shayne Covey

Taiwo Akindele

Tim Evans

Vicky Kharisma

Viet Dung

Yew Teck En

Zulfadli Noor Sazali

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