Atlassian Cloud changes Jul 13 to Jul 20, 2020

These changes have recently been rolled out to Atlassian Cloud sites.

Changes labeled ROLLING OUT are being gradually rolled out and may not be on your site just yet.

Atlassian Cloud

Your cloud-hosted products are supported by the Atlassian Cloud platform. This section usually includes changes related to multiple Atlassian Cloud products, site administration, and user management.

Email users with suggested account changes


From the Change details button, you can suggest that a user changes their account details to make their profile more consistent and easier to identify. Read more about administering Atlassian accounts.

Give your users a Trusted permission


From a user's Permission options, select Trusted to give certain users more responsibility. These users will be able to install and configure new products on your site and invite new users themselves.

Claim accounts after verifying a domain


To start managing accounts on your domain, we’ve included an additional step that requires you to claim accounts after verifying that you own the domain. From the table on the Domains page, click Claim accounts next to the verified domain. Read more about verifying a domain.

Jira platform

Changes in this section usually apply to all Jira products. We'll tell you in the change description if something is only for a specific Jira product.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira: Improved sorting capabilities


This update expands users' abilities to sort issues in their Advanced Roadmap plan. You can now sort through issues by:

  • assignee
  • team
  • priority
  • estimate
  • status
  • custom number fields
  • single-select field

Trash for Jira Software and Jira Core projects


Accidentally deleting a project causes irrevocable data loss. We heard your concerns and we’ve changed the way you can delete your projects. To provide a safety net each time you delete a project, we’ve introduced a trash for projects. As Jira admins and project owners, you’ll have to move your projects to trash before you can permanently delete them. Projects remain in trash for 60 days after which they are permanently deleted.

Only Jira admins can access trash. From the trash, Jira admins can:

  • Restore a project that was moved to trash
  • Permanently delete a project
  • View when a project was moved to trash
  • View the user who moved the project to trash
  • View when a project will be permanently deleted

Next-gen projects: Browse and search for issues in your project


We’ve added issue browsing and search (also called the project issue navigator) to next-gen projects. When you enable the project issue navigator, choose Issues in your project’s sidebar to browse and filter the issues in your project.

In the issue navigator, you can search for and filter issues by status, assignee, reporter, type, and included text. We’ll include more search and filter options in future releases.

To enable the issue navigator in a next-gen project:

  1. Go to your project and choose to Project settings > Features
  2. Enable the toggle for the Issue navigator
  3. Click Back to project and choose Issues in the sidebar to get started

Jira Software Premium: Archive your projects


Stay organized by archiving your inactive projects. Jira admins and project admins can archive projects along with all related issues, components, and attachments. To archive a project, go to the projects directory and then click ••• to select Archive. Learn more about archiving projects.

New issue view: Individually scrollable columns


No more scrolling through an entire issue at once. You can now scroll through the two columns on the new issue view individually. This means you can scroll down the left column to read comments while viewing key issue details at the top of the right column, or scroll through these details on the right column while keeping your eye on the issue summary and description in the left column.

Git repository code information in Jira


Get greater visibility of your team’s work, from issue to code. You can now link the Git repositories your teams work on with the new Code feature. Head to Project Settings > Features > Code to enable the feature and start to visualize your teams' repositories in your project. Learn more about the Code in Jira feature.

Issue collector no longer matches the submitter's user session to make them the reporter


We’ve adapted our issue collectors to the Chrome browser’s new cookie security features, but have had to change how they work. The issue collector no longer matches a submitter’s user session to make them the reporter. You can still match them by email address.

To improve issue security, project and issue keys are no longer displayed in the success message after submitting feedback on an issue collector (unless the project is open to anyone on the web).

Learn more about using the issue collector.

Improved issue search in classic projects


Find your work fast with new search filters and an improved issues list in the project issue navigator. You can now filter the list of issues by assignee, reporter, status, and type, to help you find exactly what you need. Pre-defined filters are still in the sidebar, but this change means you can start with a pre-defined filter—like Open issues—then use the new filters for an even more specific search.

A couple of other changes to note:

Rather than Issues and filters, the navigation item in the project sidebar is now Issues. We believe issues are what you’re looking for when you use the issue navigator, so “issues” is more descriptive.

We’ve also changed the default view in the issue navigator to All issues, ordered from newest to oldest (by created date). Many of you told us that you wanted to quickly find new issues, so this should help out. Because that’s now the default, we’ve removed the Created recently filter. When you arrive in the issue navigator, or you choose All issues, you get recently created issues anyway.

Learn more about searching for issues in Jira.

Next-gen projects: Suggested users in the Assignee and Reporter filters in the issue navigator


Find what you’re looking for even faster with suggested users in the new project issue navigator. When you use the Assignee and Reporter filters, you’ll now get a list of suggested users based on the people you work with most.

Learn more about the project issue navigator.

Email notifications for failed Smart Commits

When using Smart Commits, you’ll now receive failure notification emails if a command fails, informing you that the intended action was not performed. Learn more about processing issues with Smart Commits.

Jira Software

We're rolling out a new type of project known as next-gen. By default, any Jira Software licensed user can create their own next-gen project. These projects don't affect existing Jira projects, shared configurations, or your schemes. You can manage who's allowed to create next-gen projects with the new Create independent projects global permission. Read more about next-gen projects.

GitHub app on the Atlassian Marketplace


We've partnered with GitHub to build a new and improved integration, which you can install at the Atlassian Marketplace. This replaces the DVCS connector in Jira's system settings. Current GitHub integrations set up under the old method will continue to work, but new integrations must be set up using the app on the Atlassian Marketplace. We're rolling out this update gradually, so it may not be on your Jira Cloud site yet.

This won't affect GitHub Enterprise integrations, which must still be set up via the DVCS connector.

Kanban boards just got faster


Is your team so productive, their 'Done' column is always overflowing? Too many issues on a board can slow it down and make you scroll way too much. To fix this, we’re bringing what we’ve codenamed “Fast Kanban”—a way to keep your board fresh and clean, and as quick as a flash.

The idea behind it is simple. The ‘Done’ column will now show only issues that have been updated (in any way) in the last 2 weeks, hiding the rest. Less noise on your board means happier teams. Any project admin can change the retention period, or choose to display all issues, if they prefer. Learn more

Next-gen: Restrict who can view an issue in your next-gen project


You can now restrict which roles can view individual issues. Look for the lock icon on your next-gen project’s issues. By default, anyone with a Member, Viewer, or Administrator role can change the viewing restriction of an issue. You can also set the restriction while creating the issue by selecting the allowed roles in the new Restrict to field.

Learn more about restricting access to an issue.

Where there’s an epic, there’s a way to change its color


Spot a color clash in your backlog or board? In classic projects, you can now change the epic color when you see it. Wherever your epic shows up, so will all the color options.

Jira Service Desk

New issue view for Jira Service Desk


The new issue view groups key actions and information in a logical way, making it easier for you to scan and update requests. Learn more about the new issue view.

Use keyboard shortcuts in your queues


Use keyboard shortcuts to navigate around your queues and get your work done faster. You can now move through issues, select their fields, and go to the issue view from your queues just by using your keyboard!

Focused request types page and new portal groups page


We’ve revamped the Request types page so you can focus on editing and creating request types, and brought your portal settings together so that you can manage your portal groups in one place! Plus, there's no more ‘hidden from portal' group - request types are now hidden from your portal by default.

IT service management changes tour


Learn how to use the new Changes category in the Jira Service Desk ITSM template! Want to try the new template before we release it into the wild? Join the early access program.


Confluence Android - Release 1.78


When creating a page, users can now see where the page is located and will land after publishing the page with breadcrumbs in the editor.

Close and recall the in-editor template browser


After creating a page, you are taken directly to the blank page template with the template browser open on the right. You can search for a specific template or browse those available using categories. Close the template browser using the X button at its top right. If you closed the browser and want to get back to it, select the More actions ( ••• ) button in the toolbar and select Open template browser.

Create links to undefined, placeholder pages


Use keyboard shortcuts to create undefined, placeholder pages as you find the need to link out to a potential new page from the page you are on. By typing Placeholder Page Name(), you create the placeholder. You can click the placeholder immediately to create a new page, or the link can be clicked later when viewing the page to create a new page.

Sticky table headers won't scroll out of view


Table headers will remain in view when scrolling down a table on a published page. This includes tables created in the new editor and those pages that were converted from the legacy editor to the new editor.

Sticky table headers won't scroll out of view when editing a page


Table headers will remain in view when scrolling down the table of an edited page. This includes tables created in the new editor and those pages that were converted from the legacy editor to the new editor.

Your editing experience just got an upgrade


The new Confluence editor allows anyone to create beautiful, powerful pages effortlessly. Check out the editor roadmap to learn more.

End of support for nested tables


As we work on creating a more stable editing experience, we will no longer support nested tables - that is, a table within a list, block quotes, or another table. Existing nested tables will not be affected, you simply won't be able to create new nested tables.

We're extending editing improvements to all pages on Android


The editing improvements we made to blogs a few months ago are coming to the rest of your Android mobile pages, too. In addition to being faster and more reliable, your new pages are also responsive, optimized for readability, and have advanced tables. Some macros are still missing as we rebuild them, but you can check the list of changes and track updates to macros on our docs site.

Enhance your images when using the new editor


Annotate images by adding text, inserting shapes and lines, using brushes, or adding a blur to a certain area.

Share pages directly with your team


It’s now easier to share pages with everyone on your team, all in one go. When you click Share on any page or blog post, Confluence now lets you add a team – no need to enter each person individually. Learn more

Jira issue URLs are converted to smart links


When you paste a Jira issue link into a Confluence page, the URL is converted to a smart link that displays the page icon and the page title. This works if the Jira and Confluence sites are linked or if they are both cloud versions.

Convert pages to use the new editor


You can now convert your existing pages that were created using the legacy editor to use the new editing experience! Learn more

Confluence navigation just got better


Get to information faster with improved navigation – making what you need visible from anywhere in Confluence. Learn more

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira plan macro


The Portfolio for Jira plan Confluence macro lets you embed a Portfolio for Jira Server and Data Center plan in a Confluence page. Join key stakeholders in the spaces where business goals are built and tracked, and share how work is progressing across multiple projects and teams.

A simpler way to create content


Now you can create a new page with just one click. Browse or search for templates right in the editor or get straight to work on a blank page.

We've hidden the Like button on archived pages


When you archive a page, you’re signaling to your team that this page is outdated or otherwise no longer relevant to current work. Since no one should be paying attention to or engaging with these pages, we’ve hidden the Like button so no new likes can be added.

You’ll still be able to see all likes the page accrued up until it was archived.

Categories make it easier to find the right template


Being able to easily find a template that’s a perfect fit for your project can be exactly what you need to keep the creative momentum going. With categories that target roles, responsibilities, and concepts, you can quickly browse through the templates. Special categories group user-created templates, present 3rd party templates from the Atlassian marketplace, and allow admins to promote certain templates.

Archive all nested pages in one action


Page archiving enters its next phase with nested archiving. For any page you archive, if it has any nested pages, you’ll have the option to include all of them with the original page selected. Pages archived together will maintain their visual hierarchy in the archived pages list, to preserve the context in which they were organized in the page tree.

You’ll have the same option to include all nested pages when restoring any page in the archive back to the page tree.

You can use nested archiving on the premium plan.

New People menu dropdown in the navigation bar


The People menu in the new product navigation provides you with a quick way to see and get to the people and teams you work with most. You have the ability to create new teams from the menu and get to a directory of all people and teams.

Date element improvements in the new editor


It’s now possible for you to type in the date when adding the Date element to a page in the new editor. This reduces the need to click through the calendar to find a date you want, which also makes this action more accessible for all people.

Better visibility into permissions limitations on pages


Page restrictions just got a lot clearer. In special situations where a user’s view or edit access is restricted, Confluence will now tell you why. So it’ll be easier for you to see (and fix!) when:

  • a user needs to be given permission to view a parent page before they’ll be able to view the current page
  • a user needs to be given permission at the space level to view pages in the space before they’ll be able to view the current page
  • a user needs permission at the space level to edit pages in the space before they’ll be able to edit the current page

Sticky table headers won't scroll out of view when editing a page


Table headers will remain in view when scrolling down the table of a edited page. This includes tables created in the new editor and those pages that were converted from the legacy editor to the new editor.

Improvements to the people menu


We’re gradually rolling out some small tweaks to the “People” menu in Confluence. We renamed “Invite your teammates” to “Add people”, and shuffled the button up in the list a little bit.

Selecting “Add people” launches also a slightly improved in-app window that allows users and admins add people to Confluence. Your site settings will dictate whether new users will be invited or sent an access request.

@ mention suggestions include familiar teams


When adding an @ mention to a page, the list of suggested matches includes the people and teams you belong to or work with most. Teams can be easily created from the People menu in the new navigation or from the people and teams directory available from <sitename> Learn more about starting a team.


Improvements to comment threading in your Activity


When reviewing comments in your Activity on the right sidebar, the most recent comment (reply) is displayed in context under the original comment.

Bitbucket Pipelines: Enable git clone options at step level


You can now enable git clone options at a step level. Check out the docs to learn more.

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