Atlassian Cloud changes Nov 23 to Nov 30, 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.

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 - Warn when an issue is assigned to a Kanban team and a Sprint


We added a warning that shows up when users try to assign issues in a sprint to Kanban teams (only Scrum teams plan with sprints). This doesn’t change the functionality at all, but simply serves as a way to guide users through the planning process.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Advanced Fields Menu


This update brings the advanced fields menu to Advanced Roadmaps on cloud. The new and improved fields menu allows you to add custom fields from Jira and reorder the fields listed in your menu.

For more information, see our documentation on Displaying issue details.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Export to CSV


You can now export your Advanced Roadmaps data to a .csv file for easy sharing within your organization. Learn more in our documentation about Sharing and exporting your roadmap.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Share a plan in Confluence


With this update, you can now embed your Advanced Roadmaps plan in a Confluence page in a few clicks.

Track deployment information in Jira


Get greater visibility of deployments by automatically tracking and displaying Git pipelines against the issues over a time scale. You can now visualize the progress of a work-item as it moves through your deployment pipeline. To use the Deployments feature, simply integrate Jira Software with Bitbucket Pipelines. Learn more about the Deployments feature.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Dependencies report


The new Dependencies report is a unique way for those who are “visual planners” to view their work. This new tool lets you view dependencies in your plan in a map-like layout so you can spot misaligned dates and potential problems that may not be obvious from the roadmap view. You can also focus on specific dependencies with powerful grouping and filtering tools.

For more information, check out our documentation Viewing the Dependencies report.

Issue collector matches the submitter's user session differently in Chrome


We’ve adapted our issue collectors to the Chrome browser’s new cookie security features and made some changes to how they work. The issue collector no longer matches a submitter’s user session to make them the reporter, but 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.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira: Create new plans with ease

It’s never been easier to create a plan with relevant issues for your planning needs. With the new plan creation wizard, we’ve streamlined the process and redesigned the look and feel. We’ve also added new pages to the Configure menu so you can easily edit the plan’s scope at any time.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Sort by custom fields


This update brings the ability to sort by custom fields to Advanced roadmaps on cloud. Once they’re configured for your plan, you can use the following custom field types as filters:

  • single-choice select
  • multiple-choice select
  • checkbox
  • radio button
  • label

Visit Filtering issues to learn more about filtering by custom fields.

New issue view: Estimates for time tracking apps


The new issue view now displays a field for the estimated time remaining when you use time tracking apps. To try it out, install your favorite time tracking app, go to an issue, and check it out yourself.

Epics filtering for deployment pipelines


Apply the magic of advanced filtering with options such as Environment, Epic, Type, and Deployments settings to configure your Deployments view. Now you can drill-down to your deployments against issues with more precision and control at the level of epics and issue types. You can also sort the issues without deployment information. Learn more about the Deployments feature

Connection flows with third-party repositories


After linking code repositories with your Jira project, you can:

  • See repositories from third-party providers on the Code page.
  • Manage your third-party app integrations through code settings.

To configure your connection flows, select More options (•••) on the Code page of your project. Learn more about the Code in Jira feature.

Subtasks on cards in classic boards

See the total number of subtasks, including tasks that are already done, on your classic Jira Core business project boards.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Enhanced warning center

The new enhanced warning center feature gives you deeper insights into scheduling conflicts within your plan. Choose which warnings you want to see, filter by warning type, and more with this detailed interactive menu.

To learn more, visit the Viewing warnings page.

New issue view: Find work from your entire Jira site in the editor


In the new issue view’s editor, you can now link work from your entire Jira site and not just recent items. To try it out, go to an issue, open the editor (by, for example, clicking into a description field or starting a comment), and click the link button in the toolbar. From there, you can search your entire Jira site for work.

Jira Software

From March 31, 2021, we’ll begin moving all users to the new issue view in Jira Cloud products (Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, and Jira Core). Shortly after that, we’ll remove access to the old issue view. We’ve made great improvements to the new issue view in the past year and will continue to make it better before we remove the old one. For key dates, what’s next, and more details, check out our official announcement.

Enhanced release notes functionality


Presenting an enhanced release notes functionality that you can access from the Releases feature by navigating to Releases > Version > Release notes. The revised Release notes page in your Jira Software project provides you with the following options:

  • Create release notes in the markdown format
  • Regenerate release notes based on layout and issue types
  • Format and update release notes in the editor
  • Copy the release notes to the clipboard

Learn how to create release notes

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Dependencies report


The new Dependencies report is a unique way for those who are “visual planners” to view their work. This new tool lets you view dependencies in your plan in a map-like layout so you can spot misaligned dates and potential problems that may not be obvious from the roadmap view. You can also focus on specific dependencies with powerful grouping and filtering tools.

For more information, check out our documentation Viewing the Dependencies report.

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.

Enhanced invite visibility


We’ve made it easier to add your teammates from the dropdown People menu in the top navigation of Confluence and Jira Software.

Roadmap: Filter by label or issue summary


Find that piece of work without hunting around. Let filters do the digging for you.

Filter by a specific label or start typing the keywords in an issue summary to narrow down your roadmap. Learn more about filters on the roadmap for classic and next-gen projects.

Roadmap: Right-click an issue to clear its start and due date


Due dates change (because change is the only constant in life). Pretend those dates never were by right-clicking your issue directly from the roadmap. Make all the dates disappear, or just the start date or due date.

Learn more about managing dates on the roadmap in classic and next-gen projects.

Jira Service Management

Jira Service Desk is now Jira Service Management! We’re in the process of rolling out some exciting new features for all users. Learn more about these new features.

Set up a custom Microsoft email address using OAuth


If you’re a Jira site admin, you can now add a custom Microsoft email account using OAuth instead of an application-specific password. Learn how to add a custom email account.

New version of Automation for Jira Service Management


A new version of automation is now available. With more styles, advanced triggers, conditions, actions, and the ability to work across different Atlassian products - you can access these new features via Automation, under Automation settings. Some users will also be able to access existing rules within their old settings. These old settings have been renamed Legacy Automation. Learn more about what's changed in Automation

New issue view for Jira Service Management


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!

Knowledge base settings refresh


The Knowledge base settings page has been updated - we’ve made some layout adjustments to refresh the page. Go to Project settings > Knowledge base to check it out.

Request approval from approvers associated with a service


When configuring approvals for a workflow in the new IT service management template, admins can now allow approvers associated with a service to flag, review, and approve changes to reduce the risk of impacting service quality. Learn how to request approval from approvers associated with a service.

Link multiple Confluence spaces to your knowledge base


It’s here! You can now link more than one Confluence space to your knowledge base. Organize your articles more efficiently and help your customers faster than ever with the redesigned knowledge base settings page. Admins can now create a space from their service projects, link multiple existing spaces at once, set individual space permissions, and manage article suggestions better. And agents can now filter articles by linked spaces.

Get started quicker with the 'Quickstart' panel


Knowing what to do first when you create a new kind of project can be tricky. That’s why we’ve introduced the Quickstart panel - a handy side panel filled with easy-to-follow steps and links to documentation to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

If you’d rather look at it later, then simply select Close Quickstart at the bottom of panel - you can always open it back up through your Settings (cog) in the top right.

Welcome tour for Jira Service Management


Admins will be greeted with an optional welcome tour the first time they enter Jira Service Management or create a new IT service management template. Let us show you what to look out for!

Your sidebar navigation now has sections


We’ve updated the sidebar navigation of your projects with sections and headings to help you find what you’re looking for faster. Under the ‘Operations’ heading, you’ll find Services, On-call, and Alerts (if they’ve been enabled). Under ‘Knowledge’, you’ll find your knowledge base and reports, and under ‘Customers & people' you’ll see your channels, team invite, and Customers page. You can also add your own shortcuts to other websites or apps under ‘Shortcuts’.


We'll let you know if you have connection issues


The beauty of a cloud product is that you can connect from anywhere. The downside is that not all connections are created equally. To help you know when you there’s a connection issue when you are editing, a new banner displays at the top of the page, and any changes you make during a single author editing session are saved when you reconnect. To avoid experiencing any strange conflicts during sessions when multiple people editing, the editing experience will be disabled.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira plan macro


The Advanced Roadmaps for Jira plan Confluence macro lets you embed an Advanced Roadmaps 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.

To learn more, read our documentation on Sharing roadmaps.

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.

Feel refreshed when browsing the space directory

The space directory is THE place to go in Confluence when you want to see all spaces that are available to you. The filters and actions available have been updated to make it easier to find a space you are looking for. You can also review the spaces here and watch or star the ones that are important to you. If you are a space or product administrator, you can get to space settings from here without going to each space.

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 mobile: Undo or redo what you've typed on iOS


Made a mistake? (Don’t worry, we all do.) Now you’ll find convenient undo/redo buttons in the editor.

A simpler way to create content


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.

Improve the appearance of hyperlinks with Smart links and Smart cards


You can use Smart links and Smart cards to make your links stand out while providing meaningful details that keep readers on your page. Learn more

Hiding 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.

New loading experience for page buttons


We've improved the loading experience of page buttons like the "Edit" pencil, the star, and Share so they don't move around while the page is loading.

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 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.

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

Learn more about page restrictions.

Improvements to the people menu


We’re gradually rolling out some tweaks to the People menu. The Invite your teammates button is now named Add people. You’ll find the button a little further up the menu.

When you add new users to Confluence from the Add People button, your site settings determine whether they’re invited or sent an access request.

Find the perfect template for any project


You can browse templates in any space across your site from the easy-to-access template gallery. Just select Templates from the global navigation menu to start browsing.

Recommending pages to archive


We’ve added a notification email that’ll recommend archiving pages excluded by a bulk archiving action.

With the ability to archive a page and all of its nested pages (a whole branch of the page tree), sometimes not all pages in the branch can be included. This happens when the archiver either doesn’t have permission to view a nested page or doesn’t have permission to archive a nested page, which results in these pages being left behind in the page tree.

If you created any of these “left behind” pages, we’ll let you know in the email and give you a quick way to archive them!

Edit existing comments on mobile


Now you can edit existing comments with ease, right in the palm of your hand.

Template previews in the editor


You can preview templates in the editor before you select them. Just hover over the name of the template you’d like to see.

Page actions have been reorganized


When you are viewing a page, there are a lot of things that you can see and do. The more important and useful actions are represented as icons at the top of the page. Actions that you use less frequently or those that are used by fewer people are tucked away in the More actions ( ••• ) menu. The actions available there have been reorganized into more logical sections — actions, key metadata, and advanced details.

The following actions were removed as their functionality was achieved elsewhere:

  • Restrictions — use the lock icon to the left of the Share button.
  • Link to this Page — continue to use the shortcut key k to launch the Link to this Page modal, copy the page link from the Share dialog box, or copy the URL from the browser.
  • View in hierarchy — use the space sidebar to navigate to Space Settings > Content Tools > Reorder pages where you can view all pages in the space and reorder them.

If your site contains third-party actions, those will be at the bottom.

Aggregate decisions in one place


Being able to add Decision elements to pages created using the new editor was good, but you didn’t have an easy way to gather up those decisions in one place until now. Wherever you need to see specific decisions that make sense to the content of your page, insert the Decision report macro from the toolbar or the slash command menu. You can use filters to focus on the pages whose decisions make sense to you.

Since decisions are often made during meetings, the macro was also added to the Meeting notes page that is auto-generated in each space; this auto-generated page serves as the index that lists any pages created from a meeting notes template anywhere in the space, which is particularly handy if meeting notes need to be in different parts of your page tree.

Search for any page or blog when adding a link using the new editor


When adding a link using the new editor, you can search for any page or blog in your site in addition to pasting a URL or picking a recently viewed Confluence page or blog.

We're adding an Apps section in space navigation

The new Apps section in the space navigation pane shows your installed Connect and Forge apps. Space admins can customize which apps are visible and change the display order of the apps in the space.

See where your page lives

Easily see the context of your page using the breadcrumb at the top.

Bulk archive up to 500 pages at a time


To ensure Confluence performs at the highest level, we’ve limited the amount of pages you can bulk archive or bulk restore to 500 pages at a time. We hope to increase the limit soon!

Enhanced invite visibility


We’ve made it easier to add your teammates from the dropdown People menu in the top navigation of Confluence and Jira Software.

Confluence Android - Release 1.85


Commenting on Confluence Mobile has a fresh look. We've updated the look and feel for Like, Reply, and the overflow menu.

Adding people to your site just got easier

Add people to your site quickly and easily with the new Sync with Google option in the People menu, which will automatically open your admin settings.


Automatically merge a pull request when all checks pass


Sometimes it can take a while to get all the builds and reviews required by pull request (PR) merge checks, so the PR author has to keep checking back to ensure all the checks pass in order to merge their changes. Now in the new pull request experience, the PR author or an admin can enable this feature to queue up a pending merge to be triggered automatically once all the merge checks have passed.

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