Atlassian Cloud changes Apr 5 to Apr 12, 2021

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 - Create new plans with ease

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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.

New issue view: Estimates for time tracking apps

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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.

New Issue View: Add web links to images

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In the new issue view’s editor, you can now add web links to images. This means that when you’re adding an image to a field or comment, you have the option to add a web link to the image too. When someone clicks an image with a web link, a new tab with the associated URL will be opened.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Selective Scheduling

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Along with helping create an entire plan, you can now tell the Auto-scheduler to only schedule specific issues.

To use this new feature, select which issues you want Advanced Roadmaps to automatically schedule using the checkboxes in the Scope section of your plan. Then use the auto-scheduler like normal and it will only work its magic on those issues.

Learn more about how to use the Auto-scheduler.

Insights directly on your next-gen board and backlog

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Premium plan customers, look out for Insights on your board and backlog. This new, data-driven feature helps you adapt existing processes, drive better outcomes, and plan with confidence.

It’s really fresh and the team behind it's eager for feedback. Get in there, give it a go, and share your experience. It honestly changes things.

Learn more about insights in next-gen projects.

Devops Container Linking

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When creating a Jira project, you’ll see an option to “connect work across your tools” which allows you to easily create and connect containers from other tools, including:

  • Bitbucket repositories
  • A Confluence space
  • An Opsgenie team

Get insights into your cycle time for deployments

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Do you struggle with the latest information on how much time you take work to get from branch to production? Here you go with an advanced Insights panel inside your Deployments view. Get a thorough understanding of the Cycle time in the palm of your hand. Learn how to make the best use of the Insights panel.

Updates to how you create projects in Jira

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Creating projects in Jira is now simpler with our new template library. Browse templates across the Jira products you own, with additional information to assist you in finding the template that best fits the way your team works.

Additionally, we’ve renamed our project types (next-gen and classic) to make them clearer and more descriptive:

  • Next-gen projects are now named team-managed projects. The functionality itself remains the same and continue to be ideal for independent teams who want to control their own working processes and practices in a self-contained space.
  • Classic projects are now named company-managed projects. Setup and maintained by Jira admins, company-managed projects remain the best choice for teams who want to work with other teams across many projects in a standard way, such as sharing a workflow.

Replacing the media picker with your system's file upload

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We're removing the media picker dialog, which appears when you click the Files and images button in Bitbucket Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Jira Cloud products, and replacing it with your system’s built-in file upload dialog. We’ve observed that very few people use the media picker, with most people preferring to drag and drop or paste files onto pages and issues. You’ve also shared feedback with us that, in some cases, the media picker doesn’t work the way you’d like it to.

Importantly, you can still link to files from services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Paste a link on your page or issue and we’ll create a handy smart link to it so the latest version is always available.

You can read more about this change and leave feedback for the team in the Community post.

Improved security for the Get Filters REST endpoint

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We’ve rolled out a security patch to keep your data safe from anonymous access while using the deprecated Get Filters REST API. This REST API will no longer return your project names and owner information to unauthenticated users.

New issue view: Save time configuring multiple projects by copying field layouts

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No more duplicate field configuration work for admins! Jira admins can now copy field layouts for the new issue view in one project to any other that uses the same screen.

More specifically, in Jira Software Cloud, an issue layout can be copied to other projects that use the same screen. And In Jira Service Management Cloud, a request type's layout can be copied to other request types (including those in other projects) that use the same screen.

New issue view: Comment bar now adjusts depending on activity sort

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In the new issue view's activity section, the comment bar will now automatically adjust positions depending on whether you sort activity by oldest or newest first. In particular, we now ensure that you can always comment right above or below the newest comment. This means that when you're updating your team, you'll always have the latest context right in front of you.

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

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Access the enhanced release notes functionality 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 - Create new plans with ease

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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.

Anonymous access check for Jira Site Import

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This new security check will notify in advance if projects, dashboards, and filters are prone to anonymous access post migration. Anonymous access means that the data will be available to the public and searchable online. You can choose whether or not to grant public access before the migration.

To review affected projects, dashboards, and filters, you can download the .csv file.

Connect Jira and Confluence with project pages improvements

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We’ve renamed the “pages” feature in Jira Software to “project pages”, and made some improvements so it’s easier to use and understand.

Project pages keeps your documentation in one place by connecting your Jira Software project with a Confluence space. If Confluence isn’t on your site yet, site admins can start a free trial in-product via the project pages feature on the left-hand navigation panel.

Pages from the connected space will be organized in the project pages feature in Jira. All page organization and permissions from Confluence will be retained. Users with the appropriate permissions can use project pages to create Confluence pages and view any existing documentation.

Next-gen: Assign multiple statuses to a single column

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Like humans and their dogs, or keyboards and computers, columns and statuses have always been inseparable.

Until now. (Kinda.)

This feature gives you the ability to add more than one status to a single column. This supercharged, board-sorting experience means you can group together similar statuses and free up your board. It also means you can drop work into a new status, within the same column.

Less scroll. A neater board. And advanced config—this could be the best separation in a long time.

Learn more about configuring columns and statuses in your next-gen project.

Enhanced invite visibility

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Add your teammates from the People menu in the top navigation of Confluence and Jira Software.

Allow users to join Confluence from project pages

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If your site has Jira and Confluence active, users with the appropriate permissions can use the project pages feature in Jira to get access to Confluence and find documentation and content that’s relevant to them.

Users can only request access or join Confluence if site settings allow it. Learn more about site settings.

Insights directly on your next-gen board and backlog

ROLLING OUT

Premium plan customers, look out for Insights on your board and backlog. This new, data-driven feature helps you adapt existing processes, drive better outcomes, and plan with confidence.

It’s really fresh and the team behind it's eager for feedback. Get in there, give it a go, and share your experience. It honestly changes things.

Learn more about insights in next-gen projects.

Get insights into your cycle time for deployments

ROLLING OUT

Do you struggle with the latest information on how much time you take work to get from branch to production? Here you go with an advanced Insights panel inside your Deployments view. Get a thorough understanding of the Cycle time in the palm of your hand. Learn how to make the best use of the Insights panel.

Next-gen: Time estimation is on its way

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The whole shebang isn’t ready just yet, but that’s no reason to hold out on what we do have.

For now, you can add the original estimate field to your issues, estimate the time that work will take, and do a JQL query to find specifics related to time.

To add the original estimate field:

  1. If you’re not there, navigate to your next-gen project.
  2. From your project sidebar, select Project settings.
  3. In Project settings, select Issue types.
  4. In the Fields panel, select Original estimate.
  5. Drag, then drop the field where you’d like it to appear.
  6. Save, close, and estimate away!

Learn more about time estimation in next-gen projects.

Updates to how you create projects in Jira

ROLLING OUT

Creating projects in Jira is now simpler with our new template library. Browse templates across the Jira products you own, with additional information to assist you in finding the template that best fits the way your team works.

Additionally, we’ve renamed our project types (next-gen and classic) to make them clearer and more descriptive:

  • Next-gen projects are now named team-managed projects. The functionality itself remains the same and continue to be ideal for independent teams who want to control their own working processes and practices in a self-contained space.
  • Classic projects are now named company-managed projects. Setup and maintained by Jira admins, company-managed projects remain the best choice for teams who want to work with other teams across many projects in a standard way, such as sharing a workflow.

New issue view: Epic Status field is now available

The Epic Status custom field can now be displayed on the new issue view. Just get your Jira admin to add the Epic Status field to a screen, and it'll be displayed on all issues using that screen (if the field isn't hidden by a project admin). Learn more about adding custom fields to screens.

Enabled the Deployments feature for all projects with deployments data

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When you have a code development tool integrated with your Jira project, the Deployments feature will be enabled to give you visibility into your deployment pipelines against issues over a time scale.

Learn more about deployments and make the best use of this feature.

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.

Knowledge base settings refresh

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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.

Get started quicker with the 'Quickstart' panel

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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 the panel - you can always open it back up through your Settings (cog) in the top right.

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.

Make changes to multiple linked spaces at once

Save time and work more efficiently by making changes to multiple linked spaces at once. You can now select multiple spaces and unlink them or change who can view them by going to Project settings > Knowledge base.

Learn more about linking multiple spaces to your service project.

Updates to how you create projects in Jira

ROLLING OUT

Creating projects in Jira is now simpler with our new template library. Browse templates across the Jira products you own, with additional information to assist you in finding the template that best fits the way your team works.

Additionally, we’ve renamed our project types (next-gen and classic) to make them clearer and more descriptive:

  • Next-gen projects are now named team-managed projects. The functionality itself remains the same and continue to be ideal for independent teams who want to control their own working processes and practices in a self-contained space.
  • Classic projects are now named company-managed projects. Setup and maintained by Jira admins, company-managed projects remain the best choice for teams who want to work with other teams across many projects in a standard way, such as sharing a workflow.

Confluence

Enhanced invite visibility

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Add your teammates from the People menu in the top navigation of Confluence and Jira Software.

Allow users to join Confluence from project pages

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If your site has Jira and Confluence active, users with the appropriate permissions can use the project pages feature in Jira to get access to Confluence and find documentation and content that’s relevant to them.

Users can only request access or join Confluence if site settings allow it. Learn more about site settings.

New spaces are assigned a random icon

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To help people visually distinguish one space from another, the default icon assigned to a space will be chosen at random rather than every new space being assigned the same folder image. Space creators can change that default icon or upload their own. Existing spaces are unaffected by this change.

Modernized move page dialog

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Moving your published pages and blogs is an important decision. To help you feel more confident when doing this, the experience has been simplified and updated. A link to our product documentation was also added to support you in digging deeper into the details of the behavior.

People listed in page restrictions display alphabetically

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We’ve made it easier to peruse the lists of people in page restrictions. They’re alphabetical by the first letter of the person’s first name. So if you’re looking for someone in particular in a long list, you can hone in on them much more quickly by using where their name falls in the alphabet. It’s also much easier to tell if someone’s missing from the list.

View pages in your space differently

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Looking at the pages in a space as a tree is great when the relationships between pages are important to you, but now you have more options for how you view the pages in a space! :blobthumbsup:

View pages differently by selecting ••• next to Pages in the space sidebar. Switching to another view removes the tree relationship and gives you a list of pages sorted by the date the page was last updated or alphabetically by title. The choice you make in a space persists until you change it.

Replacing the media picker with your system's file upload

ROLLING OUT

We're removing the media picker dialog, which appears when you click the Files and images button in Bitbucket Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Jira Cloud products, and replacing it with your system’s built-in file upload dialog. We’ve observed that very few people use the media picker, with most people preferring to drag and drop or paste files onto pages and issues. You’ve also shared feedback with us that, in some cases, the media picker doesn’t work the way you’d like it to.

Importantly, you can still link to files from services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Paste a link on your page or issue and we’ll create a handy smart link to it so the latest version is always available.

You can read more about this change and leave feedback for the team in the Community post.

Confluence Mobile: View notification settings on Android

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You can now view and edit your push notification settings right in the Confluence mobile app.

Edit content faster

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When you see pages and blogs in your Recent menu in the Confluence navigation or on the Home page, you can jump into editing your content faster. Select the :editor3: icon to open the editing experience.

This action is already available on the page cards you see if you select Pages in a space sidebar.

Bitbucket

Bitbucket Pipelines Step Metrics

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Step metrics allows you to get visibility into your builds CPU and memory usage, and also provides you with memory usage warnings when your build is running. Learn more

Replacing the media picker with your system's file upload

ROLLING OUT

We're removing the media picker dialog, which appears when you click the Files and images button in Bitbucket Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Jira Cloud products, and replacing it with your system’s built-in file upload dialog. We’ve observed that very few people use the media picker, with most people preferring to drag and drop or paste files onto pages and issues. You’ve also shared feedback with us that, in some cases, the media picker doesn’t work the way you’d like it to.

Importantly, you can still link to files from services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Paste a link on your page or issue and we’ll create a handy smart link to it so the latest version is always available.

You can read more about this change and leave feedback for the team in the Community post.

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