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descriptionChoose when products get changes and new features. Learn more about release tracks for Jira and Confluence.



This feature is available for products with Enterprise plans. This feature is currently rolling out a beta version for Jira Software, Jira Service Management, and Confluence on Premium plans. Learn more about plans


Release tracks determine when you and your users get Jira Software, Jira Service Management, and Confluence changes and new features.

On the continuous release track, products get changes as soon as they become available. On the bundled release track, products get changes as a group every two weeks. This gives you time to plan for multiple product changes and features that will impact your users. 

If you have a sandbox, you’ll be able to choose the preview release track so you can receive bundled release track changes in your sandbox 2 weeks before they roll out to production.


Track options

Description

Types of changes

Bundled

Products on the bundled release track will receive the same changes as products on the continuous track. The changes are held back for up to 4 weeks, added to the bundle, and rolled out two weeks later.

Changes that your users will notice. For example:

  • Moving a button

  • A new task the user needs to complete

  • A new setting

  • A new step in a workflow

Continuous

Products are on the continuous release track by default. They receive changes and features as soon as they become available.

All changes

Preview

Sandboxes on the preview release track receive bundled release track changes two weeks before they are rolled out with bundled track.

All changes released on the bundled track

Currently, Jira Service Management features powered by Opsgenie aren’t included in the bundled or preview release tracks.

Change release tracks

To change release tracks:

  1. Select the name of your organization at admin.atlassian.com to access your Administration overview.

  2. Go to Products > Release tracks.

  3. From the table, select Change track.

  4. Choose the track and select Next.

  5. Confirm track change.

Receive product change information

When you switch your product to the bundled track, we stop all in-scope changes until the next bundled release rolls out.

When your product is on the bundled release track, we’ll email you every two weeks your future product changes with the date and time you’ll start to receive them. You can also view product changes through the product table. Your bundled release can take up to 72 hours to roll out.

When your product changes from the bundled track to the continuous track your product will start receiving changes within a few minutes.

View product changes

View all your releases and product changes by selecting the link in your product changes email or through the Release tracks page.

To view your releases and product changes through the Release tracks page:

  1. Select the name of your organization at admin.atlassian.com to access your

    Administration overview.

  2. Go to Products > Release tracks.

  • View changes for a product on the bundled track by selecting the release under Next release or Last release in the release tracks table

  • View changes for a product on the continuous track by going to our Cloud product changes blog

Use sandboxes and release tracks together

With the sandbox feature, you can create an environment to test and experiment with changes. Learn more about sandboxes

With release tracks for sandboxes, put your sandbox on the same release schedule as your production environment, or configure the track combinations to get changes earlier than your production environment.

Your sandbox will be on the continuous track by default. If you want your sandbox to get changes before your production environment you can choose the bundled track for production, and the continuous track or preview track for your sandbox.

Production

Sandbox

Result

Bundled track

Continuous track

Your sandbox will receive changes and features as soon as they become available. Your production environment receives changes as a group every 2 weeks. These changes can be added to a bundle any time after they roll out to the continuous track.

Bundled track

Preview track

When a bundle is created it will be released to the preview track 2 weeks before it’s released to your production environment on the bundled track



Last modified on Dec 3, 2020

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