Confluence 6.8.0-beta release notes


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Atlassian presents Confluence 6.8.0-rc1. This is a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on providing add-on developers an opportunity to test their add-ons and make any required changes in advance of an official release.

Confluence 6.8.0-rc1 is available to download now.

Development releases are not production ready. Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release, and could contain features that are incomplete or may change or be removed before the next full release.

No upgrade path. Because development releases represent work in progress, we cannot provide a supported upgrade path between development releases, or from any development release to a final release. You may not be able to migrate any data you store in a Confluence development release to a future Confluence release.

Atlassian does not provide support for development releases.

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Highlights of 6.8.0-rc1

Released 15 March 2018

Confluence 6.8 is almost ready to launch! There are no significant changes in this release candidate. 

Highlights of 6.8.0-beta1

Released 6 March 2018

Confluence Server mobile app is nearly here

We know work doesn't just happen at your desk. Sometimes, you need to stay connected to your team, capture a great idea, or move work forward – wherever you happen to be. That's why we're so excited to announce that our iOS and Android app will be available for Confluence Server and Data Center with the release of Confluence 6.8. 

The app has a lot in common with its Confluence Cloud cousin, but lets you log in to your site, no matter how you manage your users (LDAP, Crowd, or SAML single sign-on). 

If you think your team could benefit from using the app, head to Confluence Server mobile app beta to find out what you need to do to join the beta.

Other notable changes

Request access is now 5 times better

We've improved the way request access works under the hood. Instead of asking just one person to grant access, we now email up to 5 people at once.

Confluence chooses people to contact in the following order:

  1. people who have contributed to the page, can still see the page, and have 'Restrict' or 'Admin' space permission (sorted by last edit date)
  2. space administrators who can see the page (sorted alphabetically).

As we prioritize the people who most recently interacted with the page, requests for access should be actioned faster. 

Visual improvements to page content

We're continuing our work to bring a refreshed look and feel to Confluence. This work is based on the new Atlassian design and includes things like updated colors, typography, and icons. In 6.8 we've been working on page content, including:

  • status macro
  • date lozenges
  • user mention lozenges
  • emoticons
  • tasks.

Supported platforms changes

No changes planned for this release. 

Infrastructure changes

Head to Preparing for Confluence 6.8 to find out about changes that will impact add-on developers. 

Known issues

No known issues at this time.

Last modified on Mar 15, 2018

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