Portfolio for Jira 2.21 release notes

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18 December 2018

We're pleased to announce the release of Portfolio for Jira 2.21.

Since we released Portfolio for Jira 2.18, we're iteratively releasing new features and improvements, as we continue to build the new planning experience. This new experience is available for early access for all Portfolio for Jira users.

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We're keen to know how you find working in the new experience. Send us your thoughts via the give feedback button in your plan, and help shape the future of Portfolio for Jira.

In Portfolio for Jira 2.21, we're releasing the following features and improvements in the new planning experience:

New features



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New features

Configuration for custom fields

Recently, we introduced support for single-line text custom fields. Now, in version 2.21, we're upping our game a bit by letting you directly add these fields to your Portfolio plan.

Although we only support single-line text custom fields at the moment, this configuration enhancement opens doors for us to work with more custom field types. Check out Configuring plans to learn more.

Configuring custom fields in the new experience

'Color by label' view setting

We're introducing this nifty ability to color the issues in your plan by label. This is one of the flexible coloring options we've been working on to replace the main value of themes. Using this new feature, we're providing a visual way to distinguish different themes in a plan at a glance.

Sample plan, with issues colored by label

Support for multiple scenarios

You must already have scenarios set up in your plan before enabling the new experience. Once enabled, you can switch between the configured scenarios in the new experience.

Sample plan, with configured scenarios available

Check out Planning work to know more about using scenarios in the new experience.


Better visibility for filtered issues

When you're filtering issues in a large plan, your results may comprise of direct and indirect matches with the filters applied.

We're making it easier to distinguish the direct matches from the indirect ones — by displaying the indirect matches in a lighter shade. Check out Filtering issues to learn more.

 Sample plan, with direct and indirect matches of a filtered project

Warnings for conflicting dependencies

We know how important real-time warnings are when working with dependencies. This is why the number badges now turn red for any dependencies that have conflicting dates. Check out Managing dependencies for more details.

Red number badges, indicating conflicting dates for issues with dependencies

Warnings for conflicting start and end dates of issues

If you set dates for issues that conflict with the dates of their corresponding parent or child issues, you'll explicitly get a warning message for it. This makes it easy for you to quickly fix any dates that may have been mistakenly updated.

Sample warning, when a child issue starts before its parent


Coming soon — changes to system requirements

Currently, Portfolio for Jira Server supports the use of Jira Core Server 6.3Jira Software Server 6.3, and later versions, to allow the easy integration and data flow between these products. However, in an effort to align with the Atlassian Support End of Life Policy, Portfolio for Jira will soon be adjusting the minimum supported versions of both Jira products. 

With the future release of Jira Core Server 8.0 and Jira Software Server 8.0, Portfolio for Jira will no longer support Jira product versions 7.2 and earlier. Moving forward, Portfolio for Jira Server will align its support with the versions listed in the Atlassian Support End of Life Policy.

For updates on the status of this change, keep an eye on Installing the Advanced Roadmaps app within our Server product documentation.

For version upgrade assistance, check out Upgrading Jira applications and the Best practices guide for upgrading Jira Software Server.

Last modified on Jan 18, 2019

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