Jira Software 7.10.x release notes
29 May 2018We're pleased to present Jira Software 7.10.
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Jira gets a fresh, new look
We're bringing the first wave of changes to the look and feel in Jira. In this release, we're updating the most frequently used pages, together with colors, typography, and icons. Just take a look...
We haven't made any changes to the navigation, like you may have seen in our Cloud products, so your favorite features will be just where you left them. We'll continue refining the gloss and beauty of Jira with updates like these over the next few releases.
Archiving projects (Data Center)
We believe that Jira is about teams, and projects are just a way to bring them together. If your team has completed a project and moved on to do more awesome work, you can now archive the project they just completed. Archiving inactive or completed projects helps you reduce the clutter in your Jira instance, and improves performance.
Although no longer visible in the usual places, your projects are safe, and can be restored anytime you need them again. Learn more
Refreshed list of projects
We've made some changes to the Projects page to improve the experience for Jira admins. We bid farewell to the never-ending list of projects, introducing neat pagination and a search bar—all to make browsing your projects easier. Did we already mention performance? Yep, this one's improved too!
Go ahead and check it out in Administration > Projects.
Together with the awesome new features, Jira 7.10 brings performance improvements for the most common actions. Be it creating an issue (9%) or adding a comment (16%), it’ll speed up your work and make moving around Jira more enjoyable. Apart from these two, we’ve also observed improvements when viewing boards (14%), editing issues (7%), and viewing the project summary (16%). For more details about our performance tests and scaling recommendations, see Scaling Jira 7.10.
Quick starting your Data Center
We’ve created a handy quick start guide to help you understand what’s going on with DC, and what you need to do to get it up and running in no time. Be it the greatest dilemma of Server vs. DC, FAQs, licensing, or configuration— we’ve got you covered. Check it out
Jira, meet Stride
The Stride team has released an add-on that sends Jira notifications directly to your rooms or conversations in Stride. Your team can have more insights into the things you’re working on, and you can stay up-to-date with the project without even leaving the conversation. Learn more
Small improvements to make your day
- New events in the audit log
You can now check who created a new issue type, or who enabled/disabled one of the global settings - "Allow unassigned issues". While riding this wave 🏄, we've also added information about who started or completed a sprint to the Sprint Report and Burndown Chart.
- Case-insensitive labels
Labels with different cases (cudbear, CUDBEAR) still live in Jira as separate entities, but are now treated as the same thing. When you label an issue with cudbear and another one with CUDBEAR, they’ll both be displayed when you click (or search for) any of these labels. Also, the auto-complete will suggest you all matching labels, regardless of their case, so you don’t create any more duplicates. More about the related suggestion on our own Jira instance here.