Jira Software 8.15.x release notes
2 February 2021
We're pleased to present Jira Software 8.15.
Interested in trying a shiny new version? Don't forget to renew your active software maintenance! Renew now.
If you're looking for compatible Jira applications, look no further:
If you're thinking to move to Data Center, check our recommendations first. See: Infrastructure recommendations for Jira.
DATA CENTERAdvanced Roadmaps is now part of Jira Software Data Center
Advanced Roadmaps lets you plan and track work across multiple teams and projects. Designed to empower teams at scale, you can plan based on capacity, track dependencies, manage competing priorities, and explore alternative scenarios. Learn how to plan your work and view your plan.
Experiment with Jira Software data in a sandbox environment
Advanced Roadmaps uses boards, projects, and filters in Jira Software to visualize data in a customizable interface. Plan and experiment in this sandbox environment before updating your original data in Jira Software.
Establish the bigger picture
Connect your work to company-wide goals to establish a critical path for your projects. Hierarchy levels in a plan (Epics, Stories, Tasks, etc) correspond to different scales of work. Connect small process-based tasks to team deliverables, and ladder them up to broad company initiatives for a complete bird's-eye view.
Explore alternative scenarios
Account for any change in your critical path by exploring alternative scenarios. Create multiple versions of your plan to determine a change’s impact, so you can adapt with minimal disruption. Aim for your best case, plan for your worst case, and be prepared for anything in between.
Map out the relationships between issues in your plan to identify any contingencies or blockers. Dependencies help you understand which issues need to be prioritized and in what order. Check dependencies directly on your timeline, or switch to the Dependencies report for a comprehensive view.
Manage your team’s capacity
Keep your projects on track by managing your teams' workload and capacity. Allocate work to teams directly on your timeline, and unlock sprint planning features for Scrum teams.
Get Advanced Roadmaps
Want a powerful roadmapping solution but can’t upgrade yet? Depending on your current Data Center version, you may be able to install and use the app (at no cost). See our FAQ for all the details.
If you’re a server customer and already have Advanced Roadmaps, you can continue to renew your license. If you don’t already have a license you’ll need to upgrade to Data Center to get the app.
Displaying image attachments in email notifications
A small improvement, but an important one. If you’ve been with us for a while, you probably noticed that image attachments from your issues aren’t always displayed in email notifications.
Every image now includes a security token that allows your users to view the images in their notifications for up to 7 days by default. There is some important information about this feature and related changes in the upgrade notes, so make sure to read them. Learn more