Jira Software 8.5.x upgrade notes

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Here are some important notes on upgrading to Jira Software 8.5.

For details on the new features and improvements in this release, see the Jira Software 8.5.x release notes

 Upgrade notes

We normally do not introduce new features in the Enterprise release but rather consolidate the ones we've introduced since the last Enterprise releases (Jira 7.6 and Jira 7.13). See our change log for all the features and fixes between the last ERs. Learn more

If you use our REST API, make sure to look up our REST API change log for an overview of changes. 

 End of support announcements

In Jira 8.5, we're making the following changes:

  • Advance notice: end of support for Internet Explorer 11

    To allow us to continue to take advantage of modern web standards to deliver improved functionality and the best possible user experience across all of our products, we have decided to end support for Internet Explorer 11. 

    Jira 8.5 will be the last version to support Internet Explorer. 

    See End of support announcements for full details. 

 App developers

See Preparing for Jira 8.5 for any important changes regarding apps.

 Upgrade procedure

Upgrading from a previous enterprise release?

See our dedicated upgrade guide

Upgrading from a Jira version 8.x.x? 

See Upgrading Jira applications for complete upgrade procedures, including all available upgrade methods and pre-upgrade steps.

Last modified on Feb 4, 2020

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