Jira Service Management 4.15.x release notes
2 February 2021
We're excited to present Jira Service Management 4.15.
If you're looking for compatible Jira applications, look no further:
Mindville Insight is now included in Jira Service Management Data Center
Mindville Insight is a powerful app for asset and configuration management that lets you create and manage your IT and business assets, and interact with them through requests, incidents, changes, and more. Whether it’s hardware, software, or office equipment, you can see everything you own at a glance and categorize it in a clear way. Learn more
See what you own at a glance
Assign mobile phones, laptops, and other equipment to specific employees and link them to the locations they're based in so you can quickly solve requests.
Define your business services and their dependencies such as hosts, databases, application software and more, so you can see your whole infrastructure and understand it in detail.
Interact with your assets
Whenever you need to make a change, a major incident hits, or a service request comes in, you can link the asset in your issue, so that people working on it get instant context and know all the relevant details.
Insight Discovery on the house
If you don’t feel like adding your assets manually, Insight Discovery will help you gather data from all hosts and devices on your network, pulling it all into the Mindville Insight database. We’re making this app available to download for free for Data Center users of Insight. You can get it from the Atlassian Marketplace.
Get Insight - Asset Management
Insight - Asset Management is integrated into Jira Service Management Data Center 4.15. For customers using Jira Service Management Data Center 4.14 or earlier, the Insight - Asset Management app is available for free from the Atlassian Marketplace.
If you’re a server customer and already have Insight - Asset Management, 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. See our FAQ for all the details
Customer portal improvements
Step up your style with the new Help Center...
The help center, or the portal of portals as some of us like to call it, is the first place customers go to to troubleshoot, submit requests, and get an idea of what help is on offer. First impressions count, so why not make them even better?
Your customers can now get an overview of available portals, neatly presented as cards, and use the quick summary to choose the right one, without getting off track. They can also sort by popularity or alphabetical order, and still get to keep features they’re familiar with, like a list of recent requests. Learn more
…and express yourself better in your requests
With the new rich text editor, you can make the contents of your requests (and comments) look more clear and professional. The usual underline, strikethrough or italics will add emphasis to your words, while headings and lists will help you structure them, so they’re easy to read.
With instant visual feedback on what you type, you’ll make sure your requests look good.
Once you’re done, let the voting begin!
You can also allow customers to vote for their favorite requests directly in the customer portal. Until now, voting was available only for agents or people with accounts on your Jira instance, which might have excluded many of your customers or users who interacted only with the portal.
Now, project admins can enable voting for their project separately. Thanks to this, you can keep voting disabled for requests that don’t need it, and let the votes flow for more interactive ones, like an annual team event for your employees or better coffee beans (preferably the ones from Australia) in the kitchen. Go ahead and check it out in Project settings > Customer permissions. Learn more
Official mobile support for your service projects
After thoroughly testing it in our beta program, we now feel ready to bring official support for Jira Service Management to our mobile app. We’ve fixed plenty of bugs, made even more improvements, and drank a lot of coffee while doing it, but it’s finally here, waiting for you and your team.
You can view your service projects in the same Jira Server mobile app you’ve been using for other Jira applications (available for iOS and Android) and stay up-to-date with anything that’s going on with your requests, wherever you go. Learn more
Improved data insights, now also for Jira Service Management DATA CENTER
We started providing admins and data analysts the ability to export current state data from Jira Core and Jira Software. Now, this also includes data specific to Jira Service Management.
You can extract current state data from Jira and Jira Service Management via API, and feed it into your existing business intelligence platform (like Tableau or PowerBI) so you can:
generate reports and visualizations of your users’ activity
provide organization leaders with a better understanding of how their teams use Jira Service Management
make better decisions on optimizing the use of Jira Service Management
Over the next few releases, we plan to enhance how Jira extracts, loads, and transforms current state data, building towards our Data Pipeline for business insights. Learn more
The following features live in the Jira platform, which means they’re available for the whole Jira family — Jira Core, Jira Software, and Jira Service Management.
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