Jira 7.13 and Confluence 6.13

What is an Enterprise release ?

Jira 7.13.1 received the Enterprise release label, meaning that this version and all 7.13 to follow (Jira 7.13.2 for example) will receive security updates critical bug fixes for 2 years, until November 2020. As a comparison, Jira 7.12 only had 4 releases over a 4 month period. For Confluence, the 6.13.3 version is labeled Enterprise.

An Enterprise release has the following benefits:

  • you get to stay on the same major version for a longer period of time, this means less changes to handle with your users (new features or interface updates)
  • less planing for Jira or Confluence upgrades during the year for your administrators team (there’s only a single Enterprise every year)
  • you know that you’ll get security fixes over a 2 year period, without having to upgrade to a major version

If you want to spend less time handling Jira or Confluence updates in your organization, we recommend the Enterprise relase !

What’s new for Jira 7.13.1 ?

The last Enterprise release was Jira 7.6 in November 2017, many new features are now available:

  • you can now manage Priority Schemes with the REST API
  • quick search will show results instantly
  • you can hide Completed Issues from the Kanban boards
  • you can use a wildcard in Version fields when searching
  • IPv6 is supported for MySQL
  • labels are now case-insensitive
  • you get information on who started or completed a sprint on Sprint Report and Burndown Charts
  • you can share Edit Rights with others for you Filters and Dashboards
  • you can easily move uncompleted issues directly into a new Sprint
  • OpenJDK is now officialy supported by Atlassian

Performance-wise, Jira 7.13 brings a lot of improvements on Dashboards and Backlog response time, as shown below:

jira 7.13

What’s new for Jira Service Desk 3.16.1 ?

Atlassian Service Desk tool is updated in its Enterprise version, 1 year after Jira Service Desk 3.9 and will be supported until November 2020. These are the main features in this new version:

  • Priority can now be set for every Project individually
  • it’s possible to include variables in Canned Responses, like the issue key or the reporter
  • Approvals can be automated, and can be accepted directly into the email received from Jira
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is now supported
  • SLAs can be set to dates

What’s new for Confluence 6.13.3 ?

The biggest news for Confluence is OpenJDK support and GRDP compliance. It’s now possible to delete a user personal information and anonymise some data (firstname, lastname). Many bugs have been fixed for PDF export from Confluence, and Tip or Status macro display has been improved.

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