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I’m Anton Genkin, a product manager on the Bitbucket Server and Data Center team and am excited to share that Bitbucket Server 7.0 is now available! It's a platform release, one that marks the beginning of several new investments we’re going to make for the future of the Bitbucket.
So what’s in 7.0? We’ve been focusing on delivering value to developers and enterprises in this release - here’s a quick look at the updates you can expect when you upgrade:
A revamped pull request experience
The pull request page has been redesigned, optimized and packed with code review improvements you’ve asked us for a long time.
New UI is twice faster and more responsive comparing to the previous version even for the largest pull requests.
New features that enable better collaboration, starting with the ability to add comments on any line. New tasks that don’t need to have a parent comment anymore. Syntax highlighting in unified diff and word-wrapping in side-by-side diff. Adding comments to files stored in LFS is also on the list.
Better search with the support of browser native Ctrl+F dialog and new file-tree filtering.
Improvements in code copying-pasting and adding images into comments.
And this is not a complete list of features that have been added to the pull request page in 7.0!
New Advanced Auditing page that has audit log view at the instance level vs. just the project or repository. Admins can now decide which events are logged, how long they need to be retained and are can be easily filtered and exported.
An integration with OpenID Connect. OpenID Connect is modern industry-standard for single sign-on and identity provisioning.
Also included in the 7.0 Data Center offering is Smart Mirror Farms and CDN support. The former is an evolution of Smart Mirrors, originally released in Bitbucket Server 4.3, and enables you to cluster mirrors into “farms” behind a load balancer to increase your system’s CI/CD capacity. Whereas a CDN (content delivery network) accelerates the experience of your remote users (e.g. page load time), while also reducing the peak load on your primary instance by caching static resources.
Last but not least, we’ve increased the speed and performance of multiple pages within the Bitbucket platform. Users can now expect up to 200% increase in content load times across the Bitbucket instance.
And that’s not all! We know many of you are excited to upgrade to the 7.x series, and we will be communicating details about our next Enterprise release for Bitbucket in the middle of 2020.
Until then, if you have comments, questions, stories please share them below. We also have an issue tracker where you can always suggest new features and upvote existing ones. Your feedback is valuable and helps us to prioritize future investments. Thanks for your patience and trust!
To find out more about Bitbucket Server 7.0, check out these resources: