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Hello Community 👋🏼
I’m Makisa, a product manager on Confluence Server and Data Center. Confluence Server & Data Center 7.0, our latest platform release, is now available and we wanted to share the good news with you!
Having been at Atlassian for a while, I know it’s not every day that we get to deliver a platform release. Platform releases, or “x.0” releases, are an opportunity for us to invest in the future of the Confluence platform.
So what’s in 7.0? We’ve focused on delivering value to admins and enterprises in this release - here’s a quick look at the updates you can expect when you upgrade:
A platform that’s easier for admins to maintain
Two new scheduled jobs help keep Synchrony data under control: A soft eviction job runs regularly, and proactively cleans up any Synchrony data that's no longer required, keeping your Synchrony database tables from growing too large over time. A hard eviction job is available for when you need to ensure data such as personally identifiable information is removed from Synchrony within a specific timeframe.
Upgrades to key components of Confluence ensure the product remains lean and easy to work with for our teams, app vendors, and, most importantly, admins. We also addressed technical debt by removing 72,000 lines of deprecated code, so we can build and improve features more effectively for you in the long term.
Content delivery network (CDN) support for Confluence Data Center means you’ll be able to improve latency and meet the needs of your distributed teams. Using a CDN with Confluence Data Center accelerates the experience of your remote users (e.g. page load time), while also reducing the peak load on your primary application instances.
We've introduced a “Plan your upgrade” page in the admin console to help you prepare for your upgrade. Once you’ve upgraded, we’ve also provided a “Latest upgrade report” so you can check that Confluence, app links, and apps are good to go. Both pages are available for customers running Confluence 6.5 and higher, just make sure to update your Atlassian Troubleshooting and Support Tools system app (typically bundled with Confluence) to the latest version.
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 Confluence in early 2020.
We’ve already started work on the Confluence 7.x series, and we’re excited to share these updates for Confluence with you soon. Thanks as always for your patience and feedback!
To find out more about Confluence 7.0, check out these resources:
Our launch webinar - tune in next week for a live Q&A with myself and my colleagues
Group Product Manager, Data Center
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