New look and navigation coming to the server version as well?

Hi all,

there's this fancy new look and navigation (user interface) for the cloud version of Confluence.

Can you help me out as I was not able to find the information when (and in which version) the new look is coming available into the server version?

And what is Atlassian's philosophy on the development of the cloud vs. the server versions? Will the development of the server version follow the development of the cloud version? Will all the features on the cloud be later available on the server?

Many thanks! :)

Br, Hanna

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Daniel Eads Community Champion Aug 10, 2017

Hi Hanna!

A lot of this information was announced at the 2017 Summit in Europe, but I haven't seen it officially documented online yet. Here's the gists:

  1. Atlassian committed to "deciding" if the new look and feel (Atlassian Design Guidelines v3 or ADG3) would come to server "by the end of the year" - this was just a deadline for making the decision, not a timeline for actual implementation.
  2. Features will be generally released on Cloud first and make it to Server and Data Center once they've been refined. However, not every feature released on Cloud will make it in to Server from this point on. They have decided to split into Cloud, Server, and Data Center product lines to better serve the people in those particular applications. For instance, lots of improvements were made in the JIRA Server install/upgrade process that don't have any impact on Cloud.

Hope that helps!

Great, thank you Daniel!

@Hanna P. KorhonenPersonally I am very happy that the fancy new UI of Confluence Cloud has NOT been rolled out to Confluence Server yet. There are some major drawbacks to it, and we have just decided not to upgrade our Confluence Server instance anymore to avoid this UI redesign.

For details please see here:

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Any word on whether the new UI is going to hit Jira Server?  It's so outdated and cloud looks slick!

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