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Hi Enterprise community,
Alyssa here from the Product Marketing team at Atlassian writing to you from Sydney. As we welcome spring down under, it's time to clean out our closets, cabinets, drawers...and our Jira instances too :)
As you probably know, while it's easy to create thousands of projects and issues in Jira, this can lead to serious clutter down the road as issues pile up, making it harder for your teams to find what they need and worsening performance. To combat this problem, we built issue archiving, a simple but powerful way to remove out-of-date information from Jira for easier searching and faster performance. This feature is the newest addition to archiving, building upon project archiving released last year.
Want to learn more about issue archiving? Check out our blog for all the details! Spoiler alert: in our performance testing we've seen much faster JQL searches and reduced index sizes.
P.S. If you're excited to try out issue archiving but waiting for the Enterprise release, you'll be glad to hear that Jira Software Server and Data Center 8.4 and Jira Service Desk Server and Data Center 4.4 are our last feature releases before the 8.5 and 4.5 Enterprise releases. We are explicitly not adding new features between 8.4 and the 8.5, instead taking the entire feature release cycle to focus on additional hardening and testing, so that the Enterprise release will be certified from the start.