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Hi Atlassian Community,
I’m Matt and I’ve recently taken over the release tracks experience from my colleague Ching who started this initiative months ago and initially reached out to you all in January 2020. On behalf of her and the team, I wanted to thank all the participants who gave their time and provided feedback. The discussions we had with you were instrumental in helping us design and deliver this feature.
Today, I am happy to announce that the release tracks feature is now available to all Premium and Enterprise plan customers. If you are an organization admin and have Jira Software, Jira Service Management or Confluence cloud, you will have release tracks available for those product instances. With release tracks, you’ll now have 3 release schedule options to choose from - continuous, bundled, and preview (for sandboxes only). Here’s a graphic of how the different tracks work together.
You can access release tracks from your administration overview at admin.atlassian.com, under the Products tab.
Below are the differences amongst the release tracks:
Continuous track - Product changes are released as soon as they are available. Products are on the continuous release track by default. They receive changes and features as soon as they become available.
Bundled track - Product changes are on a predictable schedule and released every 2 weeks, allowing you more time to prepare & plan updates within your organization.
Preview track - This track is exclusive for sandboxes. A sandbox on the preview track receives bundled track changes two weeks before they are rolled out to your linked production instance.
In addition, admins can view upcoming bundled changes to products, which provides more visibility on what changes are coming your way so you have more information to plan ahead.
For more information about this feature, please refer to our feature documentation.
There's plenty more to come on release tracks, so we would love to hear any feedback to help us improve this feature. To provide feedback, please leave comments below or on our public feature ticket.