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Meet the Jira Software 8.0 platform release


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Hello Atlassian community! 

We're excited to share the Jira Server and Data Center 8.0 platform release. With 8.0, teams will be able to work more productively and scale their work faster, with less administrative overhead.

We're here to answer your questions and connect you with resources to learn more about the release.

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Let's step wait app vendors to compatibility and time to upgrades :) 


Gonchik Tsymzhitov

Thanks @Gonchik Tsymzhitov! 15 of the top 20 Jira Server apps are already compatible with 8.0, and more are being added each week. We know this is a key part of customers being able to upgrade, so we appreciate your patience!

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We are starting experiments on our UAT :)




Hi !!

Good day, We are in process of Cloud migration. As part of latest upgrade , we are upgrading from 7.3.2 to 8.0. Please find our data base details and let us know any impact on database.

Any special attention is  required from DBA (any new database version/driver etc .. )at the time of upgrade to JIRA 8.0

Database type : mssql

Database JNDI address :   mssql jdbc:jtds:sqlserver://

Database URL:    jdbc: jtds:sqlserver://

Database version:  12.00.5000

Database driver:    jTDS Type 4 JDBC Driver for MS SQL Server and Sybase 1.3.1

Database collation:  Latin1_General_CI_AI


Also  latest JVM version to use or we can continue with 1.8.

Thanks in advance.



Hi @Sayikiran Iynapurapu this is a great question for Support. Please raise a ticket with our Technical Support team here:

Great news Jessica! I have however discovered an issue with the Windows installer and posted a question here.

Thanks for raising this, @Jacques Schoofs - this issue is resolved in Jira 8.0.1:

hey @Shana Rusonis ... I've tried the 8.0.1 install but still find it has the same problem. There's no way to install Jira in another directory than the "default". What permissions is the installation expecting to have?


Syed Masood Atlassian Team Feb 25, 2019

@Jacques Schoofs 

Hi Jacques, would you be able to contact our Support team with this? They can help figure out why it's not working. Thanks!

Anton Chemlev Community Leader Feb 11, 2019


We are impatient to upgrade our good old 7.11.2 :) 

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Fingers crossed you can upgrade soon @Anton Chemlev ! You'll get lots of good updates, like shared editing of filters and dashboards, in addition to the 8.0 updates :) 

My friend just met 8.0.0, but now he need to meet with rollback article. Anyone?

nic Community Leader Feb 12, 2019

There is no rollback in the software, you will have to restore from the backup you took before doing the upgrade.

@nic, but we did :) 

By using the old application backup and home folder backup. And the database still the same. I didn't check all, but now it's enough for my friend to wait few weeks while new apps versions will be I guess.

Hey @Vivek Sx thanks for asking. The roadmaps feature in Jira Cloud is not included in the Jira Server & Data Center 8.0 release. As we've most recently shared at Summit 2018, our Cloud and Server product offerings are developed independently, which allows us to make the best prioritization decisions for each set of customers. We can’t promise when (or if) specific features will be deployed in Jira Server, but the Jira Server team is investigating and learning from customer feedback on Cloud. We’ll be balancing which elements of the Cloud experience would be most valuable with our other priorities around performance, administrative control, and team productivity in Jira.

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Hello @Jessica Seitz, so you meant that we have a chance to don't see roadmaps on the server instances?

Hi @Danila Koshel, that's right, roadmaps is not an available feature with Jira Server, but we'd encourage you to check it out on Jira Cloud and let us know what you think! 

@Jessica Seitz, sad to hear, but we could use portfolio instead, right?

@Danila Koshel Yes, portfolio is another option! The roadmaps we've built into Jira Cloud and the roadmapping functionality in Portfolio serve two different purposes and we will continue to support both. The new roadmaps are much simpler than Portfolio and take quite a different approach, just drag and drop. If you have more advanced roadmapping needs, like understanding capacity and dependency, Portfolio is the best option for you and you are in good hands!

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Hi all - If you have more questions about the Jira 8.0 release, our Principal Product Manager, Syed Masood, is hosting a live AMA "ask-me-anything" event on Wednesday, February 20th from 8:00-10:00 am PST. 

Head over to our Upcoming AMA with Syed Masood to ask any 8.0 questions you have! 

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BryanT Community Leader Feb 15, 2019

Woo hoo! Can't wait to give JIRA 8.0 a try. A very exciting release, excited to see the performance along with the new email notifications to name a few.

Thanks @BryanT , always appreciate your feedback! 


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