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Meet the Jira Software 8.0 platform release

Jess Seitz Atlassian Team Feb 11, 2019


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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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For more Enterprise information & to connect with like-minded users, be sure to join the Enterprise Group!




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


Gonchik Tsymzhitov

Shana Atlassian Team Feb 22, 2019

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.



Jess Seitz Atlassian Team Feb 12, 2019

Hi @sai kiran 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.

Shana Atlassian Team Feb 22, 2019

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

hey @Shana ... 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?


SG Atlassian Team Feb 25, 2019


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


We are impatient to upgrade our good old 7.11.2 :) 

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Shana Atlassian Team Feb 22, 2019

Fingers crossed you can upgrade soon @Anton Chemlev -_ Toolstrek _- ! 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?

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

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_, 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.

Jess Seitz Atlassian Team Feb 12, 2019

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

Jess Seitz Atlassian Team Feb 12, 2019

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! 

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

Jess Seitz Atlassian Team Feb 12, 2019

@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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Jess Seitz Atlassian Team Feb 12, 2019

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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Bryan Trummer 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.

Jess Seitz Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2019

Thanks @Bryan Trummer , always appreciate your feedback! 


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