The most important features for Jira Server for us (MrAddon) are marked in bold (in blue only for Datacenter Jiras)

(info extracted from Atlassian)


  • Support for OpenJDK 8
  • (Important note of MrAddon for Administrators, there are changes in the Tomcat conf. See more)


  • Custom fields optimizer (Data Center)
  • Sharing edit rights for filters and dashboards
  • New events in the audit log (filters and dashboards)
  • New look and feel of the custom fields page
  • Disabling Days in column time indicator to improve performance
  • New compression method (Google’s Snappy) when copying the index between the nodes (Data Center)


  • Support for IPv6
  • New columns on the Projects page (IssuesLast issue update)
  • Development information available in Basic Search
  • Apache Tomcat 8.5.29


  • New look and feel for Jira, including the first wave of changes to the most frequently used pages.
  • Archiving inactive or completed projects (Data Center).
  • New events in the audit log.
  • Case-insensitive labels.
  • Quick start guide for Jira Data Center.
  • Sending Jira notifications to Stride rooms and conversations.


  • Improved Kanban boards showing only recently modified issues in the Done column.
  • Searching through versions with a wildcard.
  • Choosing delimiters when exporting your issues to CSV.
  • Disabling empty JQL queries to avoid performance issues with empty filters.
  • New events in the audit log.
  • Asynchronous cache replication in Jira Data Center.
  • IPv6 support for MySQL databases.


  • Quick search that shows instant results, and displays your recent work if you’re not searching.
  • Dutch language pack.


  • REST API to manage priority schemes outside of the user interface
  • Italian and Finnish language packs


  • Project-specific priorities.
  • Live monitoring of your Jira instance with JMX.
  • Subtasks drag ‘n’ drop.
  • X-Frame-Options to prevent clickjacking.


  • Improved Kanban backlog: versions and epics panels to let you better manage your releases.
  • Sprint goals: add goals to your sprints to let your team know what you want to achieve.
  • Renaming and deleting inactive or closed sprints.
  • Jira Software Data Center on Microsoft Azure.
  • Events for creating and deleting issue links.
  • Syntax highlighting for additional 25 languages.
  • New Czech, Estonian, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, and Polish language packs.


  • Extended project-level administration.
    Project-level admins get more privileges when editing workflows and can also edit project’s screens. You can also disable this feature.
  • Backlog for your Kanban projects.
  • Exporting issues to HTML.
  • In-app notifications to help you stay up-to-date with license renewals, new versions, and critical changes.
  • Garbage collection logs enabled by default to help you and our Support teams troubleshoot your issues.


  • Project-level administration.
    Delegate some admin responsibilities to project-level admins, allowing them to edit workflows.
  • Rich text editing, or ‘what you see is what you get’.
  • Single sign-on for Data Center, enabled by default.
  • Zero downtime upgrades for Data Center.


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