Jira Server 7.9 EAP has been released!

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We’ve just released a sample of Jira Server 7.9 as part of the Early Access Program (EAP) to let you know about the changes coming to Jira.


With this release, we’re bringing the following improvements:

  • New supported database: Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

  • Faster Kanban boards: To improve performance and reduce the clutter, the ‘Done’ column of your Kanban board now only shows recently modified issues.

  • Extended wildcard search: You can now use a wildcard when searching through all version fields.

  • Delimiters for CSV: When exporting your issues to CSV, you can choose one of the four most commonly used delimiters: comma, semicolon, vertical bar, and caret.

  • Disabling empty JQL queries: You can control how an empty JQL query behaves—returning either all issues (like it is now) or no results at all. This will help you avoid performance issues with empty filters created by mistake.

  • New events in the audit log: boards (created, deleted), sprints (deleted).

You can read more about these changes in the release notes and the development guide for Jira Server EAP.


We’ve prepared separate EAP Server downloads for Jira Core, Jira Software, and Jira Service Desk, so just pick your favorite here: Download the Jira 7.9 EAP.


What’s the deal with EAPs?

EAP releases are early previews of Jira during development. We release these previews so that Atlassian’s apps developers can see new features as they are developed and test their apps for compatibility with new APIs.

The Jira Server 7.9 EAP is best explored hand-in-hand with the Preparing for Jira Server 7.9 development guide. The development guide contains all changes in Jira Server 7.9, and important new features that may affect apps developers. If you discover a bug or have feedback on Jira Server 7.9, please let us know. Create an issue in the Jira project on jira.atlassian.com with the component Jira 7.9 EAP.