Release notes for the Jira part of Microsoft 365 for Jira. Updates/releases to the Outlook add-in can be found here.


UNRELEASED

Features

Teams

  • Board view in Microsoft Teams, details here: Jira board view in Microsoft Teams (Upgrade of Smart Connect in Teams required)

  • Added support for suggesting “Incident responders” when creating a chat from a JSM incident

Email

  • Improved search for email addresses to include external suggestions

Bugfixes & Changes

Teams

  • Changed sharing to allow users from different Microsoft tenants to view shared chats, if they have issue access

  • Prefill reporter field with own user when creating issues from Teams

  • Fixed a bug where an technical identifier would be shown in the Jira chat view instead of the users name

Calendar

  • Fixed buttons in event hover not always working

  • Fixed some Jira calendars only fetching 20 issues

  • Fixed all events showing as all day, when switching from agenda month to other agenda views


V5.6.20 @ JIRA DC/SERVER

Features

Email

  •  Improved user search in send email dialog

Bugfixes

All

  • Fixed a race-condition in Jira 9 JIRA DC/SERVER

Teams

  • Fixed system messages for unknown users


V5.6.12 @ JIRA DC / SERVER

Features

Teams

  • The Teams bot will now react to updated or deleted comments in Jira and adjust the Teams notification accordingly

  • It’s now possible to change the chat access level (private, shared, shared + join) after the chat has been created

  • Support to mention people in the first message when creating chats

Bugfixes

All

  • Fixed a bug that would write excessive log entries JIRA SERVER/DC

Teams

  • Fixed a bug where a chat wouldn’t be created when the issue summary is longer than 250 characters (Teams limit)

  • Added a confirmation before unlinking chats to prevent accidental deletion

Meetings

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent global meetings settings (e.g. template) from being saved JIRA SERVER/DC

To Do

  • Fixed a bug that a task would not sync / update if it was relevant for two different users, e.g. both having a matching sync condition

  • Fixed a bug that would resize some frame incorrectly


V5.6.4 @ JIRA DC / SERVER

Bugfixes

Teams / JSM

  • Fixed a bug that would crash the chat UI in Jira for certain system messages

  • Featured portals in JSM portal in Teams are now displayed correctly JIRA CLOUD

Email / Meetings

  • Removed excessive logs for missing translations in Jira log files JIRA SERVER/DC

Calendar

  • Fixed a few stylings

  • Fixed that certain shared mailboxes would not be loaded correctly


V5.6.0 @ JIRA DC / SERVER

Features

Teams

  • Customize default chat title, default comment & chat visibility globally + on project level

  • Reactions to chat messages are now shown instantly and you can see who reacted on the message

  • System messages are now displayed in the chat

  • Unlink Teams chats from Jira issue

  • JSM-Portal now opens create issue dialog in an popup when compatibility mode is selected

NEW Calendar

Notable bugfixes

Email

  • Fixed a bug when composing an email in Jira, that would clear the email content when using the CC field

  • Fixed that the email area would display for Jira issues without attached emails JIRA SERVER/DC

  • Improved the styling of the send email dialog JIRA SERVER/DC

To Do

  • Improved resizing on view issue screen


V5.5.0 @ JIRA DC / SERVER

Features

Email

  • Rework of Send Email dialog

    • Improved attachment handling

    • Visually show Issue Details in email

    • Visually show reply thread

    • Add CC field

    • Improved error messages

Teams

  • Customize issue card that is posted to Microsoft Teams

JSM Portal in Teams

  • Setting to take over certain configuration options & theming from the native portal

    • Service Desk icons & descriptions texts

    • Announcement messages

    • Banner image

Other

  • Some of the feature settings are now available on the project-level as well

  • Project admins can now enable features (Email, Meetings, Teams, To Do) in the project settings

Notable bugfixes

Email

  • View an email in Jira downloaded all attachments instead of showing a thumbnail

  • Drag & Drop into the Editor field sometimes crashed the screen

Teams

  • Logging in from Teams Desktop app would sometimes hang for Jira Cloud

  • Mentions would only work with a lowercase first character

JSM Portal in Teams

  • Fixed flickering of banner image


Features

Teams

  • Multiple chats per issue are now supported

  • Meeting chats (scheduled via the meetings app) are now shown in the Jira issue

  • Manually backup chats/conversations to the Jira issue for audit purposes (Automation coming soon)

  • Support for adding users to chats from Jira

  • Support for sending images in Teams messages

  • Reworked UI to make it more clear when more than one chat/conversation is available

  • When creating an issue from Teams, the last selected project & issue type (per channel) will now be remembered

  • When creating an issue from Teams, the reporter field is now supported

Notable bugfixes

Teams

  • Fixed a bug that channel conversations sometimes would load endlessly

  • Fixed that removing the whitespace behind an @-mention would break the mention

  • Fixed scrolling behavior / capture in chat, should now “just work”

  • Fixed that user suggestions would not work if more than 7 users involved in an issue

  • Fixed that custom issue type images sometimes would not load when creating an issue

JSM Portal

  • Fixed that all organization requests would be shown under “My requests”

  • Fixed that request type images sometimes would not load


Features

Meetings

  • Added support for the German language

Notable bugfixes

Meetings

  • Fixed a issue with rendered fields (e.g. description HTML) used in meeting template

  • Fixed location picker not showing room availability


Features

Email

  • Security upgrade: The connection from Jira to Outlook is now authenticated via MSAL. This might require users to login again to be able to send emails.

  • You can now add attachments to an email

  • Emails can now be unlinked from an issue

Notable bugfixes

Email

  • Forwarded emails should now be filtered from shared conversations


Features

Meetings

  • Rendered fields (e.g. description HTML) can now be used in meeting template

Teams

  • Support for cascading select field in JSM portal & Teams app

Notable bugfixes

Meetings

  • Fixed an issue that users with non-english locales would always show up as unavailable

  • Date picker now shows first day of week correctly, depending on locale

  • Fixed an issue that would not correctly show the availability of meeting rooms

  • Fixed overzealous “meeting starts in the past” warning

  • Fixed project settings to make it more clear which user defaults are used

  • Fixed that availability would only show on second time opening the dialog

Teams

  • Fixed assignee field when creating issues from Teams on Jira Server/DC

  • Fixed that channels were missing in the Jira when you are member of 60+ teams


Retiring link unfurling, please read more about this here: Link unfurling being retired

Features

Teams

Notable bugfixes

Teams

  • User dropdown was not suggesting users in some cases


Features

JSM portal

  • Search does now included searching for request type as well (like the official portal does)

Teams

  • Sprint field is now supported when creating issues from Teams

  • Chat sharing: You can now allow other Jira users to join a chat on their own

  • Choose if a notification comment with the link to the Teams chat/conversation is added

Bugfixes

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Unlinking a conversation did not work

  • Fixed: Images in shared chats would not load correctly

  • Fixed: Appearance settings could not be changed


Features

JSM portal

  • It's now supported to upload files in the JSM portal in Teams for existing requests

Bugfixes

Email

  • External email addresses are now suggested as well

  • Admin panel for Email settings would not load in some cases

  • Sending emails would not work if you logged in with Meetings first

  • Send email dialog would not open on first "Send email" click

JSM portal

  • Much improved performance of the JSM portal in Teams

Teams

  • Creating issues in Teams from app messages - e.g. an email sent to a Teams channel - now works


Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug preventing Teams channels from loading in the “New conversation” dialog in Jira


Features

  • It’s now possible to add the sent email as a comment automatically

  • Improved first user experience for admins

Notable bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent users from logging in to Office 365 from Outlook

  • Fixed that user search in recipient field was slow

  • Fixed that emails were sent with low importance from Jira


Initial release