What’s new in Jira Cloud: overview

Sep 30, 2020

If you haven’t managed to watch Atlassian’s webinar we recently shared, read on for our brief overview of what Matt Riall (Head of Product) and Jake Brereton (Head of Product Marketing) discussed. 

Tip: For a more in-depth look, you can watch the full webinar here 

In their talk, they split up Jira’s roadmap into five pillars: next-gen, core experiences, premium, cloud platform, and integrations.

5 pillars in jira roadmap

 Let’s take a closer look: 


The first pillar of Atlassian’s product strategy for Jira Software Cloud is all about providing an optimized experience through team autonomy and ease of use, while allowing teams to move really fast. Here’s what that means – Jira Software will come with simpler administration, more flexible boards, and brand new features like a native roadmap. While many new innovative features were already completed, some are due in 2020: a new look for the workflow editor, keyboard shortcuts, etc. 

Core experiences 

The second pillar, the so-called Core experiences, consists of ways Atlassian is working to make the software easier to navigate and more intuitive. Regardless of the project type your company prefers – classic, next-gen or a little bit of both – Jira will become faster and more user-friendly. Many of the modifications have already been completed – such as team mentions, custom email notifications and others. The last core experiences-related feature in the works? A more powerful project issue navigator. 


Jira Software’s new premium plan aims to help teams scale as they grow. Atlassian has focused on providing a stronger foundation on which to grow and improving visibility across all the work being done. Some of the implemented changes include a 24/7 Premium Support feature, better security and more visibility into the active users of your Jira Software tool. 

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Cloud platform 

The fourth pillar is all about the improvements made across scale privacy and security. With some important updates to Atlassian’s Cloud Platform such as the addition of sophisticated encryption features and new end-user profile privacy controls, Jira is safer than ever. Another important thing to note is that Atlassian Access includes enterprise-grade security and centralized administration across all Atlassian products and is also a part of their Cloud Platform. 


Last but not least, an introduction to some of the out-of-the-box integrations that make Jira Software a powerful tool. Atlassian’s strategy is mostly based on opening up and facilitating communication across the entire organization. With less time spent switching to find the information you need and your team not having to leave the tools they use to update the status of their work, everyone is more effective at what they do. Some of the new features are geared towards Slack, Outlook, Google Sheets and other integrations. 

jira slack integration

A look at how a connection between Jira and Slack makes tracking and creating issues easier.

Tip: We can help you implement Jira Software and many other Atlassian solutions! Find out more from our collaboration tools webpage 

Do you want to know more about Jira Software Cloud’s product map? Don’t forget to check out the webinar

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