JIRA 4.1 Feature Deep-dives
The JIRA team wrote a great series of blog posts about the cool new features in JIRA 4.1 that made working with issues faster and simpler. Here’s a quick summary of those posts.
New look issue screen
JIRA 4.1 introduced a new look for the issue screen, designed to better organize all the information about a given issue and support faster issue updates and triage. Some of the notable improvements include:
- Visual grouping of people and dates
- Collapsible sections and fields
- Attached image preview gallery
Issue operations bar
The new-look issue screen puts issue operations on the top of the screen (instead of on the left) in a menu-based toolbar that is always available no matter how far you scroll down the page. It’s a big change, and a huge time-saver!
Common operations are now emphasized more prominently, including:
- Adding a comment
- Workflow transitions
- Adding attachments
- and more!
More new issue features in JIRA Studio 2.2
On top of the features highlighted in these blog posts, there are a bunch of additional features to check out:
- Action dropdrowns in dashboard gadgets
- New look user profiles, dashboard management and filter management
- Enhanced time tracking