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We’re excited to announce the availability of JIRA 5.1!

JIRA 5.1 introduces a number of new capabilities for new and existing customers:

Inline Edit for JIRA Issues

In JIRA 5.0 Atlassian took the first step in making JIRA easier and easier for end users – with new, fast Create and Edit dialogs.  In JIRA 5.1, field edits, transitions, comments, and all your JIRA actions can happen faster than ever.  With inline edit, any JIRA field can be edited from the View Issue Page. The speed at which users work in JIRA is dramatically changing on a daily basis.

Performance enhancements for large JIRA instances

We know this is a big one for many of our largest clients. In JIRA 5.1 two teams have been dedicated to performance: a JIRA performance improvements team and a company wide Atlassian Performance Engineering team, specifically focused on JIRA performance for large instances above 200,000 issues. Atlassian’s repealed the 200,000 issue limit as a result of the improvements, including a 40% improvement in throughput.

Issue Collector

The JIRA Issue Collector lets you embed pre-configured or custom feedback forms into any web application or web site, so you can collect feedback, and use JIRA to assign feedback items, or put them through workflow.  If you’re looking for a great demo for JIRA, the Issue Collector is a great one: how to expose the power of JIRA in a simple manner to people both inside and outside of an organization.

Lots More

And 5.1 comes with a whole lot of other enhancements: Disabling users, automatic time zone detection, improved search for JIRA to JIRA Remote Issue Links, and more than 42 new feature requests implemented and over 840 votes fulfilled.

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