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YouTrack 2017.2 is Released!

Please welcome YouTrack 2017.2!


YouTrack 2017.2 redesigns the profile page, adds the ability to change the owner of an agile board, and introduces experimental features and other enhancements.

New Features

  • User profile
  • Board owner
  • Current Sprint

Experimental features

  • Workflows in JavaScript
  • Activity stream


  • Dashboard improvements
  • Simplified board commands

Sounds good? Get YouTrack 2017.2, register a new InCloud instance or download a standalone version today.

User profile

YouTrack 2017.2 introduces a redesigned user profile. The updated interface lets you manage your general settings, notifications, tags and saved searches in one place. If you use YouTrack Standalone and Hub as an external service, you can access your profile in the connected profiles block directly from general tab.

User profile1

The second tab lets you view and manage your personal list of tags and saved searches.


On the third tab, you can manage your personal notification settings, including notifications that are sent by the TeamCity integration.

Changing the board owner

You can now change the owner of an agile board in the Board Settings panel. Simply click the name of the current owner and then choose a new owner from the drop-down list. This feature helps you manage your agile boards and adapt to organizational changes.

Current sprint

You can assign issues to the ongoing sprint by using the current sprint command. Reference the current sprint in search queries and commands. You can also create reports that track your current efforts automatically if you reference the current sprint in the search query.

The name of the current sprint is shown in bold in the sprints drop-down list.

Experimental features

In the recently published roadmap, we mentioned a new approach to YouTrack releases. Starting with YouTrack 2017.2, you can enable experimental features for your InCloud instance or Standalone installation. If you are an administrator, enable the features you want to try on the Feature Configuration page, which you can find on the Global settings page. You can enable the features system-wide or for specific groups. 2017.2 introduces two experimental features: workflows in JavaScript and Activity Stream.

Feature configuration page

Workflows in JavaScript

In YouTrack 2017.2 you can experiment with our built-in web-based workflow editor. This new feature lets you write a workflow from scratch right in YouTrack. You can now write workflows in JavaScript instead of the domain-specific language used in the previous workflow editor. You can also write a workflow in any IDE that supports JavaScript, pack it into a ZIP file and import it into YouTrack. The new editor supports custom scripts, which lets you better organize and structure your code. You can define your own functions and objects and use them in other rules and workflows.

To try the new editor, enable it on the Feature Configuration page and check the updated documentation.

Activity stream

YouTrack 2017.2 introduces the first version of Activity stream. This functionality replaces the tab interface in issue views for comments, history, linked issues, similar issues, time tracking, and VCS changes. These components are merged into a single stream that you can filter to display specific types of activities. In the current version of Activity stream, you can add work item and comments. You can also apply filters to display either work items or comments separately.


Other improvements

Dashboard improvements

In YouTrack 2017.2 you can customize the title for any widget. This helps assign meaningful titles and better distinguish between widgets that use similar queries.


Simplified board commands

YouTrack 2017.2 also makes board commands better. You can now add and remove issues from the current sprint without specifying a sprint name. For example, use the command Add Board name to add an issue on the current sprint of the board.


Give YouTrack 2017.2 a try! Download it today to enjoy all the features! Your feedback is highly appreciated, so please share it with us in the comment section below.
For more details about the release, check the Release Notes.

If you are using a cloud-based version, your instance will be upgraded to the latest version automatically according to our Maintenance Calendar.