ZenHub changelog
ZenHub changelog

Japanese Search Improvements + Bug Fixes


⭐️ New


Based on user feedback, we've introduced improvements to our Board search for issues containing Japanese language characters. The improved search will provide more accurate search results and an improved search experience when using Japanese characters to search for issues with Japanese titles on the board. This update enables search functionality to more closely match the previous search experience for Japanese users.

Thank you to all users who submitted feedback about this issue.

We've also fixed the following bugs:

  • Fixed an issue with invalid links with inviting a user to a workspace
  • Fixed a bug where the list of repos was not loading when attempting to add a repo to a workspace
  • Fixed a bug that caused the issue table in an epic to not be displayed
  • Fixed a bug where board URLs did not have filter metadata appended

SOC 2 Type 1 audit certification


🔐 Security


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We’re pleased to announce that Zenhub has received its SOC 2 Type I audit certification this month! We know that security is mission critical to all our customers. That’s why we have a team that’s dedicated to regularly reviewing regulatory compliance and ensuring that our product and our infrastructure is meeting (or exceeding) industry standards when it comes to networking, encryption, auditing, logging, monitoring, backups and intrusion detection.

Our journey towards SOC 2 compliance actually started many years ago. It all started with a strong set of fundamental principles. We believe in the principle of least privilege and making security a first class citizen through a number of automated monitoring systems and coding best practices. These ideas and principles were used to build the foundation of Zenhub’s infrastructure and tech stack, and is what allowed us to feel confident going into the SOC 2 audit. With help from the team at Vanta, we got our certification in April 2022.

What is SOC2 Type 1 certification?

A SOC 2 Type 1 Report is a Service Organization Control (SOC) audit on how a cloud-based service provider handles sensitive information. It covers the suitability of an organization’s controls and practices.

Achieving SOC2 Type 1 accreditation means that our infrastructure, development practices, and management processes meet (or exceed) required levels of oversight and monitoring, and that we can detect and address issues quickly and reliably.

What’s next?

We are working on completing our SOC 2 Type 2 audit later this quarter, which will further validate our controls and security framework and attest to our operational effectiveness. Our goal is to continue providing regular security updates to you and your IT engineers so that your team can sleep well at night knowing that you data is safe and secure.

The ZenHub login experience is expanding!


⭐️ New


The team has been hard at work to bring ZenHub to all teams and team members (not just those with a GitHub account). Today anyone will be able to sign up and use ZenHub – no GitHub required.

For those without a GitHub account, the first release of this experience will be a sneak peek with a sampling of our features available. What does this mean? Our full feature suite will still only unlock with a GitHub account. Over the coming months, we’ll be fully focused on creating a ZenHub that works really well for everyone on the team. So, what do you need to know now?

  • Anyone without a GitHub account will be able to sign up and use ZenHub Roadmaps for free.
    • Whenever anyone connects their GitHub account, a free trial begins, and those users will be able to pay for a license when their trial ends.
  • To make this new way to log in to ZenHub work, we needed to create a new permissions system to manage who’s allowed in your ZenHub organization.
    • Existing GitHub org admins will be given ZenHub org admin status and can remove anyone from your ZenHub organization. All other teammates will receive member status. Admins can grant Admin status to anyone on the team.
    • Anyone within a ZenHub org can invite new team members into the org through the invite your team button as usual.
  • Over time, we will be releasing new functionality that doesn’t rely on GitHub and can be used by anyone with or without a GitHub account.

More details to come as we continue to build and make ZenHub more valuable to everyone on your team!

Powering up projects


⭐️ New


Every project now has a flyover on the roadmap. You can add a description and see who creates or closes the project.

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Reordering the Roadmap: it's a drag (and drop)


⭐️ New


You can now manually reorder items on the Roadmap using drag and drop! Sort your Roadmap by start date, end date, or manually by using the drop-down menu in the top right corner.

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Please note: for the first version, drag & drop is enabled for top-level items, meaning you can reorder Projects, and Epics that aren't inside a Project.

Board Feature Updates and Bug Fixes


⭐️ New

  • Set Board 2.0. as the default Board experience
  • Added Pipeline Sorting to Board 2.0
  • Added Sort by Sprint as a Pipeline Sorting option in Board 2.0
  • Added the ‘not:’ operator to the Assignee, Epic and Label filter in Board 2.0
  • Fixed an issue where the predicted end date would not be displayed for an epic on the roadmap
  • Fixed a UI bug with the issue flyover when using the extension
  • Fixed an issue that caused long numbers to appear truncated via markdown within an issue
  • Fixed a bug where issue titles or breadcrumbs could run off the issue flyover page
  • Added a loading indicator and improved the response performance when closing or opening an issue via the issue flyover

Board 2.0. is out of Beta!


⭐️ New


With today’s release Board 2.0 is officially out of Beta and Generally Available to all ZenHub users. We’ve added several new and improved features to Board 2.0 over the last few months and would like to encourage everyone to give it a try.

As part of Board 2.0. leaving Beta we’ve added a few more highly requested features:

Board View Options

  • Toggle Show Pull Requests
  • Toggle Show Open Issues

Issue Card View Options

  • Toggle Show Estimates on Issues
  • Toggle Show Dependencies on Issues
  • Toggle Show Repos on Issues
  • Toggle Show Sprints on Issues
  • Toggle Show Epics on Issues
  • Toggle Show Releases on Issues
  • Toggle Show PR Reviewers on Issues
  • If you’ve switched to using Condensed View, some of the data point toggles are not available with Condensed View enabled.

All the above features are accessible through Board Settings in Board 2.0.

Insight-full improvements!


⭐️ New


Team Productivity Insights are now live! Spend less time pouring over reports and see exactly what you need, directly on the board. These insights will:

  • Automatically break down work in progress into development & review time so you can understand how long each phase is taking.
  • Let you know when review time is taking significantly longer than development time so you’re aware of blockers, sooner.

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Additionally, we’ve added anomalies tracking to show you which issues took abnormally long to complete. This will help you identify why cycle time might be rising, spot trends among particularly challenging issues, and prompt conversation among the team.

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Not sure where to start? We've leveraged our data to provide you real benchmarks from real teams. Learn more here!

Condensed View for Board 2.0


⭐️ New


Today marks the launch of our first new Board view for Board 2.0! Over the last little while we’ve been reading user feedback around wanting a cleaner and more compact board view that allows you to see more tickets on the board within the same space. Armed with this feedback our design team took to the drawing board and created our new Condensed View.

The condensed view abstracts the majority of ticket information, removes spacing between tickets and increases the number of tickets viewable at a given time on the board.

To give Condensed View a try, first start by opting into Board 2.0. via the board settings. If you’ve already opted into Board 2.0, simply enable Condensed View by toggling it on within board settings. 

We’re really excited about this new board view and have been using it internally for a little while. We hope that this new view provides enhanced utility and clarity to your board experience.

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Board 2.0 Feature Updates


⭐️ New


Our Board 2.0 has been in beta for a little while now and we've been delighted at the response we've received from our users. We've been spending our time reading your feedback and building out some of your most requested features.

Today we are excited to release Multi-select and Bulk Editing for Board 2.0. These features have been in progress over the last little while and are some of the most requested features from our Board 2.0 user base. With the introduction of Multi-select to Board 2.0, we've also made a few improvements to the feature.

Multi-select can now be used within the Closed pipeline to take bulk actions on closed tickets including bulk applying labels, moving tickets out of the Closed pipeline and bulk assigning epics. Multi-select within the closed pipeline has been a long standing feature request for our board and we are happy to bring it to the Board 2.0 experience.

We'd like to encourage everyone to give our Board 2.0 a try, especially if you've previously opt-ed out due to Multi-select missing. To opt-in, simply navigate to your board settings and enable 'Board 2.0'


Important changes about Sprints & Milestones

By the end of the year, GitHub Milestones will no longer appear in ZenHub. This won't affect the majority of teams, as over 85% of users have already switched from GitHub Milestones to ZenHub’s Automated Sprints. But change isn’t easy, so we want to share a bit more about ZenHub Sprints and what this means for your team.

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Why we built automated sprints

Our goal is to reduce overhead so you can spend more time building. We noticed that our users were spending a huge amount of time manually setting up and managing each sprint cycle. So, we decided to improve the experience in a number of ways by adding the ability to:

  • Automatically create upcoming sprints
  • Automatically add issues from the backlog to the upcoming sprint (optional)
  • Automatically move unfinished issues to the next sprint (optional)
  • See sprint scope change, at-a-glance progress, and a summary of unfinished work directly on the board

📚 Resources


You can read more about our thought process and the features of automated sprints here.

What this means for you

By the end of the year, you won’t see GitHub Milestones in ZenHub (e.g. in the board filter, or in the Burndown chart). We’ll be focusing our resources on further automating and improving sprint planning. Historical Milestone data will still be accessible through GitHub’s Milestone page. The Milestone drop-down will also still be visible on issues when using the ZenHub extension in GitHub.

Our support team is here to… well… support!

Although the automation of ZenHub Sprints has made it a seamless switch for the majority of teams, we understand that any change can be tricky and we want to help. Here are a few resources to get you started: