The Q2 FY21 Product Release Update was June 4, 2020:
With this presentation:
Covering these releases:
GitLab 13.0 was launched on May 22, 2020 with this release blog post and is our latest major release.
The launch featured this video of Scott Williamson, EVP of Product sharing 13.0 highlights and insight into key drivers of our product strategy looking ahead:
Leading into the GitLab 13.0 launch, this blog post, including a video and slide deck reviewed versions 12.0–12.10.
Major product themes are more apparent over this year of GitLab versions than they generally are in one month or quarter. For GitLab 12.x, these include "treating developers, security, and operations alike as first-class citizens in DevOps" and expanding the definition of DevOps and its practitioners, for example by building in Design Management and Requirements Management.
For a list of all release posts including patch releases, see this blog category, 'releases'.
Find future releases, with their most important features flagged, on Product's upcoming releases page. You can also see upcoming features for paid product tiers, listed by tier.
Information about the release currently running on GitLab.com is at the GitLab.com release page.
This product release update covered 12.3–12.8 for FY21 Q1 and FY20 Q4, and was delivered 2020-02-27:
With this presentation:
And in these meeting notes, covering these six releases:
Our first quarterly, sales-focused product release update covered 12.0–12.2 for FY20 Q3 in August, 2019. This recording on GitLab Unfiltered shares highlights and analysis from the shared notes document.
In addition to product highlights, the session called out new business value and selling opportunities in Ultimate/Gold or Premium/Silver, along with what to expect in GitLab 12.3–12.5.
The GitLab 12.0 launch included a livestreamed program: 11.0 to 12.0: How we got to DevSecOps in a single application, and in that, an Ask Me Anything featuring GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij.
GitLab 12.0 marks a key step in our journey to create an inclusive approach to DevSecOps, empowering 'everyone to contribute'.
We believe everyone can contribute, and we’ve enabled cross-team collaboration, faster delivery of great code, and bringing together Dev, Ops, and Security.
Read more in the 12.0 release blog post: GitLab 12.0 released with Visual Reviews and Dependency List.
GitLab's Version 11 year in review provided an overview of what we released, 11.0 to 12.0 as we moved into DevSecOps:
The theme of our 11.0 launch was Auto DevOps (as it had been for 10.0):
Beyond making it easy to host and collaborate on public and private repositories, GitLab also simplifies the rest of the process by offering the whole delivery toolchain, built in. And now, it's not only built in, it's automated. Simply commit your code and Auto DevOps can do the rest. Auto DevOps is a pre-built, fully featured CI/CD pipeline that automates the entire delivery process.
Read more in the 11.0 release blog post: GitLab 11.0 released with Auto DevOps and License Management.
The theme of our 10.0 launch was Auto DevOps:
From the formulation of an idea to executing and monitoring it in production, DevOps establishes a culture and environment where developing, testing, and releasing software can happen quickly, frequently, and more reliably.
GitLab 10.0 delivers a hands-free DevOps environment with the introduction of Auto DevOps, allowing your team to easily configure and adopt modern development practices in your workflow.
Read more in the 10.0 release blog post: GitLab 10.0 released with Auto DevOps and Group Issue Boards.
Product Marketing delivers quarterly product release update Sales enablement sessions. These are aligned with the product year, beginning with annual, major releases like 13.0 on May 22, 2020.
Near a major release, Product Marketing also produces a "year in review" and a forward-looking launch of the new version. Monthly release blog posts continue to announce monthly releases with Product Marketing support.
Version 13 enablements include a 13.0–13.2 quarterly for May–July, 13.3–13.5 for August–October, 13.6–13.8 for November–January, and 13.9–13.11 for February–April, leading into a Version 13 Year in Review and 14.0 Launch in May, 2021.
GitLab's annual, major release moved up by one month before Version 13, leaving Version 12's last monthly release as 12.10 rather than 12.11, to track the quarters of our product year with those of our fiscal year. As of July, 2020 the Version 13 quarterly enablements also track with the product and fiscal year.
Product Marketing delivers quarterly and annual, sales-centric updates of:
Product Marketing Managers also serve as Messaging Leads for monthly product release blog posts, writing the headline and introduction, identifying key features, and ensuring strong messaging.
This page merges release resources from Product and Marketing with related Sales Enablement pages, videos, and presentations. A "handbook first" approach makes resources more findable and usable by Sales or anyone interested, and provides a stronger foundation for learning.