How to create Release Notes

Release Notes cover what’s new, download and installation instructions, known issues and frequently asked questions. Creating Release Notes is fairly straightforward. Create a Release Notes template and re-use it on each release. The template should include the following sections:

Release Notes Templates

  • Release note identifier (name, date, version #)
  • What’s New
  • System Requirements (third-party platforms / modules / etc with version numbers / dates)
  • Features and changes (new features, defects corrected, caveats etc)
  • Outstanding issues (unresolved defects, workarounds, installation issues etc)
  • Installation guide (how to obtain and install)
  • Known Issues
  • Troubleshooting
  • FAQ
  • Other Resources and Links

Whenever a new software version is released, a Release Note is generated to provide the necessary information about bug fixes, new features, workarounds, known issues etc.
In many cases, two release notes are required:

  • Internal release note provided for the company‚Äôs own use.
  • Public release note provided for customers and end users

Download your Release Notes templates at:

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