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During the past month, the following content has been added or improved:

  • Timer section was added to the Application development guide. The section shows you how to sleep within a Workflow.

  • Visibility data migration KB article was added that provides instructions on how to migrate from Elasticsearch 6 to Elasticsearch 7+. Temporal Server support for Elasticsearch 6 is removed in v1.18; follow this guide to migrate your data.

  • How to connect to a Cluster in the Application development guide has been updated and shows how to connect to Temporal Cloud. It shows how to use default connection settings for local development and how to quickly switch to using a Cloud Namespace.

  • Cloud metrics information was added to the Temporal Cloud docs.

  • An early iteration of the Testing section was added to the Application development guide.

  • General coverage of code examples across the Foundations section of the Application development guide has expanded specifically for TypeScript and PHP.

  • We added a Getting started with Temporal Cloud guide!

  • We also added guides for managing certificates and managing Namespaces in Temporal Cloud.

  • The Temporal blog moved from to

  • A new KB articles section introduces a “general knowledge base article” information archetype to the Temporal Platform documentation. This information archetype aims to answer questions such as “what is an aggregation of things of this theme?”, “what are similarities and differences between things?”, “how to do something that bridges Temporal and other tech stacks”, “how to do something that is less common”, and so on.


A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our user testing sessions and responded to our user survey.

Your feedback is invaluable to us as we work to improve the information that is available to Temporal users.


The Application development guide is rapidly increasing its coverage of SDK how-to information, but if you can't find what you are looking for there, it might be in the older docs for SDKs.

  • We removed /docs from the URLs of documentation pages. Redirects are in place, but we encourage you to update your references to our pages when possible.

  • /cloud now exists with early versions of Temporal Cloud documentation.

  • The sidebar on the left now represents the main navigation for Temporal documentation.

  • The Temporal Application development guide is new and represents the next generation of application development documentation. Let us know what you think!

  • Older, “legacy” SDK pages are still available, but our focus moving forward is on the Application development guide.