This is a guest blog post from Valiantys the maker of Spreadsheets for Confluence. Confluence is all about collaboration. It allows you to share ideas, data, and valuable information across your teams easily and painlessly. Information of almost every kind can be captured and flow smoothly within your pages, but there is still one thing that causes you trouble: spreadsheets. Everyone enjoys creating a spreadsheet to crunch numbers and data. It can be anything from a contact list to project

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Plan better in 2015 with the Roadmap Planner macro

A new year brings New Year's resolutions. You may have set a couple resolutions for yourself, but have you made any with your team? If not, here's a good one to start with: Planning at a bird's eye view We're excited to introduce a new macro to help you achieve your team's resolutions for 2015 and beyond. The Roadmap Planner macro is perfect for creating light-weight product and team roadmaps, as well as visualizing timelines for your team's projects. How many times has a teammate

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Resolving tickets 67% faster From small tech start-up to venture-backed company with more than 300 employees, Puppet Labs found itself at a crossroads. It needed to scale its support channels while maintaining service levels. The builder of IT automation software–on-premise and in the cloud–decided to turn to JIRA Service Desk for help. During the early days at Puppet Labs, customers filed support issues informally–that is, in any way they could. As the company began to scale, tracking

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I recently hosted a webinar with Itamar Goldminz, the Director of Product at Opower, in which we discussed the best practices that Atlassian and Opower have found using JIRA and Confluence to plan and collaborate when building software. We focused on a variety of topics, including: requirements management strategies, approaches for group decision-making, and how to help teams outside of the software development process make use of agile best practices. We recorded the webinar for any of you that

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We recently hosted a webinar with two Atlassian product managers called "Practical Advice for Agile Product Management." Confluence product managers Sherif Mansour and John Masson shared their expertise on the elements that go into building great products, starting with conducting research and customer interviews and concluding with how you can tell a story about your release. We recorded the webinar for any of you that missed it or want to watch it again and share it with your teams. Watch it

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At Atlassian, Confluence and HipChat are the glue that connects the people, content, and conversations that drive every team and project forward. You already know that we have Confluence spaces set up to keep every team and major project organized. We also have HipChat group chat rooms that help facilitate real-time communication for these teams and projects. While both tools are awesome for helping teams collaborate, the real power comes when we connect the two together. Connect Confluence to HipChat

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