In the coming weeks we’re updating the site with better global navigation, cleaned-up information architecture, standardized page layouts, enhanced screenshots, and improvements to key content. We’re also making some important structural changes, particularly a decision to shut down page comments. The decision comes at no small cost to Atlassian’s technical writing team. All of us appreciate the chance to speak directly with customers and fielding questions and digging into specific use cases is a great way to learn the ropes of a product. So why did we make the call?

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go along to the Sydney Wine Gala, a fundraiser for the major charity that the Atlassian Foundation supports, Room to Read. I'm never 100% sure what to expect at these type of events, but this one was exhilarating and positive: in less than 15 minutes, the room raised over 3 million Australian dollars for needy children in the developing world. How do you raise millions in minutes? Read on...

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Until telepathy is mastered, software teams can enjoy the next best thing: the all-new JIRA HipChat integration. Shipped in JIRA 6.4., teams can now instantly generate project-specific chat rooms and choose which JIRA notifications are broadcast into each room. Teams will get the information they want, where they want it, in real time. This eliminates bothersome shoulder tapping, and messages that get lost in the shuffle. Heck, you won't even need mind reading with this. Let’s dive in and learn more about how teams can resolve issues faster than ever with real-time communication and collaboration in JIRA 6.4.

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Going to HDI? JIRA Service Desk will see you there. You'll find us in the expo hall and we're right in front so don't worry, you can't miss us. Be sure to check out our speaking engagements: Vistaprint Rolls Out JIRA Service Desk in Record Time and Service Outside of IT. We'll also be hosting theater demos in our booth during expo hall hours. See a live demo of JIRA Service Desk from the product team, ask questions, and win prizes. We'll be giving away shirts, swag, and other fun things at our booth, so be sure to stop by!

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Get more done with Stash 3.7

We're excited to announce the availability of Stash 3.7 - our first official feature release of 2015. Stash 3.6, which released earlier this year, was primarily bug fixes and improvements. We also announced the general availability of Stash Data Center last week. This year is off to a great start. Check out a summary of all the amazing new features in 3.7.

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Building great software is hard. It's one of the most intensely collaborative processes in the working world. Development teams are constantly battling the effects of tools that don't seamlessly integrate, aren't flexible enough to work for them, or aren't powerful enough to do what they need. JIRA and Confluence are integrated, flexible, and powerful tools; and we want to show you how they meet the needs of your software lifecycle in a webinar that showcases real use-cases and best practices from Garmin and Atlassian.

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