Are you a boss? Maybe not technically, but you should always be living the boss life. And that means taking control of your work environment so you can pop that collar and win those dollars. New features and improvements in HipChat are aimed at giving you the controls. Three newbies--per-room notifications, appearance settings, and custom emoticons for all--let you choose how you want to work.

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85% of the IT teams we surveyed use chat tools. That's a lot of people. 85% out of a 100% is a better number than Presidential election results, or how many customers were satisfied with The Baconator. We wanted to dig deeper, we wanted to know why IT loves them some chat instead of email. So, we went directly to the IT community to find out. We talked to agents, managers, and directors and asked them about how chat makes their work life awesome. Check out what they said.

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When I moved from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to San Francisco in 2011 to work for Atlassian, I wasn't sure what to expect. From the outside, everything looked great. They even had these values that seemed to be a big deal. It didn't take long being on the inside to realize what an amazing place to work this truly was. And, how seriously they take the values. There is no #1 or "most important" value. They're all important and in all sorts of different ways and situations. In 2013, however, be the change

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Confluence has a simple mission: to be the one place where you organize, create, and discuss work with your team. You can centralize (and organize) all your work in a single place accessible by your entire team or company. In this blog post, I'll focus on three major improvements to existing macros available in our latest release, Confluence 5.8, that will help you organize your work and knowledge in Confluence.

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