Lots of people love HipChat for its collaborative team rooms, easy-to-use interface, and let’s not forget those fun emoticons! But did you know there are a myriad of ways to turn HipChat into your one-stop productivity shop? Thanks to the integrations that have been built on the HipChat Connect API, you and your teams can now get more stuff done from right within the comfort of your HipChat application. From engineering to operations, marketing and support, here are 35 new integrations that will turn HipChat into your team command center.

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How to use group chat to strengthen company culture

Think about how you communicate with the people on your team and in your company. In today's offices, with distributed teams across the globe, we often don't have the luxury of just walking up and saying, Yo. This inevitable lack of face time (to say nothing about the missed opportunities to practice your Rocky Balboa voice) leads to more impersonal forms of communication, like email. And over time, a disconnected feeling grows and it affects culture. So, if you can't be together, you've got to replace that feeling of being together. A great way to do this is with group chat, because it encourages communication. And company culture is rooted in the ways teammates and coworkers communicate.

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Bamboo 5.11 is here! Learn more about how to scale your CI pipeline with the new Bamboo 5.11 release, which includes the addition of 250 build agents. The upgrades we've made include allowing for REST APIs to trigger project deployment, improved application links for better issue tracking, and expanded permissions for better repository management.

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This is a guest post written by Tiffany Cantle, Senior Marketing Manager at BigPanda. We all need to move fast in order to stay competitive. But the faster things move, the faster things break. While many companies have made great strides towards automating application release and infrastructure management, automation for service assurance has been sorely lacking. That’s left Dev and Ops with a problem: how to effectively service alerts that have grown by orders of magnitude. A manual approach

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Using both JIRA Software and Portfolio for JIRA, teams can see whether the day-to-day work they're doing maps directly to the company's overall strategy. But people often ask me "well, what happens in Portfolio for JIRA and what happens in JIRA Software?". So I decided to throw together a quick diagram to show you how they fit together.

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