We're excited to announce the official arrival of HipChat Server 2.0! This new release ships with some key upgrades in security, controls, and flexibility. HipChat Server runs on Ubuntu 14.04 to give customers a more stable, performant, and secure OS. We've also improved how upgrades occur, including a new offline upgrade capability. Read on to learn more!

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People at Helios Interactive realized JIRA could be used for all sorts of different use cases throughout the agency. The more JIRA spread, the more teams wanted to use it. Now, after just two years, nearly the entire agency uses JIRA for projects that range from business development to invoice tracking, and it has become a critical part of their business. For business development, Helios uses JIRA to track the entire client pipeline, from the first meeting to the last. Ben McChesney, Managing Partner and CTO, started it all by using JIRA to manage development projects. We asked Ben to talk about how Helios uses JIRA for business development.

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I’ve felt resistance to functional programming and to functional programmers ever since functional programming became "a thing". While I'm disappointed by the arguments made against functional programming, I am equally (if not more) frustrated that the functional programming point of view has not evolved, leading it to be easily derided as developer religion. It's time to move the discussion forward. Because no matter our views on functional programming vs. object-oriented programming vs. whatever else, we all need to be functional engineers.

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JIRA Service Desk is excited to announce that agents can now view, search, and share knowledge base articles directly from an issue. By being able to discover and share knowledge easily, IT teams can streamline ITIL processes, including incident, change and problem management. Read out to find out how you can apply this new feature.

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As software organisations grow it becomes difficult to ensure development rules and workflows are enforced across all teams and projects. With the release of Bitbucket Server and Bitbucket Data Center 4.7, we've made improvements to our REST and Java service APIs to make it easier for large software teams to make sure their rules and workflows are actually being followed – automatically.

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The HR team at Atlassian was using excel and email to manage their projects. That is, until the bright-eyed JIRA Core team approached 'em with a proposition: Implement JIRA Core for them to manage their HR projects if they told us everything about the experience. Boom! We had ourselves a deal. And it was good one, because HR use cases typically involve onboarding and recruiting... but HR teams do so much more than that. Read on to learn about the results of the proposition, how the Atlassian HR team now uses JIRA Core for HR project management to be more organized and in the know for all tasks, requests, and statuses.

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