JIRA Agile 6.6 – Now available

It's no secret that better planning means faster and higher quality deliverables for any agile team. Our newest release of JIRA Agile provides richer data during the planning process by making agile cards more customizable than ever before. Now teams can display the data that is important to them. Additionally, we've made improvements that will allow agile teams to better optimize their flow of work across the team. With JIRA Agile 6.6 it’s now easier than ever to pre-assign work to specialists,

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Atlassian University is free!

Step-by-step walk-throughs on JIRA, JIRA Agile and Confluence are now free. Good news! Previously this content was only available for companies that paid, but now all content is freely available by going to university.atlassian.com. Paying customers have been enjoying the training for years, so we're very excited to offer all users the ability to learn the basics of our products in an interactive format. Last month, a customer went through the walk-throughs and said: The lessons are excellent

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Get to know the new HipChat

Starting today, we'll be rolling out a HipChat that looks a whole lot different. At first you'll notice it's lighter and cleaner, but there's a lot more going on (and sets us up for more big changes to come). We're starting with the Mac app first, then we'll be rolling out the changes to the rest of the apps. HipChat for Mac 3.0 Over the past few years, the Atlassian design team created the Atlassian Design Guidelines. ADG is a public guide of the best practices when designing Atlassian products,

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Last week we gathered up several hundred of our fellow software makers and talked about four development practices you can use to keep from getting your wires crossed: feature branching, continuous integration, pull requests, and information radiators. These are practices that teams at Atlassian have been really successful with, and–to the surprise of exactly nobody–we've baked support for them into the Git Essentials solution. ICYMI In case you missed it, here are the key points we covered: Feature

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Confluence Data Center is available now!

Today, Confluence is joining JIRA in offering the Data Center deployment option. Data Center was designed to meet the needs of our largest customers providing the performance at scale, high availability and instant scalability they need for business critical applications. Talking with our largest customers, we've learned that as Confluence adoption grows within an organization, teams become more dependent on it to share and find information, collaborate with each other, and get work done. If

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5 tips for great code reviews

In almost every organization, team members collaborate to get work done. Software teams typically transition issues between people for different functions like code development, code review, and testing (even if they are all on the same team). When transitioning an issue from one team member to another it’s important to minimize the amount of ramp up required for the receiver to fully understand the issue. Transferring issues can be extremely expensive as it requires time from not only one,

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