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Fine Tune Your Jira Display with Exocet

Sometimes, you need to get more out of what you’re viewing in your issue. Out of the box, Atlassian provides a powerhouse of options and field customizations available to the user. However, users of Jira often get hung up on the terminology and vocabulary introduced...

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Color Coding Agile – 3 Techniques with Color Cards

There are many ways to use Color Cards, a free app for Jira Software server available through the Atlassian Marketplace. In this blog, we are going to focus on three ways you can use Color Cards for your agile team, or just to improve visualizations in your Kanban or...

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Training in the Atlassian Suite

The importance of training can never be underestimated, especially for the Atlassian Tool Suite. For all its ease of use (i.e. you can get a Jira project created and ready to go in under 2 minutes in many cases), there may be some functionality you and your firm are...

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5 Free Ways to Boost Your Productivity in Jira

If its free it can’t be that great, right? There are a number of great, free add-ons / apps / plugins available for Jira server that will instantly boost your Jira or your team’s efficiency. We wanted to compile a list of apps you need to install and review now for...

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The End of Stride and Hipchat

If you can’t beat them, join them. On Thursday, Atlassian announced the following in a public statement: Atlassian today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Slack. Atlassian currently has two offerings in the real-time communications...

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GitHub Acquisition by Microsoft

The unthinkable happened last week: GitHub, a version control application used by developers to host and provide open source code / applications, has been acquired by one of the least open source companies, Microsoft for $7.5 billions in stock. With the acquisition,...

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Ascend Supports Launch of Miami AUG

When we opened our new office in Miami we saw an opportunity to support the launch of a Miami-based Atlassian User Group. This new space has improved our outreach efforts, and with this new AUG we want to be advocates for the use of Atlassian solutions in this vibrant and growing community. Small technology firms are booming in South Beach and we’re excited to be part of it.

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Atlassian DC Team Tour

Meet us there For 2018, Atlassian has set up multiple team tours to various cities around the world showcasing and discussing product functionalities, use cases, and providing partners with the opportunity to feature their services.We will be one of the sponsors for...

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Migrating Your Atlassian Tools to a Cloud IaaS Provider

Recently we’ve been working with our partners migrating the Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA / Confluence / Bitbucket) from their server based instances to a Cloud Infrastructure Virtual Private Server (VPS) as a Service (IaaS) such as Azure, Amazon EC2, DigitalOcean, and Google Cloud. Based on our experience, we compiled a list of some points to contemplate before deciding to migrate from your physical server:

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