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Atlassian Summit ’19 Recap

We were pleased to attend the Atlassian Summit this year, what a great turn out! Summit is a great way for Atlassian specialists, partners, and users to discuss the use of the Atlassian Tool Suite, along with reviewing up and coming functionality and capabilities of...

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Safeguarding PHI / PII in Jira & Confluence

We know it is something you shouldn’t be doing, storing personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) in your Jira issues. But, mistakes happen, or maybe you are required by your organization to securely store / access this...

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3 Ways to use Color Queues in Jira

By now you have heard of our latest free app to reach the Atlassian Marketplace, “Color Queues for Jira Service Desk”: Color Queues for Jira Service Desk. If not, Color Queues is a free app developed by Ascend Integrated enabling users to highlight and focus on queues...

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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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