Atlassian Announces Acquisition of Trello
Yesterday, Atlassian shared some very exciting news with partners and customers: It has acquired Trello, a project management application that boasts over 19 million registered users! Trello provides an intuitive visual system that captures and provides structure for fluid, fast-forming work. Trello's functionality will complement Atlassian's Jira product suite and round out its portfolio of offerings by providing a real-world, easy-to-use interface for all types of businesses when it comes to managing workflows and organizing team goals and objectives. Trello's card system has become extremely popular with teams across many different specialties, from Marketing to Human Resources to Sales and more. By adding Trello to the Atlassian product suite, Atlassian will solidify its mission to provide tools dedicated to helping teams organize, discuss, and complete their work. As an Atlassian Platinum Partner, we couldn't be more excited about this new addition! For more information, please click here.
Jira 7.3 Now Available
Atlassian recently announced the release of Jira 7.3! Some exciting new features that are included in this new version are:
Zero downtime upgrades for Jira Software Data Center
The ability to edit workflows for adminstrators
Improved authentication and control: Built-in SAML 2.0
Rich text editing when formatting text as the default experience
Increased scalability and speed
We're super excited to take advantage of Jira's new functionality and hope you will be, too! To learn more about Jira 7.3, please click here.
Ring in 2017 with Customized Atlassian Training
Isos Technology is about to celebrate the one-year anniversary of our custom Atlassian training program, so what better time to remind our readers that we provide this service for individuals as well as teams?
Our Atlassian Platinum Experts have been intricately involved in developing Atlassian's certification criteria for their entire stack. Truly, there is no one better or more qualified to teach your team the ins and outs of this agile toolset. We'll not only teach you best practices on how to use, configure, implement and integrate Jira, Confluence and the Dev Tools, we'll dive into your business needs and challenges to make the training most relevant to you. We offer individual, small and large team sessions and can schedule course delivery online or onsite. For a more detailed look at our training offerings or to register for classes, please check out our website.
Upcoming Events: Where We'll Be This Month...
Thursday, January 12th
257 E. 200 South, #600
Salt Lake City, UT
Isos' very own Kevin Allen will be the keynote speaker for this event, presenting "Confluence Demystified," which will includes information about how to make great Confluence pages, plus tips and tricks for organizing your instances. There will be a dinner at the beginning of the evening, as well. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, January 19th
1098 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA
Isos will attend this informative event, which will feature Dominic Price, Atlassian's Head of R&D Program Management. Dominic will lead an informative Team Playbook Workshop, plus there will be plenty of food, beverage and networking! If you're in the San Francisco area, please stop by and say hi!
Wednesday, January 25th
The Brew Bus
4101 N. Florida Avenue
Come join us for a great evening that will include appetizers, beer, and a discussion of all things Atlassian--from Jira dashboards to Confluence best practices to BitBucket and Service Desk integrations. The Tampa AUG continues to grow and add more members, so come check it out if you live nearby!
Did You Know?
...that Isos is sponsoring the upcoming AUG in Palm Beach, FL, on January 12th? This event will kick off the east coast outreach effort for Warfighter Made. Isos has been a part of the joint effort to create a collaborative environment--featuring many Atlassian products--for this non-profit organization.
...that one of our senior Atlassian consultants, Larry Cummings, was recently invited to sit on the board of the CO+HOOTS Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting business and technology education, mentorship, and leadership? Congrats Larry!
...that Scotland's national animal is the Unicorn?
Missed Our Latest Blogs? Here's the Roundup!
Isos regularly blogs on the latest topics in software development, mobile and information technology, as well as business and technology challenges...and occasionally even life, in general! If you've missed some of our more recent blogs, don't worry – we've got you covered with highlights below, and there are plenty more on our website.
- Delivering Team Agility with Enterprise Governance by Larry Cummings
- Improve Your Business with Test Automation by Sanjay Zalavadia
- Develop Locally - Use DynamoDB Local! by Justin Freeman
- Gitflow - Hotfixes by Scott Smith
- How Do You Test Big Data? by Sanjay Zalavadia
- Benefits of Standardized Development Environments in Agile Development by Rodney West
New Year's Resolutions
The month of January is all about new beginnings, establishing goals and objectives for the year ahead, and fresh starts in personal and professional lives. If some of your New Year's Resolutions at your workplace include...
-An information architecture review of your Confluence layout. Do you have orphaned Confluence pages that need to find a proper home? Does your Confluence structure need to be systematized and reorganized? Have you discovered old pages that are no longer relevant and need to be archived? Does your team find it difficult to pinpoint and locate data on a regular basis?
-A Jira overhaul. Do you need to prune unused custom fields, workflows, and/or screens?
-Utilizing Jira and Confluence outside of your development department. It's time to embrace the Atlassian products' awesomeness by expanding their use in other departments in your company, such as Human Resources, Accounting and Sales & Marketing.
...please contact me and I will be happy to talk you through how Isos can help you streamline and organize your Atlassian environment so that it's operating at maximum efficiency!
I look forward to hearing from you soon! In the meantime, I hope that you've enjoyed a productive and prosperous beginning to 2017.