Formatting Table Cells in Confluence

Great updates to the Confluence editor! Product manager Ethan has announced on the community a newest update to make cell options more discoverable and accessible in the confluence Editor.

From a floating toolbar, you can easily access formatting options Β like changing cell background color, merging cells, and distributing columns. This small change has resulted in over 10x higher engagement with table cell formatting features.

If you have any feedback feel free to share with the Atlassian team in the comments of the community post - link is in the description.

Compass + Jira Service Management

IT and Devops teams usually work and collaborate together - well that's why Atlassian introduced integration between Compass and Jira Service Management.
You can quickly navigate between the two products, giving them the best of both worlds.

With the links between Compass and JSM, you can access relevant information and data from both products, making it easier to diagnose and solve issues.

The JSM importer also provides a huge shortcut when you need to build service catalogue in Compass. You can expect to see these changes soon and don't forget to share your experiences in the community.

Command Palette for Jira

Jira is launching a new command palette feature for all its products, which is currently in beta testing. The command palette is a pop-up menu that gives you quick access to different commands and actions, like creating and updating fields in issues, searching for recent issues, or navigating projects.

Atlassian team is looking for users to join their public beta group to try out the early release and help shape the future of this Jira command palette. Join the beta group, enable command palette on your Jira and share your feedback.

Trello Dark Mode is Now in Beta

The long-awaited dark mode feature is finally here! It's currently in beta but the toggle button for dark mode is being gradually rolled out to Trello boards. This feature not only allows you to personalize Trello but also comes with a color palettes for both light and dark modes.

So if you're interested in trying out this new feature and sharing your thoughts, sign up for the early access program now and give it a try!

High Velocity ITSM Tour in June

A new Team Tour is upon us: High Velocity ITSM is heading to Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Munich in June. Attend the free half-day event for product demos, networking, and expert insights to improve your ITSM practices. Each city will feature local customers and curated agendas.

Register now for a free pass. Each location where the event is hosted looks unique and stunning so don't miss out and catch at least one near you.

πŸ—“ Weekly Events Roundup

And since we're on the trendy topic of events let's have a look at what's happening this week in the ecosystem.

Atlassian is running an event, learn all about cloud shared responsibility approaches for data protection in a webinar on May 5th or 8th. Join Forrester's Enza Iannopollo and Atlassian's Bala Sathiamurthy to optimize your cloud strategy and address security risks.

Across partner-organized events, we can find a few interesting ones:

  • A webinar to Super Recap Atlassian Team'23: On May 3, join A-Players team for a live webinar discussing updates from Atlassian Team'23 in Las Vegas.
  • Enabling Change Management with Jira Service Management: where Cprime will go live on a webinar exploring change management in Jira Service Management.
  • Building Enterprise Ready ITAM & CMDB Benefits for your Organization: join T4S for a live webinar discussing the benefits of improving ITAM and CMDB functions, including asset visibility, cost management, compliance, risk management, and better decision-making.

In the vibrant ACE events side, we also have plenty for you to choose from.

It's a pretty eventful week, so don't forget to navigate to Goosly Atlassian Events Calendar to learn all about it.

Confluence as Extranet Website

Atlassian researchers seek Confluence Cloud users to participate in a 30-min interview on using Confluence as an extranet or public website. Participants will receive a $75 USD e-gift card.

This is really interesting, especially given they're looking to find out what and how folk use apps to create public websites and alternative solutions outside the ecosystem.

Bring Training Directly to Jira

And now to the exciting upgrade for all Jira Admins! Atlassian University has the solution with a new app, Training for Jira.

This app integrates courses into the Jira Apps menu, allowing team members to train in directly in Jira context and you can gain insight into training progress. And you can even upload your own custom training courses to be viewed by employees all in one place.

You can find the app in the Atlassian marketplace so go and give it a try.

πŸ“š Article of the week: In Defense of Meetings

And today's article of the week, we'll talk about meetings, whether you love them or hate them, they're a critical part of our professional lives.

Exchange of information and understanding the problems, needs, and goals of others are critical job functions for most knowledge workers. While many meetings are bad, there is still a place for good meetings that help to build empathy, and understanding and personal emotional connection.

If you're looking to improve your meetings, check out Atlassian's resources on effective meetings and inclusive meetings. You can find links in the article!