What did we talk about?
- Scaling Jira Software and Confluence Cloud to 20K users per instance
- Announcing Data Residency for Standard and Premium licenses
- Original time estimation comes to team-managed projects
- Resize table columns easily with the new Distribute columns feature
- What's new in Jira Service Management Server & Data Center
- Atlassian user community: Jira July!
- Appealing to Customers: What Admins Care About
- University’s new Jira Fundamentals learning path is live!
- Appfire acquires SoftwarePlant
- 📚 Article of the week: 4 Common Workplace Conflicts
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Atlassian launched 20k users per instance support for Jira and Confluence
Atlassian just launched a new feature to support 20,000 users on one instance of Jira and Confluence. This will be useful for companies with more then 10k employees to help them work better together. The increase unlocks are available across Jira and Confluence and all plans - the Standard, Premium, and Enterprise plans.
Data residency for Jira and Confluence in US and Germany
Data Residency rollout has begun for Standard and Premium tiers. Now you'll be able to choose where your Jira and Confluence data is stored. Currently available locations are US or Germany with Australia, UK Japan, and others to become available soon.
All new licenses started post 30th of June will automatically have residency options embedded. In existing instances, the change will be rolled out by October 2021.
Original time estimation now available in team-managed (Next-gen) projects
Long-awaited Original time estimation is now available in team-managed projects. In the Features section in projects settings, you can now choose between Story points and Time estimation. When you do the switch the original estimate field is then shown on the backlog and kanban board cards.
There is also an option to customize your issues and keep the original estimate field only for the issue types you need.
Resize table columns in Confluence with the new Distribute columns feature
A new small feature was released to Confluence last week called "Distribute columns". It allows you to quickly resize selected columns so they have the same width. You can use it on the whole table or only selected columns, so handy!
New features in Jira Service Management 4.18 Server and Data Centre
Jira Service Management 4.18 is here with some neat new features. You can now choose to show SLAs on the portal for various request types which helps set expectations with the customer. Setting multiple emails for support is now possible too. You can choose many addresses where support emails received and converted to JSM tickets.
Atlassian user community: Jira July!
A great announcement for everyone who likes to collect badges in the Atlassian user community. Last week a new campaign kickstarted called Jira July!
Over July, there will be many posts about Jira and how it can help you work more efficiently. But there are also four challenges you can attend. Throwback Jira, Automation nation, Admin appreciation day, and The Atlympics.
The "Automation nation" is an interesting one. You can submit your favorite automation rule. The Atlassian team then picks the best ones and the rule will get introduced as a template in Jira itself and you can even name it!
How can new vendors appeal to customers
If you're a young marketplace partner and sometimes feel you're swimming against the currents because big partners get all the attention then this read is a must as Caitlin unveils key points on how to make your apps more discoverable as well as signal trust through security accreditations, reliable documentation, and support but also brand image. 👉 Read more in this post
Free Atlassian training courses
A new FREE training was released in the Atlassian university called "Jira fundamentals". The training takes around 90 minutes and prepares you to get started with Jira. You'll understand key Jira terminology and concepts, how to navigate, and best practises. Course is also great for Admins to help onboard new users. You can try it out and give feedback in the community post.
Appfire acquires SoftwarePlant
According to the Enterprise Times article, this is the biggest acquisition Appfire has made since the $100M funding round from earlier this year. With this acquisition Appfire now enters the rapidly expanding PPM space in the hopes to effectively scale the SoftwarePlant team and operation and continue to lead the way.
Article of the week: 4 Common Workplace Conflicts
Haven't you ever had to deal with a frustrating co-worker? If so, we've got the perfect article for you. In "4 Common Workplace Conflicts," from Trello's blog, they describe four types of workplace conflicts and tips on how to resolve them.
For example: personality clashes are when two people have different personalities that make it hard for either one person or both parties get along well; working styles is where employees do not work in sync because their methods differ too much; and so on. For more on that 👉 read the article