What did we talk about?
- Atlassian partners: One survey to rule them all
- App migration survey results
- Personal spaces for confluence FAQs
- Introducing the upcoming EAP for Bring Your Own Key Encryption (BYOK)
- 🎧 Podcast Work Check: Does your remote team really need an in-person offsite?
- Appfire acquires Project Configurator from Adaptavist
- 📚 Article of the week: Life of a Growth experiment
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Atlassian partners: One survey to rule them all
There is a new survey for Atlassian partners and developers coming up on 15th November. What's different about this one is the fact that it was the joint effort of multiple teams at Atlassian so that you get one tailored survey instead of multiple ones from different teams. We all know feedback fatigue is a thing, so this should help not get bombarded with requests left and right.
It should take you only 10 minutes to submit, and it will help a tone of folk better the ecosystem, so log into the Developer Community and go opt-in to receive product surveys.
App migration survey results
Caitlin (Atlassian's lead researcher) just published the results of a previous survey on app migrations. Not long ago, Caitlin invited marketplace partners to share their thoughts on challenges that keep them from migrating server apps to cloud and Forge. Well, in this post, you can go over the results from over 356 apps surveyed. Among the popular constraints raised by developers are:
- Storage and tech stack limitation
- Lack of UI extensibility
- Resource constraints for smaller teams
- And even the value of Forge for some of the partners
Read through the whole report, and if you're a partner with server apps looking to migrate, there's still time to submit the survey with your challenges and blockers. There will be a follow-up and deep dive on technical details on all of the popular topics.
Personal spaces for confluence FAQs
Last week we were sharing news about introducing personal spaces to Confluence automatically.
There were a lot of questions about the administration of these spaces and how to disable them so the Atlassian team posted this post with key questions answered. If you're a Confluence admin it'll definitely be worth going through these so you avoid surprises in the upcoming weeks.
There is also an explanation of how to disable the creation of personal spaces in the confluence permissions which might be very useful!
Introducing the upcoming EAP for Bring Your Own Key Encryption (BYOK)
Atlassian encrypts the data in their cloud products at rest and in transit using AWS Key Management Service which is great, but there have been many requests to allow BYOK (Bring Your Own Key) encryption as it will provide more control and visibility for companies with greater security needs.
Atlassian plans to allow customers, enterprise customers mainly from the looks of it, to generate their own encryption keys in their own AWS KMS service that will be used in Jira and confluence data encryption instead of Atlassian's default one. This will enable customers to audit access in great detail and restrict access to data as seen fit.
The early access program will be running from Q3-Q4 2022 and they're looking for Data and Information Security team members interested in BYOK to participate and help shape up this benefit for enterprises.
🎧 Podcast Work Check: Does your remote team really need an in-person offsite?
The new episode of the Atlassian's Team Check podcast is out. This time focusing on quite a hot topic: Are in-person offsites necessary for remote teams?
There are some really valid points in the podcast that might broaden your perspective on this topic. In general, the biggest problem with offsites is that many companies don't have clear goals on why they do them. And even if they do they're not very inclusive and if they take long, for example, week-long offsite, that might not be the best for caretakers and families with small children, (or spoiled little dogs 🐶, right Peanut?!)
Appfire acquires Project Configurator from Adaptavist
Last week Appfire announced buying the Project Configurator app from Adaptavist.
This news came a bit as a surprise as Appfire already acquired Botron the company behind the Configuration Manager for Jira, a competitor app of Adaptavist's Project Configurator. Fundamentally, both of these apps are focused on the same thing, migrating Jira data from one instance to another. Appfire indicated in their announcement article that Project Configurator clients should expect business as usual, except for support requests being now moved to Appfire. Documentation location stays where it is and will move in the future.
📚 Article of the week: Life of a Growth experiment
And now to this week's article about growth experiments published on the Atlassian developer blog.
In this blog, you can learn from a real-life experiment the Atlassian team performed when they were testing onboarding screens for users who were transitioning from Trello to Jira. The experiment was successful and more users continued from the onboarding screen to Jira after replacing the abstract images with actual product screens and onboarding text focused on use cases. The team then decided to apply a similar new onboarding screen to Opsgenie but surprisingly it didn't improve but it made onboarding worse based on the tracked metrics.
The learning is that even if something seems logical if we test the idea we might be proved wrong.