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I’m sorry there is no video version this month, I have been battling a nasty eye infection (which I have overcome) and as such there simply wasn’t enough time for me to put together a recording for this month.
So much has happened in the month of November, and I’m going to try something a little different this time. I always say there is a ton of great content to check out each month, in an effort to bring more of that content to you in this round up, I’m breaking this out into a few more sections and including some additional articles for you to check out. I would love to hear your feedback in the comments.
This section has typically been the entire round up, and will continue to exist. If there is something important (CVEs, Important Dates/Events) or cool articles fellow community members have authored, you will find them here.
First up, let’s talk security vulnerabilities. This was posted at the beginning of the month so I hope you have already seen it and taken action. However, on the off chance you missed it, go read the details and take the appropriate action to protect yourself and your company.
The Atlassian Community hosted Premium week in the middle of November. If you missed out there is still an opportunity for you to check out all the cool things you missed. I would highly recommend taking a look if you are on the fence about deciding if you think it would be worthwhile upgrading from standard to premium.
High Velocity is almost here! For those of you lucky enough to score an invite to the live event on December 8th in London, I’m extremely jealous! For the rest of us, it’s only 2 weeks away on December 13th. If you are looking to hear all about the cool things going on in Jira Service Management (like I am) this event is 100% for you! Haven’t registered for the free digital event? Go do that now! (seriously, this article isn’t going anywhere you can come back and finish it after.)
Speaking of JSM, if you make use of the inbound email channel you are going to want to see if you are affected by the basic auth deprecation announcement by Microsoft, and what you need to do to ensure you projects aren’t disrupted by this change.
I know that FedRAMP is important to a number of people and the announcement that Atlassian won’t be able to achieve moderate authorization in 2023 is going to cause a many to go back to the drawing board with their plans. I recommend reading the full article to understand how this announcement may impact you.
Have you been waiting for Data Residency in Germany? By December 5th (only a couple more days) you should have the ability to move to this region.
The Atlassian University has put out a great course on running effective meetings. I highly recommend checking this out! You may learn some tricks to help keep your meetings on track and allow people to leave your meetings feeling like their time was well spent.
Are you ready for a massive marathon of Trello for charity? @Brittany Joiner will be doing a 12 hour long Trellothon with a number of guests joining her to talk all things Trello. There may even be a “build it live“ with your truly! Be sure check out the article for details and tune in December 9th for all the fun!
Lastly, this round up wouldn’t be complete without this month’s amazing #JiraHeroes story. Go read about how @swilson used advanced workflow configuration and Atlassian best practices to being standardization and consistency to the way team work on and resolve their Jira issues.
So many more Atlassian Product teams are regularly sharing updates about the work they are putting out into our hands to play with, and the list of Atlassian products is continuing to grow. I don’t want to have to pick and choose anymore between sharing the feature announcements I’m excited about and the important time sensitive announcements you need to hear about. Going forward I will have a dedicated section to nerd out about everything cool that is either available now or coming our way soon!
So often we hear about all the updates coming to Atlassian’s Cloud products, so I’m happy to kick this new section off with a massive update about all things data center! From Jira Software & Service Management, to Bitbucket & Confluence, and even my personal favorite Bamboo! We now have an idea of Atlassian’s DC release schedule. Check the article for details on the products you love.
There are a ton of new updates to Confluence Cloud including a number of new templates for you to take advantage of. Go check them out in the template gallery! Personally, I love looking at these new templates for inspiration on how to make my own custom templates better.
I’m going to avoid expressing my opinions on team managed projects. If they are something you enjoy using, they are now available for JSM projects.
There are a number of cool updates to JWM, but the fact that “Dark Mode“ is coming soon (yes you heard me correctly) is possibly the most exciting update for me personally and a very welcome early Christmas gift!
Do you use Advanced Checklists in Trello? You can now be notified on a new of events within Advanced checklists! Go check out this article for details.
If you missed the Atlassian Presents: Work Life event, it was a great and you should go checkout a number of the presentations posted on Atlassian’s YouTube account. This is a recap of one such presentation which helps to show the power of using Atlas in place of status update meetings.
I had the pleasure of investigating the benefits of Compass during a recent Hackathon at our company. It’s a really cool product and seeing that there is now a homepage bringing the information important to your team forward is a very welcome improvement.
This section has almost always existed and I felt it was worth keeping it around as there are some really good topics that show up here that I think are engaging for people to get involved in.
Every day hundreds of questions are posted on this Atlassian Community and unfortunately not all of them receive some attention. I’m adding this section to highlight some of the questions that have been asked and have not received a response in a while. If you think you can help, please jump and where you can!
I have seen a trend recently with a number of people posting cool and unique ways to accomplish various tasks using Jira Automation (maybe we’ll start to see Confluence Automation in the future too). I wanted to gather these together and share them since I learned a number of tricks I didn’t realize I could do with automation and this inspired some out of the box thinking around how I can solve some additional issues that my users are looking to have Jira perform for them.
The first thing I thought was worth mentioning is that Automation for Jira is now natively supported in Jira Service Management for Data Center (as of version 5.0+)! If you have been waiting for this, you’ll absolutely want to go check it out.
I had always operated on the assumption that you could only act upon issue changes in automation rules. This completely blew my mind! Creating a webhook trigger for project configuration changes and using that to initiate a notification automation rule completely changed my view on what is possible. Go check out this very detailed guide if you want to learn how to do it yourself.
We all hate duplicate tickets and we love being able to close them. This is a simple yet satisfying way to help keep your backlog/task list clean.
I have personally used a different method in the past to accomplish an approval step for Jira Software projects, but I like how clean this option is.
Once again were back to REST API calls and webhook triggers. This is another great example of the power you can unleash with Jira Automation and I recommend reading through this as it might give you some ideas yourself.
That is all that I have for you this month. I hope you enjoyed the new format with additional content for you to get involved in. Be sure to tune in next month as we ring in the new year by wrapping up the last month of 2022. If you are celebrating holidays with your family in December I wish you all safe and healthy travels.
See you all next month!