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🎄Weekly Atlassian News Roundup | 13th December 2021

Good morning community,

there were so many announcements last week in the Atlassian ecosystem including new features and products you just don't want to miss!

 

We run Monday coffee with Jexo podcast weekly on Youtube and Spotify, subscribe so you don't miss the next episode!

And here is a sum up of what we covered...

🚀 Latest new improvements and announcements to the Atlassian products

Cloud-to-cloud migration for Jira is here

A feature useful for everyone, cloud-to-cloud Jira migration is now possible. With this early version, you can move users, Jira Software, and Work Management projects between Jira sites.

 

Removing the Companion app from Confluence Cloud

If you're a user of the Companion app on Confluence Cloud have a look at this announcement. The companion app is going away in March 2022 but you can find some suggested workarounds in this post.

 

Rename ‘epics’ in your company-managed projects

Many new improvements and changes are coming to Epics in the first half of 2022 and mid-2022 including the ability to rename Epics in company-managed projects, new JQL function parent(), and changes to how epics show color and name on the boards.

 

Compass is in open alpha now!

Exciting news for everyone who's waiting to try out the new Atlassian product Compas Alpha that was announced on Team'21. The Atlassian team last week announced that Compas alpha is now in the open alpha program and anyone can go and give it a try! Exciting, right?

 

📣 Feedback and collaboration

DevOps experts: Special showcase opportunity

If you would like to take part in the Atlassian DevOps customer showcase have a look at this post where you can find the registration link. Atlassian is creating DevOps showcases with tips and tricks, or learnings that they can share with the community.

 

Survey: Partners help Atlassian improve the Partner Directory!

Atlassian is planning to improve the Partner Directory and is looking for Partners to fill in a short 7 questions survey with feedback about the current portal.

 

✨ Important announcments

Atlassian named a Leader in Enterprise Service Management

The Forrester Wave Enterprise Service Management report for Q4 2021 was released, and it places Atlassian's Jira Service Management solution as a leader. Congratulations Atlassian 👏👏.

 

Atlassian Marketplace reached $2 billion in lifetime sales

There are some impressive numbers in the article, like for example, the fact that there are 28k app installations every week and that more than 70% of Jira and Confluence instances have at least one app installed.

 

Security issue in Log4J

If you're looking for updates on Log4J security issues this is the place to go.

 

📚Article of the week

4 tech stories that gave us hope this year

And we'll finish this year with a great article describing 4 tech stories that bring you hope this year.

Read about floating robots that are aiming to clean up the great pacific garbage patch that is currently 3 times larger than France. There are a few companies developing and deploying cleaning boats that run on solar power to lower the carbon footprint.


 

P.S.: This is our last Atlassian news podcast this year, we'll see you again on Monday 3rd January. Have a lovely festive season and a happy new year 🥳

3 comments

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Dec 13, 2021

Absolutely love this @Nikki Zavadska _jexo_!  Thank you for sharing!

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Thank you @Jimmy Seddon 💙! So much had happened last week, I couldn't believe there were so many product updates just before Christmas.

Compass looks really exciting, are you planning to try it?

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Dec 13, 2021

@Nikki Zavadska _jexo_ I'm definitely going to try and convince our management team to consider looking at it!

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