From September 3rd to September 5th, the Atlassian Community came together in sunny Barcelona for the annual Atlassian Summit Europe. Our Atlassian team joined to stay up to date on the latest releases and features, but also to gather and provide first hand feedback from and to our customers.
Here are some of the highlights:
Jira Ops / Acquisition of Ops Genie
Jira Ops is a brand new product within the Atlassian family that rounds off the product portfolio quite nicely. It aims to centralize all necessary information and automate actions around incident handling. It comes with built-in integrations for most of the commonly used incident-related tools such as Slack, Statuspage, Ops Genie, Pager Duty or Xmatters. The idea is that the Jira workflow engine is being used to help teams guide through the required actions and responses. Check out, what to expect:
With that in mind, the following announcement by Atlassians Co-Founder & CEO, Scott Farquhar to acquire Ops Genie made perfectly sense: prompt and reliable alerting is the critical first step in incident response. OpsGenie helps notify all the right people through a sophisticated combination of scheduling, escalation paths, and notifications that takes things like time zones and holidays into account.
With the announcement of Jira 8, Jira Server and Data Center will undergo a significant performance improvement. Atlassian shared an example of one of their biggest installations, where loading times have been reduced by more than 70 percent. Other feature additions and improvements include:
- batch notifications that can be adapted to your needs, aiming to keep the email flood manageable;
- a major overhaul of the search function;
- the ability to share responsibilities / editing rights within dashboards.
Jira 8 will be available end of this year / beginning of 2019.
Jira Server Native App
Following the release of the native app for Confluence Server, an equivalent app for Jira Server was a long expected and well perceived next step. Key features include search, the commenting function as well as item transitioning.
Other Highlights from Summit:
- Atlassian & Slack Partnership
- Portfolio 3.0
- Log File Analysis
- Bento UI
- Bitbucket Insights (Server).
Please get in touch with us, if you want to learn more about any of the new products or get a better understanding how they can help you achieving your team’s targets. For those of you, that could not join in person or watch one of the live streams, don’t worry. All of the keynotes as well as the presentations from various break out sessions are available either on Atlassian’s official youtube channel or on the summit website.