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  1. Archiving Plugin 7.4.0 is compatible with Confluence 6.9.0
    The latest Confluence minor version has been released. We ran our compatibility tests and here is a summary of what you need to know.
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  2. Better Excel Plugin, the swiss knife of Jira to Excel reporting
    Microsoft Excel is the de-facto reporting tool for many businesses, including the largest enterprises, and for a good reason. Also, as Jira gains more and more popularity among organisations of all sizes, so grows the group of professionals who need to export data from Jira to Excel. If you consider yourself one of these professionals, you are at the right place. In this post you will learn why Better Excel Plugin is everything you need to effectively use Jira and Excel for business reporting.
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  3. Excel Automation Plugin 3.0.2 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a single bugfix for action configuration interface.
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  4. PDF Automation Plugin 3.1.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a single bugfix for action configuration interface.
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  5. Better Excel Plugin 3.4.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a single bugfix for some templates with pivot tables.
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  6. Commit Policy Plugin for Bitbucket 2.2.0 released: support for merge checks, support for project-level settings
    This release allows verifying pull requests against commit policies by introducing a new merge check type to Bitbucket. If the pull request violates the policy, bang: merging is disallowed. Consequently, you will get the same level of consistency for commits merged by pull requests as for commits pushed to the repository! Also, the support for project-level hooks and project-level merge checks introduced in this release may significantly reduce administration efforts.
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  7. How nFeed and PDF View Plugin can create seamless purchase orders
    A purchase order, or a PO is a critical document in the life of any company north of mid-size. It's that magical (electronic) document, that you (and the good people in Procurement) absolutely need (justified and approved) to spend the company's money on stuff. In this guest post by Valiantys, you can see how you can capture data from different systems, pull everything together in Jira and compose a PO seamlessly, practically with one click. No more incorrectly copied item numbers, wrong prices or misspelled addresses!
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  8. Commit Policy Plugin for Bitbucket 2.1.0 released: support for multiple Jira instances, integration with Power Editor
    This release allows managing commit policies in multiple(!) Bitbucket-linked Jira instances to give superb flexibility in enterprise environments. Also, it seamlessly integrates with Mohami's popular Power Editor for Bitbucket app, allowing lighting-fast, yet policy-compliant changes via the Bitbucket web interface.
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  9. NNG drives Confluence content health with Archiving Plugin
    NNG is one of those shiny start-up success stories you can read about on Techcrunch all the time. Only NNG is not a start-up now, but one of the key navigation software companies in the world, providing embedded navigation and entertainment solutions for 7 of the 10 largest auto manufacturers. As they grew fast over the years, so did their Confluence. Tamas Baglyas, Application Tech Lead at NNG tells how they managed to keep their Confluence content always accurate and help colleagues be responsible for the content they create.
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  10. Git 50/72: the rule of well formed Git commit messages
    Easy-to-understand commit messages in version control systems are important to maintain a clear project history. Who will remember after six months what a two-word message (e.g.: Fixed bugs) meant? Similarly, a novel about the solution and the shining talents of the developer doesn't help understanding the original intent either. The 50/72 rule is about balancing and sharing the right amount of information in commit messages to build a clean code history. Using it in your team is not wishful thinking: learn how you can take advantage of it in a quick and painless way.
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  11. 2 simple steps to improve your asset management game with Jira and Insight
    Jira is gaining more and more popularity also as an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system. To realize this, a few powerful apps need to be set up and be connected to Jira, so it really has a chance on the field of Asset Management systems. We are now sharing what you need to have a top-performing Asset Management and reporting system built on Jira.
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  12. 5 ways to speed up code reviews with Git, Mercurial and Subversion
    Code reviews and code commit best practices under Git, Mercurial (and Subversion to some extent) are ever-green and controversial topics in the DevOps community. In this blog post we make the case for a well-thought out code change practice and try to prove that if it's done right and supported with the right apps, then following the best practice is not only easy, but it improves your practices as a developer. Read this blog post and feel the change, regardless which side of the code review are you.
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  13. Moving to Confluence Data Center is a job half-done
    If you are using Confluence on a daily basis and your team is growing, you are bound to have painful Confluence content management problems. There are cold, hard facts in this article to back this statement up. Why, have you ever heard anyone, resposible for Confluence content say: "Shoot, I started cleaning up our Confluence too early!" See? There is a reason for that. Read further to learn more on how the combination of Confluence Data Center and proper Content Lifecycle Management can help you avoid or solve your growing team's content accuracy problems in Confluence. You can thank us later.
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  14. PDF View Plugin 6.2.0 released: support for Tempo period- and user filters, Tempo pre-loading, improved support for saved filters in automations
    This release brings valuable improvements to the popular Tempo to PDF timesheet and invoice export feature. It also improves the support for saved filters in automation actions via PDF Automation Plugin 3.1.0 (released the previous day).
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  15. PDF Automation Plugin 3.1.0 released: support for saved filters, new model variables
    This release improves the support for saved filters in automation actions. Please note that from this version PDF Automation Plugin requires Jira 7.0.11 or newer.
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  16. How to make Jira the single source for business reports with nFeed
    Enterprise operations can't really be blamed for having so many intertwined systems. It's just the nature of it. HR can't be forced to work in the same system as Finance, or IT to also use a database maintained by Marketing. But anyone can be blamed for not knowing that nFeed can connect and synch up these systems (or any third party database) right in Jira. Learn why Better Excel Plugin and nFeed are a perfect combination for business reports.
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  17. Better Excel Plugin 3.4.0 released: support for Tempo period- and user filters, tempo pre-loading, support for Time to SLA
    This release brings valuable improvements to the popular Tempo to Excel export feature. It also introduces a new integration with the Time to SLA app. (Plus, as always, there are improvements here and there.)
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  18. Midori apps are compatible with Jira 7.8.0
    The latest Jira minor version was just released. We ran all our products through the compatibility tests. Here is everything you need to know.
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  19. 4 major flaws in managing your intranet content in Confluence
    Using Confluence can be a daunting task sometimes, especially when hundreds are creating content each day. We all know that Confluence has some industry leading advanteges and features, then how come that sometimes just finding relevant information ("I had it last month right here, where did it go??") seems a heroic act. Take a breath and read our guide on how to bring back the confidence and joy into working with Confluence content.
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  20. Midori blog launched!
    The time has finally come: the Midori blog is officially launched today! OK, what is the point? Why should you read yet another blog?
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