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  1. Webinar recap and Q&A: Export custom PDF documents and reports from Jira Cloud
    Thank you all who joined us live in our "Export custom PDF documents and reports from Jira Cloud" webinar on July 3. If you missed it, or want to grab the presentation slides, then here is a quick recap for you. You can also find the video recording in this recap blog post, plus the questions that were answered in the Q&A section.
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  2. Midori joins the Atlassian Gold Top Vendors
    The release of Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud pushed us over the edge to be upgraded from Top Vendor to Gold Top Vendor on the Atlassian Marketplace. There is no additional glitter and fame that comes with it, but read on to learn why this is important on the long run for you as a customer.
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  3. Midori apps part of the Atlassian Cloud Security Program
    The Cloud Security Program is Atlassian's way of making sure the best and most popular apps also live up to the same high security standards as Atlassian. With the release of the first Midori cloud app, we completed and successfully passed the voluntary Atlassian Cloud Security self-assessment. Read and learn what does this mean for your team!
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  4. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.2.0 released: support for Portfolio for Jira
    This release introduces support for Portfolio for Jira, Atlassian's Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. Upgrading to this version allows you to export your portfolio, programs, plans and the issues in those to custom PDF documents.
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  5. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 4.2.0 released: support for Portfolio for Jira
    This release introduces support for Portfolio for Jira, Atlassian's Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. Upgrading to this version allows you to export your portfolio, programs, plans and the issues in those to custom Excel reports.
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  6. Subscribe to app status updates on our new Statuspage!
    We launched our Statuspage where you can follow and stay up-to-date about the status of Midori cloud apps. Subscribe to updates about the apps your teams use, so if there is a planned outage or an incident, you get timely and transparent messages and guidance. Read our short announcement and subscribe today!
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  7. Webinar: Export custom PDF reports and documents from Jira Cloud
    We recently released Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud, which brings the super useful business reports and document you always needed from Jira Cloud, but was never able to create. Join our webinar and learn about the new capabilities, report and export types the new Better PDF Exporter brings to Jira Cloud! Click and read on for the details.
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  8. Bringing new PDF reports to Jira Cloud
    The new Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud is launched on the Atlassian Marketplace and it brings advanced PDF export and report options. Using Jira Server or Jira Server? Don't worry, these new Jira PDF reports are coming to your instance as well!
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  9. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.2.0 released: default archiving configuration, trusted group
    This release introduces default archiving configuration and trusted group features. These were very popular feature requests. Also, this version introduces some minor improvements and a bugfix.
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  10. All Midori Jira apps are compatible with Jira 8.2.0
    The latest Jira version has been released. We ran our compatibility tests and here is a summary of what you need to know.
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  11. Export Jira Cloud PDF reports for free!
    After conducting a successful closed beta program with Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud, we are gearing up for the next phase: open beta! "Open" means the app is now published on the Atlassian Marketplace, and it's available to everyone. Go, pick up the new Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud while it’s free!
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  12. How to clean Confluence from old content
    There are two lines of thinking about cleaning Confluence from old content: the one that says it's too early to think about, and the one that wishes they had thought about it earlier. Be smarter and start cleaning your Confluence today using automatic Content Lifecycle Management.
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  13. Custom Jira report examples that delight auditors just like customers
    Matt works for this huge investment and financial services company. Matt and his team don’t have anything to hide, but they like to control exactly what is being reported to auditors when they come knocking. With the right Jira app, he is able to do just that.
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  14. All Midori Jira apps are compatible with Jira 8.1.0
    The latest Jira version has been released. We ran our compatibility tests and here is a summary of what you need to know.
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  15. Better PDF Exporter is coming to Jira Cloud: join the early access program!
    After many-many months of hard work, we are getting ready to launch our newest product, Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud! We are now inviting you to join the Closed Beta program and get early (free) access to the app.
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  16. 3 best CSV and Excel alternatives for Jira issue export
    The built-in (fake) Excel export feature was removed from Jira 6.2, but since it has made a comeback with a twist. How does it work now? This blog is for the non-technical user to explore the best Excel exporting and reporting options for Jira and use what's best for you!
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  17. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 4.1.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to fix a UI problem in Bitbucket 6.x.
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  18. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 4.1.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8 line (the latest major version of Atlassian Jira).
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  19. Better Excel Automation for Jira 4.1.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8 line (the latest major version of Atlassian Jira).
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  20. Better PDF Automation for Jira 4.1.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8 line (the latest major version of Atlassian Jira).
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  21. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.1.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8 line (the latest major version of Atlassian Jira).
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  22. Better Commit Policy for Jira 4.1.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8 line (the latest major version of Atlassian Jira).
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  23. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 4.1.0 released: compatibility release for Bitbucket 6
    This version is a compatibility release for the Bitbucket 6 line (the latest major version of Atlassian Bitbucket).
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  24. Combine eazyBI with Better Content Archiving to report on Confluence usage trends
    This Norwegian state organization measures and analyzes Confluence content quality changes over time to keep it from becoming a mess. They do it by combining two popular apps in such an easy way, you could copy anytime. Learn the Scandinavian technique of Content Lifecycle Management.
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  25. All Midori apps are available for the Data Center versions of Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket
    Atlassian's Data Center offerings, the clustered (multi-server) deployments of their applications provide many advantages, like robustness, better load balancing and reliability. In this short announcement, we summarize why you can trust that the Midori apps all live up to the strict requirements of Data Center deployments.
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  26. How archiving issues keeps Jira fast and compliant with data privacy rules
    In this Jira case study, you can learn about a European government entity that deals with a million new Jira issues created every year. Recently, they successfully implemented a Jira archiving system with the help of Life in Codes, an Atlassian Solution Partner from Romania. Their example is more than inspiration: you can easily replicate it at your company!
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  27. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 4.0.0 released: Better Commit Policy is a Data Center approved app!
    This release is the last stop on our journey to be a dedicated Atlassian app vendor with a portfolio of Data Center approved apps. Read this short blog post to learn how this latest release of Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket lives up to the revised availability requirements of Data Center environments.
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  28. Better Commit Policy for Jira 4.0.0 released: Better Commit Policy is a Data Center approved app!
    At Atlassian Summit 2018 in Barcelona, Atlassian announced a major review on its Data Center program and introduced new criteria for the new class of "Data Center approved apps". Read on to learn how this Better Commit Policy release was tested against the revised availability requirements.
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  29. Better PDF Exporter and Better Excel Exporter are Data Center approved apps!
    We worked hard together with Atlassian in the past few months to have all of our apps approved in the recently revised Data Center approved apps program. We are proud to announce that the Midori Better Excel Exporter and Better PDF Exporter apps and their automation counterparts are now officially Data Center approved.
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  30. Create custom Jira timesheet PDF documents from Tempo worklogs - Part 3
    In the third (final) part of this blog series about Tempo, we dig a bit deeper into how you can use Better PDF Exporter to create stunning PDF documents from your Tempo Timesheets managed data. By the time you finish this blog post, you will master the technique of creating your own company branded invoice or personal timesheet PDF document with one click.
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  31. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 3.6.2 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to be compatible with Tempo Timesheets 9. In version 9, Tempo re-imagined the whole user interface of Tempo Timesheets, the widely used time tracking app for Jira. We made sure that our mutual users can still find their Excel export options where they used to have them.
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  32. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.0.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to be compatible with Tempo Timesheets 9. In version 9, Tempo re-imagined the whole user interface of Tempo Timesheets, the widely used time tracking app for Jira. We made sure that our mutual users can still find their PDF export options where they used to have them.
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  33. Making Jira to Excel reporting look simple
    There is no secret about it: the right Atlassian Solution Partner can help you make the most complex-sounding business requirements for Jira to Excel reporting come to life and make it look easy. At least, that’s what you, the end-user see when the solution is delivered. But in the background, there is hard work. In this article, Claudio Menetti from GetConnected (a Platinum-level Atlassian Solution Partner in Italy) lets us have a peak behind the curtains. Read the story of how they used Better Excel Exporter to optimize workflows and integrate process management data at a large Italian corporation.
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  34. Webinar recap and Q&A: How commit policies enable end-to-end traceability and faster code reviews
    Thank you all who joined us live in our "How commit policies enable end-to-end traceability and faster code reviews" webinar on November 28. If you missed it, or want to grab the presentation slides, then here is a quick recap for you. You can also find the video recording in this recap blog post, plus the questions that were answered in the Q&A section.
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  35. Track time in Tempo Timesheets and create custom Excel reports - Part 2
    In the second part of our mutual blog series with Tempo, we look into the use case of reporting and analyzing Tempo Timesheets worklog data in Microsoft Excel. As we learned in the first part, time magically expands once you start measuring it, improving productivity. In this part, you will learn how to further improve your usage of resources by slicing and dicing the Tempo Timesheets managed data with the professional analytics tools of Excel.
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  36. Tracking time with Tempo Timesheets in Jira means getting things done - Part 1
    It may not sound intuitive, but time tracking is one of the most fundamental and sought after features in Jira. While there is a built-in simple time tracking feature to add worklogs, the most popular and feature-rich solution is coming from Tempo. In her guest post for the Midori Blog, Sarah Fletcher from Tempo explains why do you need to start tracking your time at work and how you can also fulfill your reporting duties to your bosses. In the upcoming second and third part of this blog we will get the details on how you can turn your Tempo Timesheets worklogs into Excel reports or custom PDF documents. Read on and share this blog with team members who would also be interested.
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  37. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.0.0 released: Better PDF Exporter is a Data Center approved app!
    At Atlassian Summit 2018 in Barcelona, Atlassian announced a major review on its Data Center program and introduced new criteria for the new class of "Data Center approved apps". Read on to learn how this Better PDF Exporter release was tested against the revised availability requirements.
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  38. Webinar: Code commit rules your developer team can (and will) follow
    Developers are a diverse bunch of individuals, but when it comes to following rules, most of them are on the same opinion. Let's call it a rule aversion problem, that you as a DevOps or Development Team Lead need to break down if you want to introduce some code commit practices and rules. Join our webinar about Commit Policy for Jira, a Jira app that connects Jira with whatever Version Control System you use. Help your team develop a code commit practice that supports precise change control, traceability between requirements, uses cases and commits, fast shipping of software, and compliance easily!
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  39. How Twitch (an Amazon company) made their Confluence leaner by automating the content review and archiving processes
    Twitch.tv most probably rings familiar only for the video game fanatics, even after Amazon acquired the company in 2014. Their story is, however, much more than just a video game live streaming site. Running and improving a popular service like this requires a competent and able team of Technical Program Managers, that support the internal business units, maintain business applications and set up the conference room equipment if needed. We spoke to David Brown, Lead Technical Program Manager at Twitch, who told us how they reduced complexity in their Confluence instance, automated content reviews and how they are planning improve the content management experience further for their teams.
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  40. Webinar recap and Q&A: How to keep Confluence up-to-date with content lifecycle rules
    Thank you all who joined us live in our "How to keep Confluence up-to-date with content lifecycle rules" webinar on October 24. If you missed it, or want to grab the presentation slides, then here is a quick recap for you. You can also find the video recording in this recap blog post, plus the questions that were answered in the Q&A section.
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  41. Save time emailing release notes from Jira automatically
    It's our pleasure to welcome Codebarrel's marketing all-rounder, John McKiernan as our guest blogger. Codebarrel is the company behind the ultra popular Jira app Automation for Jira. Automation, or as they call her at Codebarrel, Curly can simplify the life of Jira users in many ways. John dives into one of these areas and gives software teams a quick guide on how to use Automation for Jira and Better PDF Automation together to automate the exporting and emailing the release notes after every version release.
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  42. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 6.4.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to be compatible with recent Zephyr versions and to fix column configuration problems when exporting saved filters.
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  43. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 3.6.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to be compatible with recent Zephyr versions and to fix column configuration problems when exporting saved filters.
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  44. Webinar: How long until Confluence fills up with stale content?
    Launching a long awaited, new productivity tool can be such fun for all teams in an organization. Like introducing Confluence as the new content management and collaboration tool. Everyone joins in and uses it for whatever their use case is. Fast forward a few years, and the next thing they know is that it "somehow" filled up with outdated content that no-one manages anymore. On our webinar, we talk about how efficient content lifecycle rules can help you avoid this and keep your Confluence content always up-to-date and relevant.
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  45. Better Excel Automation for Jira 3.2.0 released: more convenient configuration for 'Send Excel' action
    Using multi-line text in 'To' and 'Email body' fields is now possible
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  46. Better PDF Automation for Jira 3.3.0 released: more convenient configuration for 'Send PDF' action
    Using multi-line text in 'To' and 'Email body' fields is now possible
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  47. Creating and managing high-converting sales quotes in Jira
    Please welcome Francis Martens as guest blogger to the Midori blog! Francis is the founder of iDalko, a platinum grade Atlassian Solution Partner. iDalko is also the developer of Table Grid Editor, the popular Jira app which brings the advantages of spreadsheets to Jira issues. In his blog post, Francis lets us in on the secrets of creating compelling sales quotes using Jira plus a combination of two best selling apps, Table Grid Editor and Better PDF Exporter. If you are managing quotes, bills or invoices in Jira, it's a must-read!
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  48. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.1.0 released: data privacy (for GDPR)
    This release introduces global configuration options to hide the identity of the last viewer and last updater persons. This was a very popular feature request among users in the European Union region, especially in Germany. Also, this version introduces a slightly changed, more intuitive app name.
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  49. Better Excel Automation for Jira 3.1.0 released: new name, cosmetics
    This version introduces a slightly changed app name which is more intuitive and is more consistent with our other exporter and automation apps.
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  50. Better PDF Automation for Jira 3.2.0 released: new name, cosmetics
    This version introduces a slightly changed app name which is more intuitive and is more consistent with our other exporter and automation apps.
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  51. Webinar recap and Q&A: Create custom Excel reports from Jira issues
    Thank you all who joined us live in our "How to create custom Excel reports from Jira issues in no time" webinar on September 12. If you couldn't make it, no worries! You can find here a quick recap and the video recording of presentation, plus the questions that were answered in the Q&A section.
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  52. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 3.6.0 released: better support for Jira Service Desk fields, support for Development fields, limit for concurrent renderings
    This version comes with better support for the Jira Service Desk fields, new support for the Development custom field type and more robust export for "non-officially-supported" custom fields. And, most visibly, the app got a more intuitive name!
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  53. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 6.4.0 released: automatic fonts, QR codes and barcodes, limit for concurrent renderings
    This version brings an important improvement for the users using non-English (non-Latin) characters. In nutshell, nearly any glyph (character symbol) in nearly any language spoken in the world now works out of the box! 6.4.0 also comes with support for QR codes and barcodes and with various smaller improvements. Plus, most visibly, the app got a new name!
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  54. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.0.0 released: Better Content Archiving is a Data Center approved app!
    At Atlassian Summit 2018 in Barcelona, Atlassian announced a major review on its Data Center program and introduced new criteria for the new class of "Data Center approved apps". Read on to learn how this Better Content Archiving release was tested against the revised availability requirements.
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  55. Tracking page views on Scroll Viewport managed sites with Better Content Archiving
    Scroll Viewport is a popular Confuence app from K15t. It is used to turn Confluence content into professional, neat, and yet simple websites. By following the guidance in K15t's new knowledge base article, you can implement Better Content Archiving's page view tracking mechanism also for Scroll Viewport managed web pages.
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  56. Webinar: Creating Excel reports from Jira doesn't have to be a mess
    Most teams use Microsoft Excel and Jira simultaneously in their daily work to share or transfer Jira information via Excel spreadsheets or create custom reports from issues. If your team is not an exception, you know that when it comes to Excel reports, having an app that only so-so exports Jira data to Excel is just not acceptable. Catch our webinar about Better Excel Exporter, and learn how to integrate Jira with Excel without pulling your hair out.
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  57. 5 commit rules you should learn from the developers at Philips
    Philips is one of the world's most recognizable brands, manufacturing products from home appliances to medical devices. As their products interact with people all the time (often in critical times in hospitals), being transparent and compliant in their software development processes is absolutely imperative. Yakov Yukhnovetsky, DevOps engineer at Philips tells us how they maintain a disciplined code commit practice that helps them stay always compliant and still move fast.
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  58. How to archive a Confluence page and space
    Confluence has proven to be a leader in its category, but if hundreds or thousands use it in an organization, the experience starts to depend on their attitude a lot. If Confluence drives you mad now and again with the growing amount of outdated content, then you are at the right place. Read this blog post about what you can do to keep Confluence free from stale and outdated content.
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  59. Webinar recap and Q&A: Export custom PDF documents from Jira issues and dashboards
    We wanted to thank all of you who joined us in our "Export custom PDF documents from Jira issues and dashboards in zero time" webinar on July 25. If you couldn't make it, or the news of the webinar skipped your attention (impossible to imagine!), no worries! You can find here a quick recap and the video recording of presentation, plus the questions that were answered in the Q&A section.
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  60. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 6.3.0 released: compatibility release
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 7.11 line.
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  61. All Midori Jira apps are compatible with Jira 7.11.0
    The latest Jira version has been released. We ran our compatibility tests and here is a summary of what you need to know.
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  62. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 3.5.0 released: compatibility release
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 7.11 line.
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  63. Webinar: The no-sweat method for generating PDF documents from Jira
    While using Jira in your daily work, you must often face the fact that some information needs to be exported from it. That's because your team members, business partners or customers expect you to generate standard documents from data stored in Jira. Join us for a webinar on creating custom PDF documents from Jira issues and dashboards, and be an even more productive team player!
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  64. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 3.0.1 released: major performance improvements for super-large Bitbucket repositories
    This version is coming with major (100x!) performance improvements around verifying pushes to super-large Bitbucket repositories.
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  65. Better Commit Policy for Jira 3.0.2 released: major performance improvements for super-large Git repositories
    This version is coming with major (100x!) performance improvements around verifying pushes to super-large Git repositories.
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  66. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 7.5.0 released: compatibility release
    This version is a compatibility release for Confluence 6.10.
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  67. Better Excel Exporter 3.4.2 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to fix the visibility of the Export drop-down menu in Jira Software boards and Jira Service queues.
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  68. Better Commit Policy for Jira 3.0.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to fix a Subversion hook script defect in Python 3 environments.
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  69. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 6.2.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to fix the visibility of the Export drop-down menu in Jira Software boards and Jira Service queues.
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  70. Making Jira work for marketing agencies
    Jana, a project manager at Carussel had to start her day an hour early every time she had to compile a project status report from Jira. Since they decided to standardize on Jira, and still keep Excel as the #1 reporting tool in the company, they needed a way to harmonize Jira and Excel for business reporting. We sat down with Jana and Ferenc from Carussel to learn why they decided to use Better Excel Exporter for business reports (besides saving time for Jana, obviously).
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  71. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 3.0.0 released: compatibility for Better Commit Policy for Jira 3.0.0
    This release introduces tag verification, branch verification, new configuration options, plus a ton of improvements. The new features are introduced by the compatibility with Better Commit Policy for Jira 3.0.0 (also released today). Make sure you read both announcements.
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  72. Better Commit Policy for Jira 3.0.0 released: tag verification, branch verification, new conditions, new configuration options
    This release is the most feature-packed one since the first publicy available version. It introduces new conditions to verify branches and tags, new options to refine your policies, plus numerous improvements. An absolute must-have release!
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  73. How to archive Jira issues on Jira Server and Data Center
    Native project archiving arrives to Jira Software 7.10 Data Center, which is great for Data Center users, but customers using Jira Server would need archiving options for just the same reasons. The good news is that regardless of which deployment options you are using, there are still a number ways to declutter Jira and free up some performance capacity. Read on to get some help understanding your Jira archiving options.
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  74. All Midori Jira apps are compatible with Jira 7.10.0
    The latest Jira version has been released. We ran our compatibility tests and here is a summary of what you need to know.
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  75. Mission-critical battery manufacturer fulfills software requirements with Better Commit Policy
    In 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered the grounding of the entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. The newly released aircraft was involved in five battery fire related incidents in five days. The report by the National Transportation Safety Board blamed engineers, but also the FAA for failing to require proper tests. It's the type of incident industry participants are trying to avoid by following rigorous rules also in their software development processes. Kalen Brown, Electrical and Computer Engineer at EaglePicher, a leading battery manufacturer shared how they are using Better Commit Policy for staying compliant with industry regulations.
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  76. Creating complete and accurate records for FDA inspections from Jira
    Life in regulated industries is a bit more difficult than elsewhere. Authorities are not joking around when it comes to product submissions of pharma companies, audit of quality processes, or CAPAs (Corrective And Preventive Actions). Radbee is an Atlassian + Midori Solution Partner, specializing in helping medtech, pharma and biotech companies navigate the waters of industry compliance. In this guest post, Rina Nir from Radbee explains how Better PDF Exporter can be used to create FDA-proof PDF exports from Jira data.
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  77. Better Content Archiving 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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  78. Better Excel Exporter, the swiss knife of Jira to Excel exporting
    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 Exporter is everything you need to effectively use Jira and Excel for business reporting.
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  79. Better Excel Automation for Jira 3.0.2 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a single, but important bugfix for the action configuration interface.
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  80. Better PDF Automation for Jira 3.1.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a single, but important bugfix for the action configuration interface.
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  81. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 3.4.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a bugfixes on the "sum values" field in the pivot templates of certain Excel templates.
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  82. Better Commit Policy 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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  83. How nFeed and Better PDF Exporter 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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  84. Better Commit Policy 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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  85. NNG drives Confluence content health with Better Content Archiving
    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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. Managing content at scale with Confluence Data Center
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