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  1. Exporting from Jira to Excel
    Microsoft Excel is the de-facto reporting tool for many businesses, including large enterprises. As Jira Data Center and Jira Cloud mature, they give more options to export or otherwise transfer data to Excel. But are those methods sufficient for you? Learn how to export to Excel from Jira with the least effort but maximum quality to achieve your business reporting goals!
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  2. Archive Jira issues into a document management system
    In this Jira case study, you can learn about a European government entity that deals with a million new Jira issues created every year. 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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  3. Share Jira data with attachments
    While collaborating and sharing Jira data within our team or organization is fairly easy, sharing that content externally is not always safe or flat out prohibited by company security policies. Landis+Gyr, a global manufacturer of metering products for the utilities sector, needed to share information from their Jira Cloud instance with customers, without the security risk. Now they use Better PDF Exporter as a simple and professional solution without creating any liabilities.
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  4. How to send Jira dashboard via email in Data Center
    Exporting Jira dashboards is a feature unique to Better PDF Exporter. You can export and share Jira dashboards with team members or anyone without Jira access. You can even automatically export, attach or send the exported PDF in email with the help of Better PDF Automation. Read on to learn more about how you can export and send Jira dashboards!
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  5. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 5.2.0 released: Compatibility with Bitbucket Mesh
    This version is a compatibility release for the Bitbucket 8 line. For Bitbucket Data Center, it also contains an important update for compatibility with Bitbucket Mesh. Read what Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 5.2.0 brings!
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  6. Jira incident management workflow example
    In this blog series, we introduce the different Jira Service Management reports that Better Excel Exporter for Jira brings built-in. Jira Service Management is a perfect tool for incident management as it brings a default workflow and ITIL best practices to the table. In this part of the blog series, we offer an example for an incident management workflow and reporting options with Better Excel Exporter.
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  7. Jira Change Management workflow example and reporting
    In this blog series, we introduce the different Jira Service Management reports that Better Excel Exporter for Jira brings built-in. Change management is a versatile practice that has many stakeholders and even more aspects to track. You can follow the ITIL guidelines or have your own practices, but without reporting, it's hard to evaluate your efforts. In this part of the blog series, we offer an example for a change management workflow and reporting options with Better Excel Exporter.
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  8. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 3.6.0 released: configurable dashboard wait time and gadget screenshot resolution
    This version of Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud introduces new configuration options for dashboard exporting. Read the full release announcement to get the full picture of what has improved.
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  9. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 3.5.0 released: early compatibility with the deprecation of the "Epic Link", "Parent Link" and other fields
    This version of Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud has been released to prepare for an important change made on issue fields like "Epic Link", "Parent Link" and others. Read the full release announcement to understand what changed and how to update your app version and PDF templates.
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  10. Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud 3.5.0 released: early compatibility with the deprecation of the "Epic Link", "Parent Link" and other fields
    This version of Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud prepares for an important change made on issue fields like "Epic Link", "Parent Link" and others. Continue to the release announcement to get the full picture on this change.
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  11. Jira Service Management customer satisfaction reporting
    In this blog series, we introduce the different Jira Service Management reports that Better Excel Exporter for Jira brings built-in. Sending out customer satisfaction (often abbreviated as CSAT) surveys is a great way to gauge the sentiment of your customers and get some direct feedback about the service they received. The results are displayed by tickets and on the ticket queue, but CSAT reporting is more flexible with a dedicated tool like Excel. In this part of the blog series, you can learn how to create your customer satisfaction report with Better Excel Exporter.
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  12. Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud 3.4.0 released: Zephyr reports
    This version of Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud introduces a selection of ready-to-use Zephyr Squad reports. Additionally, there are new views to export the Zephyr test step results together with the corresponding test step details.
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  13. Creating a Jira Service Management Approver Report
    In this blog series, we introduce the different Jira Service Management reports that Better Excel Exporter for Jira brings built-in. A Jira Service Management approver report can come handy when you want to get a deeper look into approval workflows to find areas to improve. In this part of the blog series, you can learn about the Jira Service Management approver report in Better Excel Exporter.
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  14. Creating a Jira Service Management SLA Report
    In this blog series, we introduce the different Jira Service Management reports that Better Excel Exporter for Jira brings built-in. Jira Service Management's SLA reporting informs Service Managers of some fixed angles, but missing real reporting flexibility. In this part of the blog series, you can learn how the built-in SLA report in Better Excel Exporter ups your JSM reporting.
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  15. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 7.2.0 released: Excel template consistency improvements
    In this new version, we fixed minor inconsistencies in the default Excel templates. Read on to get a quick view of the latest release of Better Excel Exporter!
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  16. Creating a Jira Service Request Status Report
    In this blog series, we introduce the different Jira Service Management reports that Better Excel Exporter for Jira brings built-in. Jira Service Management has default and custom reports, but lacks a classic Service Request Status Report. In this part of the blog series, you can learn how Better Excel Exporter can help generate a Service Request Status Report.
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  17. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 3.3.0 released: Cloud Fortified
    Better PDF Exporter 3.3.0 is officially has been certified as Cloud Fortified by Atlassian. Read the detailed release notes to learn more about what this status means!
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  18. Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud 3.3.0 released: Tempo reports, Cloud Fortified
    This version of Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud introduces ready-to-use Tempo Timesheets reports, and it's also serves as an announcement, that the app has been certified as Cloud Fortified by Atlassian.
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  19. Easy Jira Service Management reporting with examples
    Jira Service Management reporting is far from fully satisfying for enterprise service teams looking for deeper insights. Built-in JSM reports in Better Excel Exporter for Jira have been revised to better answer the questions service teams need answers for. Read about the comprehensive collection of Jira Service Management Excel reports that complement the default JSM reports.
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  20. Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud 3.2.0 released: "non-empty fields" export mode, dynamic (value-based) field formats
    This version of Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud introduces two important improvements to create better Excel spreadsheets faster.
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  21. Export Jira Cloud worklogs to Excel
    Downloading Jira worklogs or exporting Jira Cloud worklogs into professional worklog reports is made straightforward with Better Excel Exporter Cloud. Let Better Excel Exporter's built-in worklog report template and export option carry the heavy workload, so you can shine with useful reports to management and peers.
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  22. The best Jira reports for management
    The biggest telecom company in Slovakia thought they have a Jira portfolio management problem. When they started working with Atlassian Solution Partner MoroSystems, they realized they need more flexible and sharable Jira reports instead. The MoroSystems team created a solution for them, so they can create custom Jira project and portfolio reports for management meetings, and share those automatically via email.
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  23. CVE-2021-44228 (Log4Shell): Midori apps are not affected
    Midori apps and services are not directly impacted by the critical vulnerability reported in Apache Log4j. Read our statement for the result of our internal security research.
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  24. Jira Cloud project statistics report in Excel
    Jira Cloud project statistics are essential for admins who are looking to report on different aspects of their Jira Cloud projects. Better Excel Exporter Cloud brings a powerful project report in Excel format, uncovering and organizing hidden insights of Jira Cloud projects.
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  25. Easy Jira Cloud migration of Midori apps
    Not all apps are created equal when it comes to migration to Atlassian Cloud, and it all has to do with complexity. Learn about the simple, secure and lightweight methods of migrating the Better PDF Exporter and Better Excel Exporter apps to Jira Cloud!
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  26. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 3.1.0 released: support for Insight in Jira Service Management
    Better PDF Exporter 3.1.0 introduces support for Insight in Jira Service Management, also maintaining backward-compatibility with the legacy Insight Asset Management app. Read on to learn more about this new integration, and follow the steps to configure this for the first time or to migrate the from the legacy app to Insight in JSM!
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  27. How to export Jira comments to Excel
    Jira issue comments are not like regular fields that you can query with JQL and display as a column in Issue Navigator. If you want to export Jira issue comments to Excel, you need a tool that works with issue metadata like comments (and change history, worklogs, etc.). Read on and watch a quick tutorial of how Better Excel Exporter can export your issue comments in seconds.
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  28. How to export Jira boards to Excel
    Sharing the Jira Cloud active sprint board in an Excel export is a one-stop solution for communicating sprint status to managers or partners. Learn how Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud can create data-rich reports right from the Jira board view!
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  29. Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud has launched
    🎉 Cue the confetti! Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud has been launched officially on the Atlassian Marketplace! We didn't just deliver yet another Excel exporter app, but aimed to solve the hard(est) problems customers struggle with. Our new Excel exporter app takes Jira Cloud Excel reporting to a new level in terms of features, customizability and quality. Learn more about Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud and what our early users thought!
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  30. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.12.0 released: compatibility release for Confluence 7.14
    This version is a compatibility release for the Confluence 7.14 line.
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  31. Export the Jira Cloud backlog to Excel
    Issues on the Jira backlog and active sprint board are often raw data for the best Jira Software reports. Discover how Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud can help you export from the Jira backlog and board views and create your custom Excel reports with a few clicks.
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  32. What to do if Jira Cloud for Excel is not working
    Jira Cloud for Excel is Atlassian's Excel import add-in for simple Jira Excel reporting needs. It partly relies on Microsoft's infrastructure, which grants connection and compatibility issues for many customers. Here are the most frequently reported issues in 4 categories and how you can try to address those.
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  33. Maintenance releases for all Midori Jira exporter and automation apps
    Our Better PDF and Excel Exporter apps and their automation counterparts have all received maintenance releases to fix a bug caused by an API breaking change by Atlassian. Read about the details below and grab the new versions!
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  34. 6 features missing from Jira Cloud for Excel
    We are happy to announce that Better Excel Exporter for Jira Cloud is now complete! Read how it compares to the Jira Cloud for Excel add-in and reach out for installation instructions today!
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  35. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 5.0.1 released: maintenance release
    This release fixes a bug reported in Bitbucket 7.14 context.
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  36. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.11.0 released: compatibility release for Confluence 7.13
    This version is a compatibility release for Confluence 7.13.
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  37. Export Jira worklogs to stunning PDF docs
    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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  38. Send Git commit details in Slack message
    Creating shared understanding and open communications are two cornerstone principles of DevOps. Workplace communication is often happening in Slack channels, so connecting your developer environment with Slack is a popular use case. Learn how to set up a Jira automation rule to send Git commit details to your team's Slack channel without lifting a finger.
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  39. Jira issue check and more advanced commit verifications for Bitbucket DC
    Software team leads from companies of all sizes are looking for ways to introduce Git commit verification rules and standardize on best practices. What commit verification options are available built-in Bitbucket Data Center and what are the alternatives? Read our quick roundup of professional commit policy apps for Bitbucket Data Center, that offer the best features to complete Bitbucket's basic capabilities.
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  40. How to trigger TeamCity on Git push?
    We are continuing our DevOps automation series with a practical guide for automating TeamCity builds. With the help of Automation for Jira and Better DevOps Automation for Jira, we are looking at automating a TeamCity build configuration. Follow this guide to cut on manual tasks and automate TeamCity from the convenience of the commit message!
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  41. Git Integration for Jira opens up the Git repository status for all teams
    Welcome Katie Hill from BigBrassBand, makers of the super popular Git Integration for Jira app as our guest author! Katie shares her thoughts in this guest blog on the importance of why non-technical Jira users should be able to understand the state of a Git repository. Find out how non-tech people can translate software development questions to business terms with the Git Integration for Jira app!
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  42. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 9.5.0 released: maintenance release
    This version fixes an important bug that affects Jira 8.16.0 or newer Data Center deployments.
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  43. Jira Service Management report example for agent workload
    "How can we tell if work is distributed evenly across our agents?" This was one of the questions Juan and his team asked themselves after they introduced Jira Service Management at BlueSun. Read on to learn how they successfully found a way to analyze agent workload and boost Jira Service Management reporting.
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  44. How to trigger a Jenkins build on commit?
    We dive into a sub-section of DevOps automation that's about automating a Jenkins build after a commit has been accepted to the central repository. We are going to take advantage of the Automation for Jira framework and the DevOps triggers by the Better DevOps Automation for Jira app. Learn how to empower your developers to automate a Jenkins build from the convenience of the commit message!
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  45. How to trigger a Bamboo build on commit?
    Triggering an automatic Bamboo build after each commit is a typical DevOps use case that many software teams routinely use. But can you make it optional and give more control to developers over running Bamboo builds? Learn how to power up your developers and allow them trigger a Bamboo build with Genius Commands used in the commit message!
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  46. How to use DevOps smart values in Jira automation rules?
    A selection of smart values make Jira issue details readily available for Automation for Jira rules. But what about DevOps smart values for Jira Data Center and Server? Read on to learn how you can use software development focused smart values in Jira automation actions.
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  47. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.10.0 released: compatibility release for Confluence 7.12
    This version is a compatibility release for Confluence 7.12.
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  48. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 2.2.0 released: security improvements, compatibility with the upcoming context JWT changes
    This new release introduces security improvements to the app. It also brings adjustments to comply with changing Atlassian requirements concerning Connect apps.
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  49. What is GitOps and how does it benefit CI/CD?
    GitOps basically means doing Ops while using Git as Version Control System for infrastructure configuration files. How does it compare to DevOps? Is GitOps the same thing as Infrastructure as Code? Am I out of luck if I don't use Git? (No!) Read on to set the record straight on these questions and more!
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  50. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 7.0.0 released: major performance and memory use improvements
    In this major version, we optimized the internals of the Excel file generator for faster exports that require less memory even in case of very large exports. This version also comes with a few important bugfixes. Read on to get the latest release news on Better Excel Exporter!
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  51. Better DevOps Automation for Jira 1.2.0 released: New trigger, new recipes, smart values in Groovy, re-using ScriptRunner scripts in automations
    This new release introduces a new trigger, Groovy-based smart values and several important guides and recipes. Read on to get the latest release news on Better DevOps Automation for Jira!
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  52. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 9.4.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8.16, support for clickjacking protection
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8.16 line and also introduces support for clickjacking protection.
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  53. What is DevOps? (According to Atlassian, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft)
    There is no short answer to the question: what is DevOps? It isn't just automation. It's not one tool, or one principle and there is no single route to follow that will take you to DevOpsLand. To find out what is DevOps, look at it from different angles and put together the perfect definition for you. We help you to sift through the different DevOps interpretations of big technology companies, so you know what they mean when they tell you what DevOps is.
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  54. Better DevOps Automation for Jira 1.1.0 released: support for Jira Data Center, 3 new Genius Commands
    This version introduces support for Jira Data Center (clustered Jira deployments) and for 3 new default Genius Commands: @label, @affectsversion, @fixversion. Read on to get the latest release news on Better DevOps Automation for Jira!
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  55. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 6.3.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release that fixes an infrequent, but critical bug.
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  56. Bringing DevOps automation features to Jira Data Center and Server
    We are announcing our newest app: Better DevOps Automation for Jira. DevOps practices and especially DevOps workflow automation is increasingly important for developer teams looking to deliver software quicker while maintaining reliability and improving team morale. Better DevOps Automation brings new DevOps triggers to Automation for Jira, that enable no-code, low-code, user-friendly, yet advanced DevOps workflows.
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  57. Better Commit Policy for Jira 5.0.1 released: maintenance version for DevOps automations
    This version fixes a major bug in 5.0.0 that would affect the upcoming Better DevOps Automation for Jira app.
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  58. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 5.0.0 released: Support for DevOps automations
    This release is an important update for compatibility with the upcoming Better DevOps Automation app. While it doesn't bring visible feature changes, it's still very important to upgrade now.
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  59. Better Commit Policy for Jira 5.0.0 released: Support for DevOps automations
    This new version introduces no visible changes or feature tweaks, but still brings something very important under the hood. It prepares the compatibility for a brand new app from Midori that's coming out soon: Better DevOps Automation for Jira.
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  60. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 6.3.0 released: compatibility release for Xray 4.0
    This version is a compatibility release for Xray 4.0 and newer versions.
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  61. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 9.3.0 released: compatibility release for Xray 4.0
    This version is a compatibility release for Xray 4.0 and newer versions.
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  62. Make Jira populate fields from external source without coding
    Connect Jira to external databases and avoid using dirty data in business operations and in Jira reports. Read on to learn how Elements Connect can pull data from an outside system to Jira and how to use those to create Excel reports.
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  63. Jira sprint reports decision-makers appreciate (+ free webinar!)
    The hospitality industry has never been a slow and quiet field, without challenges and pressure. Add some extraordinary circumstance like a global pandemic and you have a really tough business situation. SkyTouch Technology told us about how they use Jira reports to make data-driven decisions at a time when it's most important.
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  64. Creating FDA compliant records 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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  65. What does discontinuing the Atlassian Server offering mean for Midori customers?
    From February 2, 2021 you won't be able to purchase new server licenses for Atlassian products. This major change creates both a challenge and an opportunity for all of us app users and app vendors in the Atlassian ecosystem. Read on to learn what this all means for you if you are using a Midori app on a server deployment.
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  66. Better PDF Automation for Jira 5.1.0 released: Cc and Bcc addresses, HTML emails, support for Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive
    This version implements streamlined dependency handling and also comes with a couple of smaller improvements and bugfixes.
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  67. Better Excel Automation for Jira 5.1.0 released: Cc and Bcc addresses, HTML emails, support for Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive
    This version implements streamlined dependency handling and also comes with a couple of smaller improvements and bugfixes.
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  68. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 9.2.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8.13
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8.13 line. It also contains a bugfix to solve a compatibility issue with ScriptRunner 6.11.
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  69. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 6.2.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8.13
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8.13 line. It also contains a bugfix to solve a compatibility issue with ScriptRunner 6.11.
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  70. The complete guide to archiving Jira issues [2020]
    Native project archiving only exists in Jira Software Data Center (from version 7.10), and as a premium feature on Jira Cloud. Regardless of which deployment options you are using, there are still a number of ways to declutter Jira and free up some performance capacity. Read on to get a comprehensive summary of Jira issue and project archiving options.
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  71. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 2.1.0 released: extended quota
    This release brings a new exporting quota system to life. The new quota enables exporting massive data sets that resulted in timeouts previously. Read on for the details and to learn about the rest of the improvements we delivered for Better PDF Exporter Cloud.
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  72. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 2.0.1 released: compatibility release for Zephyr for Jira Cloud
    This is a compatibility update to keep Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud in synch with the recent changes made in Zephyr for Jira Cloud.
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  73. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 6.1.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8.12
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8.12 line. It also contains three small bugfixes.
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  74. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 9.1.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8.12
    This version is a compatibility release for the Jira 8.12 line. It also contains two small bugfixes.
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  75. Jira reports on Earned Value metrics at a US Government agency
    Government agencies rarely share anything about their internal processes, but sometimes you can get lucky. We had the pleasure to learn how the General Services Administration uses Jira and custom reporting in managing the federal government's properties and fleet of vehicles.
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  76. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 9.0.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a single bugfix for Tempo Timesheets.
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  77. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.9.0 released: compatibility release for Confluence 7.7
    This version is a compatibility release for Confluence 7.7.
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  78. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 6.0.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a single bugfix for Tempo Timesheets.
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  79. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.8.0 released: content owners
    This version introduces the concept of content owners, as our answer to the second most popular feature request. Content owners are one or more manually selected users who are responsible for the content in a single page or in a whole page tree. It means, you can manually assign users to Confluence pages! Read on, it is awesome.
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  80. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 2.0.0 released: support for dashboard exports
    This release introduces the feature that was most requested by the user community: support for dashboard exports! There is no other app for Jira Cloud that comes with this feature. Read all about Better PDF Exporter Cloud 2.0.0!
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  81. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.7.0 released: compatibility release for Confluence 7.6
    This version is a compatibility release for Confluence 7.6.
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  82. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 6.0.0 released: improved classloading for Groovy scripts
    This version comes with a vastly improved classloading approach for Groovy scripts.
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  83. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 9.0.0 released: improved classloading for Groovy scripts
    This version comes with a vastly improved classloading approach for Groovy scripts, plus some bugfixes and compatibility fixes for Jira 8.8.1.
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  84. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.9.0 released: new PDF export options
    This release introduces brand new PDF export options and new versions of existing PDF export options, tailored for specific use cases and needs. It also brings a few important improvements around exporting Tempo Timesheets managed data.
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  85. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.6.0 released: compatibility release for Confluence 7.5
    This version is a compatibility release for Confluence 7.5.
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  86. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.8.0 released: support for Tempo Timesheets Cloud REST API
    This release introduces support for the new Tempo Timesheets REST API. It also brings a number of important improvements around exporting Tempo Timesheets managed data.
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  87. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 8.3.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to be compatible with Tempo Timesheets 10.16.0. In this version, Tempo made some modifications to the 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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  88. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 5.3.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to be compatible with Tempo Timesheets 10.16.0. In this version, Tempo made some modifications to the 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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  89. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.7.0 released: support for Jira Software Cloud next-gen boards
    This version introduces support for exporting issues directly from the next-gen boards in Jira Software Cloud. It also brings a number of important improvements and bugfixes.
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  90. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 5.3.0 released: support for Git Integration
    This version introduces a new integration with the Git Integration app, to enable reporting on development information in the context of Jira issues. It also allows exporting the customer satisfaction comments (provided for Jira Service Desk issues) to Excel.
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  91. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 8.3.0 released: support for Git Integration
    This version introduces a new integration with the Git Integration app, to enable exporting development information in the context of Jira issues. It also allows configuring an upper limit for structure item when exporting Structure hierarchies to PDF.
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  92. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 5.2.0 released: support for Structure
    This version introduces a new integration with Structure, the hyper-popular Jira app to manage complex issue hierarchies. It also comes with a couple of improvements, plus bugfixes related to the Xray to Excel export features.
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  93. Exporting SOC 2 and PCI reports from Jira
    To comply with the SOC 2 and PCI security frameworks, corporate teams often need to export details of their processes from Jira. In this mini-interview, we asked Raymond Côté (CTO, Auric Systems International) how they use Jira for SOC 2 compliance. More precisely, how they generate Jira reports in PDF format to compile evidence of their SOC 2 and PCI compliance. Discover how you can get your customized SOC or PCI report from Jira before the auditors come knocking.
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  94. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 8.2.0 released: support for Structure
    This version introduces a new integration, this time with Structure, the hyper-popular Jira app to manage complex issue hierarchies. It also comes with a couple of improvements, changes and bugfixes that are important even if you are not using Structure.
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  95. An easy process to archive old Confluence pages
    What do you do with the accumulating outdated content in Confluence? Are there solutions to intelligently manage the lifecycle of Confluence pages? What should a content review process look like? Computop, a German digital payments provider asked these questions and didn't rest until they found the answers. This is their story of building a user-friendly content lifecycle management workflow in Confluence.
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  96. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 8.1.0 released: support for Xray and Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF)
    This release introduces new integrations with Xray and Jira Misc Custom Fields.
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  97. Archive Jira issues into PDF/A documents
    The PDF/A file format offers many advantages when Jira users are looking to export Jira data with the intention of storing information for a long period of time. Get a glimpse into how an Atlassian Solution Partner, EPOS-CAT delivered a Jira archiving system for their customers based on PDF/A documents.
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  98. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 5.1.0 released: support for Xray, Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) and project exports
    This release introduces new integrations with Xray and Jira Misc Custom Fields, and also comes with a new feature to export Jira projects to Excel.
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  99. How to send automated daily Jira report emails
    The MoroSystems team doesn't let managers go to meetings empty-handed. They built a Jira project status reporting system that consolidates information from different systems, and automatically emails a fresh report to managers every morning. How do they pull data from external systems? How do they present all that information in an automated report? What apps do they use? Read on to learn all that!
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  100. How to export Jira projects to Excel
    This tutorial explains how to create Jira project exports using the Better Excel Exporter app. We will use a customizable template to bring Jira projects to Excel for data migration, searching, filtering and reporting purposes. Let's dive in and export Jira projects to Excel!
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  101. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.5.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a some bugfixes.
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  102. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.5.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8.6.1
    This release is a compatibility release for Jira 8.6.1.
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  103. All Midori Jira apps are compatible with Jira 8.6.1
    This is a follow-up blog post for "Why aren't Midori apps available for Jira 8.6 yet?" (published 6 Jan 2020). Atlassian has finally released the Jira versions that fix the bug reported in that blog post. Read on to learn how to get the bugfix!
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  104. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 4.5.0 released: compatibility release for Jira 8.6.1
    This release is a compatibility release for Jira 8.6.1.
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  105. Why aren't Midori apps available for Jira 8.6 yet (as of 6 Jan 2020)?
    An unfortunate bug introduced by Jira 8.5.2 still disallows releasing Jira 8.6.0 compatible versions of our apps on 6 January. This blog post is to summarize what happened and what is current status. (In nutshell: Atlassian is working on the bugfix!)
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  106. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 4.4.2 released: compatibility release for Tempo Timesheets 10.10
    This release is simply a compatibility release for Tempo Timesheets 10.10.
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  107. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.4.2 released: compatibility release for Tempo Timesheets 10.10
    This release is simply a compatibility release for Tempo Timesheets 10.10.
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  108. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.6.0 released: support for Insight
    This version introduces integration with Insight, the leading asset management app for Jira Cloud. After Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Tempo, Zephyr, Portfolio and ScriptRunner, we make Better PDF Exporter the best option to export information from another popular Jira app!
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  109. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.5.0 released: support for Confluence read-only mode
    This version introduces compatibility with the so-called read-only mode in Confluence.
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  110. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.5.0 released: support for ScriptRunner for Jira Cloud
    This version introduces integration with ScriptRunner, the most popular scripting app for the Jira Cloud platform. After Tempo, Zephyr and Portfolio, this version enhances another widely used Jira app with customizable PDF exports.
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  111. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.4.0 released: support for Portfolio for Jira Cloud, faster exports for Zephyr test step results
    This version introduces integration with Portfolio for Jira Cloud, Atlassian's cloud-based Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. It also comes with a major performance improvement for the export of Zephyr test step results.
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  112. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.3.0 released: support for Zephyr Cloud
    This version introduces integration with Zephyr, the most popular test management app for Jira Cloud. It is already the second release that extends a widely-used Jira Cloud app with powerful PDF exporting capabilities (after 1.1.0, which introduced PDF exports to Tempo Timesheets!).
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  113. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.2.1 released: maintenance release
    This version is a maintenance release to deliver a design related improvement and two small bugfixes.
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  114. How to prepare for GitHub Enterprise code reviews
    Keeping a traceable and audit-proof source code change history should not be a hassle for any developer team. If you are using GitHub Enterprise and Jira together, you can count on the power of pre-receive hooks by Better Commit Policy for Jira to speed up code reviews. Build a robust commit policy system to guard your GitHub Enterprise repositories!
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  115. Better PDF Exporter for Jira Cloud 1.1.0 released: support for Tempo Timesheets Cloud
    This version introduces integration with Tempo Timesheets, the popular time tracking app for the Jira Cloud platform. For the long run, we aim to enhance all popular Jira Cloud apps with customizable PDF exports, and this version is the first step to that direction. Additionally, this version comes with a couple of smaller, but important improvements and bugfixes.
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  116. How to install pre-receive hooks in GitLab
    Better Commit Policy 4.3.0 brings popular new integrations and features to suggest Jira issues to include in your commit message or share your commit policy among Jira projects. One of the highly requested integrations is between GitLab and Jira. Read how Better Commit Policy for Jira 4.3.0 delivered this!
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  117. Better Commit Policy for Jira 4.3.0 released: improved guides for Bitbucket, GitHub and GitLab, "did you mean?", clone commit policy, 3 new bypass patterns
    This version comes with improved guides for Bitbucket Server, Bitbucket Data Center, Bitbucket Cloud, GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, GitLab Self-Managed and GitLab.com. Additionally, it introduces several new features: "did you mean?" intelligent issue key suggestions, cloning commit policies and bypassing complete changesets and single commits by commit messages and committers.
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  118. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.4.1 released: maintenance release
    This version comes with two less-critical bugfixes with which we didn't want to delay version, 8.4.0, the compatibility release for Confluence 7.0. Now these are tested and released for the public.
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  119. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.4.0 released: compatibility release for Confluence 7.0
    This version is a compatibility release for Confluence 7.0, adapted to all the changes in that major Confluence release.
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  120. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.4.1 released: compatibility release for Tempo Timesheets 10.7
    This release is simply a compatibility release for Tempo Timesheets 10.7.
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  121. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 4.4.1 released: compatibility release for Tempo Timesheets 10.7
    This release is simply a compatibility release for Tempo Timesheets 10.7.
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  122. Better Commit Policy for Jira 4.2.0 released: extended security model
    This version introduces an extended, more flexible security model to ease managing commit policies in large Jira teams. In nutshell: it allows delegating the task of commit policy management to project administrators. Make sure you read about the permissions if you use more than a couple of commit policies in your repositories.
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  123. Internal process improvement with automatic Jira reports
    Improving internal processes in the enterprise with intertwined systems and thousands of people often feels impossible. It wasn't any different at this large Swiss bank, that uses Jira internally to manage processes and projects. They took a stab at improving their work methods and succeeded. Read on to learn how.
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  124. Better Commit Policy for Bitbucket 4.2.0 released: support for external systems using SSH access keys
    This release enables you to automatically accept or reject the commits pushed by external systems (e.g. a build system) to Bitbucket. Make sure you check it out if you use SSH access key based authentication for external systems.
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  125. All Midori Jira apps are compatible with Jira 8.4.0
    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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  126. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.4.0 released: support for ScriptRunner (script custom fields) and Development fields
    This release extends the already existing integration between Better PDF Exporter and ScriptRunner with a new use case: exporting ScriptRunner-managed fields (including built-in and custom script fields) to PDF. It also introduces support for the "Development" field, which allows exporting branch, commit and pull request information to PDF reports. (Plus, there are some small, but important improvements.)
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  127. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 4.4.0 released: support for ScriptRunner (script custom fields) and Color Custom Fields
    This release extends the already existing integration between Better Excel Exporter and ScriptRunner with a new use case: exporting ScriptRunner-managed fields (including built-in and custom script fields) to Excel. It also introduces support for a popular free Jira app, Color Custom Fields, which allows storing colors and color-coded attributes for issues.
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  128. Meet the knowledge management organization at Babbel
    Stephan works as Knowledge Manager at Babbel, the popular language learning app and platform. One of his recent challenges was eliminating outdated content from the Confluence search results, so the system better serves all departments by capturing and sharing the most relevant information. Read our conversation about how they pulled it off.
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  129. Better PDF Exporter for Jira 7.3.0 released: support for Profields, Table Grid Next Generation and Color Custom Fields
    This release introduces support for 3 widely used Jira apps: Profields, Table Grid Next Generation and Color Custom Fields. Upgrade to this version and create even more value from your prior investments by exporting 3rd party data to custom PDF documents! (Plus, there are some small, but important improvements and bugfixes.)
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  130. Better Excel Exporter for Jira 4.3.0 released: support for Profields
    This release introduces support for Profields, the project administration app for Jira that enables adding custom fields to projects, such as due dates, budgets and supervisors. Upgrading to this version allows you to export your Profields custom fields to Excel spreadsheets.
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  131. All Midori Jira apps are compatible with Jira 8.3.0
    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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  132. Better Content Archiving for Confluence 8.3.0 released: quick actions
    This release introduces "quick actions" which significantly ease controlling the lifecycle of pages. Although it may be only the first iteration of the new user experience, it is biggest change since Content Status Indicator was introduced. Make sure you check it out.
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  133. 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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  134. 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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  135. 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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  136. 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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  137. 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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  138. 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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  139. 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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  140. 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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  141. 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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  142. 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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  143. 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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  144. 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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  145. 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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  146. 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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  147. 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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  148. 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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  149. 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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  150. 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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  151. How to monitor Confluence usage with eazyBI reports and charts
    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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  152. 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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  153. 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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  154. 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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  155. 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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  156. 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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  157. Track time in Tempo Timesheets and create custom Excel reports
    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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  158. 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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  159. 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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  160. 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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  161. 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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  162. 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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  163. 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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  164. 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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  165. 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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  166. 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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  167. 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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  168. 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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  169. 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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  170. 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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  171. 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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  172. 5 developer best practices you should learn from 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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  173. 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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  174. 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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  175. 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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  176. 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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  177. 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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  178. 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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  179. 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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  180. 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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  181. 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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  182. 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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  183. 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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  184. 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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  185. 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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  186. 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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  187. 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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  188. 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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  189. 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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  190. 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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  191. 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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  192. 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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  193. 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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  194. 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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  195. 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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  196. 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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  197. 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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