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Stu LeesApr 2, 2024 10:34:07 PM5 min read

The Digest for Atlassian Admins : April 2024

Hey Atlassian Admins Community!
Here is your helpful Digest of the useful, the fun, the interesting and the newsworthy for April 2024.  
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πŸ“° News

Empower engineers with the new DevEx enhancements in Jira, Compass, and Bitbucket

Atlassian has announced new capabilities across Jira, Bitbucket, and Compass. These new capabilities have been designed to improve developer experience. To Learn about the new capabilities

Learn more here. 


Let’s Get Visual: Driving more meaningful collaboration in the age of distributed work

New features to Loom, Trello, and Confluence have been released as Atlassians wants to enable a more visual experience when using their work management products. 

Read more here.


Confluence Integrates MSCI ESG Research Data Into Its Style Analytics Solution

On March 25th, Confluence announced that they are integrating comprehensive MSCI ESG Research data into its leading factor investing analytics solution, Style Analytics. The integration of this data will be used to help meet the needs of asset managers and fund selectors in the progressively complex ESG landscape. 

Read more here. 


πŸ’‘ Tips & Resources

Evaluating Enterprise Jira Cloud Backup & Restore Solutions: Key Considerations for Optimal Data Protection

As Cloud based tools for project management, service management, collaboration, and automating workflows become a reliant resources for businesses, the Atlassian Suite of Jira Cloud products have become increasingly popular However, as critical data such as customer data, intellectual property, and project details are stored on Jira Cloud, the safeguarding of this data is fundamental. This blog runs through the key considerations for optimal data protection for Jira Cloud while also discussing key evaluation criteria.

Read here.


 Jira Cloud, Enterprise Resource Center

This page created by Revyz is a hub for Jira and Confluence Cloud information and resources. Being updated weekly with new content, this page provides useful information such as best practices for cloud admins, cyber security threat landscape for 2024, configuration management resources and more.

Read here.  


After the Cloud - Strategies for Post Jira Cloud Migrations

Revyz held a webinar with Jean-Philipe Coumeu from Adaptavist to help Jira Admins and Confluence Admins to navigate their post-cloud migration strategy. In this blog you will find the webinar recording, speaker introductions, webinar highlights and transcript.

View here.  


How to Backup Confluence

This blog is a definitive guide to backing up Atlassian Confluence Cloud with three different options and explanations on each, as well as a best practice guide. The blog also discusses the importance of Confluence backups, the reasons to backup Confluence Data, Atlassian Cloud data protection limitations, Emerging threats and advanced backup strategies. 

Read here. 


Atlassian Ends the Life of Jira Server

As of February 15, 2024, Atlassian officially, and quietly, ended the official β€˜life’ of its popular Jira Server product. This marked  a significant shift in its software offering strategy towards a more cloud-centric and data center-focused approach. This blog takes a look at what the end of life signifies and the ramifications for the customer base that once depended on this pivotal software solution.

Read here.


Change Management Best Practices in Jira Cloud

As Jira Server end of life is now official, many Jira Admins worldwide have had to find a new approach to critical functions such as change management. This blog is a webinar summary and transcript from a Webinar Revyz held to discuss the best change management practices in Jira Cloud, where industry expert Jan Szczepanski shares insights on enterprise change management in Jira Cloud.

Read here. 


A Comprehensive Guide to Using Confluence Query Language (CQL)

Knowing Confluence Query Language (CQL) is key when navigating a sea of confluence related content as it is crucial for user productivity and effective knowledge management. In this article, explore what Confluence Query Language is and share best practices that will improve your Confluence search results.

Read here. 


How to become Atlassian Certified with Michael Clarke

In this episode of Revyz CloudTalks, Stu Lees from Revyz meets Atlassian expert, ACE leader in Auckland and expert consultant at Datacom New Zealand - Michael Clarke.  Mike talks about the community, the career and the process to get going on your Atlassian Certification journey.

Watch here.


What is the SOC2 Standard and Why Is It Crucial for SasS?

Learn from Jack Shadle, from  Sensiba LLP, an expert auditor the SOC2 standard on exactly what SOC2 means, its origins and why it is crucial for SaaS companies such as Revyz to incorporate robust standards like this in order to differentiate themselves and to provide a proof-case for resiliency of their business and technology processes.

Watch here.


eBook πŸ“– : The Ultimate Guide to Jira Change Management

For Jira Administrators and IT Managers 

βœ“  Understand best practices in change management
βœ“  Understand key differences between Server, Data Center, and Jira Cloud
βœ“  Plan a resilient and future-proof change management process

Download the eBook. 


πŸ“† Events

 Level Up Your People and Protect Your Atlassian Cloud

Join Vish Reddy from Revyz and Prabhu Palanisamy from Onward to learn how to empower your teams and fortify your systems. At this event the speakers will deep dive into HR solutions using Jira Service Management by exploring and discussing  topics such as personalized onboarding/offboarding experiences, streamlined access provisioning automation, and seamless integration of Jira with popular HR systems like Workday, BambooHR, Paylocity, and more. 

RSVP here. 


Get Started with Jira Software | April  2024 Cohort

Join Alex Ortiz in this 60-minute session for beginners to learn about the basics of Jira software on April 10th. In this session you’ll learn about terms, key concepts, and core product features such as issues, projects, and boards. RSVP with the here. 

Register here.  


Upcoming Changes to Jira Service Management and Opsgenie

Join Jan Szczepanski, Co-Founder and CMO at Jodocus, to learn about and discuss the latest and upcoming changes to Opsgenie, Integrations, and Jira Service Management. 

Register here. 


Understanding the Customer Experience in Jira Service Management | April 2024 Cohort 

This event is a 60-minute beginner course for those who are new to Jira Service Management. Join Katarzyna Pawlak in this free intro course to learn the basics of customer experiences in Jira Service Management. 

RSVP here. 


πŸ’» New Admin Tools in the Marketplace


Here is a selection of the latest apps for cloud administrators in the Atlassian Marketplace




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Stu Lees

Stu is the VP of Marketing and Partnerships at Revyz Inc. With a career spanning over 25 years in IT, Stu runs the global marketing and partnership teams for the Revyz business and is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Stu has worked in a wide variety of arenas that include 15 years in senior leadership roles in enterprise IT as well as running his own technology integration company from 2006-2013. Stu is involved as a leader in the Auckland Atlassian ACE group and speaks frequently in webinars on both cyber security and marketing.