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Stu LeesMay 12, 2024 5:03:15 PM4 min read

The Digest for Atlassian Admins : May 2024

Hey Atlassian Admins Community!
Here is your helpful Digest of the useful, the fun, the interesting and the newsworthy for May 2024.  

๐Ÿ“ฐ News

Revyz Raises the Bar with Cloud Security for Atlassian with Introduction of Malware Scanning

As the Atlassian user and partner community gathered together for Atlassian Teamโ€™24, leading marketplace partner, Revyz, announced a major step forward for customers in the fight against cyber attack and malware.

Read here. 


Scott Farquhar to resign as joint CEO of AtlassianJ

Joint CEO of Atlassian, Scott Farquhar, has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of August. Atlassian has said that Farquhar is stepping down to spend more time with his family while also turning his focus to philanthropy.

Read here.


Mattermost Launches Strategic Integration with Parabol to Support AI-Accelerated Workflows Across Atlassian Jira and Azure AI, Enables Responsible AI for National Security Community 

Mattermost and Parabol have collaborated to make a new plugin that supports AI accelerated workflows across Atlassian Jira and Azure AI. In this announcement Mattermost also revealed that this new plugin enables responsible AI for the security community. 

Read here. 


Atlassian Confluence Linux instances targeted with Cerber ransomware 

On April 17th, researchers revealed that a vulnerability in Atlassian Confluence Data Center and Server was used to deploy a Linux variant of Cerber ransomware. 

Read here.


๐Ÿ’ก Tips & Resources

Watch on Demand: AI at Your Service... Desk

Watch this Webinar by Software Engineer Spike Ilacqua from Praceipio to learn how to leverage AI. In this webinar Spike discusses ways to help improve the efficiency of service desks, how to deliver impactful experiences for customers, and how to maximize data-driven decision making. Spike also talks about real-life examples and cases to better help your understanding of the business value of AI. 

Watch here. 


 How to create a Confluence knowledge base: our 6-step guide

This blog is a step-by-step guide on how to create a Confluence knowledge base. This guide also includes four tips on how to create the best Confluence knowledge base possible. With this guide admins will be able to evolve in order to meet the needs of their users. 

Read here.


How to Restore Jira Automation Rules from Backup

Many of us know that from time to time an automation rule may get deleted or you can even lose a working version when you are trying to make changes. In this video Alex Ortiz shows you how to restore Jira Automation Rules while also discussing the importance of backups for Jira automation rules. 

View here.  


Jira Backup Buyers Guide

Revyz hears from customers that many backup solutions keep promising to โ€˜backup everything in Jiraโ€™. But how many actually make the cut?So Revyz has taken matters into their own hands and have created this page for customers in hopes to provide them with knowledge regarding the blindspots of backup solutions by fact-checking features of backup apps available on the Atlassian Marketplace.

Read here. 


Jira Cloud 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.


A Review of Revyz Data Manager for Confluence

Carlos Almeida from SPK and Associates, reviews Revyz Data Manager for Confluence. In this review Carlos discusses the features, installation process, backups, and the restoration of Revyz Data Manager for Confluence. 

Read here.


eBook ๐Ÿ“– : The Ultimate Guide to Jira Change Management

For Jira Administrators and IT Managers 

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

Download the eBook. 


๐Ÿ“† Events

 Webinar: Optimizing Jira ITSM

Jira ITSM In this webinar explore innovative strategies and practical solutions for accelerating ticket resolution and enhancing agent workflows within Jira Service Management. This session is designed for IT professionals and service desk agents who are eager to elevate their customer service operations and improve customer satisfaction (CSAT) scores through optimized processes.

Register here. 


SAVE THE DATE: Team '24 @ San Francisco Bay Area

Join the San Francisco Bay Area ACE chapter to learn how to advance the way people work together through breakthrough technology and deep human insight. At this event youโ€™ll also hear about exciting updates from the annual flagship event while also discovering real-world best practices that empower teams around the world. 

RSVP here. 


Get Started with Jira Software | May  2024 Cohort

Join Alex Ortiz in this 60-minute session for beginners to learn about the basics of Jira software on May 10th. In this session youโ€™ll learn about terms, key concepts, and core product features such as issues, projects, and boards. 

Register here.  


Get Started as a Confluence Admin | May 2024 Cohort

Join Robert Hean for this 60-minute course to learn how to setup and manage confluence sites. This course is designed for new admins wanting to learn the basics around Confluence configuration, permissions, and settings to lead your team to success. 

RSVP here.


 SAVE THE DATE: Team '24 @ Pune

Join the Pune ACE chapter to learn how to advance the way people work together through breakthrough technology and deep human insight. At this event youโ€™ll also hear about exciting updates from the annual flagship event while also discovering real-world best practices that empower teams around the world. 

RSVP here. 


๐Ÿ’ป 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.