Been a busy last few months for the AppFusions team - here's just a few recaps.
Then, next up - IBM Lotusphere 2011, in Orlando, Florida in less than 2 weeks. Prep is mostly done - just have to show up now! W00t!
Conference quick reviews over last months
Following - a bit on where we've been hanging our hat over the last few months.
Atlassian Summit 2011 (June 2011)
Atlassian Summit 2011 in June was a great great event, with the whole team in town for it, and so many great customer meets and greets. If you missed it, be sure to take time to catch the many useful videos that were posted.
Do try to make Atlassian Summit 2012 too:
May 30-June 1, 2012 at the Concourse Design Center in San Francisco
AtlasCamp 2011 (Sept. 2011)
Three short months later was met with the always special AtlasCamp 2011, an intimate event with the Atlassian development ecosphere and top Atlassian developers.
Videos were just released - Check them out - just like being there yourself.
Thank you Atlassian for a standout event once again!
JiveWorld11 (Oct. 2011)
In early Oct, we had the exciting opportunity to present and exhibit/demo at #JiveWorld11, in Las Vegas. Here's a nice thorough recap of the event by Alan Lepofsky.
It was a truly awesome event with every detail handled impeccably by Jive, and the customers also were incredible.
So many customers were also JIRA customers, so we liked that, along with much validation of AppFusions newly launched JIRA in Jive integration - bringing JIRA INTO Jive! If you haven't tried it, do let us know if interested.
Here's the press release from that event.
Thank you Jive and customers for a fabulous event!
Continued Services and Product Development
Meanwhile and ongoing, the engine never slows down - and much customer and product development continued steadily.
In terms or professional services, our queues are busy - and we kicked off numerous Atlassian migration, system and network ops, and JIRA configs, mentoring, development projects. Demand for our services continues to grow, with bookings through February now.
No complaints for that - and thank you to our customers, most importantly and sincerely!
New Product Development
YES, you should be able to log into your Windows desktop system, and automatically be logged into Atlassian products!
Sounds simple - well, it is, if you have AppFusions' SSO authenticator deployed in your network. Off to a great start - pushing on our 11th deployment now!
YES you should be able to auto-magically push your UserVoice feedback or helpdesk tickets to JIRA. Of course!
Ready for the JIRA 5.0 release coming out in Q1, we're excited on all levels for this one. UserVoice customers - contact us now to join the TRIALS program.
These products are gaining a steady track - ready to globalize your Confluence or JIRA NOW!
YES, it is only logical that your Box files are readily accessible in Confluence.
This new release (Confluence 3.5.X compatible) came out in October, to our delight. Confluence 4.X version will be out any day now!
And that's not all...
While existing clients and the many new products were alot already, most all of the rest of our products were also updated in recent months for current platforms.And all our JIRA integrations were updated to JIRA 5.0 compatibility ... can't wait for the JIRA 5.0 release!
If Box is not your flavor, and you instead use Google Docs, no worries - we have you covered there too!
Updated for Confluence 4.X (avail now) and also ready for JIRA 5.0. Done!
This product received a warm post in Atlassian blogs recently, but in short the message was - Do you know how adoption is growing (or not) in your Wiki? Really?
If you do not have tracking statistics, just like with your Website, it's a guessing hunch game at best. With usage trends being tracked daily - sooooo much insight is gleaned. Period.
For the new year, do yourself a favor - and start tracking it - SO YOU KNOW. You'll never look back!
Updated for Confluence 4.X - avail now. Done!
Finally, we think you need to look good in 2012 - especially inside Confluence.
And what better way to look good than with super high resolution presentation quality PDFs! In fact, launch into full screen mode directly from Confluence - smooth move, with tons of polish. SharpView is about that - making you look good! It matters.
Updated for Confluence 4.X - avail now. Done!
And then there's Lotusphere 2011
Meanwhile, in addition to all of the above, a small fire has been growing with IBM integrations, with three new integrations to be launched at IBM Lotusphere 2011 in two weeks.
For additional details on Lotusphere 2012 and registration, visit: http://www.ibm.com/lotusphere. On Twitter, follow the #LS12, #ibmsocialbiz, #lotusphere hashtags.
YES, of course being able to launch an IM discussion directly from Confluence/JIRA makes sense, with context right there too! Also it makes sense to see if people are online while you are in the platform.
And finally, here's the new horn blower in town, pumping in Enterpise activity (including intelligent linking) from JIRA, and any other integrated app with JIRA.