Another year, another Summit down.  It was the first year that Atlassian had two Summit's, one in Europe and one in the U.S. This year's U.S. Summit was one of the best! Between the incredible Partners' Day event and all of the new announcements, Atlassian took it up another notch. As you probably see in the image above, this year's Atlassian Summit came with a ton of new and exciting changes. Yes, Atlassian completely refreshed their branding and we think it looks awesome! The product logos are a big change and something to get used to, but all of the new branding looks so modern and sleek. Atlassian is really excited about the change, and so are we. 

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For a full look at Atlassian's new logo, branding and product logos, check out their design site below.

Atlassian's New Branding

Addteq's Summit Experience

We had a great Summit this year! We thought two Summits in one year would be exhausting, but it was better than ever! Atlassian really worked hard to pull off not only one, but two incredible Summits. There were tons of great partners who sponsored this year's event. There seem to be more and more partners added to the ecosystem everyday. The Partners' Day this year really over exceeded our expectations.  Something we were most impressed by were the variety of products & services offered by some of the new Partners, many of which received specific recognition for their contribution to the Atlassian ecosystem during the Partner Awards dinner.

On day 2 of Summit, the Addteq team took to the floor eager to show off our latest Excellentable release; Collaborative Editing!  It was a well-received demo by all who saw it and we thank everyone who offered feedback and feature requests for future planned releases. See below for more information on Excellentable and collaborative editing.

Excellentable's Collaborative Editing

Atlassian had a ton of news to share with everyone during this year's U.S. Summit. Check out this terrifically written blog by Atlassian, that goes through all of the announcements made during Summit.

New Atlassian Products 

Atlassian also released some incredible new products that will revolutionize the way we use Atlassian tools. But first, check out those new product logos! The shift between writing JIRA to now writing Jira might take you by surprise, I know it did for me. Each product now also has their own designated logo. Atlassian plans to have their products work seamlessly to increase the power of teamwork. The release announcements of Stride, Identity Manager and the Teamwork Platform, prove Atlassian's mission to break down silos between software, business and development teams. Now onto learning more about those new products.

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Atlassian announced the newest member to their product hub, Stride. A tool that is meant to increase the collaboration between teams. It is the complete communication solution that empowers teams to talk less and do more. By adding fully functioning video conferencing, keeping group chats and @ mentions, and buit in collaboration tools, Stride is an organization's new chat tool. Learn more about the new product in the blog below.


Check Out Stride

Although the product isn't fully released, they are allowing teams to sign up for early access. From the looks of it, Stride will exceed Hipchat's functionalities, while keeping the integral purpose. To collaborate amoungst teams and to break down the silos that exist between them. 

Identity Manager for Cloud Products

Identity Manager was built to help streamline identity and authentication processes for your IT team and boost security and compliance. This is Atlassian's first product to help improve mid and enterprise level customer's success level, while being on the cloud. Customers worried about cloud securities will be at ease with included features like SAML single sign on, two-step verification, password ploicies and priority cloud support. Identity Manager is focused on the authentication and security needs of medium and larger companies (as well as highly regulated companies) who wish to manage and secure their user base for their entire organization. 

Once enabled, Identity Manager will work across your users on the following cloud products:

  • JIRA Software
  • JIRA Core
  • JIRA Service Desk
  • Confluence
  • Stride
  • Bitbucket - Password policies only

Early access comes late 2017 and product availability will be early 2018. Keep your eyes out!

Read more about Identity Manager


Atlassian Teamwork Platform 

Atlassian's culture revolves around teamwork; afterall, their ticker symbol is TEAM. Their vision is to create a common language for teamwork. This platform will underpin many of Atlassian's other products, and help teams collaborate more effectively with one another. Millions of people use Atlassian products every day to work with their teams, which gives a unique perspective into how different teams across different industries accomplish their work. Despite their differences, there is a set of patterns and interactions that are common, whether a team is shipping software, planning events, or finding cures for diseases. 

Atlassian's teamwork platform is built around three major pillars:

  • People – Connecting you with the right people on your team at the right time, in the right context
  • Elements – Enabling teamwork through collaborative patterns, enabling teamwork in a consistent and fun way across our products
  • Home – Bringing together people and elements into one unified space, where you can easily focus on the work that is most important to you

Atlassian's Blog on the Teamwork Platform


Other Server Product Updates

There were a number of great product announcements for both cloud and server in the Summit Keynote, but we wanted to take a moment to recap a few specifically around Server and Data Center. 

  • Agile at scale available for Jira software now includes: Kanplan for Server and Data Center customers, ability to delete and rename sprints of Jira Software programs and dependency reports/views in Portfolio for Jira.
  • Project level administration in Jira and Bitbucket.
  • Jira Software support for Microsoft Azure with Confluence and Bitbucket support coming soon. Crowd integration with Azure AD.
  • Mobile Apps coming soon to Server customers, starting with Confluence.
  • Jira Software performance testing framework will be coming soon.
For more information on these updates, please check out this blog!

If you couldn't make it to the Summit, or couldn't sit in on the keynote, you can see the full recording below. Overall, this Summit was jam packed with product updates, branding changes and new faces (multiple new Atlassian Partners and Marketplace Vendors). Addteq is excited to take part in next years Summit Europe. Save the date: September 4th - 6th in Barcelona, Spain. The next Atlassian Summit US will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada April 8-12, 2019 at Mandalay Bay.