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DEC
16
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Answer the Challenge to support a great cause!

Innovalog's Stump The Expert Challenge

The upcoming holiday season will feel quite different for many people this year, which is why it's important that we give back. Give back to communities and groups who need extra support and love. Give back to people in need and to organizations that care for others.

Recently, I was chatting with Rodney Nissen (a.k.a, thejiraguy.com) about the Holidays, this challenging year, and, of course, Jira. An idea was born. An idea that evolved from a mere competition for a prize into a much bigger project - a charitable contest that will give back to the community.

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DEC
07
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A simple guide to choosing the right Jira workflow automation app

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Designing and successfully implementing a business process is no small task. A great process aims to streamline tasks, ensure they are done correctly and promptly, and that all required information is recorded and made available to the right stakeholders during the right step of a workflow.

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NOV
09
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Jira Server End of Life: 10 things to know to make a better decision

9 things to know to make a better decision migrating from Jira Server

Since Atlassian has published the end-of-life timeline for Jira Server, we'd like to address a few points regarding features, pricing, and licensing related to our products. Hopefully, this can help you make confident decisions as you develop a plan for your team.  Please be aware that Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) is available on all Jira instances; Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) is available for Jira Data Center (DC) and Jira Server.

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OCT
22
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How to help end users get more comfortable with Jira

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As powerful as Jira is, it is not always easy for some Jira beginners to start using it. Now and then, we all need a little help. Especially as your company adapts Jira's usage beyond your software development teams to business users. In addition to making Jira work for their organization, Jira Administrators have another responsibility: training users to properly use it.

For those of you who have that responsibility, you'll be excited to know that now there are additional resources available. Rachel Wright's new LinkedIn Learning courses can help you ensure Jira is fully utilized across different teams. 

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SEP
08
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New features in JMWE for Jira Cloud

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We are excited to introduce new features in JMWE for Jira Cloud that have been deployed to your instance several days ago. We focus our app development on helping you easily automate your Jira workflows, and we hope this release will help you do that.
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AUG
17
0

Everything you need to know about our pricing changes

JMWE and JMCF new pricing

First, on behalf of Innovalog, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their business. This patronage truly matters to us, especially in these turbulent times. We strive to meet and exceed expectations whenever our customers need help, have a question, or reach out to our support team, and we are always committed to doing our best.  

At Innovalog, we never increase our prices without first giving you valuable new functionality to automate more of your Jira processes. In the past 12-18 months, we have invested in a significant amount of new features and improvements, and we hope you find them helpful. This year, we have decided to make all pricing changes in one shot, on September 16th, 2020, as we have postponed some pricing changes from Spring to help organizations stabilize their business during this difficult time.

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JUL
29
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What makes JMWE the #1 top-selling workflow app for Jira Cloud?

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It can help you automate more of your workflows.

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for Jira Cloud offers dozens of point-and-click workflow conditions, validators, and post-functions. You can easily configure them without any knowledge of scripting. 

But unlike other apps, JMWE also gives you additional configuration power through simplified scripting - this will come in handy when automating more sophisticated workflows. With our top-notch support and documentation, this flexibility earns JMWE the #1 top-selling workflow app spot for Jira Cloud.

In this 32-minute demo, Innovalog's founder David Fischer shows how JMWE can help you build better workflows. You can also navigate to any section - we list them below.
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JUL
02
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New features in Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) now available

JMCF v 2.3.0 is here

JMCF v. 2.3.0 for Jira Server and Data Center is here, and it brings the following new features: 

Auto-indexing of related Jira issues makes searching accurate

​When displaying an issue, the value of all its Calculated (Scripted) fields is re-computed on-the-fly. Therefore, the value of any Calculated field will always be up-to-date. But when searching for issues, Jira uses the Jira index, which stores the value of all standard and custom fields and is only updated when an issue is modified (or the index is re-built).

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JUL
02
0

Agile projects: prioritize what matters

Prioritize Jira Stories with Midori

Build a"low effort - high impact" Jira story report with the help of JMCF and Excel

All agile teams know the value of adaptive planning and quick response to change. While there are many tools and strategies that help you evaluate and prioritize - and reprioritize - your work, one you can always count on is "impact vs. effort."
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JUN
22
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How to create Confluence pages from Jira issues - with links and data - in one click

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Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) comes with over 40 point-and-click Jira workflow post-functions, conditions, and validators (here is the PDF cheatsheet of all extensions). Configuring these no-code extensions will often be enough to automate most of your workflows, especially the essential ones. 

However, what sets JMWE apart from all the "code-free" Jira workflow apps is the extensibility of all these extensions with simplified scripting. Even if you are a Groovy novice, you can use code snippets right inside all extensions for more sophisticated workflows. Our user-friendly editor and tester will assist with scripting - often, you'll be able to click your way through "coding".

Additionally, advanced Groovy users can do super-powerful workflow automation with JMWE. Take a look at this use case that Carl E. Allen just shared on the Atlassian Community site

This use case is for Jira Data Center and Jira Server. JMWE is also available in Jira Cloud, but it uses (optional) Nunjucks and Jira expressions to extend your workflows. 

MAY
22
1

New JMWE for Jira Server and Data Center v6.3 is here

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We are excited to introduce a new version of JMWE for Jira Server and Data Center. It includes several significant new features, as well as many improvements. We hope that JMWE will help you automate more of your Jira workflows.  

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APR
24
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Workflow extension cheat sheet for Jira Server and Data Center

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Jira offers several built-in conditions, validators, and post functions that help you configure workflows. However, these native tools are often not enough for automating processes using workflows. Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) and its 40+ point-and-click post-functions, conditions, and validators, you can quickly configure thousands of sophisticated use cases. You can find all these extensions right within Jira's list of post-functions, conditions, and validators.

Check out this cheat sheet, available at innovalog.com/cheatsheet, with all of the Jira & JMWE extensions available to you.

APR
07
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Sequence of Post-functions: ensuring a predictable post-function execution order [new in Jira Cloud]

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In Jira Cloud, during a transition, all post-functions run in parallel. Often, however, you need actions to be executed in sequential order. This new post-function, Sequence of Post-functions, allows you to combine several JMWE post-functions into one sequence so that they can all run in a predefined order. For example, if you need, during a transition, to first create a new issue and then send a notification email mentioning the new issue, you need to make sure that the first post-function has finished running before starting the second one. The sequence would ensure that it runs properly.

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APR
07
3

Scheduled Actions: automating post-functions outside of workflows [new in Jira Cloud]

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Schedule actions for one or more JMWE post-functions to run against issues returned by a JQL search.  


Regular workflow post-functions run on transitions, but now you can schedule JMWE post-functions to run against issues returned by a JQL search. For example, you can automatically transition any issue escalated yet not addressed for over 24 hours.

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APR
07
1

Shared Actions: reusing post-function configurations [new in Jira Cloud]

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Create shared JMWE post-functions (or sequences of post-functions) that can be reused in multiple workflow transitions. 


​In Jira Cloud, JMWE post-functions (or sequences of post-functions) can now be configured once and then added to multiple transitions across different workflows. It lets you quickly reuse (and then maintain) common configurations. For example, set multiple fields using set field value post-functions and then add them to transitions as one Shared Action, without the need to recreate them again and again. Or configure a post-function to send an email, and then reuse it in different workflows.

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FEB
27
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Jira Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) new version release

What's new in JMCF 2.2

JMCF v 2.2 is here! This version brings new features such as the new Transition Callers field type, support for Botron's Configuration Manager, and improvements that include better Duration field types, and more.

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NOV
19
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Why attend Atlassian Summit 2020

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If you are contemplating attending Atlassian Summit 2020, consider this: you will spend a few knowledge-packed days amongst the most expert professionals, all available to you to ask questions, gather ideas, and explore future opportunities. Those professionals not only include the 'Atlassians' themselves, but also many super-knowledgeable consultants and trainers, such as our friend Rachel Wright. She is an entrepreneur, Certified JIRA Administrator, and author of the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook.

Recently, Rachel published an article on how to convince your boss to send you to the event - get a few good ideas here.

Innovalog again is a proud sponsor of this mega event and we hope to see you in Las Vegas.

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OCT
02
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Improve handling of SPAM for Jira Service Desk (JSD) Agents

Improve handling of SPAM in Jira

If you set up a Jira Service Desk email address, when a customer submits a support request by email, it is captured and becomes a new ticket (issue). These are added to your queues so that your team can focus on all your customer requests in one place. Sometimes, however, issues might not be relevant and you and you might consider it SPAM. 

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OCT
01
1

How to view Issue Transitions in Jira Cloud

See Issue Transitions in Jira Cloud

In the past, the issue view in Jira Cloud has displayed a transition tab, the feature some have come to rely on for activity information essential to their business processes. For example, managers and auditors could have a clear understanding of what actions have been taken on issues, that the right people work on or approve them, and that the processes always follow the appropriate workflow.

Since then, on the new issue view this tab is no longer available and only older Jira Cloud instances still show this option. However...

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SEP
30
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The difference between the legacy Transitions tab and JMWE’s (and how to disable one)

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JMWE's new Transitions tab option gives users a precise view of transitions and if you are using this app, it is enabled by default. However, some older Jira Cloud instances might show a second "old view" Transitions tab. This is a legacy tab originally provided by Jira Suite Utilities (JSU).

To avoid confusing your users with two similar options, you might want to disable one of the tabs. But which one should you keep?

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