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See how Jira and Innovalog's workflow automation can help
Oct
23

Want to migrate from JSU to JMWE?

Migrating from JSU to JMWE

Customers who run older Jira instances might still have the free version of JSU. Now it is no longer free and requires a license to operate, which you'd need upon upgrading to the latest Jira instance. Recently, JSU announced price increases, up to three-fold, and as of November 4, 2019, JMWE and JSU are priced the same*. However, some customers either consider purchasing a single workflow automation tool or want to replace JSU with JMWE. In most cases, thanks to many point-and-click extensions in JMWE, as well as extensibility via simple yet powerful scripting, it can be done easily.  

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Oct
02

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

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

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

Jira Issue Transition History Tab

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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Aug
20

New features in JMWE for Jira Server 6.1

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We are excited to announce several new features, plus many improvements, that will give Jira Admins considerably more options in configuring their workflows. Here is what's new in Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for Jira Server:

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Jul
31

ScriptRunner vs JMWE: Choose the best app for your needs

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ScriptRunner for Jira and Jira Misc Workflow Extensions are the two top-selling apps in Admin tools and Workflow categories for Jira Server and Data Center, with 23K+ and 16K+ installations respectively (as of July 2019). 

Adaptavist's ScriptRunner provides sophisticated scripting options for many admin functions, while JMWE lets you quickly and easily configure and extend workflows - and only workflows. Many Jira Admins actually use both JMWE and ScriptRunner, but they use them for different things. 

Here, we outline the main differences between JMWE and ScriptRunner to help you decide when to use one app versus the other. 

Jun
17

Just released: new JMWE features for Jira Cloud

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We are super-excited about our latest release of Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for Jira Cloud! It includes many new features that give our customers the ability to enhance automation by better customizing Jira workflows. Here is what's new in this release.

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Jun
11

Automatically transition Jira Issues

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As a Jira administrator, I frequently see this problem: child issues are closed but nobody remembered to close the parent issue. Users have already moved on to the next thing and the parent issue sits in its incorrect status forever. Or maybe it's the opposite: the Epic is closed, but its Stories, Bugs, and Tasks were forgotten.

When issue status does not reflect reality, reporting is a nightmare. All completed or unneeded issues should be transitioned to their final status. Why not take this step off your user's "to do" list and automate it? It's easy to automatically transition issues with Innovalog's Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) app.

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Jun
11

Teaming up to improve Jira workflows

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Workflows are the most talked about area of Jira. Sometimes workflows don't represent your real life process. Other times, there are too many manual steps and people hate it! Whatever the situation, users and admins are always interested in learning more and improving workflows. It's no surprise that "Jira Workflows for Business Teams" is my most popular online course and that workflow materials are the most downloaded items in the Strategy for Jira store.
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May
08

Fix your workflows automatically with the new Migration Tool

Fix your workflows automatically with the new Migration Tool

The major changes that Atlassian is making to the Jira REST API on top of which all apps are built, including JMWE for Jira Cloud, will impact some or all of your workflows. Though GDPR compliance was the primary reason for the changes, they will affect customers across all countries, not only those located in the European Union.

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Apr
23

Important changes that affect Jira Cloud workflows, and how to fix them before they break

New privacy changes might break your Jira workflows

Starting on April 29th, in a continuous effort to improve customer trust and address all EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, Atlassian is making very important changes to Jira Cloud that will affect (break!) some of your workflows. This affects all Jira Cloud customers.

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Apr
16

Conditions/Validators for Jira Cloud [now available]

Viewing time 90 seconds | for Jira Misc Workflow Extensions for Jira Cloud 

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Apr
10

About Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE)

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Feb
18

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) now supports Jira 8

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions Now Supports Jira 8

Jira Software Server and Data Center 8.0 is built for speed and scalability. It brings substantial performance improvements and a more updated look and feel. Together with the new Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) 6.0.0, you can make work flow better and faster than ever.

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Feb
19

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions 5.0 introduces new features

Jira Misc Workflow Extensions by Innovalog

We are excited to announce the new release of Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) for Jira Server, which includes many new features. With a fully redesigned look and feel and brand new documentation, it is also much easier to use. You can build sophisticated workflows with the help of any of the 30+ workflow conditions, validators, and post-functions, or customize them with your own scripts using the brand new Groovy editor and tester.

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