Five killer hidden features in JIRA and Confluence

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  • Five killer hidden features in JIRA and Confluence

    1. 1. 5 Killer Hidden FeaturesFor JIRA and Confluence adminsChristina BangAtlassian 2
    2. 2. 6 Killer Hidden FeaturesFor JIRA and Confluence adminsChristina BangAtlassian 2
    3. 3. Who am I• and why should you listen to me? • 3 years at Atlassian • ‘Sales Engineer’ means ‘answers technical questions’ • Never say ‘no’ without a ‘but...’ 3
    4. 4. Agenda• Code stuff for both• Confluence eye candy examples• JIRA editing trick• Takeaways 4
    5. 5. All links and examples atlss.in/admintips
    6. 6. Code Stuff 6
    7. 7. Tip 1: JavaScript small tweaks • Globally change fields 7
    8. 8. Tip 1: JavaScript small tweaks • Confluence: uncheck ‘border’ for image 8
    9. 9. Tip 1: JavaScript small tweaks • JIRA: Set ‘time zone’ custom field value 9
    10. 10. A note: JavaScript & Speakeasy 10
    11. 11. A note: JavaScript & Speakeasy• Those JavaScript examples • Applied at admin level • Global for all users on the instance 10
    12. 12. A note: JavaScript & Speakeasy• Those JavaScript examples • Speakeasy Extensions • Applied at admin level • Can be JS, CSS, HTML • Global for all users on the instance • Client-side • Enabled per user, by the user 10
    13. 13. JavaScript & Speakeasy• Yesterday: Cory von Wallenstein’s talk ‘Product Management 2.0’ Uses JavaScript for some of his Confluence tricks• This morning: Don Brown’s talk on Speakeasy All talks will be video on summit.atlassian.com 11
    14. 14. Tip 2: HTML in banner 12
    15. 15. Tip 2: HTML in banner• JIRA & Confluence both have ‘announcement banner’ 12
    16. 16. Tip 2: HTML in banner• JIRA & Confluence both have ‘announcement banner’• Anything slick you want users to see • Great for time-sensitive announcements • Atlassian uses this on our own docs for planned downtime 12
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    20. 20. Tip 2: HTML in banner• Highlight all kinds of info • Tips and tricks for your users 14
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    22. 22. Tip 2: HTML in banner• Cool trick for testing• Easily save 10 or 15 minutes switching between users 16
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    24. 24. Tip 2: HTML in banner 18
    25. 25. Tip 2: HTML in banner 18
    26. 26. Tip 2: HTML in banner• Same page login • Beware: passwords in plain text! • Name users as personas 19
    27. 27. “ A more powerful admin experience thanks to custom HTML and JavaScript. ” #summit11 20
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    29. 29. Tip 3: Eyes on the good stuff 22
    30. 30. Tip 3: Eyes on the good stuff • Content on Dashboard • Site Welcome Message • Dynamic, important content • Using labels! ‘must-read’ label, ‘dashboard’ label, etc 22
    31. 31. Tip 3: Eyes on the good stuff 22
    32. 32. Tip 3: Eyes on the good stuff 22
    33. 33. Tip 3: Eyes on the good stuff ‘Content by label’ macro 22
    34. 34. Tip 3: Eyes on the good stuff ‘Content by label’ macro 22
    35. 35. Tip 4: Default space content • Default Content for a Space • i.e. all personal spaces with blog posts macro 23
    36. 36. Tip 4: Default space content • Default Content for a Space • i.e. all personal spaces with blog posts macro 23
    37. 37. Tip 5: Power users spaces 24
    38. 38. Tip 5: Power users spaces• Skin a space with CSS 24
    39. 39. Tip 5: Power users spaces 24
    40. 40. Tip 5: Power users spaces 24
    41. 41. Tip 5: Power users spaces 24
    42. 42. Tip 5: Power users spaces 24
    43. 43. Tip 5: Power users spaces 24
    44. 44. “ Use label macros and space content to get eyes on the important content in Confluence ” #summit11 25
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    46. 46. Tip 6: Simple edit dialog • Custom Workflow Transition • Don’t have to see full ‘edit’ screen • Dialogs came in 4.2 27
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    49. 49. Tip 6: Simple edit dialog• Opens in a dialog • Returns you to original step • Useful when you edit a subset of fields often • No page refresh 29
    50. 50. Tip 6: Simple edit dialog If you want to learn more Ken Olofsen, Plan & Track: Instant Updates talk (next!) 30
    51. 51. “ Create a custom workflow transition for things that you edit all the time. ” #summit11 31
    52. 52. In sum• Use JavaScript and HTML• Lots of ways to get Confluence eyes on the good stuff• Use loop transitions for common, small edits 32
    53. 53. In sum • What are ones you know? Let’s share! • Decompression chamber • Twitter: #JIRATips, #ConfluenceTips • Comment on resources page: atlss.in/admintips 33
    54. 54. #JIRATips, #ConfluenceTips atlss.in/admintips 35

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