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SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE) — Atlassian, makers of software development and collaboration tools, kicked off their first worldwide user conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Over 300 customers and partners participated at the 2.5 day event which has now sold out.
Several announcements were made during the keynote address, given by CEO and co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes:
Confluence 3.0 released: the most widely-used enterprise wiki in the world now includes new features to help users create richer content and establish a social connection with teammates.
FishEye and Crucible 2.0 betas: the source code insight tool and code review tool has a redesigned interface to improve collaboration
OpenSocial for the Enterprise: Atlassian becomes one of the first enterprise companies to embrace the OpenSocial platform behind the firewall
Acquisition News: Atlassian has purchased the Greenhopper for JIRA plugin designed to bring agile project management to JIRA.
In addition, many Atlassian partners announced their own new plugins, products and services at the conference.
Appfire: Appfire Technologies, North America’s leading Atlassian software service provider, invites you to meet FIREBALL – the new turnkey appliance built for Atlassian software. Appfire has collaborated with Dell to create this pre-installed, optimized solution for Atlassian’s hottest products. Just plug it in, and Fire it up! Learn more at http://www.appfire.com.
ALM Works: ALM Works is announcing JIRA Client 1.5, a desktop front-end for JIRA that makes issue tracking efficient, navigation effortless and fast, and offers exciting extra features: offline work, powerful search, backlog reordering and more. The new version introduces interactive time tracking and integration with JIRA work logs. http://almworks.com/jiraclient
Balsmiq: Balsamiq Studios, creators of the fast, effective and fun Mockups plugin for wireframing is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new licensing levels for Mockups for Confluence: a 10-user pack for $400 and a 3-user personal version for only $149.
Contegix: Contegix, a top-tier managed hosting provider has recently announced the upcoming release of Zeus, an enterprise-class cloud computing platform. Zeus, scheduled to be available in July 2009, will offer un-managed virtual servers to compete with existing cloud providers, but will also open a new cloud market with fully managed virtual machines. www.contegix.com/summit
CustomWare has recently expanded into the United States and has released new connectors to allow the Atlassian Confluence and JIRA platforms to communicate to traditional enterprise systems – including Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Microsoft SharePoint as well as emerging social network analysis platform, Trampoline Systems. CustomWare has also unveiled new unique offering called ‘The Vault’ that allows the storing of confidential, encrypted information inside of the Enterprise Wiki – Confluence. Find out more at http://www.customware.net
Gliffy: Gliffy , the industry leader in online diagrams, today announces an update to its popular Gliffy Plugin for Confluence and Gliffy Plugin for JIRA . Updates include a redesigned, more professional user interface; improved application usability; and redesigned network symbols. More Atlassian customers use Gliffy than any other diagramming plugin. http://www.gliffy.com
Mini Confluence! Mini Confluence, a mobile client for Atlassian’s popular wiki application, is now available on the iPhone App Store. The app features a dashboard view, full text search, profiles, browsing by space, viewing attachments, commenting, and more. Mini Confluence is built by NIC Labs. Find out more at: www.miniconfluence.com.
StepStone: Stepstone Technologies announced commercial release plans for Zen Foundation, a toolkit that boosts wiki adoption. Zen Foundation allows development of strongly branded Confluence wikis that are simpler to use and highly customizable. Zen Foundation boosts participation by shielding users from complexity while making wikis reflect their communities’ organization and thinking. http://stepstonetech.com/zen
TM Software: TM Software presents Tempo, a JIRA plugin that integrates with your favorite ERP or billing solution, making JIRA a central hub for all business activities. The combination of Tempo and JIRA streamlines the management of work hours, tasks, and billing periods. For further information http://www.tempoplugin.com.
zAgile Teamwork: zAgile announces Teamwork, a collaborative software engineering wiki application, powered by Atlassian’s JIRA and Confluence. Teamwork supports requirements and test case management via Confluence smart templates, seamlessly integrated with JIRA projects, tasks and bugs. Teamwork also integrates with other tools including version control, continuous build, etc. Learn more at http://www.zagile.com
For more information about the conference, visit www.atlassian.com/summit
About Atlassian
Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, recognized as the most widely-used enterprise wiki, and JIRA, one of the world’s most popular issue trackers for IT project management. The company has more than 15,000 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world’s top 50 corporations. For more information, visit: http://www.atlassian.com

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