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Until telepathy is mastered, software teams can enjoy the next best thing: the all-new JIRA HipChat integration. Shipped in JIRA 6.4., teams can now instantly generate project-specific chat rooms and choose which JIRA notifications are broadcast into each room. Teams will get the information they want, where they want it, in real time. This eliminates bothersome shoulder tapping, and messages that get lost in the shuffle. Heck, you won’t even need mind reading with this.

Let’s dive in and learn more about how teams can resolve issues faster than ever with real-time communication and collaboration in JIRA 6.4.

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Get the right information, at the right time

We’ve all been there: waiting on that key piece of information to move your project forward. Whether you’re clicking refresh on your inbox every 10 seconds or waiting for your coworker to hop online, your patience is being tested and your progress is blocked. You pinged your coworker once already. Do you bug them again?

JIRA 6.4 removes these costly time sucks by connecting your single source of truth, JIRA, directly to HipChat. Now project admins can choose which notifications in JIRA should be published to a given HipChat room. Instead of relying on email notifications for event updates, real-time notifications in JIRA 6.4 broadcast specific actions to team and/or project rooms of your choice so that everyone is always on the same page. Does your team want to be notified when an issue transitions to code review so it can be reviewed ASAP? What about when an issue priority changes to blocker? Time sensitive notifications are now sent right to your team’s HipChat room so that information is always at your team’s fingertips. Save time, stay sane, and move at a fast and agile pace with the new HipChat integration in JIRA 6.4.

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Separate signal from noise

But be careful. With all the information you could possibly want now at your fingertips, there comes a new risk: information overload. Once JIRA and HipChat are linked, use the advanced filtering options and be sure to choose wisely which information you and your team receive. Just because you’re working on a particular project doesn’t mean you need to know every little detail. What you want are the details most relevant to you and your team. Only need to know about high priority issues? Go into JIRA and specify ‘high priority issues,’ and JIRA will only notify you in HipChat about high priority issues. It’s as simple as that.

This ability to choose the information most important to your development process is super useful. It removes unnecessary noise caused by overactive notifications and guarantees that you get the right information at the right time.

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Stay in the loop from anywhere

Remember when you were anxiously waiting for your teammate to come online to answer an important question? Notifications can eliminate unnecessary waiting, but they can’t replace real-time communication with remote workers. With HipChat, it’s easy to stay connected no matter where you are. Remote workers can engage with their team and stay up-to-date on team progress regardless of geographic location because everyone can access HipChat from anywhere: web, desktop, mobile clients, and more.

This means that no member of the team becomes a bottleneck, and the team can make decisions based on direct team information as well as the most up-to-date information from JIRA. This comprehensive and real-time communication is what truly powers agile development.

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Start working in real time with a single click

JIRA 6.4 brings JIRA and HipChat together to make it easier to assess, plan, and deliver higher quality work, faster. Begin today by linking a JIRA project with a HipChat room in a single click. You can even give your global JIRA administrator a break and customize notifications for projects on your own. So what are you waiting for?

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Try JIRA 6.4 today!

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Ready to upgrade? Check out the full release notes and start seeing real results with JIRA 6.4 today. Cloud Customers: Congrats! You’ve have been auto-upgraded to JIRA 6.4!

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