San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 7, 2011 — Atlassian has introduced Team Calendars, a new add-on to Atlassian Confluence that helps product and project teams stay in sync. Available today, Team Calendars helps teams track and report project releases as well as understand how the schedules of your team members impacts projects.

Millions of users around the world use Atlassian Confluence, an enterprise wiki and collaboration tool, to do everything from building project plans and creating requirements documents, to developing technical documentation and constructing sales and marketing reports. With the Team Calendars add-on, Confluence customers have an additional tool in their arsenal for collaboration on team projects and events.

“For many of our customers, Atlassian Confluence has become the de facto repository for building business and product plans and managing projects from concept to launch,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian CEO and Co-founder. “Team Calendars helps those teams to keep track of all the pieces – the people, the projects and the content — going into the overall project plan.”

Share and discover

With Team Calendars, users can share calendars with their team and embed calendars in pages to keep everyone up-to-date. Users can use the search feature to find and subscribe to calendars that are relevant to their work. Some other key features include:

  • Schedule team leave: Get an at-a-glance view of which team members are on-duty and on vacation
  • Link to contextual information: Link calendar events to Confluence pages for release notes, launch plans, specifications, etc.
  • Connect with Outlook: Integration with the email and calendar client lets users keep calendars in sync

Collaborative calendars for project teams

Team Calendars allows users to create three types of calendars: Jira, Events, and People. Team Calendars is also integrated with Atlassian Jira, the issue and task tracking tool used by 17,000 organizations around the world. Jira Calendars show when projects are shipping and when issues are due; People Calendars display how a team’s availability impacts their product release cycle; Event Calendars display time-based information – company milestones, team events, training sessions, and public holidays.

Team Calendars is available today. Atlassian Confluence customers can visit http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence-team-calendars/ to start a free 30-day evaluation.

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