About a month ago, we quietly launched Jira Studio. Now JavaOne is here, the official launching platform for Jira Studio, and the time to be quiet has come to an end! We started briefing the press, bloggers and analysts last week and earlier today we sent out a press release (which you can find below). We’ve updated the Jira Studio home page on our website with a bunch of new content, including a cool video and a revised feature tour. Best of all, we’re featuring Jira Studio at our booth at JavaOne, so stop on by and say hello!
But most importantly, we’ve been listening to your feedback, and have updated Jira Studio itself with new features, new pricing, and a special promotion:
We now offer a data importing service when you begin your use of Jira Studio. At no additional cost, we’ll import your Subversion or Jira Repository into your Jira Studio instance.
Web-based Subversion Manager
The new Subversion Repository Manager allows you to manage the permissions for your project’s Subversion repository.
New Volume Pricing
In March, many of you let us know that you wanted volume discounts on Jira Studio purchases. We listened, and are now offering several tiers of pricing. Full details are on the Jira Studio pricing page.
Special offer for existing customers
If you currently use one or more of our tools, and want to switch over to Jira Studio, we’re offering a 25% discount on your first monthly or yearly purchase. Details are, again, on the Jira Studio pricing page.
And finally, here is the full text of the Press Release we sent out earlier today:
Announcing Atlassian Jira Studio: What SaaS for Developers Is Meant to Be
Newest product gives developers an on-demand environment based on Atlassian’s best selling tools
May 6, 2008 (Business Wire), JavaOne Conference, San Francisco, CA – Atlassian today announced the release of Jira Studio, the all-in-one, on-demand development suite. Jira Studio is a hosted development environment that solves one of the biggest headaches for developers: the deployment and maintenance of their tools. Jira Studio includes many of Atlassian’s award-winning products and provides a world-class issue tracker, an enterprise wiki for collaboration, as well as the ability to manage the code repository and manage code reviews.
A recent McKinsey report (May 2007) highlights the growth of software as a service (SaaS) because SaaS provides, “more frequent upgrades, a lower cost of ownership and a higher level of service”. McKinsey expects that development tools will migrate to SaaS by 2010– however, Atlassian is bringing SaaS to developers today. Jira Studio fills that niche, integrating Atlassian’s award-winning tools, together in a single secure hosted development environment, hosted by Contegix.
“Whether you’re a development shop, a professional services team or an IT group, Jira Studio gets your team up and running in as little as an hour and no more than a day” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO and co-founder of Atlassian. “Since we’re maintaining the applications, our customers can focus on writing brilliant code and project management.”
Highlights of Jira Studio include:
Activity Stream: Inspired by Facebook, the Activity Stream displays real-time updates and activity from the wiki, tasks, bugs, source commits and code reviews
Project Toolbar: Jira Studio is comprised of many tools which seamlessly work together. The Project Toolbar, available on every Jira Studio page, lets you switch between your projects with only a couple of clicks
Product Integrations: easily cross-link issues and bugs to the wiki as well as source code and code reviews
Importing: import existing Jira and Subversion databases into Jira Studio
Pricing for Jira Studio is $50 per user per month. Volume discounts for large deployments are available. Pricing is online at http://www.atlassian.com/hosted/studio
Users can log on to a demo of Jira Studio at http://demo.jira.com.
Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, widely recognized as the most advanced enterprise wiki, and Jira, one of the world’s most popular issue trackers for IT project management. The company has more than 11,000 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world’s top 50 corporations. For more information, visit: www.atlassian.com/
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