It’s summertime, so make the livin’ easy. How to use HipChat (or not) this summer

| July 18, 2017

Summer is upon us—which means trips to the beach, the mountains, other countries…or maybe just your backyard. No matter the destination, we all need time away from the daily grind. But in a world that depends on staying connected, how do you disconnect, even if only for a day?

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Zapier brings all your tools into HipChat, plus some

| June 22, 2017

Integrations are the lifeblood of ChatOps. They are what makes it ChatOps and not merely chat, making it possible to put all your tools in one place and turn your team’s chat client into its central command center. HipChat has a number of them available for many of your most vital tools, but we could never claim to have them all. That’s where Zapier comes in.

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Pass or shoot? What the basketball playoffs teach us about teamwork

, Product Marketing | June 09, 2017

We’re in the thick of NBA championships—two great teams, many great players. But the media has continually harped on the differences between the two teams: one team strongly reliant on one player, the other reliant on passing and teamwork.

We could shrug this off as “just sports,” “just entertainment.” But the lesson of this story is one that we shouldn’t ignore. This simple, but powerful lesson is one that can aid all of our teams. And there’s science to back it up.

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“Yes, and…”: Applying the principles of improvisation to teamwork

| May 26, 2017

I’ve been involved in some form of improvisational theatre for a lot of my life. The ability to come up with something fresh and exciting on the fly in partnership with other people? To me, there’s nothing more thrilling. What I’ve found is that learning the rules of improvisation has helped me in many other aspects of my life—like my work.

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Stand up! How remote teams perform daily standups

| May 15, 2017

Anyone who works remotely knows the importance of staying in sync with teammates—to push through roadblocks, avoid duplicate work, and share updates. “Standups”—a daily routine in which every team member shares their progress—have become popular amongst technical teams, but the truth is that any and every team can (and will) benefit, especially dispersed teams.

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Separating fact from fiction: 8 workplace myths debunked

, Product Marketing | May 10, 2017

“Truth” can be a game of smoke and mirrors, the difference between fact and fiction fuzzier now more than ever. But when working with our teams, it’s extremely important to understand our own biases and predispositions in order to collaborate at our best.

Teaming up with our friends at Trello and join.me, we surveyed 1,000 people about 8 workplace “myths.” Based in fact, these results give you the power to flush out processes that don’t work and build the ones that do.

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I sent 3 emails in 1 month—here’s how

, Product Marketing | April 28, 2017

HipChat was never created to be an email killer. For many teams—and even my teammates—email still holds important benefits. But for me, the need for email is (almost) dead.

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4 HipChat features you should be using, but (maybe) aren’t

| April 28, 2017

There are a bunch of ways HipChat saves you time and mental energy, so you can be as productive as possible. Here are 4 of our favorites—if you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some of the simplest yet most effective features we’ve got!

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HipChat security notice follow-up—guest access reset

, Chief Security Officer | April 27, 2017

As shared in https://blog.hipchat.com/2017/04/24/hipchat-security-notice, our Security Intelligence Team detected a security incident affecting a server in the HipChat Cloud web tier earlier this week. Our ongoing investigation has not revealed any additional evidence of unauthorized access to content or data.

However, as an added precaution, we have reset guest access URLs for any HipChat rooms that have guest access enabled.

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HipChat security notice

, Chief Security Officer | April 24, 2017

This weekend our Security Intelligence Team detected a security incident affecting a server in the HipChat Cloud web tier. The incident involved a vulnerability in a popular third-party library used by HipChat.com. We have found no evidence of other Atlassian systems or products being affected.

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