Important improvements to staging, presence & database storage

| July 19, 2016

HipChat improvements and updates

Some of the most important code we ship succeeds when you don’t notice it. Over the last few months, we’ve used our maintenance windows to make sweeping changes across HipChat’s backend. The result? We’ve reduced service interrupting incidents by 40%. Here’s how we did it….

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HipChat apps are sun-kissed with new features

| July 14, 2016

HipChat_apps_updates

Summer is upon us, bringing with it the sweet smell of BBQ, a warm breeze at night, and tons of fresh updates to all our HipChat apps. Whether in the office or globe trotting, improvements and new features across desktop and mobile apps will make your working life more relaxing from anywhere.

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Meet Sassy Bot: Sassy knows (allthethings)

, Product Marketing | July 11, 2016

HipChat bot Sassy

Fun-loving and wise, Sassy Bot has the Internet at its disposal and isn’t afraid to use it. With a simple slash command, Sassy will retrieve images, .gifs, maps, videos, weather, and more.

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All in the Atlassian family: JIRA, Bitbucket & Confluence integrations

, Product Marketing | June 29, 2016

HipChat integrations with Atlassian's JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket

Atlassian makes a whole suite of team collaboration products, and HipChat is a member of this family of solutions. From issue tracking in JIRA to document sharing in Confluence, HipChat’s sibling products help teams work at an agile pace and manage projects successfully.

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Introducing HipChat Server 2.0: faster, more secure & more reliable

, Engineer | June 22, 2016

HipChat Server 2.0

We’re excited to announce the official arrival of HipChat Server 2.0! We worked out some kinks in the 2.0 beta and this new release ships with some key upgrades in security, controls, and flexibility.

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Hosted Graphite integration is the ChatOps solution for DevOps

, Product Marketing | June 08, 2016

HipChat_hosted_graphite_integrationThe new Hosted Graphite integration is a simply beautiful fusion of two key aspects of software development – monitoring and communication – allowing DevOps teams to run ChatOps in its best form.

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From beta to GA: How to build a winning API

| June 03, 2016

HipChat APIWhen you think of an API, you probably don’t picture a bunch of drawings on a whiteboard. But exactly one year ago, our plans for HipChat Connect were just that. In a year, this idea evolved through several stages and finally made it to public GA with over 30 partners. We’ve learned a lot about shipping and partnership in the process, and we hope what we’ve learned will be helpful to other software development teams (like yours, maybe).

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A project manager’s 3 tested tips for remote project management

, Product Marketing | May 27, 2016

remote project management

This is a guest blog post by Justin Witz, CTO and project manager at PlanTools.

As a CTO and project manager of a remote team, I am particularly sensitive to issues that cause project failures. For my company, PlanTools, failed projects can mean lost profits, dissatisfied customers, reputation damage, lost opportunity for future engagements, and failure to secure a reputable referral source. While project management always has challenges, the particular obstacles of doing so with a remote team are unique.

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Puppet Enterprise integration: monitor & collaborate on operations in HipChat

, Product Marketing | May 23, 2016

If you’re a systems administrators or application admin, you probably spend much of your day in the command line interfacing with version control systems, initiating infrastructure jobs, and monitoring (allthethings). You probably also spend your day in HipChat communicating with your team. The new Puppet Enterprise for HipChat integration bridges the gap between conversation and action so you can run operations within chat, initiating a ChatOps collaboration model.

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TOPDOX integration brings the cloud into HipChat

, Product Marketing | May 10, 2016

TOPDOX integration with HipChat

The cloud is a large, infinite place. Or so it may seem. With the new TOPDOX integration, the cloud feels accessible from chat in the simplest way.

TOPDOX connects cloud services Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive to HipChat. Rather than searching each cloud service individually to share or find a file, this integration consolidates the search process right inside of HipChat.

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