Atlassian’s Team Calendars development team has been working hard to make Team Calendars the glue between Jira and Confluence. They’re excited to announce that their next major release - Team Calendars 1.6 - is available for download now!
Since Team Calendars 1.0, you’ve been able to map default date fields in Jira – issue and version due dates – on a Jira Calendar for everyone to see in Confluence. This was really helpful for Product and Project Managers to visualize the schedule of a project. However, folks have since told Atlassian that these are not the only dates important to teams. Atlassian listened, and with the release of Team Calendars 1.6, they’ve extended the Jira Calendar type to support your custom date fields in Jira.
Display Custom Date Fields from Jira on Calendars in Confluence
If you have custom date fields for your Jira Projects – ‘QA Due Date’, ‘Scheduled Deployment Date’, etc – you can now map them on a Jira Calendar inside of Confluence. It’s quick and easy to set up from wither the the ‘Create Jira Calendar’ and ‘Edit Jira Calendar’ dialogs.
The custom dates fields you select for any given particular Jira Project will show in month, week, and list views. When you combine your Jira and People Calendars you’ve got a solution that gives your team a better understanding of a project’s progress and the ability to identify potential resourcing issues that may impact its delivery.
How can this feature help you?
If your team is using Jira for project tracking or change management, check out this post to learn how Team Calendars 1.6 can help your team deliver projects on time, all the time, and keep track of when changes were made to your internal systems.
Losing track of all these new features?
We don’t blame you! Here’s a quick review of what Atlassian’s been up to, in case you missed it.:
- Team Calendars 1.1: Watch calendars, better management of repeated events, and user hover profiles
- Team Calendars 1.2: Autowatch calendars, improved notifications, and locale-based formatting
- Team Calendars 1.3: View restrictions
- Team Calendars 1.4: Edit restrictions
- Team Calendars 1.5: New user adoption dialog and smarter calendars sharing
Enjoy and keep your eyes open for a little present from Atlassian’s Team Calendars Development Team just before Christmas.