Microsoft Teams gains a new Jira app to keep track of your workflow

Microsoft Teams Note20 On Keyboard
Microsoft Teams Note20 On Keyboard (Image credit: Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A Jira Cloud app is now available for Microsoft Teams.
  • The app allows you to convert a Teams message into an issue in Jira or comment on an existing issue.
  • You can also receive Jira notifications through Microsoft Teams with the new app.

A new Jira app is available for Microsoft Teams. The app allows you to create and comment on existing issues without having to open a new browser tab or application for Jira. It also supports customizable Jira notifications through Teams, searching through Jira from a Teams chat, and improved link cards that are actionable.

The main idea behind the Jira app is that users will be able to use the service directly within Teams instead of having to hop over to another window. For example, actionable cards for Jira support editing fields, adding comments, and updating a status, all from within Teams.

"Creating deep integrations between our products and Teams is the key to keeping dynamic teams aligned and building with momentum. Said Head of Product at Atlassian Steve Goldsmith. "The new Jira and Teams integration really pushes the boundaries of a traditional integration, allowing you to collaborate and complete end-to-end workflows in Jira from the canvas of Teams."

Jira is a collaborative app in Teams. These types of apps can be embedded directly within Teams and provide an integrated experience for services. Collaborative apps, including the Jira app for Teams, work in chats and meetings.

"At Microsoft, we have been working together with great partners like Atlassian on building Teams apps since Teams launched," said Corporate Vice President of Modern Work at Microsoft Jeff Teper. "Atlassian's new Jira app is a great example of an enterprise-class software as a service (SaaS) company leveraging the power of the Teams platform in multiple ways to provide customers with the dynamic experiences they need to get work done."

Atlassian also has Teams apps for Trello, Confluence, and Halp.

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Jira Cloud for Microsoft Teams (opens in new tab)

The Jira app allows you to collaborate through the service in real-time directly within Microsoft Teams. With it, you can create issues, comment on existing issues, and receive customizable Jira notifications through Teams.

Sean Endicott
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