Atlassian and Slack have been partners and friends for a long time (we’ve even publicly acknowledged our competition…not as you’d expect, but with cookies and cake). What’s fueled this camaraderie is that we both share an orientation toward customer service: as the world transitions to best of breed software to run their businesses, it’s up to us to help make sure it all works as well as possible for our mutual customers.
Today Slack and Atlassian are taking even bigger steps to drive fundamental improvements to the experiences of hundreds of thousands of teams and millions of people around the world who use our products together every day. This partnership is about a joint vision of simplifying and automating the huge amount of effort that teams everywhere expend to stay aligned, coordinated, and productive.
What this means for you
As part of this partnership, Atlassian will discontinue Hipchat and Stride, and provide a migration path to Slack for all their customers. We are purchasing the IP for Hipchat Cloud and Stride to better support that path to Slack, while Atlassian is making a small, but symbolically important investment in our business.
We’re also committing teams on both sides to build deeper and more powerful integrations between Slack and the Atlassian family of products, which includes adding new functionality to the existing Slack integrations for Jira Server and Cloud (which, by the way, Slack uses daily) Trello, and Bitbucket, and building out new integrations with Confluence and other products. More details about these changes are available on the Atlassian website.
If your team currently uses Hipchat or Stride, welcome to Slack!
Slack is really pulling together the messaging market. Whats old is new the messaging wars are back welcome back 1990s.