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Jira Server integration
Since the release of the Jira Cloud app for Microsoft Teams, we’ve seen significant usage and many delighted customers. At the same time, we know there is a large Jira Server community looking for a similar integration – and we could not ignore this huge market need. We are pleased to answer this demand with our new Jira Server version of the Jira integration for Microsoft Teams.
One of our key priorities is to keep parity between Jira Server and Jira Cloud integrations as a main goal, and share the best functionality whether you are using cloud or on-premises Jira. For this reason, the Jira Server app offers many deep integrations, including a messaging extension, a bot, a Teams tab, and a personal app experience. Also, the Jira Server app for Microsoft Teams supports different Jira on-premise options and is compatible with Jira Data Center.
Messaging extension for Jira Server app in Microsoft Teams
Messaging extensions let you embed rich information from Jira directly within your conversations. With the Jira messaging extension for Jira Server you can:
- Search issues on your Jira Server
- View the list of last modified issues
- Share the issue in an interactive card into your channel, group or private conversation
Microsoft Teams Bot for Jira Server
You can also interact with Jira while engaged with your work in Teams. Speed up processes by using the integrated bot for Jira Server.
With this integrated bot, you can:
- Create new issues via integrated forms
- Quickly find issues and assign issues to yourself
- Edit existing issues
- Log time you spend on an issue
- Start watching issues
- Leave a comment on an issue
Tabs are popular extensions due to its ability to provide app user experiences directly within Microsoft Teams without switching away from the app and the context of work. This experience is shared when added to your team channel.
With Jira Server tab, you’ll be able to pin your team’s backlog to the channel and quickly navigate to it whenever you or your teammates need it. You can also apply the custom filters you use from Jira, or configure your own directly from Teams.
Jira Server for Microsoft Teams provides personalized experiences with the bot, and tabs. A personal bot will help you manage your Jira routine tailored to the way you work. Tabs will provide common view on issues assigned to you, reported by you and provide access to your custom filters.
How to get started
To start using the integration you need to install Microsoft Teams for Jira Server app within your Jira Server instance. You’ll need Jira Server administrator permissions. Download the app from Atlassian Marketplace or install it from within Jira Server plugin manager. Once the app is installed in your Jira Server instance, users should install the Jira Server app from Microsoft Teams Apps menu. If you can’t find Jira Server app in Apps menu, make sure if 3rd party apps are enabled by your tenant administrators.
And of course, the webhook-based Jira Server connector is still available for you if you need one-way communication, to retrieve push notifications from Jira.