Hipchat and Stride users to be migrated to Slack

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Slack Technologies and Atlassian are forming a new partnership that will migrate the users of Atlassian’s Hipchat and Stride platforms to Slack.

Hipchat is a web service for internal private chat, instant messaging, and group chat that also features video calling, and cloud-based file storage. Whereas, Stride is a cloud-based communication and collaboration tool for business teams. It was launched last year to replace the cloud-based version of HipChat.

As a part of the partnership, Atlassian will discontinue the Hipchat and Stride, and provide all its customers migration path to Slack. Slack has purchased the IP for Hipchat Cloud and Stride to better support the migration path.

“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,” said Slack.

“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.”

Atlassian has made an equity investment in Slack, and will discontinue its HipChat Server and Hipchat Data Center as well. Both the companies will work together to build deeper and more powerful integrations between Slack and Atlassian products.

“Over the past year, however, the market in real-time communications has changed pretty dramatically. And throughout that change, one product has continued to stand out from the others: Slack,” said Joff Redfern, VP of Product Management, Atlassian.

“While we’ve made great early progress with Stride, we believe the best way forward for our customers and for Atlassian is to enter into a strategic partnership with Slack and no longer offer our own real-time communications products.”

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The companies will add new functionalities to existing Slack integrations for Jira Server and Cloud, Trello and Bitbucket. New integrations with Confluence and other products are also on the way. The first set of new integrations will be showcased at Atlassian Summit, Barcelona, from 3rd to 5th September.

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