The clock is ticking but cut them some Slack! Hipchat and Stride set to retire.

What was once a competition fueled by cake and cookies between two leading competitors for team collaboration tools, Atlassian announces a strategic partnership with Slack. Therefore we will be saying goodbye to Hipchat and Stride, effective after February 15, 2019.

While Hipchat and Stride have been important members of the Atlassian product suite — Slack has clearly stood out from a crowded competition as a leading software for instant communication and team collaboration. This is an ever expanding need as companies continue to solve for communication silos among disparate teams. This partnership is the next best step to continue providing best of breed collaboration and communication software for Atlassian’s customers. As part of this partnership, Atlassian has made a small equity investment in Slack, and Slack has acquired the IP for Stride and Hipchat Cloud.

We at Cprime will definitely miss those snazzy little emoticons but we are ready to embrace the Slack giphy integration with open arms! While change is hard, we are the first to remind ourselves that progress demands change as a necessary component. Atlassian and Slack will work together to provide a migration path for customers of all products.

Keeping the customer at the center of their business, Atlassian promises deeper existing integrations between Slack and Jira Cloud, Bitbucket Cloud, and Trello, and create new integrations with other products to continue to improve the way that teams interact and collaborate.

Are you ready to make the move, to join Cprime and all of Atlassian’s 3,000 employees, and to get a head start as well? Click here to start fresh with Slack. To start your migration of data, visit the migration hub.

To kick off this partnership, Slack is holding a special promotion for certain Hipchat, Stride, Stack current customers up to 75% off Slack for the next 12 months. We can see if you qualify!

Atlassian will continue to support Stride, Hipchat Cloud, Hipchat Server, and Hipchat Data Center until the following dates:

• Stride and Hipchat Cloud until Feb 15, 2019

• Hipchat Server and Hipchat Data Center until:

◦ Hipchat Data Center (v3.0): 22 Jun 2019

◦ Hipchat Data Center (v3.1): 26 Sep 2019

◦ Hipchat Server (v2.1): 8 Dec 2018

◦ Hipchat Server(v2.2): 30 May 2019

◦ Hipchat Server (v2.4): 30 Jun 2020

Have questions about how this will impact your team’s tools? As trusted Atlassian Platinum Solution Partners, we have answers!

Also learn more about how our App, Power Scripts for Jira integrates with Slack!

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Maxwell Traers
Maxwell Traers
Technical Content Contributor, Cprime