August 25, 2014

Announcement: Retirement of 11 Add-ons

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Adaptavist will be retiring 11 of its Atlassian Add-Ons as of 26th August 2014. This decision has been taken where the functionality has been superceded or incorporated into the host Atlassian product or where integration has become too difficult to maintain. Retired Add-Ons will continue to receive product support in line with our Support SLA until the end of 2014 or until your current license expires (in the case of Advanced Search and Confluence Dashboards).

Retiring these products means that we can focus all of our efforts on creating and supporting our range of Enterprise-focused Add-Ons that extend and enhance Atlassian's applications.

Continuing our track record in Atlassian Add-Ons

Adaptavist has delivered over 100 Atlassian plugins over the last ten years, including the first commercial plugin ThemeBuilder for Confluence and a firm favourite in the Confluence Community, Content Formatting Macros. In that time we've evolved from a group of enthusiast developers throwing out plugins as we had the ideas into a one of the largest Atlassian Enterprise Experts.

Our customers have millions of users and they increasingly depend on the performance and functionality of their Atlassian applications. As an Enterprise-focused Atlassian Expert our customers rely on the advice and solutions we deliver. It is these needs that drives our focus. We've always cared about the quality of what we produce. However, our free plugins have historically been about making additional functionality available quickly rather than prioritising Enterprise grade stability and support.

Dedicated product development and support

In the last couple of years we've built out dedicated Product Development and Support teams. We've invested in them and applied extra rigour to the quality assurance of our plugins. We've engaged with our Enterprise customers through our interactions in Managed Services, Professional Services and Training. We've launched and revised products that address their needs and agreed a development roadmap for each one.

The Add-Ons that remain in our portfolio will receive first-class support and attention. The resources we save by retiring these 11 legacy products will be invested in developing and releasing exciting new products that you will see in the Atlassian Marketplace in the coming months.

The details of the products being retired are below along with a list of FAQs.

List of retired Adaptavist Add-Ons

The following Add-Ons are retired as of 26th August 2014. Adaptavist will continue to provide product support in line with our Support SLA until the end of 2014 or until your current license expires. The support service will apply only to the versions released and available in the Atlassian Marketplace. Support beyond this scope may be available on a Professional Services basis. Please contact us to discuss your specific circumstances.

Retired Add-On

Latest Version

Additional Information

Advanced Search

Version 6.0.2 for Confluence Server 4.3 – 5.1

We are evaluating how we can bring a next-generation Confluence search solution to market. Support for Advanced Search will be provided until your license expires or until August 2015. If you have questions, please contact Adaptavist Support Team.

Backup Manager

Version 2.0.2 for Confluence Server 3.1 – 4.2

Support for the Backup Manager Add-On will be provided until the end of 2014.

Community Bubbles

Version 3.0 for Confluence Server 5.0 – 5.1

Forums functionality is now available in our popular Community Forums add-on for Confluence 5.0+. Support for Community Bubbles will be provided until the end of 2014.

Confluence Dashboard

Version 2.1.0 for Confluence Server 5.0 – 5.1

There are a few good alternatives in the Atlassian Marketplace available – Custom Dashboards for Confluence by Simplenia, for example. Support for Confluence Dashboards will be provided until your license expires or until August 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the Adaptavist Support Team.

Confluence Sub-section

Version 1.1.3 for Confluence Server 2.1 – 3.5

Support for the Confluence Sub-Section Add-On will be provided until the end of 2014.

Descendant Notifications

Version 3.0.2 for Confluence Server 4.3

Descendant Notifications has been superceded by Enterprise Notifications since Confluence version 5.0.

Group Signup

Version 2.0.2 for Confluence Server 4.0 – 5.1

Support for the Group Signup Add-On will be provided until the end of 2014.

Move Comment

Version 2.0 for Confluence Server 4.3 – 5.1

Support for the Move Comment Add-On will be provided until the end of 2014.

Page Family Tag Cloud

Version 1.2.4 for Confluence Server 3.1 – 3.5

Support for the Page Family Tag Cloud Add-On will be provided until the end of 2014.

Replace and Render

Version 1.1.6 for Confluence Server 3.3 – 4.2

Support for the Replace and Render Add-On will be provided until the end of 2014.

Synonym

Version 1.4.1 for Confluence Server 4.0

Support for the Synonym Add-On will be provided until the end of 2014.

Adaptavist Add-Ons Retirement FAQs

In case of additional questions, please get in touch with our Product Support Team plugin-support@adaptavist.com.

Will the add-on installed in my Confluence stop working when Adaptavist archive it in the Atlassian Marketplace?
No. You can continue to use the Add-On for the license tier and Confluence version you are currently using. You will continue to be able to access all your content created with the Add-On. However, we will no longer be providing maintenance releases after the specified archiving date. As a result, if you upgrade your version of the host Atlassian application, there may be compatibility issues with the retired Add-On.

Will Adaptavist continue providing any level of support for the retired Add-Ons?
Yes. Adaptavist will continue to provide product support in line with our Support SLA for the archived Add-Ons up until 31st December 2014 or until your existing license expires in the case of Advanced Search and Confluence Dashboards with a deadline of August 2015. The support service will apply only to the Add-On versions released and available in the Atlassian Marketplace. Support beyond December 31st 2014 may be available on a Professional Services basis. You can continue to raise a support request via our contact form.

My organisation depends on your add-ons that are on the published retired list. How can Adaptavist help us?
We realise that some organisations will be dependent on our Add-Ons for some of their functionality and have taken this into account with our decision to archive these add-ons. Whilst we are no longer able to provide product releases, we can provide bespoke development for these Add-Ons on a Professional Services basis, allowing you to obtain a version compatible with the relevant version of the host Atlassian application.