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24 February 2010

With pleasure, Atlassian presents version 1.0 Beta of the Atlassian Connector for Visual Studio. This plugin allows you to pull in and work with the Atlassian products within Visual Studio. Instead of switching between programs on your desktop, you can see all the information for your project right there in your development environment.

This is a beta version, because some of the plugin's new features and documentation still need a bit of polish. We are keen for you to install and try this new version, which offers integration with JIRA.

Highlights of this Release:

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Download the connector from the Atlassian Plugin Exchange. Follow our installation instructions.

This is an open source project. You can get the source code from our SVN repository.

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JIRA Issues in Visual Studio

Seamless Issue Viewing

The Atlassian Connector for Visual Studio allows you to easily display issues from a JIRA server in Visual Studio. You can quickly search for issues on your server or issues that are already displayed in Visual Studio. Information for individual issues, such as the issue summary, comments and attachments can be viewed directly in Visual Studio as well as in your browser.

Powerful Issue Filters

Issue filters that you have set up on your JIRA server are accessible from JIRA Studio via the Connector, allowing you to keep your desired information at your fingertips. Additionally, you can set up your own custom Visual Studio-specific filters to apply to issues when they are displayed in your development environment.

Comprehensive Issue Management Tools

The Atlassian Connector for Visual Studio provides you with access to a wide range of common issue functions via Visual Studio. You will be able to create issues, log work, create sub-tasks, add comments to issues, transition issues through a workflow and more, without ever leaving your developmenet environment.

Bamboo Builds in Visual Studio

Build Monitoring from within your IDE

The Atlassian Connector for Visual Studio provides a window into your build environment. Bamboo integration allows you to view the status of selected builds without having to leave your IDE.

Complete List of Fixes in this Release

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  1. Anonymous

    I am testing the plugin

    when I find a keyword in a specific vs2008 project, it happens a loop of vs2008 if the vs2008 jira connector plugin is running

    1. Hi,

      Would you be willing to file this as a bug here? And provide some more details of the problem?


    2. I think I managed to fix this - please try the latest snapshot build - there was a problem with a way Visual Studio notifies about changes in the buffer when "Find in files" was in progress - I have filed it as bug

  2. Hi,

    are there any plans to also support VS2005? Maybe it is yet working and just untested ?



    1. Unfortunately no. There are no plans to support VS2005 at this moment - the plugin API is a bit different for VS2005 and I am quite busy providing support for VS2008 and 2010 at the same time.

      1. Hi Janusz,

        thanx for the fast reply. No problem, I was just seeing your new Plugin and it looked really nice to me.

        Maybe we consider using it whenever we will adopt to the new MS IDE.

        Cheers and have a nice weekend!


  3. Anonymous

    i will give myself 0 out of 10 in JIRA working or any other PM tools...can anyone help me out...


    thanks in advance