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Deep Understanding for Epics vs Features vs Stories

Epics, Features, and Stories are task types for agile project management, but are you understanding and using them to their full extent?
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Jira for Marketing – How To Get The Best Results

Jira is a popular choice for Engineering teams. but did you know it can do so much more? Here's how to use Jira for marketing.
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Project Success: The Art of Delegation in Project Management

Delegation is a key skill, yet many PMs skip it. This post will show you how to delegate effectively so you can take back your time.
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Jira For Non-Software Projects: How To Get The Best Results

Jira is the go-to for engineering projects for a reason. But did you know it can do much more?
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How to Use AI to Create Effective Agile User Stories

Agile user stories help you understand your end user better. AI can save you time, so long as you’re cautious to use it judiciously.
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Agile Board Swimlanes: What They Are and How to Use Them

Swimlanes add clarity to your Kanban board, making it easier to see what’s going on in projects and how your team is doing. Here's how to...
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Hybrid Schedule Compression Techniques For Project Managers

Compressing your schedule can save you time and get a lost project back on track, but only if you do it right. Here's how.
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Building A Better Agile Standup Meeting Agenda

Agile standups are the perfect meeting in theory. In practice, they suffer from a lot of creep. Here's how to get back on track and have...
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Conducting A More Effective Project Health Assessment

Project health assessments are how you know if your project is on track. Is your approach tactical enough to make the most of the process?
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How to Help Your Team with Burnout as a Project Manager

Burnout reduces productivity and may mean losing valuable team members to turnover. Here's changes you can make to reduce the stress and burnout.
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Agile Estimation Techniques: How To Pick The Right Method For The Job

Agile estimation techniques are many and varied. Here's how to pick the right one for each situation.
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BlogNews & Features

Atlassian Team ‘24 Conference: Visor’s Big Takeaways

The Atlassian Team conference is a brilliant confluence (see what we did there?) of project managers, product managers, team leads, and admins of all sorts. A...
Company Updates

Joining Visor – Why I Jumped in

Master marketer James Taylor weighs in on why he jumped onboard the Visor rocket ship, and what's next for him now.
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Project Management

Confluence Gantt Chart: Your How To Guide

In this post, we go over various ways you can add a Gantt chart to Confluence -- even showing you a free solution that stays in...
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16 Project Management Influencers You Should be Following in 2024

Whether you're delving into Agile methodologies, navigating leadership challenges, or seeking career advice, these PM influencers offer invaluable wisdom and guidance.
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How To Start Using AI for Project Management Today

There are a growing number of ways to start using AI in project management. Here are some ways to get on the cutting-edge.
Project Management

How to Use Agile Gantt Charts in Project Management

Gantt charts are a beloved cornerstone of Agile methodologies. This is your ultimate guide to understanding them and using them effectively.
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Your Complete Guide to Gantt Chart Milestones

In the world of project management, where timelines are tight and tasks are plentiful, it takes careful planning to achieve your goals. A Gantt chart, a...
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Product & Roadmapping

Board View Alpha Launch: A New Way to Align Your Team in Visor

Managing a project without due dates can turn into a mess. But Visor's new Board View keeps you in alignment, no matter what.
News & Features

Think your PLG strategy doesn’t need sales people? Think again.

We're a product-led growth company. But we're hiring our first salesperson. Here's why, and why it might not look like you'd expect.
Company Updates

Visor Has a New Senior Content Marketing Manager (Spoiler: Its Me)

I’m organized. When you hear that, you’re probably thinking my house is tidy. And you’re right, but that’s really not getting into the depths of the...
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News & Features

Founder & CEO Michael Yaroshefsky Discusses Visor’s Journey

The final installment of On the Roadmap is here. Rae concludes this podcast with CEO and founder of Visor, Michael Yaroshefsky.
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Project Management

17 Smartsheet Alternatives and Competitors (+ Pricing)

If Smartsheet isn’t meeting your needs, there are plenty of alternatives. We’ve put together a list of apps you can use instead.
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News & Features

Stakeholder Alignment: How Project Managers Save Time with Visor

Maintaining stakeholder alignment during a project's lifecycle can prove challenging to project mangers. These Visor tips will help make that process easier.
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News & Features

Serial Tech Entrepreneur Chris Cooke Talks About Leadership & Empathy

Rae chats with serial tech entrepreneur Chris Cooke about empathy as a leader and the mindset Chris cultivated while creating two Atlassian Platinum vendors.
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Project Management

11 Zapier Alternatives and Competitors in 2024

Automations and integrations can power your workflow. Here we go through some of the best alternatives to Zapier.
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News & Features

Atlassian Senior Product Manager Katie Silver Discusses Her Career Journey

In this episode of Visor’s podcast, “On the Roadmap,” host Rae Foote chats with Katie Silver, a Senior Product Manager at Atlassian about how to avoid...
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Project Management

Top 11 Google Sheets Alternatives to Try in 2024

Spreadsheets are a business essential for keeping your data organized. And the current King of the Spreadsheet is Google Sheets. That being said, there are reasons...
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News & Features

View Settings: Instantly Understand Your Workbook Data

Visor's new View Settings feature makes it easier to share Custom Views with stakeholders. Let's explore!
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News & Features

What actually popped InVision’s billion-dollar bubble (Hint: it wasn’t Figma)

Nobody would have guessed that seven years after InVision’s meteoric rise, it would be labeled “the Myspace of design tools.” Visor CEO explains what happened.
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News & Features

Sajit Nair Discusses the Importance of Community & Time Management

Atlassian Community Leader and Creator, Sajit Nair, talks about why he invests his time in community and offers tips for others.
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Jira

Jira Github Integration: How-to Guide and Best Practices

Find out how you can integrate GitHub with Jira so that you can match your GitHub code with projects in Jira.
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Jira

3 Top Agile Trends for 2024: Atlassian Creator Predictions

Get the Agile trends you'll see in 2024 from Atlassian Creator, Rae Foote. Rae also includes the predictions of other agile and Jira experts.
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Jira

Zendesk Jira Integration: Guide for Beginners

When Zendesk and Jira combine forces, customers win. Here, we go over how to setup a Zendesk Jira integration, along with limitations you should be aware...
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News & Features

Hernán Halabi Discusses How Tech Can Foster Work-Life Balance

In the latest installment of Visor’s podcast, “On the Roadmap”, host Rae Foote chats with IT expert and fellow Atlassian Creator, Hernán Halabi.
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Jira

Smartsheet Jira Connector: Integration Setup & Pricing Info

Smartsheet’s Jira Connector can be costly. Here, we go over pricing for this add-on, how to set it up, and alternatives.
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Project Management

Project Management Trends You’ll See in 2024

Atlassian Creator Rae Foote predicts with project management trends PMOs can expect to see in 2024.
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News & Features

Brittany Joiner Shares Productivity Tips for the Neurodivergent

In the latest installment of Visor's podcast, "On the Roadmap," host Rae Foote chats with fellow Atlassian Creator and self-proclaimed productivity nerd, Brittany Joiner.
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Jira

Jira Airtable Integration: How to Guide & Alternatives

A Jira Airtable integration makes collaboration easier for teams using these different apps. Discover how to connect Jira & Airtable in this actionable article.
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Product & Roadmapping

5 Ways Visor Custom Views Help Teams Collaborate Better

Discover how Visor's Custom Views allow project managers to share always up-to-date reports and roadmaps for stakeholders who don't use PM apps like Jira.
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Jira

Jira Milestones in Roadmaps: Your Comprehensive Guide

Add Jira Milestones to your roadmaps and Gantts. We'll show how and answer all your questions about using Milestones in Visor.
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News & Features

Jimmy Seddon on Community, Priorities, and Remote Work Realities

This week on the "On the Roadmap" podcast, host Rae Foote chats with her guest (and fellow Atlassian Creator), Jimmy Se
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News & Features

Climbing the Curve: The Platitude-free Guide to Identifying Early Signs of Product-Market Fit 

Visor's CEO unpacks the journey toward product-market fit, and how entrepreneurs can determine whether they're on the right path toward it.
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News & Features

Smarter Project Roadmaps: Visor Introduces Milestones Feature

Milestones add clarity to your project plans. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that you can now display Milestones in Visor.
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Jira

Jira Zapier Integration FAQs, Tutorial, and Alternatives

Get the basics of a Zapier Jira integration. Discover how to connect Zapier with Jira, which automations work best with Jira, and Zapier alternatives.
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News & Features

15 Atlassian Creators You Need to Follow on LinkedIn

To help you maximize the time you spend scrolling on LinkedIn, we created a quick rundown of some of the Atlassian Creators we find helpful to...
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News & Features

Rodney Nissen Open Up on Career, Resilience, & Being the Jira Guy

This week on the "On the Roadmap" podcast, host Rae Foote chats with her guest (and fellow Atlassian Creator), Rodney Nissen, aka "The Jira Guy".
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News & Features

Save Time with Visor’s Updated Record Details Panel

This new feature update will save you time and allow you to access, edit, and format project details with ease.
Jira Backlog Grooming Is Just Like Gardening
Jira

5 Jira Backlog Grooming Best Practices

Perfect the best practices of backlog grooming to make your backlog ready for harvest.
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Jira

Jira and Google Sheets Integration – Options & How to Guide

A Jira to Google Sheets integration can be accomplished in a few different ways. If you’ve been searching for solutions on the subject that will come...
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Jira

3 Best Ways to Export Jira Data to Excel (+ Video Tutorial)

We cover the limitations to consider when exporting a CSV file in Jira, along with two options for getting your Jira data into a spreadsheet.
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Jira

Visor’s Jira Integration: 6 Unmatched Advantages for PMs

In this post, we cover how Visor can help you maintain a central source of truth, visualize your data, and whole lot more.
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Jira

6 Ways to Manage Jira Projects Better with Visor 

You may use Jira, but do all your teammates? In this post, you’ll learn how Visor helps project managers collaborate and accomplish more.
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Featured

Jira Timeline vs. Advanced Roadmaps: A Guide for Project Managers

After reading this post, you'll have clarity and actionable knowledge about making Jira Roadmaps that work for you.
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Product & Roadmapping

4 Ways Project Managers Build Stakeholder Trust with Visor

Project managers using Visor have discovered they can win back hours every week while making stakeholders happy.
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Project Management

The Easy Way to Color Code Your Gantt Chart: Color Presets & Tips

Color-coded Gantt charts are helpful for tracking and visualizing projects. Here are tips for making them. Plus, a tutorial that includes color presets.
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News & Features

Introducing Visor’s New Workspace Homepage

Our newest update makes it easier for you to collaborate with stakeholders and find the workbooks you need to share and update.
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Jira

How to Do a Bulk Edit in Jira: Tutorials and Options

Make bulk edits to Jira data and project plans in minutes. We’ll show you how with a step-by-step guide and a video.
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Jira

How to Set Up and Use the Jira Slack Integration (+ FAQs)

A Jira and Slack integration can help you be more efficient. Here, we’ll show you the common use cases for combining these tools, along with other...
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Jira

Jira Gantt Charts: Tutorial & Guide for Project Managers

Jira Gantt charts make project managers more efficient and successful. Explore a couple ways to make one of your own with this handy guide.
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Project Management

101 Funniest Project Management Memes and TikToks

We sourced the most relatable project management memes and TikToks on the internet and made a few dozen of our own.
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Project Management

Color Theory for Project Managers: Using Color to Tell a Story

When it comes to project management, data tells your story. So, how can we use color to make this data go even further? Find out with...
Visor software engineer Tyler Diminick
Company Updates

Culture + Solving Challenges: My Journey to Joining Team Visor

Software engineer Tyler Diminick details why Visor's culture and product drove him to join Team Visor.
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Company Updates

The Unique Innovation That Drove Me to Join Visor as a Software Engineer

Find out why Andrew wanted to join Team Visor and work on challenges that drive value for business users.
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Project Management

6 Tips for Creating a Jira and Asana Integration (+ Guide)

Discover the benefits of integrations for driving cross-team collaboration with these must-know tips and detailed guide.
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BlogFeaturedNews & Features

Visor’s Knowledge Base: How to Work Smarter and Faster with Visor

Whether you’re new to Visor, or are curious about what else you can accomplish with Visor, our revamped Knowledge Base can help you.
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Company Updates

Landing the Coding Career I’d Always Wanted, at Visor

Mel Marshall details her professional journey as a software engineer and what led her to join Team Visor.
Company Updates

Meet Visor’s First Product Manager

As a product manager, it's easy to develop a distrust of new technologies and new companies these days. Visor is different.
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Why Visor and Why Now? A Note from Visor’s First Product Marketing Manager

Joining the small but powerful team Visor as its first Product Marketing Manager was a decision fueled by a thoughtful interview process, genuine team camaraderie, and...
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BlogJira

Birth Charts: A Good Way to Analyze Business Partnerships?

Can we predict promising business ventures based on birth chart compatibility between two companies?
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Words and Numbers: How to Make Your Data Speak for You

Data is a way to communicate. Can we take what we know about communication styles and apply it to our data analysis?
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Company Updates

What It’s Like to Work at Visor

While hard work is the cost of admission for a gig at a startup, the payoff is unlike any other job.
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Why I Moved to NYC to Join Visor

As the Product Success Manager, my goal is to make Visor work for our users, not the other way around.
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BlogCompany Updates

Engineering Intern Project Spotlight: Reimagining Chat Support

Software Engineering Fellow Samrat Sahoo describes his first project: recreating Visor’s HubSpot chat support widget to enable users to have better experiences.
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Visor Engineering Culture Spotlight: Patrick Shanley

Visor's Principal Engineer, Patrick Shanley, has worked at Visor since the company's founding.
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Why I Joined Visor As Their Head of Marketing

I possess a healthy dose of skepticism whenever a startup approaches me about joining their team. Visor’s commitment to “hiring humanely” was a huge green flag.
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BlogCompany Updates

The Rocketship: Volume 1

We at Visor understand that the current economic climate may be challenging, and we want to offer some tips and pointers for growing your career.
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Company Updates

The most important email I write each week

One email helps Visor CEO Mike Yaroshefsky keep his remote team aligned. See how.
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BlogNews & Features

Auditory Console Logging: Identifying Bugs by Listening to Code Execution

If code was a musical score, how would it sound when played? Would it be possible to identify patterns and even problems by listening to it?
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BlogCompany Updates

2021: The Year of You

Each year, we like to share an update with our community about how Visor grew, and what’s on deck for the new year.
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BlogNews & Features

The Decision-Free Sales Process

If you haven't noticed, product-led growth methodology is having a moment.  It's the bold idea that some products shouldn't need to be sold by salespeople.
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BlogProduct & Roadmapping

Engineering Breakdown: Shortcut Through Visor (Part 1)

We’ve realized that our clientele is among the savviest keyboard shortcut users in the world.
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BlogCompany Updates

Visor is hiring (October 2021)

On the heels of announcing our $5.0 million seed funding, I'm thrilled to share more about the roles we're adding to our team.
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BlogCompany Updates

Captain’s Log #50

Visor's founder and CEO, Mike Yaroshefsky, publishes a private newsletter to investors, advisors, and friends of the company. We've republished the 50th edition of the newsletter.
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BlogNews & Features

Launching the World’s Most Connected Spreadsheet

Today, Visor announces our $5m seed round to empower solutioneers everywhere to build amazing business solutions powered by live business data from all their apps.
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Company Updates

Visor Announces $5 million of Seed Funding and the Launch of the World’s Most Connected Spreadsheet to Democratize Internal Application Building

Visor, maker of the world's most connected spreadsheet for internal application building, today announced $5M of seed funding. General Catalyst Partners led the financings.
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BlogCompany Updates

Why I Quit a Fortune 100 Company to Join a Startup

This is the story of how I ended up at Visor, and why I'm so excited to accelerate my career growth by accelerating growth at Visor.
BlogNews & Features

The Only Two Product Manager Types You Need to Know

Not all product management roles are created the same, but most fall into one of two categories: Business PMs, and technical PMs.
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BlogNews & Features

How We Turned Salesforce Into a Modern Growth Engine

Meet Plato, our automated growth engine. We use Plato to understand who our users are, where they came from, and and what they're doing in Visor.
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Product & Roadmapping

7 Reasons Why Spreadsheets are the Ultimate No-Code App Builder

Every successful company faces crossroads. At Visor, we realized we made a wrong turn three years in.
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BlogCompany Updates

How CloudStore helped us build Visor 10x faster

See how CloudStore, our internal architecture, lets the Visor team build 10x faster by reducing the need to write server code as we expand the product.
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BlogCompany Updates

Why I Founded Visor: Narrowing the Divide

At an early age, I witnessed how technology divides people into the techno-haves and the have-nots. Bridging this gap is a crucial challenge for the 21st...
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BlogProduct & Roadmapping

Behind the Product: CloudStore Part 3 [The Advantages and Tradeoffs of CloudStore]

CloudStore has made our product better for our customers. Our loads are fast and user interactions are instant. Learn more.
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BlogProduct & Roadmapping

Part 2: What Is CloudStore?

Behind the curtain: See how Visor's CloudStore works.
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BlogProduct & Roadmapping

Behind the Product: CloudStore (Part 1)

Visor's application database represents data as a graph that synchronizes itself. This has given our team incredible leverage to punch above our weight class.
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Company Updates

Coronavirus: The end of “good times?” Good riddance!

After the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to refocus on building quality businesses, growing thoughtfully, and caring deeply about our impact on our customers, our colleagues, and...