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What Matters, Episode 8: Checking out Cloud with Maria Nunez

We are excited to announce the latest episode of our podcast What Matters! In this episode, PJ Hagerty sits down with our own Lead Engineer Maria Nunez to discuss Mattermost Cloud. Episode 8: Checking Out Cloud with Maria Nunez Join PJ and Maria as they go over what the move to a cloud option means for …

Using Mattermost as a tool for COVID-19 contact tracing

VCLB Ghent is a Belgian non-profit organization that serves pupils between the ages of 3 and 18 years old. Every two years, we offer students a free medical checkup. The organization also works with schools to support students that struggle with learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and other issues. As a multidisciplinary team, VCLB Ghent’s staff …

Top 10 ways to make your Mattermost end users happier

If you’re running Mattermost self-managed editions, there are configuration options and features available to improve the Mattermost user experience. Here are our top ten recommendations to make your Mattermost end users happier and more productive. Your users will thank you!  1) Upgrade your Mattermost Server Mattermost gets massively better with every release, and upgrading only …

Mattermost release v5.30 is now available

New feature release offers Incident Management out-of-the-box, a new MS Teams meetings plugin, configuration of new administrator roles from the System Console, and improvements to the Matterpoll plugin. Mattermost v5.30 is generally available today; the release includes the following new features: Enterprise Edition Incident Management provided out-of-the-box (E20 Edition) Microsoft Teams Meetings Plugin (Beta – …

Installing Mattermost using the Azure CNAB Quickstart Library

TL;DR – Get started with Mattermost on Azure using the Mattermost on AKS quickstart from the Azure CNAB Quickstart Library. The quickstart provides a fast and simple way to get running with Mattermost, without the need to learn or install any new tooling.  By using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), the infrastructure is fully managed for …

Coordinated disclosure of XML round-trip vulnerabilities in Go’s standard library

This blog post is a part of Mattermost’s public disclosure of three serious vulnerabilities in Go’s encoding/xml related to tokenization round-trips. The public disclosure comes as a result of several months of work, including collaborating with the Go security team since August 2020 and with affected downstream project maintainers since earlier this month. There are several …

Tuning MySQL and the Ghost of Index Merge Intersection

Optimizing SQL queries is always fun—except when it isn’t. If you’re a MySQL veteran and have read the title, you already know where this is heading 😉. In that case, allow me to regale the uninitiated reader. This is the story of an (apparently) smart optimization to a SQL query that backfired spectacularly—and how we finally …

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