Content design for wikis: Customization options for ease of use

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A fundamental factor for the success of an enterprise wiki’s introduction is design optimization. This includes fine-tuning of the wiki’s online appearance, usability and navigation controls. In addition to this, guidelines (or templates) must be created for the actual wiki content to support productive and efficient work. This post covers the content design aspects most important to a company’s new wiki.

MS SharePoint vs. Atlassian Confluence: Do you really enjoy being caught out by high license fees?

Before taking on an intranet project, you really want to know what software license fees to take into account. Go ahead and call your trusted SharePoint consultant: “I want to set up a SharePoint-based intranet for 500 staff – what license fees do I need to reckon with?” You’ll get numerous ifs and buts but no specific figures.

Launch campaigns drive the success of company wikis

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An enterprise wiki, intranet or knowledge base is most successful when many employees actively use it, driving a good return on your investment. Employees will rarely immediately or actively use their new wiki if their company only runs an automated introduction. A targeted wiki launch campaign can help to advertise the wiki, and create the best conditions for successfully establishing it throughout the company.

Linchpin and the central Linchpin components are now Confluence Data Center compatible

With Confluence Data Center, Atlassian is addressing the increasing technical requirements that large companies are placing on their internal software systems. This includes straightforward and fast scalability, high availability and performance even under heavy use and the reduction of unforeseen and planned downtime. In recent weeks, our product teams have worked intensively to make our own products meet these requirements: The key components of our Confluence-based social intranet suite Linchpin are now Data Center compatible!

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