The Confluence plugin Microblogging for Confluence developed by //SEIBERT/MEDIA enhances Atlassians' social collaboration platform by deeply embedded microblogging functionalities: employees can discuss ideas, get feedback on exciting topics and quickly and easily share current information with others without changing context directly in the Confluence intranet.
Microblogging for Confluence has grown up and is now available for download as version 1.1. With this release we introduce the now valid licensing model for the add on and offer some new valuable features, which turn the use of the Confluence microblog into an even better user experience.
With version 1.1, Microblogging for Confluence is ready for the market and has outgrown its long and extensive testing phase. Thus, the plugin is no longer available for free. Licensing fees are based on users and begin at US$ 10 for 10 users. The licensed tier for Microblogging for Confluence has to match the license tier of your Confluence instance, where you will be running the plugin. The Atlassian Marketplace entry offers all infos on pricing. You can test the plugin without any obligation and with all its features for free during 30 days, as any other commercial Confluence plugin.
Besides functionality and stability, release 1.1 offers many cool new features. The most important ones are listed here:
Compatibility with Confluence 5.6
The Microblogging plugin is compatible with Confluence 5.6, the most recent release of the social collaboration platform. Adjusting to new versions will be pushed by our dev team and has a high priority, so that you can always use Microblogging for Confluence on your current Confluence instance.
When a user sends a post, it will be integrated directly in the timeline, without refreezing the page. Users can thus quickly share ideas and give feedback. In addition, loading times of posts on the timeline were reduced significantly. These are optimizations that show how seemingly small improvements can create a seamless integration and result in an even more efficient user experience.
Relative instead of absolute times
The timestamps that indicate when a microblog entry was posted are now relative for the last 4 hours. Users can quickly judge when a message was posted and understand the time context. The relative times now are equivalent to those that Atlassian uses in Confluence, such as "7 minutes ago", "about 2 hours ago", "yesterday at 12:08" etc.
Configuration of the number of initially visible posts
The number of initially visible posts in the timeline can be configured via a macro parameter. Should the microblog offer just a brief overview of the most recent posts? Or should it show a more comprehensive microblog archive? The scope can be adapted easily based on requirements.
Highlighting of new posts
In the new version, micro posts that have been added since the latest refresh of the timeline, are highlighted. The user can quickly see, which posts he or she has not read.
The documentation on Microblogging for Confluence is becoming more extensive and detailed. Admins and developers can easily find advice on technical questions at any time, for example regarding REST-API.
Download now and test for free
Microblogging for Confluence 1.1 is available for Download for your Confluence instance in the Atlassian Marketplace. You can thoroughly test the plugin for free during 30 days: SWIFT, our instant hosting service for Atlassian products, allows you to easily evaluate the plugin.
You have questions or comments about the product? You need assistance in licensing or integrating into your system? Contact us, we gladly assist you.