All posts by Matthias Rauer

Linchpin Navigation Menus 2.7: Extended flyout menus, icons for menu items and much more

Navigation menus are an important requirement for customers who use corporate intranets. However, the standard version of Confluence doesn’t offer many options that give you control over your navigation menus. This is where the Linchpin Navigation Menus app (previously called the Navigation Menu Editor) comes into play. It adds this much-needed functionality to Confluence, and along with the other central components of the Linchpin intranet suite, it extends Confluence to be a complete corporate intranet.

Google Cloud meets the German Federal Office for Information Security requirements – BSI C5

Data security is still a frequently discussed topic in cloud services, and rightly so: How is our organization’s information protected – both by our cloud provider and “during transmission”? What happens to our data when it’s with the cloud provider? What precautions are taken prevent data loss or misuse? Customers can rest assured that their trust in Google’s enterprise software is not misplaced: Google Cloud has successfully completed the BSI C5 audit.

Linchpin User Profiles 2.10: Flexibility for efficient searches

Linchpin User Profiles is a key module of the Confluence-based social intranet suite, Linchpin that enables users to expand their Confluence user profiles. It also includes an internal expert search function, which is the focus of the latest version of Linchpin User Profiles. Here we will look at how this creates a more flexible and successful user experience when searching.

Linchpin Theme 2.12: New teaser options, improved design, enhanced system integration

The app Linchpin Theme allows you adapt the look of your Confluence instance, Confluence-based intranet and extranet systems, or individual areas with individual themes and customization options without the need for re-programming. Here’s an overview of the improvements and new features made in version 2.12 of Linchpin Theme.

Quality, functional and non-functional requirements in software development

Users and customers want high-quality software that helps them to achieve their goals effectively and efficiently. It should run “smoothly,” and as “fast” and “bug-free” as possible. However, these obvious yet very general requirements are quite subjective and do not give a development team much to work with. It has to be more concrete, more specific. So, what does quality mean when it comes to software development? We will shed some light on that here.