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!
The product keynote at the Atlassian Summit US 2017 San José finished only a short time ago – and this year is extremely noteworthy. Here is a roundup of the most important news.
You don’t talk about money – at least not in concrete terms, and never before the start of a project. This seems to be the motto for many providers of intranet solutions. It is certainly true for one particularly large one. But that’s not what you will get with a Linchpin social intranet solution: We are fully transparent about all of the costs and services involved in the entire project.
In JIRA, companies manage their projects, epics, user stories and detailed tasks. Requirements are translated into concrete tickets that can be assigned and processed. Dependencies are shown here. Project progress is measured and evaluated with JIRA.
Confluence has also had tasks and tasks lists for several years. On this topic, someone contacted us a while ago on Twitter:
I wonder when you should use Confluence’s task lists instead of JIRA?
Immediately after the Atlassian Summit Europe in Barcelona, an Atlassian employee visited us in Wiesbaden: John Wetenhall (Twitter, LinkedIn) is the Strategy and Operations Manager for Confluence. Of course, we took advantage of this opportunity, and had John join us in a couple of webinars.
There’s a trend that’s moving away from being always on and always available. Some companies even go so far as to prohibit checking email on smartphones outside of working hours and on weekends.
Nowadays, there are more enterprise software providers coming out with mobile apps. Would this constant email accessibility bring on additional stress? And employees aren’t just getting email. They also have to deal with work-related questions that could come up at any time via push notifications.
I’d like to share a few of my own thoughts and experiences.
Confluence and JIRA are definitely great products in their own right. However, there are several great reasons to use them together. Software development teams already using JIRA will benefit from using Confluence as well.
Right after the Atlassian Summit Europe has finished in Barcelona, we have a leading Atlassian employee as our guest in Wiesbaden: John Wetenhall. We have a lot planned – join us for a webinar on 9 May, arrange a private discussion on the 8 or 9 May, or drop in to the Rhein-Main Atlassian user group on the 9 May.
It’s impossible to reproduce such an abundance of news and information from an Atlassian summit in a compact blog post (and immediately after the end of the keynote). In this post, we want to focus on the most important news regarding the Atlassian products.
We are at Atlassian Summit Europe 2017 in Barcelona with a large team of 17 to present draw.io for Confluence, Linchpin and Codeyard, and bring you the freshest news, directly from the source. Keep an eye on our live blog for news, announcements, rumors, interviews and more.