All posts by Matthias Rauer

New customization options in Atlassian HipChat

HipChat is Atlassian’s chat and IM service for fast and easy communication within teams and beyond. HipChat offers a valuable platform for efficiently exchanging information in real time to spread-out teams. A team might be considered “spread out” if its members are sitting ten yards from each other at the office. Atlassian is now ready to roll-out new features for HipChat, which result in more freedom and customization options for users.

Differentiating between Confluence and Linchpin: Why you need Linchpin for your intranet

Employee Onboarding with Linchpin

Confluence is an excellent social collaboration tool that helps teams work together better. But Confluence by itself is not a full-fledged intranet system and does not aspire to be one. It focuses on modern team collaboration (Intranet 2.0) and not on corporate requirements for intranets (Intranet 1.0). Our Linchpin solution combines both approaches and turns the excellent Confluence base into a proper social intranet where employees can work together smoothly but which still meets traditional intranet requirements.

Atlassian Summit 2015: Most important product news and keynote announcements

Atlassian Summit logo

The big annual user conference of the Australian Software developer of JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket Server & Co, the Atlassian Summit 2015 was kicked off in San Francisco after a training day yesterday and exchanges with Atlassian Partners on Monday. We would like to share with you the most important news and announcements from the keynote by Atlassian co founders and CEOs Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes.

New pricing for Confluence Data Center: Significantly more cost-effective scaling

Confluence Data Center is Atlassian’s Confluence deployment for clustered operations in data centers. It provides high availability, instantaneous scaling and performance while scaling with continuous performance monitoring. It meets the toughest company demands on business-critical applications. Atlassian has announced a new pricing system for Confluence Data Center.

Confluence 5.7: now full support of data, in-line comments, roadmaps macro, and more

Atlassian has released Confluence version 5.7, which includes a variety of new features. The team collaboration system now fully supports files in any format and offers in-line comments for pages and even attachments. It also comes with the Roadmap macro, which simplifies the HipChat integration. Advanced users now benefit from the Confluence Query Language in the content search.

99 Reasons for Scrum: How service providers benefit from Scrum projects

We have discussed the Scrum framework in software development in various of our blogs and in our wiki. The conclusion has always been: it is not an easy task to establish agile methods, however, Scrum is always worth it. In this series of articles, we have collected 99 reasons, why customers, coworkers, and service provider equally benefit from Scrum. In the last two articles, we explored how the customers and how staff benefits from Scrum. The last article lists the benefits of Scrum projects for service providers: