Exciting product news, such as Confluence Questions, were announced during Atlassian Summit 2013, Atlassians big user and partner conference. Confluence Questions expands Confluence by functionalities to build a knowledge base, which allows the user to actively ask for information. During the Summit, we met and interviewed Matt Hodges, Product Marketing Manager for Confluence, and Chris Kiehl, Dev Manager in the Confluence Team. What can Confluence Questions do? How does it differ from Microblogging-Tools such as Yammer, where users can also ask questions? Why is Confluence Questions not available with Confluence for Enterprise customers, but needs to be licensed separately? The following video has answers to these and more questions:
JIRA is Atlassian’s tracking and project management system, recently released in version 6.0. We recommend teams and business that work with other tools, such as ClearQuest, Trac, FogBugz, Mantis, HP Quality Center or Bugzilla, to consider the alternatives, no matter how established an existing system might be. What does JIRA offer, that other tools don’t?
A few weeks ago, Atlassian released Confluence 5, a major update of it’s enterprise software. A great occasion to review the development of Confluence since version 3.5, which is still running in many organizations. There have in fact been fundamental changes since Confluence 3.5. The following are the main features of the last big releases: