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New Version 3.0 of Microblogging for Confluence: Enhanced user personalization, improved control possibilities for admins

Microblogging for Confluence is an add-on that extends Confluence to include a modern social media and communication feature with timeline, subscribable topics, likes, mentions, and other features that each employee knows from their private use of Facebook, Twitter & Co. Users and teams use Confluence microblogs to exchange ideas, to get quick feedback from colleagues, or to agree on projects in an uncomplicated way.

Why HipChat, Microblogs and Confluence Should Be Used Together

Confluence users collaborating on a Press Release.

There are many different ways people communicate and develop content in an organisation. More traditional communication channels are meetings, telephone calls, and email. The development of intranet software, chat tools, and blogs has improved and streamlined communication in a company. All three tools cut down on the flood of email, allowing better collaboration and quicker resolutions of decisions and questions.

Will Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp or Telegram kill HipChat and Slack through sheer growth?

When I spoke to Mike Cannon-Brooks, the co-founder of Atlassian, during AtlasCamp 2015 in Prague, I was a bit surprised that he wasn’t too afraid of classic B2C messengers as competitors for Atlassian HipChat. I am pretty convinced that Slack as HipChat’s main competitor right now is way overhyped. The solution may have grown faster than HipChat in the past. I still think that Atlassian is in it for the long haul and with their existing strong presence in the enterprise they are in a very good position to win the battle.

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.

The Pain of Email Hygiene

Business laptop

Most people suffer from the daily load of emails. I have met people who claim that it is not a big issue, but they also tell me that it’s just because the amount of emails they receive is fairly low. We can all feel the pain that emails create. And most know that the using email is often unappropriate. But how do we know when to email and when to go for a better alternative? That’s unsolved for most people. Most of the time we don’t even know what the appropriate action is. And often we fail to act professionally, although we know better.

HipChat Server 1.0 released – Real Time Communication for Teams. Securely behind the Firewall

As announced during the 2013 Atlassian Summit, HipChat Server 1.0 was just released. Atlasssian’s professional team chat and instant messaging solution HipChat can now be run securely behind the Firewall. Great news for businesses in search of a straight forward, quick and slim platform for team communication and for whom a Cloud Service is not an option. Plans for HipChat Server start at $10 for up to 10 users per year. Proceeds from sales of the $10 starter version will be donated to charity. Read about all the features in this post…