Linchpin Launchpad (formerly known as App Center) is an app that can be used in Confluence or a Confluence-based intranet to integrate direct links to any web-based application. These integrated links are then made centrally available as small icons, similar to apps on a smartphone. You can personalize them at any time to suit your specific needs. In this way, Linchpin Launchpad serves as an integration hub and control center for external tools in Confluence.
The App Center for Confluence app enables companies to provide direct links to any web-based application to employees in Confluence or on a Confluence-based intranet. With version 2.0, our development team has just delivered an improved version of the App Center – this release has a new name: App Center for Confluence will now be known as Linchpin Launchpad.
Since September 2018, //SEIBERT/MEDIA has operated two WiFi access points for Freifunk Wiesbaden, enabling us to supply the Wiesbaden pedestrian zone at the corner of Luisen Street and Kirchgasse from the fifth floor of the Luisen Forum, where our offices are located. Over the winter, we can already report some remarkable successes: at peak times over 100 guests are logged onto our WiFi!
The decision to take a semester off to complete a Marketing internship in Events at //SEIBERT/MEDIA is something that I haven’t regretted for a second. Here I reflect on my time at //SEIBERT/MEDIA and how it can be a good thing to be thrown in at the deep end.
Technical teams in many companies work happily and successfully with Jira – but software that has a reputation for being a development system is not normally something which the Average Joe can also use for their work. When such a person starts working with Jira for the first time, they may be a little overwhelmed by the depth of the system’s many features and functions. Nevertheless, we and many of our customers use Jira with completely different teams and company departments. The advantages of Jira are not limited to just our technical teams. You can clearly see the advantages that Jira brings to all sorts of teams when you focus on its ability to be transparent, its visualizations and how it inspires collaboration rather than technical integration.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, partners, event staff, colleagues, guests – everyone we have had the pleasure of working with or helping this year! We’ve had a fantastic year with Linchpin, draw.io, Agile Hive, G Suite, our Tools4AgileTeams conference, our regular breakfast information sessions, teaching kids how to program with programmieren.de, the Atlassian Summit in Barcelona, and all of the other events we both attended and hosted.
Do you want your intranet to be understood and to be used intuitively by all your employees, even by technically inexperienced users ? A clear design, one that feels relevant, with a smooth start up and an intuitive user interface are important aspects. Linchpin achieves this and more by limiting the complexity of Confluence, adding opportunities for personalization across the board, extensive design options and seamless interaction between Linchpin apps – with easy-to-use administration functions and no fuss.
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.
//SEIBERT/MEDIA has offices at several locations in Wiesbaden, the largest of them residing on the fifth floor of the Luisen Forum, a shopping center in the middle of the city. Around the building there is a wonderful roof terrace where you can relax, grill and look over Wiesbaden. We thought that the location would also be a good place to provide the surrounding pedestrian area with free Wi-Fi. Here at //SEIBERT/MEDIA we believe that people with access to more information will make better decisions and that such access ought to be free. Keeping this in mind, we have teamed up with Freifunk (“Free Radio”) Wiesbaden and installed a free Wi-Fi hotspot on our terrace for use in the surrounding pedestrian area.
After our offices in the Luisen Forum building and neighboring ESWE Tower in Wiesbaden had become a little crowded, we went on the search for new office space and found it in Adolfstrasse 16! Here we look at the unique design concept in the new office and what is next for our existing offices.