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by Veit Schiele last modified May 16, 2017 06:55 PM © cusy GmbH, Berlin 2015

Confluence

Confluence is a wiki software that is used primarily for communication and knowledge sharing in companies, but also increasingly as a public wiki.

Functionality

The Home of Confluence is the Dashboard. It is divided into five areas:

Spaces
The left column is a list of wiki spaces for which the logged in user has at least read access.
Quick links

Among the spaces there are three links:

CreateSpace
created a new Wiki Space
Feed Builder
created a configurable RSS Feed
People Directory
Link to the list of users
Tools and search
In the upper bar is the search box and Login or Logout
Last changes
Below the recently modified items in chronological order are displayed.
Favorites
Right below are the personal favorites of a user.

To modify the documents Confluence has an XML-based visual editor that supports drag and drop, autocompletion of shortcuts and macros as well as entering Textile markup.

Dabei bietet Ihnen Confluence folgende fünf Arbeitsraum-Typen:

Blank Space

Blank Space

Start with a blank space and customise it for your project, team, department or company. You can add content using pages and keep them organised in a hierarchy.

Personal Space

Personal Space

Keep your notes, task lists and other content organised. With a personal space, you can…

  • stay organised: Keep your notes, task lists, files and other personal content organised.
  • share news: Use your blog to make announcements, capture ideas and share learnings.
  • introduce yourself: Customise your personal homepage and introduce yourself to the team.

Documentation Space

Documentation Space

Create and manage technical documentation for your products. Create, manage and collaborate on technical documentation. The documentation space features a structured page tree that makes navigating content easy.

Knowledge base

Knowledge base

Capture and share best practices and solutions to common problems. Share knowledge and best practices internally with your team or organisation. Use with your help desk solution to address common requests.

Team Space

Team Space

Collaborate and share resources with your team. Share knowledge and collaborate on projects, processes and procedures with your team. They will be notified about this space and all updates. Team members will be granted permissions and added as watchers of the space.

Customers

The manufacturer’s customer list includes many large IT companies such as IBM and Cisco, as well as automobile manufacturers such as Audi. However, it includes organizations and institutions such as the UN, the CERN or the BBC or the Stanford University and the University of Vienna to.

License

Confluence is a commercial product, which usually needs an appropriate license, see Atlassian Confluence licenses. However, there are free licenses for open source projects, non-profit organizations, charities and classrooms.