Topic: Confluence 1.0
Atlassian Announces Confluence 1.0
The Professional Wiki
Today, Atlassian Software Systems announced the release of their latest product:
Confluence 1.0. Confluence, the professional J2EE wiki, is a knowledge management tool
designed to make it as easy as possible for a team to share information with each other,
and with the world. Confluence's simple but powerful editing and site management features
help sharing information, collaborating on documents and brainstorming ideas, all from a
single web-based location. Read more about Confluence 1.0 here http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10180
Wiki technology, established by Ward
Cunningham in 1995, has been gaining traction in the market place due to the growing
interest in knowledge management and collaboration and of course the network
effect. Confluence builds on these foundations, making it easy to create, edit,
link, search and organise pages using an easy-to-learn notation. Confluence takes the
concept further by adding sophistication and professional qualities customers now come to
expect from Atlassian software. Further indeed, recently a customer was quoted as saying:
"I hate wikis, but I love Confluence".
Speaking of Confluences
development, Mike Cannon-Brookes (Atlassians CEO and co-founder) said, "Our aim
was to build an application that was built to the requirements of an enterprise knowledge
management system, without losing the essential, powerful simplicity of the wiki in the
Each Confluence site is divided into
discrete spaces. Within each space, users can create, edit and link pages using an
easy-to-learn notation. Powerful editing features such as intelligent page renaming and
page hierarchies make it simple to maintain and organise the content. Full text searching
across all content and attachments (including Word and PDF files) allows information to be
looked up rapidly. As the site grows, users can track changes as they occur, either
through the site, with an RSS newsreader, or be notified by email of each change.
Confluence adds professional features
rarely seen in wiki software (and especially not all in the same wiki package): flexible
privilege-based security management, blogging, automated refactoring, exporting pages or
entire spaces to HTML or PDF, a comprehensive remote API, easy unpack and run
installation; all wrapped up in Atlassians Legendary Service.
Talk to anyone trying to introduce
knowledge management applications into organisations and you will quickly understand the
difficulties involved in obtaining buy-in and participation from the organisation.
Confluence is a major step-forward in breaking down this barrier, making knowledge
management, perhaps for the first time, truly practical.
Find out more about Confluence 1.0 now,
or even download an evaluation today at Atlassian's web site: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10180
Availability and Pricing
Confluence 1.0 is available now via Atlassian's web site. Confluence's fair and
upfront perpetual per-server licensing policy includes free upgrades and support for 12
months. Confluence is a J2EE application which runs on any platform.
Atlassian is an innovative Australian software company providing enterprise
software solutions to the world's leading organizations. Our mission is to build a
different kind of software company - one that listens to client needs, values innovation
in development and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. Atlassian's
commitment to legendary service provides consistent, high quality support for all our
customers. Atlassian also publishes JIRA, the world leading issue tracker.