Atlassian Announces Confluence 1.4 – The Enterprise Wiki

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Atlassian Software Systems today announced Confluence 1.4, the latest release of their enterprise wiki. With over 50 fresh new features, this release offers a vastly improved user interface, page level permissioning, stronger customisability, more built in macros, 'upload-and-go' plug-in support and much more. By allowing users to collaborate through the ability to quickly create, search and store content, wikis are quickly becoming many organisations answer to the search for a practical and usable knowledge management solution. The 400 plus organisations using Confluence are very much a testament to the growing prominence of the wiki in the corporate environment.

Confluence 1.4 is the culmination of six months of intensive work to make Confluence even more flexible and powerful, but at the same time even easier to use by novices and experts alike

Atlassian Software Systems today announced Confluence 1.4, the latest release of their enterprise wiki. Including a total of over 450 improvements and over 50 fresh new features, Confluence 1.4 improves on the highly successful Confluence 1.3 release. . By allowing users to collaborate through the ability to quickly create, search and store content, wikis are quickly becoming many organisations answer to the search for a practical and usable knowledge management solution. The 400 plus organisations using Confluence are very much a testament to the growing prominence of the wiki in the corporate environment.

Confluence 1.4 introduces a cleaner user interface, a completely rewritten rendering engine, page level permissioning, more opportunities for customisation, more built in macros, 'upload-and-go' plug-in support and much more. "Confluence 1.4 is the culmination of six months of intensive work to make Confluence even more flexible and powerful, but at the same time even easier to use by novices and experts alike", explained Charles Miller, Confluence's lead developer.

Confluence 1.4 delivers a simpler user interface, streamlined to focus on the most important content of the Confluence page while still keeping Confluence's most frequently used features within reach. As a result of the improvements, editing a Confluence page more intuitive, allowing the user to edit, insert attachments, rename and move pages all on the same page. The user interface is more customisable, with improved themes support, user defined space logos and greater dashboard space for user information.

Confluence differentiates itself from other wikis via its existing fine-grained, space-level security. Confluence 1.4 extends this security down to the page level, giving trusted editors the power to hide pages from other users, or to protect them from being edited inadvertently.

Confluence isn't just an application; it's a platform for building your own functionality on top of the wiki. From simple enhancements like a macro that can draw information from other systems in your organisation, through to complex plugins that can interact with the user and respond to changes that occur within Confluence, developers can make Confluence do things that even we haven't thought of yet. Many of Confluence's existing features, such as the SOAP API or the livesearch macro have been written entirely as plugins. And of course, just as commercial licensees of Confluence are entitled to full source access, the source-code of all these plugins are available for you to learn from, or even enhance.

Confluence boasts over 400 customers including notables such as Boeing, Raytheon, BMW, Sony, Pixar, Vodafone, McDonalds, Cisco, Siemens, Citigroup, World Bank, United Nations, MIT, Stanford, making it the most widely deployed commercial wiki in the world today. You can find other organisations in your industry using JIRA here: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10641

With 50 fresh new features, there is now an even stronger reason to evaluate Confluence. To download a free, fully functional evaluation, try an online demo or just to find out more, visit: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10630

To see the full Confluence 1.4 release notes, please visit: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10632

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY AND PRICING

Confluence 1.4 is available via Atlassian's web site. Confluence's fair and upfront licensing policy includes free upgrades and support for 12 months. Confluence is a web-based application that runs on any platform and supports most major databases. Existing customers who wish to upgrade, or new users who wish to perform a free, fully functional 30 day evaluation can download Confluence from the Atlassian website: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10630

ABOUT ATLASSIAN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

Atlassian Software Systems is an innovative Australian software company providing enterprise software solutions to the world's leading organizations. Atlassian currently has offices in Sydney, Australia and New York, USA. Atlassian's 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. For more information visit Atlassian's website: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10631

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further details or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Benjamin Naftzger

Sales & Marketing Director

ATLASSIAN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS PTY LTD

Ph: 61 2 9299 8761

Mob: 61 0 402 871 882

http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10631

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