Confluence State Of The Union 2009

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The past year was a big one for Confluence — the Office and Widget Connector, major search improvements, updates to the rich text editor — and 2009 is the year Confluence went social. This session explores major innovations in Confluence in the past year and discusses a few to anticipate.

Atlassian Speakers: Bill Arconati, Per Fragemann

Key Takeaways:

* Understand key new capabilities
* Discuss direction and strategy with product managers
* Highlight: Confluence 3

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Confluence State Of The Union 2009

  1. 1. Confluence State of the Union Bill Arconati & Per Fragemann, Atlassian
  2. 2. Collaboration Track Today Tomorrow
  3. 3. Agenda • Past • Present • Future
  4. 4. Itʼs been a while...
  5. 5. Itʼs been a while...
  6. 6. But the mission remains the same
  7. 7. Over 9,000 customers 7,500+ paying customers in 93 countries 1,500+ non-profit customers 20,000 personal wikis Wide spectrum of: • Industries • Organization Sizes • Deployment Sizes
  8. 8. Over 9,000 customers 7,500+ paying customers in 93 countries 1,500+ non-profit customers 20,000 personal wikis Wide spectrum of: • Industries 3 Confluence Deployments • Organization Sizes That Will Blow You Away • Deployment Sizes Tues 2:30 pm - 3:25 pm
  9. 9. =,2*#,quot;27% !quot;#$%&'((#)'*#+',% -,'.(quot;/0quot;%1#,#0quot;$quot;,2% ;576,quot;77%<#7:)'#*/7% 8quot;)%95)(67:6,0% 342quot;*,#(%&'$$5,6+quot;7% 4 Examples to Root Your Confluence Deployment Tues 10:00 am Dozens of Use Cases
  10. 10. Hundreds of Developers
  11. 11. 10 Must-Have Plugins Mon 4:45 Hundreds of Developers
  12. 12. 10 Must-Have Plugins Building Killer Communities Mon 4:45 Tues 1:30 Hundreds of Developers
  13. 13. Release Momentum Confluence 2.9 (AUG 2008): • Office Connector • SharePoint Connector Confluence 2.10 (DEC 2008): • Widget Connector • Search Improvements • Quick Navigation
  14. 14. Search: From Good to Great
  15. 15. Search: From Good to Great
  16. 16. 2008: UI & Quick Navigation Quick Navigation: Real Time Search
  17. 17. 2008: UI & Quick Navigation Quick Navigation: Real Time Search
  18. 18. 2008: UI & Quick Navigation 75% Quick Navigation: Real Time Search
  19. 19. 2008: Widget Connector Connect anything Web 2.0
  20. 20. 2008: Widget Connector Connect anything Web 2.0
  21. 21. 2008: Widget Connector Connect anything Web 2.0
  22. 22. 2008: Widget Connector Connect anything Web 2.0
  23. 23. 2008: Widget Connector Connect anything Web 2.0
  24. 24. an Sp Goo d m rea gle ore dsh : N eets ex tw ee 2008: Widget Connector k Connect anything Web 2.0
  25. 25. Office Connector: Edit in Word
  26. 26. Office Connector: Edit in Word
  27. 27. Documents at your fingertips
  28. 28. Documents at your fingertips
  29. 29. DOC, PPT, PDF& XLS Documents at your fingertips
  30. 30. Confluence 3
  31. 31. y ! da To re s S to In Confluence 3
  32. 32. Richer
Pages,
Faster
  33. 33. The Macro Browser Useful • Task lists • Charts • Widgets • More! Easy • Point and Click • Anyone can do it Vast • 80+ bundled macros
  34. 34. The Plugin Exchange Great for Customers • Hundreds of plugins • Evaluate • Rate Good for Developers • Get Discovered - 9000 custs • Customer Feedback • Earn $$$
  35. 35. Discover
People
  36. 36. Hover Profile People at the forefront Learn more anywhere in the app • Profile Photo • Current Status • Personal Space • Follow • Email
  37. 37. Hover Profile People at the forefront Learn more anywhere in the app • Profile Photo • Current Status • Personal Space • Follow • Email
  38. 38. Hover Profile
  39. 39. Hover Profile
  40. 40. Richer Profiles User Activity • See your recent activity More Information Fields • Phone & IM • Position • Department • Location
  41. 41. Richer Profiles
  42. 42. Richer Profiles
  43. 43. Connect
With
People
  44. 44. Build Your Network Follow people • Relevant, Important, Interesting… View Their Activity • Pages, Comments, Blogs, Status Updates Subscribe • View in personal profile or RSS reader
  45. 45. Build your network
  46. 46. Build your network
  47. 47. Share Your Status Efficient • Share bits of info without wiki pages or blogs Smart • Supports links and wiki markup Integrated • Displayed alongside your other activities
  48. 48. Share your status
  49. 49. Share your status
  50. 50. Enhanced Personal Spaces New Profile Panel gives more detail: • Current Status • Recent activity • Network
  51. 51. Enhanced Personal Spaces
  52. 52. Enhanced Personal Spaces
  53. 53. Tons
of
Improvements
  54. 54. Lightning Fast
  55. 55. Lightning Fast 50% faster page rendering
  56. 56. Lightning Fast 50% faster page rendering 20% higher, more constant throughput
  57. 57. Lightning Fast 50% faster page rendering 20% higher, more constant throughput Better hardware utilization for vertical scaling
  58. 58. Lightning Fast 50% faster page rendering 20% higher, more constant throughput Better hardware utilization for vertical scaling Improved client-side caching
  59. 59. Lightning Fast 50% faster page rendering 20% higher, more constant throughput Better hardware utilization for vertical scaling Improved client-side caching 100% faster page rendering in Cluster through improved horizontal scaling
  60. 60. Lightning Fast
  61. 61. Lightning Fast Scaling Confluence 3:45 pm - 4:40 pm
  62. 62. PDF Overhaul
  63. 63. PDF Overhaul 2x to 3x faster
  64. 64. PDF Overhaul 2x to 3x faster Beautiful and optimized for PDF and print
  65. 65. PDF Overhaul 2x to 3x faster Beautiful and optimized for PDF and print Headers, footers, cover pages, table of content
  66. 66. PDF Overhaul 2x to 3x faster Beautiful and optimized for PDF and print Headers, footers, cover pages, table of content Everything customizable using CSS
  67. 67. PDF Overhaul
  68. 68. PDF Overhaul
  69. 69. PDF Overhaul
  70. 70. PDF Overhaul
  71. 71. Header PDF Overhaul Fonts Table Style
  72. 72. Better and focused page comparisons
  73. 73. Better and focused page comparisons
  74. 74. ... and email notifications!
  75. 75. Vastly improved table editing
  76. 76. Vastly improved table editing
  77. 77. New Pricing, New Names
  78. 78. New Pricing
  79. 79. Future Directions
  80. 80. Integration & OpenSocial Gadgets • Expose Confluence content • Include other content into Confluence Dashboards • Configurable Dashboard • Import gadgets from other systems Intro to OpenSocial Mon 3.45
  81. 81. Better! Faster! Easier!
  82. 82. Better! Faster! Easier! REST API Performance Powertools Plugin system Page Ordering Cluster storage model Space selector Rich Text Editor Supportability AJAX Status replies Quality Linking dialog Security Extended profiles I18N Availability Clustering Media dialog Usage statistics Editor dialogs Usability UI sexiness Macrobrowser Supercharge
  83. 83. Better! Faster! Easier! REST API Performance Powertools Plugin system Page Ordering Cluster storage model Space selector Rich Text Editor Supportability AJAX Status replies Quality Linking dialog Innovation Extended profiles I18N Security Availability Clustering Media dialog Usage statistics Editor dialogs Usability UI sexiness Macrobrowser Supercharge
  84. 84. From the labs: “Based on 3.0” Shipping soon at http://plugins.atlassian.com

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