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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By : Stefan Kohler
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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By: Stefan Kohler

Overview of this book

Every idea, concept, and project needs documentation, which is traditionally kept in a variety of documents on different devices. Confluence 5 centralizes that documentation and provides it in one single location, available from almost any device and location. Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials is a practical, hands-on guide explaining not only how to install and administrate Confluence, but also everything you need to create, share, and collaborate on your documentation. This book will give you everything you need to get started with Confluence. Before you can start creating content, Confluence needs to be available. That is exactly where we start with this book; installing Confluence. Through a number of clear, practical exercises you will go from installation and administration, to creating content and involving your teammates. This book will teach you how to quickly create compelling content. You will learn how to involve your teammates in the process, using the Confluence workbox and share features. You will learn how Confluence can be customized with regards to look and feel, extra functionality, and integration with other tools, so that there is nothing in your way when you want to introduce Confluence 5 within your organisation. If you need to develop better collaboration on mission critical projects, then this book is for you!
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers


We have seen that getting started with Confluence is fairly straightforward; it is also very flexible with regard to options you can choose from, when installing your copy of Confluence. You can mix these options to suit your situation best, or to comply with your IT department's requirements. If you wish to keep initial costs as low as possible, you can install Confluence completely with open source software, such as Linux and Postgresql, which are available for free.

Now that we have installed Confluence and gone through the set up wizard, we will start to dive deeper into the various aspects of Confluence. In the next chapter, we will go into how to manage your users and groups, as Confluence is not intended to be used alone.