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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 learned about the Confluence workbox and its ability to work with in-app notifications and personal tasks. Both can be used to share content or get more people involved in your workflow, actions, and content.

Tasks are a great way to keep track of things to do after a meeting or when preparing for a new release. With the tasklist we can assign tasks to other people and track those tasks.

With the mobile interface, you can take Confluence with you while you are on the road (provided you have an Internet connection). The mobile interface can be used to search information, comments on pages, or blog posts, and manage your notifications and tasks. Searching for other users with the mobile interface allows you to call or message people directly from your mobile device.

With the ability to create, share, and track content within Confluence, it's time to dive into another aspect of Confluence, content security. Being able to control who can view or edit your content is something we...