Forums and email distribution lists were great tools for communication in the 90s, but neither is as effective as a question and answer platform for sharing knowledge with your team or company. Starting discussions was easy, but finding answers in long winded forum threads or buried in email proved tiresome. The latest update to Confluence Questions combines the best of parts of old-school email lists with some modern-day bells and whistles: enhanced discussion capabilities, robust search, and site-wide

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There's this idea floating around: an idea that builds are the devil. That they're unreliable, tedious and confusing. I won't try to refute this... but my secondment has taught me that builds are so much more! I began at Atlassian as a developer on the Confluence development team where my work primarily involved delivering features such as Confluence-JIRA integration and the Confluence Space IA (Left Sidebar). So when I was approached about joining the Confluence build engineering team for

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Confluence helps Indigenous students graduate

"Confluence has provided the simplicity and ease of use our staff were crying out for. It's helped unify our team of 100+ people spread across the nation and given us the necessary systematic hydromatic backbone, so we can set our sights on expanding AIME to 10,000 Indigenous kids a year by 2018."  Jack Manning Bancroft, CEO, AIME Problem AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) needed a cloud-based solution to store, update and easily view all of their policies, procedures, business

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Webinar: Setting up Confluence for success

One of the most common questions we hear from new customers is, 'Where do I start?' Confluence is one of the most powerful and flexible collaboration platforms available and setting it up so that your team can get the most out of it is key to productivity. Watch, learn, and share There is not one secret to setting up your Confluence site, but several key ingredients that will help you get off to a good start. In this webinar we'll show you how to set up your Confluence instance for better

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TAM Day: Top 5 best practices at enterprise scale

Summit 2014 has officially ended and, with over 2,100 attendees, was our biggest annual conference yet. One of my favorite additions to Summit this year was an event hosted by the Technical Account Management team, TAM Day at Summit. An exclusive event for TAM customers, TAM Day provided them the chance to meet with Atlassian product and support leadership, and exchange ideas with other TAM customers. But, what exactly is a TAM customer? Earlier this year, Atlassian launched a technical

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Answers, meet Questions

For the first time in Atlassian's history, we're proud to announce that our online customer community, Atlassian Answers is now powered by our very own software, Confluence Questions. So what? Three years ago, we launched a public facing question and answer community, Atlassian Answers, built on heavily customized open source software to replace our old community forums. After witnessing the runaway growth and success of the site, and hearing requests from our users for the software that powered

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