This is the second post in a three-part series about how we use our tools to power blogs.atlassian.com. In part one we focused on using JIRA Agile to manage the cadence and blog flow. Unlike a personal blog, content is a collaborative effort here at Atlassian; this allows for multiple perspectives and results in better quality content.  Confluence is a key part in us producing and curating content for you, our readers. So in this post, focus on the content itself, and how Confluence helps us develop,

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January Question of the Month: Productivity

This is part of the Question of the Month series in which we highlight the many ways Atlassians use Confluence Questions. Read on for insight into Atlassian’s culture, values, and our newest collaboration tool, Confluence Questions. Keeping your New Year's resolutions is about as hard as keeping up with your email, which is to say, nearly impossible. What makes it so difficult? The next pressing thing usually takes precedence, and life – with all of its distractions, temptations, and excitement

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Confluence is the perfect place to centralize all of your team's important work. At Atlassian every team has their own space to organize the work they do. Create your team space In Confluence 5.3 we made it dead simple to create a team space right from the Create Space dialog. In just a few clicks you can add your team space, invite your team members, and add a description for your team. While Confluence automatically gives you the basic structure for a solid team space, you can easily customize

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Join us for the Do Agile Right webinar series

There are no right answers when it comes to how teams plan, build, and launch great software. Every team and situation is different, making your process inherently different as well. The title of this webinar series might be a little misleading because there isn't one way or a best way to do agile. The agile methodology provides a number of guiding principles and strategies, but leaves the implementation up to the team. Agile is a philosophy, not a rigid protocol. It's designed to allow each

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Take Confluence to the next level with RefinedWiki Original Theme 4

This is a guest post from RefinedWiki, the team behind Original Theme for Confluence, one of the best-selling Confluence add-ons of all time. Last month we released RefinedWiki Original Theme 4.0, a Confluence plugin that lets you organize content and skin it with our pre-designed themes. With every release from Atlassian, Confluence gets more friendly for everyone in the company, not just the developers. The rich text editor in Confluence 4.0, Blueprints in 5.1, and new Confluence Questions

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7 new year’s resolutions for team collaboration in 2014

The new year is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. It's the reason your gym is so crowded with people you've never seen before. Here are a couple resolutions you should consider making with your team so you can work better together in 2014. 1. Centralize your team's information Regardless of what team you're on at your organization – development, marketing, sales, HR – you create, share, and discuss information with your teammates every day to get your job done. Information comes

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