Introducing Confluence Questions


Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 12.01.54 PMIt happens a lot, you get interrupted by questions from fellow colleagues by chat, by email or just them walking by. It’s normal honestly, you have answers and they need to know. But what if you could share your answers with the rest of the organization? Here is where Confluence Questions comes in. Answers to your questions, behind the firewall (probably on OnDemand soon too).

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My top new add-ons from Atlassian Summit 2013

Summit13Here it is, the blog post I promised about the coolest new add-ons released during Atlassian Summit 2013. To be clear, these are the add-ons I personally found most interesting and also had time to look into.

They are either entirely new add-ons or they offer significant new features for the existing ones.
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Summit 2013 announcements

Mike announcing Service DeskToday was the big day for Atlassian Summit 2013 with the opening keynote where all the big announcements were made. Co-founders and co-ceo’s Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes traditionally open the summit and this year they had yet again cool stuff to announce. Here is a brief overview of the all new things announced. More in-depth analysis of all the new stuff is coming over the next couple of days.

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Avisi @ Atlassian Summit 2013

Summit13 Avisi is attending Atlassian Summit in San Francisco this week. A week full of announcements, meeting other add-on vendors and experts and talking to users of the products. It will be an exiting event!

The week started on monday with an experts day where experts were given a preview of the big announcements of today. See keep tuned to see all the cool announcements on this blog later this week. And we wouldn’t be a real technical company if we didn’t try out the new stuff that is coming already.

So stay tuned!

Meet the new JIRA: JIRA 6 available today!

WhatsNew_Hero_JIRA6_407x248Modern. Fast. Mobile. Simple.

JIRA 6.0 is a completely new JIRA.  The redesigned look and feel brings a whole new user experience to JIRA. It is modern and simple, clearing away the clutter so that you can get your work done faster.  It’s also mobile so you can stay connected to your project on the go…

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Agile Applications Lifecycle Management; a discussion

As an Atlassian experts, we are often asked to help teams implement their development process in the Atlassian tools. Often, there are many questions in the area of Applications Lifecycle Management (ALM). This inspired us to invite a few of the bigger Dutch companies to discuss the topic further.

In line with our Agile Software Architecture Symposium, we value knowledge sharing. We felt that discussing the subject with a small group of experts and users would benefit all the parties involved.

The group was made up of 6 large companies that are currently in the process of implementing Agile Applications Lifecycle Management and 6 consultants that work in the area of ALM.

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Want an XML schema viewer in Confluence wiki?

This is a guest blog from Sarah Maddox, a technical writer, author and blogger at Atlassian. See her original blog post here.

Want an XML schema viewer in Confluence wiki? You got it. :) Avisi have developed two nifty macros to display an XML schema (XSD) in tabular and graphic format on a Confluence page. The XSD Viewer is a new add-on for Confluence wiki, and the Avisi developers are keen for input from technical writers and others interested in XML schemas.

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The New XSD Viewer Plugin for Confluence

About this post: This guest blog was written by Brigitte Meijer, Information Analyst & Requirements Engineer at BmIT. She is a valued collaborator of ours who we regularly hire for consultancy. We have asked her to share her views on our recently released plugin, the XSD Viewer for Confluence. This is what she wrote:

We are currently developing webservices and an ebMS interface for a customer. This involves making a lot of XSD’s…

Previously we wrote the functional and technical documentation for these interfaces in MS Word, made tables explaining the elements by hand and used a development tool to create schematic images. This was a lot of work and it was very difficult to keep the XSD and the documentation in sync.

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