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New features coming soon to Confluence

Let's start the new year with new exciting features that are being rolled out to Confluence soon!

The first mentioned feature is a presenter mode for Confluence that will allow you to switch your Confluence page to the presentation with a QR code on the page while you present so no one will interrupt you any more to send a link while you present. Your team can also add comments as feedback while you present but you won't see them in the presenter mode so it doesn't interrupt you.  

Other great features are the simple custom charts for Confluence that you can generate from your own table data. You'll be able to select from 3 chart formats: bar chart, pie chart, and line chart. So next time you're building a presentation for your financial or other reports you can give them a try!  

Next feature are page statuses. You'll be able to assign status to the page, the statuses are fully customizable (you can give them any name and color) which allows you to create your own unique workflow. For example, you can create statuses like Rough draft, In review, Ready to publish to make your own document publish workflow.  

And the last feature announced in the article that I want to mention is customizable info panels. Up until now, you could create info panels in Confluence with predefined colors and icons like for example yellow warning, blue infobox, and so on. With the new improvements, you'll be able to select your own colors and emojis as icons, so the customization of the panels is now limitless giving your documents a unique feel 🎨.

New Confluence Home

But that's not it for new Confluence improvements this year. There is also a New Confluence Home coming soon, and it's looking great!  

New Confluence home will get you up to speed with recent activity and provide faster navigation to the relevant pages. There is also a popular feed section where you can find the most popular and relevant activity across your company.  

Have a look at the community post to see more details, the new Confluence home will be available to all users early in 2022.

Atlassian Cloud: Marketplace App Availability & Security

It's the start of 2022, and your company decided it is time to make the big step and move to the cloud. Your immediate question would be, what would happen to my server apps? Will they be available and secure in the cloud?

Well, Atlassian will be running a webinar to answer your questions on January 26th and January 27th. You'll hear from Jon Mort, CTO at Adaptavist, talking about what their team has prepared for cloud users. And you'll learn from the Atlassian team what Atlassian is doing to promote security and reliability in Cloud.

Navigate to Atlassian's website to learn more about the event and to register.

Sign up today to attend a LIVE panel with cloud migrations experts from the Atlassian Community

And the next event you don't want to miss is a LIVE panel with cloud migration experts that's happening on 20th January from 9 AM-10 AM PTS where you'll have an opportunity to learn from and ask questions about cloud migrations.

You can sign up using the link in this community post and if you attend you'll get a chance to win your own Cloudie push toy.

Jira Service Management Lightning Talks Q&A

JSM Lightning Talks are webinars tailored to help teams improve their service management practices with tips, demos, and exclusive content.  

This community post will host questions and their respective answers from each Lightning Talk episode. Have a look and feel free to extend the discussion in the comments section.

Community Webinar Opportunities: January 2022

If you would like to stay up to date and are looking for one place to go to see the overview of all webinars you can check out this community post written by Jimmy Seddon. Jimmy posts a monthly Webinar roundup in the Welcome center group in the Atlassian Community so you don't miss out on any event. 🤓

Calling Interview Participants for Keeping Confluence Spaces Organized

The Atlassian team is looking for people interested in giving feedback on organizing Confluence spaces.  
So if you regularly do actions like:

  • Move or delete pages
  • Add links in space shortcuts
  • Edit space overview
  • Delete spaces
  • And add or remove labels

Then you should book a call. It's going to be a 30 minutes interview, and in exchange, you'll receive a $75 voucher and the opportunity to shape the next version of Confluence.

2021 Atlassian Community Year in Review

And we cannot miss the Atlassian Community year review published just before the holidays season!

There are some really impressive numbers in the article, for example, the community had 17.6 million visitors in 2021, and from that 85 thousand average DAILY visitors. The Nairobi community had an impressive 3382 RSVPs to their 33 events in 2021 and the community member with the most article written in 2021 is Andreas Springer from Actonic.  

And if you would like to get reminded of great events and initiatives of the past year there are snippets from each month reminding us of Meet-less May, Atlympics, Jira July, Collaboratory, Apptoberfest, and more ✨.

Tempo Acquires ALM Works

In December, Tempo announced the acquisition of ALM Works, the company behind Structure for Jira, and a powerful and comprehensive project management solution.

The news dropped just over a month after Tempo announced acquiring RoadMunk, a stand-alone roadmapping solution. Tempo stated that it's focusing on creating a solid project portfolio management offering, combining resource management with roadmapping for planning and broader project structure functions.

📚Article of the week: Don’t Go it Alone: A Community Guide for Developers

A big kudos to Bentley Cook from Atlassian for writing this awesome explanation of the purpose of the two communities Atlassian has. The dev community and customer community. This article is most welcomed given there are more developers getting started these days, and it's essential knowing what purpose each forum has and most importantly, how to use each.