The links between Atlassian and Microsoft Office grow stronger with Atlassianâ€™s latest Connector between Confluence (their Wiki product) and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In this case the Connector allows content on the Confluence Wiki to be imported, edited and updated from Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Check out the super simple 3 and half minute video to gain a good understanding. The thing I like about the Atlassian offering is how damn simple it is!
(Note: This is different to their SharePoint connector beta that they released last October)
This is of particular interest to us at Elcom because weâ€™ve recently started work on a Microsoft Word Connector for our Community Manager product. The result will be to allow editing/update of content (ie content management) directly from Word. (Note: not to be confused with document management eg how the Office suite does works with SharePoint â€“ which is something else entirely, but something we are also looking at).
BTW if you are interested in Atlassian and Microsoft Office then make sure youâ€™re at the Sydney Business & Technology User Group (SBTUG) next week (Wed 27 Aug) – weâ€™ve got Mark Hetherington (from TileFile) talking about how he runs his whole software company on Atlassian JIRA & Confluence, and then Alistair Speirs talking about how to improve business processes using Forms in Microsoft Office. Well worth attending â€“ details here.
(via Alistair Speirs)