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Atlassian Summit 2014 - A Five-Star Review
Johannes Egenolf

Johannes Egenolf on September 17, 2014

Johannes Egenolf

Johannes Egenolf on September 17, 2014

Atlassian Summit 2014 - A Five-Star Review

We had a wonderful time at the Atlassian Summit 2014 in San Jose. It was the largest Atlassian event ever held – and it exceeded all our expectations. The summit united Atlassian customers, experts and add-on developers for Confluence, JIRA and other Atlassian products from all over the world.   In this blog post, we explain why we’re giving the Atlassian Summit 2014 a five-star rating.

Weekly Round-up: How Atlassian Tech Writers Keep Pace with Agile Development, Inspiring Headings, GPS for Writing, and More
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on September 12, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on September 12, 2014

Weekly Round-up: How Atlassian Tech Writers Keep Pace with Agile Development, Inspiring Headings, GPS for Writing, and More

Here's K15t Software http://www.k15t.com/'s weekly social web round-up for technical writers, information architects, and content strategists.   This week's top story from the Atlassian Summit 2014: "K15t Software Helps Atlassian Technical Writers Keep Pace with Agile Development Teams"

Seven Major Pitfalls to Avoid When Using Atlassian Confluence for Collaboration
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on September 3, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on September 3, 2014

Seven Major Pitfalls to Avoid When Using Atlassian Confluence for Collaboration

Here are seven common mistakes made by organizations using Confluence for collaborative knowledge management and documentation – and how to avoid them. The following list applies to Confluence – Atlassian’s collaboration platform and enterprise wiki – but may be relevant for other platforms and content management tools, too. The same issues keep cropping up – so let’s find out how to fix them.

My Favorite Scroll PDF Exporter Feature: Quick and Easy Template Exchange
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on August 28, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on August 28, 2014

My Favorite Scroll PDF Exporter Feature: Quick and Easy Template Exchange

Is there a quick, easy, and reliable way to migrate a Scroll PDF Exporter template between systems? In this blog post, I'll introduce a very useful feature for migrating PDF templates between Confluence instances – from a Confluence development system to the production server, for example. I will also share a pro tip that will help you significantly accelerate your template customization.

Confluence for Content Management 101 - Useful Resources, Videos, and Further Reading
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on August 14, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on August 14, 2014

Confluence for Content Management 101 - Useful Resources, Videos, and Further Reading

How can I set up a Confluence space for modular technical documentation? Can I manage multiple versions of documentation in Confluence? Is there a way to add approval workflows, or to use the platform as a high-performance content management solution for my website? If you’re considering using it for your technical communication, you might be asking these very questions. If so, this blog post is the perfect place to start. These useful content management resources will help you get the most out of the software straight away.

What the FAQ?! - Collecting Frequently Asked Questions With Confluence (Including Four Pro Tips)
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on August 6, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on August 6, 2014

What the FAQ?! - Collecting Frequently Asked Questions With Confluence (Including Four Pro Tips)

Are you receiving the same questions over and over again? If so, it’s time to give your users and customers what they need – a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.   In this blog post, you’ll find some tips and examples that will help you create and manage your very own FAQ collection in Confluence.

Scroll Versions Pro Tip: Using the Variant Management Functionality for Workflows
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on July 30, 2014

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on July 30, 2014

Scroll Versions Pro Tip: Using the Variant Management Functionality for Workflows

My day-to-day work here at K15t Software involves regular contact with users of our Scroll Content Management add-ons. I provide troubleshooting tips and workarounds tailored to their use cases. However, sometimes the tables are turned – and it’s the customers who give me great ideas. A while back, in fact, a Scroll Versions user came up with an innovative way to use variant management functionality for workflows. Let's take a closer look at how this can be achieved.

Apples and Oranges: Seven Reasons Why Confluence and DITA Are Hard to Compare
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on July 23, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on July 23, 2014

Apples and Oranges: Seven Reasons Why Confluence and DITA Are Hard to Compare

When it comes to finding an authoring and single-source publishing environment, often Wiki-based documentation (e.g. with Atlassian Confluence) and structured XML authoring (usually with DITA) are compared.   This blogpost outlines the different use cases of wiki-based documentation versus XML-enabled structured authoring. But there's also one thing both approaches have in common.

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