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Barcelona Travel Guide for European Atlassian Summit Visitors 2017

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Do you know any city that can be more perfect than Barcelona? Its relaxed pace of life, gorgeous architecture, delicious food, and its captivating climate make this place ideal for tourists. It captures your mind and soul, and makes you return back again and again.

It was not accidental that Atlassian had chosen this city for running the first European Atlassian Summit. Our StiltSoft team with the full specter of add-ons for Confluence, JIRA, and Bitbucket will be at the Summit too. So if you have a bit of time, feel free to visit our booth and have a chat between the training sessions and keynotes.

But besides the Summit itself, we want you to enjoy your staying at Barcelona to the full extent. And here’s our travel guide for all Atlassian Summit Visitors. We have created several routes to the key Barcelona sights right from Fira Barcelona Gran Via where the summit will take place. Visit any of them and then share your impressions in Twitter with us by mentioning @stiltsoft.

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5 Add-ons to Boost Your Confluence – First Quarter 2017

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2017 has already reached its quarter, and it’s time to introduce a new Top 5 of Confluence add-ons to you. All the solutions appeared on the Atlassian Marketplace in the first quarter of this year. We have examined around 40 add-ons published between January 1 and March 31 and selected the five tools that can help you to excel in Confluence.

If you are for the first time in our blog we want to remind you that this is a regular series of blog posts. For the set of all add-ons featured in the past year, see our final post in 2016.

The final listing for this quarter includes the following solutions:

Well, let’s see what capabilities each add-on delivers to you.

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Analysis of Page Metadata in Atlassian Confluence

Atlassian Confluence provides a rich set of capabilities for management of content. Their approach to collaborative editing, as well as extended ecosystem of add-ons, allow your team to quickly and easily achieve the defined objectives.

Those people who use Confluence extensively utilize different methods to categorize and structure pages for quick accessibility and easy navigation. Here’s page metadata can help you with this.

By default, you can use the native Page Properties macro which allows you to specify custom key/value pairs for specific content pages. This solution allows you to keep metadata within page content. The Page Properties Report macro further processes labels of pages with metadata and generates the index list of pages matching the defined criteria.

But it is not perfect. All the time you need to manually enter text values and there is high probability that you can misspell some word or enter something that will differ from the original value. And here you need a more data-consistent and comprehensive solution. Metadata for Confluence add-on from Communardo Software GmbH can become the tool that can help you with getting control over page metadata.

After expansion of content in your Confluence, one day you may want to get insight into its structure, and find out some criteria to classify or categorize it. And Table Filter and Charts add-on from StiltSoft can become a solution that will help you with content filtration, aggregation, and visualization.

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Evaluation of Team Performance in Atlassian Confluence: Part 2

Last time we started evaluation of team performance on the basis of tasks stored both in JIRA and Confluence. To get the clear picture of work to be done, we used TaskONE for Confluence add-on. This solution allows you to combine tasks created in JIRA and Confluence, and outputs a single table listing all of them at once.

Table Filter and Charts add-on was chosen as a means for filtration, aggregation, and visualization of this table with tasks. In the first blog post, we applied several filtration criteria to get the list of tasks filtered by specific assignee, due date, and task type.

This time we are going to transform this information into a pivot table, and further visualize it with a dynamically updated chart. This will allow us to better see the work amount planned for each employee and distribute tasks among people who are not occupied at the moment.

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First Atlassian Summit in Europe

We are delighted to announce the first ever European Atlassian Summit!

Of course, StiltSoft team won’t miss this remarkable event and we have already registered as a Bronze Sponsor.

All the participants of this year’s European conference will be welcomed by the sun of Barcelona.

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NETWORKING is what it’s all about! Atlassian Summit makes it possible to come together and talk about our common challenges.

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How Bittium Uses Quizzes for Confluence to Create Training Courses

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Bittium Corporation offers products that ensure secure and reliable communications and customizable connectivity solutions for various devices and industries including defense, healthcare, public safety and IoT markets. Employee training is widely used in the company. It allows keeping everyone informed about regulations, procedures and requirements in place.

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Analyzing Leads with SalesForce Connector and Table Filter and Charts in Confluence

We continue our series of blog posts and video tutorials featuring the best approaches for evaluation of table data in Atlassian Confluence. Last time we reviewed the way to get insight into requirements collected with ConfiForms add-on and further processed with Table Filter and Charts add-on. You can find the full list of video tutorials from this series on our YouTube channel.

This time we decided to retrieve leads from Salesforce CRM system by using Salesforce & Confluence Server Connector from ServiceRocket team. Once we get this data in Confluence we will try to analyze opportunities for different leads with Table Filter and Charts add-on.

No more talks! Let’s get started!

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Table Filter and Charts with Dynamic Forms Created with ConfiForms

This year we continue our series of blog posts featuring powerful approaches to table data management in Atlassian Confluence. In our recent posts, we have already outlined the quick recipes of how to work with the Page Properties Report and JIRA Issues macros, dynamic Scaffolding tables, and data pulled from external databases.

This time we will show a quick, but efficient method to gather requirements from a group of stakeholders with a dynamic form created with ConfiForms add-on. And further process this data with Table Filter and Charts add-on.

So let’s get started!

ConfiForms add-on

ConfiForms. Data Forms & Workflows add-on is a powerful solution to design complex data entry forms with smart validation rules and customizable look. This add-on provides you with around 60 field types that you can use for building forms of any kind and for any purpose imaginable.

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