A good day for collaboration
Today my company announced a new SharePoint Connector for Confluence. About 8 or 9 months ago, we started getting calls from our customers asking about SharePoint: how does Confluence work with it? Or does it compete? How do the products overlap? Being on the other end of the telephone, it was clear that Microsoft had started their launch for SharePoint 2007!
We couldn’t really say much at the time. We knew SharePoint was a big deal, and that Microsoft was touting SharePoint’s new “Web 2.0″ features like blogs and wikis, we had watched Scoble’s interview with SharePoint engineers. But what we didn’t know was what it was really going to be like.
The new Connector is an awesome answer. It’s a great answer for SharePoint users who want a full-time enterprise wiki, and for Confluence users who need to integrate these two collaboration solutions. It’s a big win for Atlassian (along with Newsgator) to be included in Microsoft’s inaugural announcement of SharePoint as a Web 2.0 platform.
Now, hopefully Jonathan, Brendan, Zach, Mike and everyone else working on the product and announcement can get some sleep.
Here are some blogs by other Atlassians on the topic: