Is there a way to add lists and library of document folders in Confluence similar to Share Point? Confluence . Do you have any comaprison chart of feature of Confluence and Share Point
I answered a similar question recently at Technical Writing World:
Here's the gist of my comment from that site:
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I did spend some time a year ago doing a comparative analysis of Confluence and a beta version of SharePoint 2010.
My comparison was specifically related to using SharePoint or Confluence for technical documentation. I examined the following aspects of designing a documentation suite:
The result was a lengthy document, listing the pluses and minuses of each platform for each of the above functions. In summary, my conclusion was this:
SharePoint and Confluence are totally different things.
Then I thought up my answers to the question, when should you use SharePoint and when should you use Confluence?
My thoughts were that you should use SharePoint if:
And I thought you should use Confluence if:
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I hope this answers your question. :)
I would add that Confluence handles document libraries quite well. In fact, some of my colleagues were surprised at how it manages versions and uploads in a simpler way than SharePoint does.
Mmm, yes, but what do you mean by "collaberation"? It's one of those wonderful words which could encompass all sorts of things, but is too vague to define them beyond "more than one person working together on the same thing"
Unless you can define what you want to "collaberate" on, there's not actually a lot to compare them on. Obviously, you don't need to go into massive amounts of detail, but a very rough idea of what your desired outcome is will probably open up this question to all sorts of answers.
But without a rough idea of purpose, I'd say that Sharepoint is good for things like legal documents, books and manuals for systems with long slow release cycles (because you want slabs of paperwork which exist as discrete fixed objects) and Confluence is good for almost everything else - documentation on systems and processes, ideas, human descriptions of test plans, technical specifications, recipes, support documentation, etc etc etc.
Hello Sarah, Your reply to Rameshtn in June of 2012 was very helpful. Thank you.
In April of 2012 I began my employment as a Technical Writer for a company who had just begun using Confluence. This is my first experience with Confluence and I will have to admit I am enjoying it. I also serve as the Front-end Administrator of Confluence.
At my company, there is a great deal of discussion about SharePoint vs Confluence going on. The company is looking for a one answer solution to serve as a single source of documentation. Because of everything we do, I am not sure there can be only one solution. Being able to identify the differences between the two tools will help this process.
For me, this information is timely; I found your insight very helpful. Thank you.
SharePoint is better for hosting and lightly organizing relatively static, Microsoft Office-based content in an organization where you have the patience to painstakingly manage permissions.
Confluence is better for everything else! In particular, it's better for content that is evolving. It's better for "crowd sourcing" content. It's better for technical documentation. It's better for focusing on content over format.
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