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Use of confluence for document management & knowledge base


I'm the computational design lead at an architecture firm (buildings not software ;)) so I'm sorry if my terminology is incorrect or the questions seems basic or difficult to understand.

Thanks in advance for any help or advice!

I'm trying to modernize our work methodology & tools and considering confluence as part of our non existent stack (some people here use Monday for project management and that's basically it).

We have a server that stores all of our data, it can be accessed through VPN and the management are reluctant to switch to cloud based storage.

What I'm looking for is a tool that can be used both for an office wiki for onboarding, training & management and also used to easily search and sort the data on our server as well as "connecting" wiki pages to locations on our server.

Can I use confluence for both purposes and if so, how? 

Thank you :)

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@Tanya RoitmanAtlassian has discontinued their on-premise Confluence server offering.  That means smaller customers must either use cloud or the more expensive Data Center offering.

From a technical requirements point of view, it seems Confluence Cloud would not be a good solution for you.

@marc -Collabello--Phase Locked-  Thank you for your answer :)

I'd love to hear your opinion on why not?


I've actually been looking into this and talking to people on Reddit and it seemed to me that it could be used in the way I want... I'm mostly concerned with the ability to "sync" existing local folders to Confluence so I can search through them easily and link them to pages etc. but still have the ability to use them normally - from each desktop without downloading them (our work files are used in dedicated software on each desktop).


From my understanding I could connect our internal network using WebDav like in this article:

Though it explains how to create a Confluence network drive on our network and not the other way around...

@Tanya Roitmanthe link you provide is for the discontinued server product and Data Center.  It does not work for Confluence Cloud.

Confluence Cloud has no ability to search through attachments build in.

I see... that's unfortunate :(

Is there any way around this? perhaps an Integration with another tool?

I was really leaning towards the use of Confluence over SharePoint, but the lack of this functionality is a deal breaker...

It would be great to get someone else's input on this and if there is a way to create the functionality I'm looking for...

Mainly that other than creating tutorials, onboarding and such I would like to be able to access files that are on my local network using confluence, search through them and connect them to tutorials etc. (whether it's linking to pages or some other method)

Thank you!

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