Learn what is needed to follow along in the course, such as the version of Confluence being used, the platform being used, access level being used, and how to start a free trial.
- [Instructor] Here's what you need to know to follow along with me in this course, firstly, Confluence is available as on premise software to be installed locally on your own server. Or as software as a service, also known as Confluence Cloud. I'll be working with Confluence Cloud in this course. Now if you don't have Confluence and you'd like to follow along with me, you can get a free trial by going to www.atlassian.com/software/confluence, and clicking the Try It Free or Try It Now buttons.
You'll be prompted to create your site and add your login credentials for moving forward. Now there are different versions of Confluence you can buy and try, I'll be working with plain old Confluence, but you'll also find Confluence for IT teams, and Confluence for Software Teams, each providing additional features and tools specific to those environments. You can even create a custom version of Confluence that mixes and matches features and functions from the various versions to create a customized solution that meets your specific needs.
You should also know that this is not a course for administrators of Confluence. I'll be logging in as an end user who's been given access to use Confluence in an organization, so, if you're trying Confluence and you're the administrator, your user interface might look a little different from mine as an end user. Lastly I'll be working in a Windows environment, but keep in mind that because Confluence Cloud is not installed locally on your own hardware, it can be used in virtually any browser on any platform such as Windows or Mac.
So that's what you need to know to follow along with me in this course.
- Creating spaces
- Customizing the Confluence interface
- Creating pages and blog posts
- Adding text, graphics, and attachments in Confluence
- Using labels and other navigation helpers
- Inviting collaborators to spaces
- Restricting access to spaces