Customers often tell us that Confluence is awesome for team collaboration but only so-so for document management (even though attachments are versioned and so on). In turn, while SharePoint offers some sort of wiki most customers only use it as better “file drive” and primarily want to benefit from all the document management capabilities it provides. This often leads to a situation where the gap in the integration of the two systems forms some sort of digital divide. But – to say it with the words of Apple Inc. – there’s an app for that!
Now let’s have a look how that would handle in real life.
When editing a confluence page and working with content a macro called “SharePoint Online Document” can be used to display information from the remote system. Just insert the macro and a dialogue will help you identify the relevant document by either file name, location (Site collection), type or any other relevant metadata. The dialogue also provides options how to display the document: either as a preview or as a link – depending on how you wish to structure your Confluence page. The following animation will showcase how simple the process really is: