In this blog post, I want to provide some insight into our roadmap and what’s ahead for the two products.
Right now, we have two products addressing the same use cases for different platforms. If you need SharePoint Online Support, you should use the SharePoint Online Connector for Confluence; if you are using SharePoint On-Premises, you should opt for the SharePoint Connector for Confluence. What we are seeing, though, is the following: Many companies are moving from older On-Premises SharePoint instances to SharePoint Online. That process often does not include a migration, and the “old” SharePoint is used for existing projects while new data is created and stored in SharePoint Online. In some cases, both systems are used in parallel for a longer period of time.
Currently, we are focusing our development efforts on adding support for SharePoint 2016 to the SharePoint Online Connector. This will allow customers who are looking for a SharePoint On-Premises integration with Confluence to benefit from the great usability and modern architecture of our newer product. Later this year we will look into support for SharePoint 2019 – once that has shipped from Microsoft. All this leads to a situation where the customer can decide between the two products and over time the newer one will get more attention than the older one – which will celebrate its 10th birthday early 2019.
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