Customers often tell us that SharePoint´s real strength is working with (Office) documents while Confluence offers the superior wiki. 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 SharePoint page and working with content a WebPart called “Confluence Content” can be used to display information from the remote system. Adding that to a page lets the user choose between a Confluence page, a blog or a single blog post to embed. Depending on the selected type a dialogue will guide the user to identify the content that is relevant in that case. And of course, copy and pasting of URLs is providing a valid shortcut to the selection process. The animation below shows how that could feel like: