Where is the integration between Confluence and SharePoint heading?

It's now been nearly two years since the popular Atlassian Marketplace App SharePoint Connector for Confluence joined the Communardo products family.
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It’s now been nearly two years since the popular Atlassian Marketplace App SharePoint Connector for Confluence joined the Communardo products family.

SharePoint Connector for Confluence part of Communardo since 2016

A lot has happened to that product since: we provided support for SharePoint 2016 right after the acquisition and immediately started developing Version 2.0, which turned out to be a completely new product (released late last year) with support for SharePoint Online.

SharePoint Connector for Confluence now available for SharePoint Online

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.

Graphic when to use CSIO and when CSI

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