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IT System and Application Catalogue - Our Contribution to Confluence 5.3 Space Blueprints

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Just two days ago Atlassian released Confluence 5.3 on their this years Summit with some interesting new features. One of them is Space Blueprints. Our developers were already keen on experimenting with the potential of Space Blueprints, while our own IT was eagerly awaiting some assistance for their IT Documentation in Confluence. So what is more obvious then developing a IT System and Application Catalogue and share it with the community. 😉

How does it help you for your own IT Documentation

If you are an IT Manager or Administrator the IT System and Application Catalogue helps you to easily document your IT with

  • Clearly arranged IT-infrastructure with overview pages
  • Simple entry with Page Blueprints
  • Well structured administration of applications and servers with a space blueprint
  • Dynamic links betweend servers and applications

How to use the IT System and Application Catalogue

This Space Blueprint allows you to enter and manage your servers and application in a fast and well structured way with forms and reports.

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Using the new Create Space Dialoge just select IT System and Application Catalogue and start entering your IT Infrastructure.

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After creating the space, find predefined overview pages for your server and application infrastructure

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Easily create new Servers and Application with the predefined Page Blueprints.

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Page Templates help you to enter your Server or Application Properties.

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Beside descriptions, usage and responsibility, define a Status, Classification and the Availability of your Server or Application.

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Enter a Server as property of an Application and the Application will automatically be listed on the Servers Details Page.

Update 11-21-2013: Availability

The IT System and Application Catalog Blueprint is now available at the Atlassian Marketplace and can be tested for free. You can also find and install the Blueprint using the PlugIn-Manager implemented in your Confluence likewise to any other plugins.

We are looking forward to your feedback! 🙂

 

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