The Official Atlassian Confluence Cloud For Microsoft Teams VS Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector

In this post, we compare two of the most popular integrations for Microsoft Teams and Confluence; the Official Confluence Cloud for Microsoft Teams and the Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector by Move Work Forward.
September 18, 2023
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In this post, we compare two of the most popular integrations for Microsoft Teams and Confluence; the Official Confluence Cloud for Microsoft Teams and the Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector by Move Work Forward.


Official Atlassian Confluence
Connector For Microsoft Teams
Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence
Connector by Move Work Forward
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Integration
Ease Of Integration Setup :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: The official Atlassian Confluence Connector is pretty easy to set up,
all that is required is an admin adding it to your Microsoft Teams instance.
The Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector is also as straightforward
to install but it requires that you install an app for Confluence and a separate app for -
Confluence Connector - your Microsoft Teams.
Functionality
Search and Share Confluence Pages :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: You can search for Confluence pages and share those pages on your Microsoft Teams channels.
Notifications & Customisation - Create Personal Notifications :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: This functionality is supported by both apps
Notifications & Customisation - Create Teams Channel Notifications :x: :white_check_mark: The Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector app provides extensive customisations for notifications,
so you can choose to reduce the noise and focus on only what matters to you.
You can set up personal notifications to follow updates on Confluence pages.
Notifications can also be customised for specific pages and Confluence spaces without needing admin privileges.
Creating Confluence Pages From Microsoft Teams :white_check_mark: :x: The Official Atlassian Cloud integration allows users to create,
edit and leave comments on Confluence pages directly from Microsoft Teams
This is currently not possible with the Advanced Microsoft Teams confluence connector.
Commenting on Confluence :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: The Official Atlassian Confluence Connector provides a modal window (Confluence Tab),
that allows to not only leave comments but also make edits directly to Confluence Pages.
The Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector from Move Work Forward supports
posting comments to Confluence pages directly from Microsoft Teams. You can leave
comments on Confluence pages from the notification cards
Get Notifications From Multiple Instances :white_check_mark: :x: The Official Atlassian Confluence Connector allows for you to get
notifications from multiple Confluence instances.
Microsoft Teams Incoming Webhook support :x: :white_check_mark: The Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector supports
the integration of incoming webhooks to Microsoft Teams
Get scheduled reports :x: :white_check_mark: The Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector provides
this functionality for Data Centre instances of Confluence
Get notifications for inline tasks :x: :white_check_mark: With the Advanced Microsoft team Confluence Connector, you can setup notifications for
Inline tasks created on Confluence pages. This feature is available for Confluence Data Center Instances
Work with external teams and send notifications to the other Microsoft Teams tenants :x: :white_check_mark: With the Advanced Microsoft team Confluence Connector, when you use incoming webhook URLs
there are no restrictions on the particular organisation. You can generate incoming webhook URLs for
any channel of any organisation.
Additional Features
Take Meeting notes :white_check_mark: :x: This feature is supported only by the official Atlassian app.
Setup Team Channel notifications :x: :white_check_mark: As at the time of writing this, only the Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector supports notifications for team channels
Notification Card Action Buttons :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: Both apps provide action buttons on the Confluence notification cards
Availability
Cloud :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Data Center :x: :white_check_mark:
Pricing
Cloud Free app Free for up to 10 users
Security
Security Self-Assessment Program :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Cloud- Fortified Program :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Bug Bounty Program :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
SOC 2 Compliant :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
Support
Customer Support Based on your subscription plan, getting help can be tough or close to impossible when you need it. Provides premium and continuous support across all plans

You can find the official Atlassian Confluence Cloud for Microsoft Teams app on the marketplace here and the Advanced Microsoft Teams Confluence Connector by Move Work Forward on the marketplace here.

We’ve seen many instances where customers use both apps since the official Atlassian app is free. Have you tried any of the integrations? Which do you prefer?

If you still have questions, we would love to hear from you! - please schedule a FREE “Microsoft Teams & Atlassian” consultation Move Work Forward | Schedule a demo.

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