Confluence 6.1 Has Arrived!

March 20, 2017

Confluence 6.1 landing this week. We give you the lowdown on the latest version.

What’s new in Confluence 6.1?

Confluence 6.0 with Collaborative Editing has been on the scene for a little while now and Confluence 6.1 builds on this. At Blended Perspectives we’re pleased to see that Atlassian continues to work on improvements to this feature and more, like sharing their Team Playbook Blueprints. We encourage you to check out what is in this latest release, as it may be especially relevant to your organization.

Collaborative Editing Improvements

We think Collaborative Editing can really boost team collaboration and user adoption of Confluence; now’s the time to give it a try. Atlassian has made it easier to get started with Collaborative Editing. You won’t need to make changes to your reverse proxy configuration to use the internal Synchrony proxy. Automated fallback to XHR means that if a user cannot connect to Confluence via WebSockets, they can still edit pages, hassle free. In addition, Atlassian has delivered bug fixes and performance improvements for Collaborative Editing in this release.

Team Playbook

Atlassian developed a playbook that changed the way their teams work. We think there are great ideas here for any team, and therefore Atlassian’s Confluence Team Playbook Blueprints can help you get started. The blueprints offer a description of each play. Furthermore each blueprint links back to the Team Playbook website for more information on how to complete the play.

Confluence Data Center for AWS – AWS Quick Starts

Confluence Data Center joins the AWS Quick Starts family. Deploy your Confluence Data Center cluster in just a few minutes, including load balancer, database and all the connectivity needed. And the Quick Start is available now. If you’re new to AWS, the step-by-step Quick Start Guide will assist you through the whole process.

SAML 2.0

SAML 2.0 single sign-on support is now available for Confluence Data Center. You can integrate Confluence Data Center into your existing infrastructure to give your teams a simple and secure sign-in. A wide range of identity providers are supported, including OneLogin, Okta, PingIdentity, Bitium, Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services and also Microsoft Azure Active Directory.


  • Confluence 6.1 includes a bundled Simplified Chinese language pack.
  • Safe startup: start Confluence Server from the command line and choose to disable all user installed add-ons or selected add-ons.

For more information

Check out the full release notes here. Need help upgrading? Contact us today!

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