In short interviews with our employees we illuminate aspects and questions of our daily work with BlueSpice and our customers. In this article, we will focus on the topic of customizing. An interview with Sabine Gürtler, Team Lead Service & Support at Hallo Welt! GmbH.
In short interviews with our employees we illuminate aspects and questions of our daily work with BlueSpice and our customers. This article deals with the topic of data migration. An Interview with Robert Vogel, Team Lead Product and Software Development at Hallo Welt! GmbH. Continue Reading
It is crucial for organizations that the documentation in their wiki is stored in a comprehensible and revision-proof manner. BlueSpice MediaWiki now supports you in the balancing act between traceability and data protection. Against the background of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have revised our enterprise wiki software with regard to the protection of personal data.
The GDPR defines a number of basic rights that are also relevant for BlueSpice MediaWiki users:
- Information: Users have the right to know what data about them is stored in the system.
- Data portability: Users must be able to extract the data stored on a platform and transfer it to another system.
- Correction, erasure or blocking: Users may request or arrange for their data to be corrected. They may also request the deletion or blocking of access to their data.
- Forgetting: It must be possible to cancel the linking / assignment of data to individual users.
- Consent: Users must be able to give their differentiated consent to the storage and use of their data.
The Munich software company Ryte has been using a BlueSpice 3 wiki from Hallo Welt! GmbH for its reference work on digital marketing. The resources maintained in this way are regularly cited in academic theses and make up a large part of the sessions logged on the Ryte website.
“At the start, our developers simply built and maintained a wiki just for us. We had nothing like we have now,” explains Pauline Mitifiot. She is a marketing expert at Ryte GmbH in Munich, a SaaS (Software as a Service) company founded in 2012. Now, Ryte’s wiki has become an important treasury, a leading online resource of its type. In February 2018, the encyclopaedia was transferred to a BlueSpice MediaWiki wiki from Hallo Welt! GmbH. The reason: “the wiki had started to consume too much of our developers’ time and energy. And we needed them to concentrate fully on our product,” said Mitifiot.
Task breakdown, functionality, examples and training material: seven German states embrace a BlueSpice MediaWiki from Hallo Welt! GmbH, which makes it easy for members of staff to use a shared editing and information system on land consolidation and explains all the topics that arise.
It is a mammoth project that was undertaken about seven years ago by the German states Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt: the implementation of a joint editing and information system for all issues relating to land consolidation (Flurbereinigung), working with a uniform data set and the technical standards connected with it.
Experienced and creative authors already got to know the diagram editor draw.io a long time ago. It is based on a web application, already developed by the company JGraph as free software, and it is already compatible with diverse applications like, for example, Confluence.
draw.io is also available for MediaWiki, making is possible to display processes, elaborate flowcharts and much more and in many ways. This fulfils the desire of many wiki users to create and present clear graphics like flowcharts, process chains and decision trees, working collaboratively in the wiki.
Now even more user-friendly with impressive new features
We have great news: we are proud to announce the new BlueSpice release 2.27.2. After scarcely three months, we are already publishing the second release of the year.
Looking forward to the release of BlueSpice Version 3 in 2018, we are already working hard on many small adjustments, making BlueSpice even more user-friendly, so you can operate it more intuitively. This means that the new version already contains valuable features and improvements, so it is more convenient to use and working on it is more efficient.
You can find all the detailed information and documentation on our BlueSpice Helpdesk:
- Important changes
- Release Notes with Changelog
- Installation instructions with installer and without installer
- Update instructions
Here is an overview of the most important innovations in BlueSpice pro 2.27.2:
Our focus: quality assurance, usability and farming.
We proudly announce today’s stable release of the new BlueSpice for MediaWiki 2.27.0. It is our second release this year and brings new features and numerous optimizations. Above all, it is fully compatible with the long-time support version MediaWiki 1.27.
All detailed information can be found in our BlueSpice Helpdesk:
• Notable changes,
• Release notes with changelog,
• Installation instructions with installer and without installer,
• Update instructions.
We have installed some pretty helpful features. The focus is on characteristics such as quality assurance, usability and farming.
These are the most important new features of BlueSpice pro 2.27.0:
Say hello to the new BlueSpice free for MediaWiki 2.27.0 beta version!
Have you already tested it? Well then go! Since last week, there is the BlueSpice 2.27.0-beta, a minor and maintenance version of BlueSpice free, which can be downloaded to tested at SourceForge. Now we need your help!
Download the beta version and test it. Please report bugs, patches and other feedback. Any kind of feedback (the more constructive, the better) is welcome at our SourceForge forum or per email to email@example.com. We look forward to your opinions and appreciate your help!
Try some of our interesting new features like:
- Page Assignments: Assign poeple and groups of people to pages, e.g. as responsible editors. Supersedes ResponsibleEditors.
- Disable users: Instead of user deletion, you can now disable the users while keeping their full record.
- Support your admin: certain user groups can now assign users to groups without having to be sysops. It is also possible to allow users access to a selection of administrative tools without having to be sysops.
- Namespace-specific notifications: notifications are now much more configurable. Get notified about changes in the wiki on a namespace basis.
- Track usage statistics: know how often a certain feature is used in your wiki.
- Improvements of the user experience: confirmation dialogues are more unobtrusive now.
- FlexiSkin: manage uploaded images.
- HitCounter: Restores the hit count functionality missing in MediaWiki core since MediaWiki 1.25.
- Testsystem mode: visually indicate when a wiki is a testing system.
For detailed release notes see our BlueSpice Helpdesk.
Have fun testing!
To all the curious people, who like trying new things: the BlueSpice Demo has been completely updated.
With regard to the needs of our customers we updated the BlueSpice Demo and improved its shape. We really got going and improved the Demo version significantly. It was subject to a substantial revision.
Due to lots of new contents and a developed structure, we put the focus on the most important applications of the software: Knowledge and Quality Management. With the new navigation these topics are found immediately and new users can see the usefulness and the practical effects of the BlueSpice software from the beginning on.
If you don’t want to miss illustrative flow charts or process maps within your Wiki, try the new Demo version. It shows perfectly what the BlueSpice pro software for MediaWiki is able to do.
New features and a lot of additional semantic information provide the user a variety of options for different queries. There is for example a query, which gives you a list of documents for Quality Management. These documents can be used to accelerate processes, improve workflow and guarantee a high quality of work.
New BlueSpice function Flowchart Maker
The new BlueSpice Demo offers plenty of functions. Expand your articles by using graphics and videos, insert complex mathematical formula and add interactive elements like checklists or drop-down menus. From now on, you can also create and edit complex flow charts.
With the new Flowchart Maker, you have various possibilities of displaying processes or something similar. You might want to try this application with our example of the relocation of an IT employee.
Try it and see for yourself!
The new version of the BlueSpice Demo can be found here.
We are looking forward to your feedback.