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SystemsConfluence  Xexclude from comparisonTeam Foundation ServerinfoVisual Studio Team Foundation Server or TFS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionConfluence is a web-based team collaboration tool.The Team Foundation Server is a source code management system also offering project management features as part of Microsoft's application lifecycle management solutions. More project management features are accessible via synchronization with Microsoft Project.
CategoryProject CollaborationProject Planning
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Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­doc/­confluence-server-documentation-135922.html
Social network pages
Initial release20042005
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoas part of Visual Studio Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoSaaS option
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Mobile appsnoAndroidinfo3rd-party apps
iOSinfo3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfo3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active Directory
HTTP authentication
Active Directory
Instant messaging
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleno
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoinfoavailable via 3rd-party tools
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatnoinfoavailable via HipChat integration
Audio conferencingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integration
Video conferencingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integration
Screen sharingnoinfoavailable via HipChat integration
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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