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Wiki Cloud Migration Deadline


On January 8th, 2024 the University of Iowa Wiki hosted at https://wiki.uiowa.edu will be shut down permanently. If you would like to continue using Confluence (Wiki) in the Cloud, you will need to request licenses by filling out this Workflow form if you haven't done so already.

For more information and other options for your content, please visit the Wiki Service Change Options and FAQs page. Your content from https://wiki.uiowa.edu will be available for migration upon request for two years (until 1/8/2026).


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The Wiki will have a maintenance window on January 3rd from 5:30PM to 9:00PM. During this time the Wiki will be in a read only mode.
You can find additional information and release notes here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/confluence-5-10-release-notes-826894762.html


Confluence 5.10 Release Notes


Read the upgrade notes for important info about this release and see the full list of issues resolved.

This is also a good time to start switching away from the documentation theme, which will be removed in Confluence 6.0.


Take control of your tables

Say goodbye to ugly tables, cry no more over that narrow, hard to read column. Get your table columns under control once and for all with the Wikis new resize options. Drag column borders to resize them and make your table look the way you want. For even more control you can pick a table mode from the table toolbar. Responsive adjusts the width to fit the page viewer's browser window, while fixed width keeps the exact width you set, regardless of the size of the browser window.  




Batched notifications

Confluence has reduced the amount of emails that the Wiki sends when there are a lot of changes happening to the same page or blog post. The Wiki will now send just one email with the changes that have happened during the batch window (10 minutes). You'll still receive immediate notifications for the most important things, like mentions and new pages.


Allow users to delete their own content

Sometimes its necessary to control who can do what in a space, but this can come with an administrative burden.

To help with this, you can now allow people to delete their own content (pages, blogs and attachments) in a space. Give individual users the power to delete content they have created, but nothing else, easing the load for space admins and super users.

Head to Space Tools > Permissions to turn on the Delete own permission in your space, or  > General Configuration > Space Permissions to turn on Delete own permission for all new spaces. 


Add and remove space watchers

Maybe you want to help new members in your team get off to a good start by watching some important spaces on their behalf, perhaps you want to help someone who is getting too many notifications from a space. 

Now, space admins can add and remove space watchers. Previously space admins could only manage watchers for individual pages, not a whole space.


Find things faster on the dashboard

In this release, new filters make it even easier to get to the page you need, especially when there's lots of pages in your recently worked on, visited or saved for later feeds. Start typing part of the page title and you'll find your page in no time. 

Improvements for audio and video files

The Multimedia macro now uses the HTML5 <video> and <audio> tags that are supported by modern browsers. This means that your browser will decide what player controls – like play/pause and full screen – appear with your media.

You can also now play MP4 video and MP3 audio files in the file preview (as long as your browser supports playing these files). 


Hide page tree in the sidebar

In Confluence 5.9, we made it possible for space admins to add custom content to the sidebar, header, and footer of any space using the default theme. In this release, we've given you more control, by allowing space admins to also hide the built-in page tree. Create the 100% custom sidebar of your dreams in the default theme. 

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