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Linchpin Intranet Suite - Roadmap


Important to know

The Linchpin Roadmap is always just a snapshot of current planning. Changes and shifts can and should occur here at any time - agile work also means adapting to changes in the framework or when we gain new insights that affect our priorities.

Topics marked with the Evaluation tag are those that will not go directly into development, but for which we will first check whether we want to implement them and how we could do it.







Upcoming releases

May 2022September 2022

Suite 5.3

Essentials 2.3

Suite 5.4

Essentials 2.4






New & upcoming Linchpin features


  Q1/2022       Later       Ongoing topics


Release January 2022



MS Teams integration - news, status, chat

Let selected news flow into appropriate MS Teams channels, see the online status of your colleagues directly in the Linchpin profile and start a 1:1 conversation directly from there.

IMPLEMENTATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022

Visibility restrictions for profile fields

Make sure that certain profile fields cannot be viewed by anyone but only authorized people - an exciting feature, especially in an extranet context, where you might not want outsiders to be able to see phone numbers or similar.

IMPLEMENTATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Performance within the menu

The menu loads on every page within Linchpin. With the planned improvements in loading and caching, you'll see a significant performance improvement, especially with larger menus.

IMPLEMENTATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Use of global CSS variables within the theme

In order to support IE11, solving some things in the theming was relatively cumbersome. Until now - with the discontinuation of IE11 support, we are now open to more modern methods and can work directly with the global CSS variables of Confluence. For you, this brings improved performance on all pages since fewer steps are needed during loading.

IMPLEMENTATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Event reminders

Get email reminders of upcoming events you're signed up for.

IMPLEMENTATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022

Overview of events you participate in

In the event portal, get an overview of all upcoming events you are registered for.

IMPLEMENTATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022

Onboarding schedule with the ability to count stars

We have been using the onboarding schedule internally for a long time, but with rather hand-knitted elements. Since this feature is always a hit with customers, we want to turn it into a feature for Linchpin: You will be able to give new employees a checklist with various tasks and challenges that they can work through one by one and collect stars for.

EVALUATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022

Microblog polls

Quickly and easily post all kinds of polls in your Microblog to get the opinion of your colleagues.

EVALUATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022

Congratulations on special days: birthday, anniversary

See which special days (birthdays or anniversaries) are coming up soon and congratulate your colleagues with one simple click of the mouse.

EVALUATION  PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2022





Later



Make the footer configurable

This feature gives you more flexibility in configuring the footer area.

FUTURE  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

News workflow: technical changes under the hood

The way the steps in the approval workflow and timed scheduling of news are implemented today introduces some incompatibilities with third-party apps, and is also not 100% future-proof as far as changes in Confluence are concerned. We want to change that so you can use apps like No Email Storm or the Brikit theme together with Linchpin News.

FUTURE

More than one structural chart

Currently, you can create multiple Org Charts, but only one structural chart. We want to make it possible to create as many different structural diagrams (which dynamically visually represent any structures such as departments or locations) as you want. This also helps very large organizations to break down one giant structural chart into several smaller ones, creating more transparency and clarity.

FUTURE  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Push notifications for new microblog posts in Linchpin Mobile

In addition to push notifications for new news, in the future you can also be notified about new microblog posts via push notifications on your mobile device and jump directly to the corresponding content.

FUTURE

Push notifications for new user mentions in Linchpin Mobile

In the Linchpin mobile app, you will receive push notifications when your name is mentioned in Linchpin. This way, you'll never miss any important information and you'll always be up-to-date on the go.

FUTURE

Simplify profile picture upload

Uploading a new profile picture in the user profile becomes more user-friendly - and unified with profile picture uploads elsewhere.

FUTURE  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Refactoring profile editing

Editing user profiles becomes easier - through more modern and improved user interfaces.

FUTURE  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

KUDOs - thank others

Praise, thank and give positive feedback to colleagues - for more motivation and positive experiences.

EVALUATION  FUTURE

Challenges

Take on challenges and achieve goals together with your colleagues - for a better community spirit.

EVALUATION  FUTURE

And much more…

The topics mentioned up to this point are just a sample of all the ideas we still have and that you have shared with us via Canny. We are constantly sifting through new ideas and adjusting our plans - always with the idea of investing our resources in the topics that bring the most value to the most of you. You can help us do this by actively participating on Canny - contributing your own ideas, and voting for others. (smile)

https://linchpin.canny.io/

ZUKUNFT






Ongoing topics


New features are just one part of the tasks for a development team that supports a relatively mature product like the Linchpin Intranet Suite.

In addition, we have many topics that we work on in our day-to-day business but they are not all presented individually in the list of planned features - this would make the list way too long. 😉

Improve existing functionalities thanks to customer feedback

Some good ideas only come up when a feature is actively in use - and when you share these ideas with us. We try to incorporate especially those ideas into the product that can be implemented easily and without major modifications as soon as possible.

ONGOING  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Performance improvements

Performance is a topic that is never completely closed. There are always more ways to reduce loading times or make a caches more efficient. Therefore, performance is a topic that we work on continuously. 

ONGOING  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Security checks and improvements

With Atlassian's Bug Bounty program and our own analyses, we have two tools that help us make and keep Linchpin secure. We constantly keep an eye on this, and whenever new attack vectors become known, we put Linchpin through its paces to close any potential security gaps immediately.

ONGOING  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Accessibility improvements

There are quite a few unresolved issues within Linchpin that concern the topic of accessibility. We are constantly working on one after the other. At least as far as it's possible for us to do so. Since Linchpin is based on Confluence, we are also somewhat dependent on in Confluence in terms of accessibility.

ONGOING  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Care, maintenance, future-proofing

Anyone how knows their way around software development knows: Today's code is already outdated tomorrow. Changes within Confluence affect the Linchpin apps and we have to react accordingly. Technological development continues, previous implementations become obsolete or have to be replaced by more modern ones. Maintenance and refactorings are simply essential for healthy, living software. In the end, this doesn't translate into new features for you - but into Linchpin being a stable, reliable system.

ONGOING  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS

Bugfixing and support

Last but not least: the support. With all due care, bugs can never be avoided completely. Bugs reported by you via our support channel have a high priority for us - we want to fix them and provide you with appropriate patch versions as soon as possible. Sometimes we have to pause the development of a new feature for a short time to do that.

ONGOING  ALSO FOR ESSENTIALS





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