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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

March 2023June/July 2023

Suite 5.6

Essentials 2.6

Suite 5.7

Essentials 2.7

New & upcoming Linchpin features

  Current focus       Later       Ongoing topics

Current focus

Responsive Profile Macro / Design Varianten for narrow Columns

Right now, the profile macro does not respond optimally when used in narrow columns, and information is cut off. This looks anything but good. For this use case, we want to provide more suitable design variants and improved responsive behavior. 


Registration Deadline for Linchpin Events

When creating an event, you will be able to define a registration deadline until which registrations for the event are possible. Event editors will still be able to add participants after the registration deadline. 


Waiting Lists for Linchpin Events

If an event is fully booked, other people interested in the event can put their names on a waiting list. If a place becomes available, the first person on the waiting list will move up and be notified.  


Accessibility: Continued compatibility with Screen Readers & Contrast

In version 5.4 of the Linchpin Suite we have implemented many improvements for screen reader compatibility. However, we are not quite finished with that yet, and we want to finish that until version 5.5. Furthermore, we want to address the issue of "sufficient contrast".


Development of Cloud apps

Besides the Linchpin Suite that is accessible for Atlassian Data Center, we also want to include apps for Confluence Cloud in our portfolio and are already actively developing them. Our Confluence Cloud apps are based on our experience with Linchpin in the on-premise ecosystem. We are striving to bring the most interesting use cases to the cloud now. 

Currently available apps for Confluence Cloud:

News for Confluence Cloud

Language Manager for Confluence Cloud

Navigation Menus - quick & easy orientation

Contacts for Confluence Cloud



Make the footer configurable

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


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.


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.


Event reminders

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


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.


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.


Simplify profile picture upload

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


Refactoring profile editing

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


KUDOs - thank others

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



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


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.


Microblog polls

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


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)


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.



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This page was last edited on 12/16/2022.