New Features for Confluence* Search: A simplified search that now searches across all spaces and object types and Filters Results* Charting: Updated charting capabilities includes a number of new formats and chart types that are even prettier than ever* Auto-Save: A last saved timestamp hangs out by the save button* Demonstration Space: An updated demonstration space includes "simple, straightforward demonstrations of Confluence's capabilities and an easy to follow tutorial for newbies"* Gallery: An improved macro lets you display picture sets visually on a pageAs for the 140 fixes and other improvements, well, we won't go into these -- take a look for yourself.
Confluence Office ConnectorAnother new feature that is free to all Confluence customers is the Office Connector.
MS Word Integration
This is something Atlassian seems particularly proud of as it lets anyone contribute to the Confluence wiki directly from MS Word or OpenOffice.
They also claim some cool functionality using Excel and PowerPoint and say you can build a SlideShare using this connector and Confluence.
PowerPoint and SlideShare Integration
This new Connector comes as a result of a recent acquisition -- plugin developer Benryan Software -- last month.