The Confluence Sandbox has been around for a couple of months now. It’s a place where you can get your hands dirty with all the features that Confluence has on offer.
Also installed are three of the best commercial Confluence plugins around. Check out what they let you do in the wiki.
Using Confluence as a collaborative Intranet?
Try out the TaskDock plugin and start assigning tasks to your Confluence users and groups.
What type of tasks? The TaskDock guys say it best:
easily assign targeted actions like commenting on content or threads, adding or updating an attachment, editing a page, adding a page, or a general task right from within Confluence. Users are able to seamlessly complete tasks by clicking our simple action links, replying to the notification emails, or by doing the action as they normally would
Confluence as a Software Development aid
Create a UI mockup using the Balsamiq Mockups plugin.
What exactly does it do?
Product managers, designers, developers and even clients can now work together in the same tool to quickly iterate over software mockups, before writing code.
Sick of using Visio?
Put your business process diagrams and reporting flowcharts in the wiki using the Gliffy plugin.
easily create professional-quailty flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more