It's a bit quiet...

It’s been a few months again… bad me. Anyway, the team is busy working on upgrading the underlying platform to the next version of Telligent Community Server (5.6). There are some infrastructure changes that need to be completed as part of this upgrade so it’s going to take until the end of March to get…

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December Update for the Blogs

Earlier today we released an update to the MSDN and TechNet blogs. Some of these features are customer facing so I wanted to make sure to share these changes with y’all. Localization: Spanish, German, Japanese We are very excited to introduce Spanish, German and Japanese UI localization on the Blogs.  This is a very important…

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Yo, it's been a while....

So apparently I wasn’t just right back and it’s been 5 months since I blogged. Oh how time flies. Anyway, updates to the blog platform are still taking place. Over the past few months we’ve been working pretty hard to update the performance of the MSDN and TechNet blogs. We’ll see even more performance fixes…

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The June Blog Platform Update…

Just a quick post to let folks know we are working on our next update. Some of the fixes are targeted at just the blog writers but we wanted to address some of the immediate feedback we got after doing the upgrade to the blog platform as well. This is not the complete list, just…

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The aftermath of the blog platform migration

Well that was one long, long week… My plan following the upgrade was to post about how it went and to introduce everyone to the new features of the site. And now it’s 9 days later… oh well, you live, you learn, you try to get some sleep once in a while. I’m going to…

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MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration - Friday Update

Now where was I? Oh yeah, that’s right, deploying the final bits! Today has been a great day. We began around 9:30am bringing online the migrated data and moving the migrated files into position. We also deployed the final web bits, updated our backend services, confirmed analytics was still in good shape and finally kicked…

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MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Thursday Update

On Track. It Is. We completed and packaged our final build of the web application bits today. Site themes are done. MSDN and TechNet blog themes are done. So Friday we begin the final deployment of the web bits and the migrated data. So perhaps your next question is, why are we going live on…

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MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Wednesday Update

Who would have thought that my little blog post and the blog migration would have been picked up by the press…? It’s always interesting to hear what others think and we genuinely appreciate any feedback we receive. Good or bad, we won’t grow, change and get better if we live in a vacuum and ignore…

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MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Tuesday Update

Data migration continued on schedule today and we are optimistic that everything will complete as planned. It’s good to see that our multiple dry-run tests of the data migration process have paid off with a smooth (knock on wood) production run so far! Today we also completed the first part of the web site application…

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MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Monday Update

Many thanks to the blog authors who have been helping to spread the word about the migration. Hopefully y’all surviving not commenting on the posts that have been published today… 😉 So far, so good with the data migration progress. The many, many gigabytes of data in the databases along with the photos, images, attachments…

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