Upgrade Time Tomorrow Friday Thankfully not the 13th
Success brings with it a strain on the systems. With us now being a 600K super active community, we have maxed out some of them. It is time for an upgrade. It will happen tomorrow Friday the 10th of November. As with all upgrades there may be some bumps in the road. Please be patient with us. Thanks. It is mainly a NetWeaver’04 migration. For all your RSS junkies we offer now RSS feeds for topic home pages too, in addition to our forums, weblogs and wiki feeds. One very interesting addition is the enhancement of the Top Contributors reporting: You will be able to check out who is the top contributor in your country. The date range can be adjusted, questions like who is the top contributor in Business One since the beginning of the year you now can answer. One thing that will probably spark some discussion is the expansion of the Top Company report. You now can drill down into the company to see where the points are coming from. If you drill down into Yorktown.com it will show that the points are mainly from Rich Heilmann. We also worked on our search, the performance should be improved, by implementing faster permission checks, cached queries on user basis. We also improved searched results accuracy, indexing and a better use of Boolean operators. General performance and stability improvements where also implemented: Improved forum home page performance, reduced SAP Network home page sizes, SSL Accelerator got implemented. We upgraded our forum software Jive to the release 4.x too. There we are hoping for the biggest improvement in performance, as with our 2500 posts a day we had maxed out the old version. By the way the success of Jive forums in SDN has lead to tighter integration with NetWeaver and an OEM agreement with them. One thing we know already that will be broken for a couple of days is the connection form the Weblogs to the point system. One reason I am posting this blog before the upgrade 😉 We didn’t get that portion finished in time, but know that we will eventually catch up. So be patient with that one. Overall we hope that this upgrade will make this site faster and more useful to all of you and give us some room to grow. Enjoy.