The SAP Community Network (SCN) team is feverishly working to put the final touches on the New SCN. The mood among community members appears to be one of eager anticipation (we’re listening to you on Twitter, in blogs and discussion forums and love the enthusiasm and support you’re showing), and to help you prepare for the change to the new platform, the following list of “to knows” and “action items” should come in handy:
We plan to launch the New SCN in early 2012.
As we do take our final migration steps, we still want SCN users to be able to use the community. To that end, discussion forums will be accessible through the weekend prior to launch, and we encourage users to continue using the site to get answers to questions. However, discussion threads that take place during December 10 – 11 will not be migrated, and will therefore not be present once our new site launches.
Suggestion: Please keep a record of your discussion questions and responses, both for your own purposes, and to possibly add to the new site.
All users will be able to continue to publish blogs up to the end of the work day (Pacific Standard Time) on Friday, December 9. At that point, blogs will be available in read-only mode. Also, blogs that are in “draft” mode will not be migrated.
Please also note that blogs previously written will be published in your profile. You will need to go into your personal profile and assign your blogs to their correspoding spaces.
Suggestion: If you have a blog in “draft” mode and are prepared to publish it, we suggest you do so prior to Friday, December 9. If you are not ready to publish it, please consider saving a copy locally so you can return to your work. All blogs in “draft” mode will be lost after migration is complete.
Points that are awarded during the weekend prior to launch (December 10 – 11) will not be migrated. Therefore, if points are awarded to you during that time, they will not be included in your profile.
“Watches” you set up to alert you to discussion forum topics will not be migrated to the new site.
Suggestion: Catalog your watches for yourself and re-assign in new site.
Our “Tip in a Minute” video series, along with a variety of videos, blogs and other resources is available on our New SCN Wiki page.
If the season was Spring, I might be inclined to wax poetic about the opportunities inherent in change and newness. But even in Winter, I’ll suggest that we all be open to the opportunities the New SCN will present to us – a better way to communicate and engage with the SAP community, and a chance to be part of the software world’s most vibrant online destination for intelligent discussion, opinion, content, tools and resources.