As we continue to more toward the launch of the new community platform, we also continue to fix functionality and bring in content from the current SAP Community Network (SCN).
The next migration of blog content from SCN will occur in the evening (CET) of Monday, August 22. And as was the case with the last migration, blog content created in the beta platform will be wiped out. So if there is any beta blog content you wish to keep, you should copy, paste, and save it before next Monday.
That’s the bad news. But the good news is great news. Although we won’t be keeping the test blogs — and all beta content will eventually go away once open beta ends anyway, regardless — we will migrate a whole bunch of SCN blog content to the new platform permanently.
After this migration, documents from S and P users will become available as blogs. Personal SCN blogs will also make the move to the new platform. In order to find these personal blogs, the original posters will be prompted to retag these blogs for the new community platform.
That’s important — as the goal here is not to dump in old SCN blogs and forget them. In fact, we are taking steps to make the SCN blogs easier to find — thanks to some improvements in tagging that will come courtesy of this migration. When a blog is migrated from an SCN space, this space name will become a tag for the blog. On top of that, any of the tags assigned to the SCN blog will be exchanged to corresponding metadata from the new community experience.
This migration will bring more than new content and tags — it will also bring fixes to the blogs migrated from SCN. For example, this migration will resolve the issues with broken links and images in the migrated blogs. In addition, mentions of members in blogs will show up as links to the respective user profile.
The migration will be finished by the morning (CET) of Tuesday, August 23. After that, you’ll be able to search for the migrated content. You’ll also be able to start posting beta blogs again. And as you test the blogging solution, you’ll still have the opportunity to report bugs and offer feedback that we can address in future migrations.
While you’re playing around with the blog solution in open beta, don’t forget that you can write blog posts in SCN as well. With each and every migration, we’ll take steps to find valuable SCN content a home in the new community — so please share helpful tips, useful insights, and interesting observations in the existing community.