I'm rather hoping very few of you were affected by the maintenance/upgrade outage we experienced on Wednesday at 3am CDT... We try to keep these windows outside of most people's use patterns. Of course, if you are in North America, I hope we succeed. If you are in India, I know we at least did this during lunch time? Apologies to those of you in Germany, France, and the UK if we caught you during the morning and early afternoon for our Turkish friends. It is getting harder and harder to find a globally acceptable time.

 

Events Calendar

 

So, apologies out of the way... I'm rather excited to introduce the calendaring functionality we plugged into our instance the other night. Calendaring will allow you to keep your SolarWinds specific events on your own calendar in your profile. You will get reminder and update notification in your Communication stream. Also, you can download event info to your desktop calendaring client and use it to remind you.

When you see an event on the calendar (head over to the Community Events, Webcasts & Training to check it out, by the way) just click it to get more information.

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After clicking, you'll see detailed information about the event, including the description, location, type of event and the ability to RSVP.

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And, as I mentioned, you can find the ability to download an event to your local calendar software on the right, under Actions.

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I'm sure we will communicate our activities in many ways, but if you are looking for a consolidated calendar, that is what we're creating here.

Come on over and take a look.

 

Mobile?

 

We also added support for mobile devices. While I had the option to force mobile traffic to the mobile site, I know I like to decide on my experience. So, I left it to you. There's a big green button on the home page that will link you to the mobile site.

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Mobile lets you browse the different forums, check your followed activity and keep up with your communications.

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If you like the full experience, feel free to keep using it on your tablets and phones. The mobile site is on its own URL (https://thwack.jive-mobile.com/), and, as I said, I did not force rerouting to it from your phone or tablet.

 

Thanks everyone.

 

See you on the boards,

Michael