The thwack team is continuing our efforts into 2015 to improve the overall thwack experience. As we head into the New Year, we will be making changes to the homepage, global navigation, and even rethinking how we organize the hundreds of thousands of resources available on thwack today. We kicked off this project last month and many of you took our survey and participated in feedback sessions with myself, mrs.alterego, maria.bungau , and katieb from our User Experience team (thank you!). We have compiled and analyzed all of the results in this initial phase and, with your feedback in mind, have built out the second part of our testing. This is where we need your help again.
We have built what is formally called a "treejack" to help us better understand how you find things on thwack. Note: This is not a test, there are no right or wrong answers. The results from this will directly shape the direction we go with page layout and global navigation. This should only take 5-10 minutes of your time and for those of you who submit your feedback before January 2nd will receive 500 thwack points for your participation.
I'm pleased to announce the release of Network Topology Mapper (NTM) 2.2. Customers under active maintenance can find the new version on the customer portal. If you're interested in NTM but don't own it, you can download a trial of the new version here.
NTM 2.2 includes the following new features:
For screenshots and more info, check out my blog post: NTM 2.2 Beta1 - Building a Better Network Diagram Tool
That magical season is fast approaching. Soon we’ll bask in the warmth of kith and kin, bathed in the glow of colored lights and ornamental décor. There’s no better way to kick off a festive holiday season than with your favorite pastime. That’s right, the December thwack mission is here and it promises a trove of catchy clues, witticisms, and, of course, fabulous prizes! For a fun way to cap off another rewarding year, make this thwack mission an event to remember.
Your mission: 12 days, 3 questions per day, and a chance to win big in the 12 Days of DPA! This month is all about (database) optimization. And speaking of optimization, we've also dramatically increased your chances at winning this month... to the tune of 12 winners who will walk away with some pretty sweet new gear. So, double and triple check your answers, follow the rules and schedule below, and make sure to get all of your submissions in before December 19th to win!
Prize: Plantronics BackBeat GO 2
Prize: Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth
Prize: Kindle Fire
Prize: Piper HD Security Camera
Grand Prize Drawing x12