I’m stoked to announce that we’ve opened our latest version of Connect, the internal community for employees, for beta testing.
If you’re an employee, find me through email or otherwise, and I’ll get you the URL. We’ll be redirecting all traffic from the old version of Connect very soon, in case you’re not in a hurry.
Big thanks to Rich and Anthony who totally pwned this project. Anthony’s import scripts successfully copied all the data between versions of Connect, and Rich has rocked out a sweet new UI, in blue hues that match several of our applications.
Highlights of this version include:
- Upgraded data, including profiles, contacts, ideas, comments, kudos, all of it.
- Product taxonomy
So, yeah, this is the Mix feature set applied to Connect. Turns out that’s harder than it sounds. We’ve felt from the beginning that groups would be the killer feature for internal teams. So, now let’s see.
Now that we’ve got our instances on the same codeline, ahem platform, we hope to accelerate development. I guess we’ll see about that too.
Irony update: Friend of the ‘Lab Andy C notes the irony of announcing Connect V2 here, since it’s a public blog. He’s right. Many of you know I already announced via Twitter first. Why? Two reasons really.
First, we don’t have an annoucement mechanism or a PR machine for our work, and that’s not really our style. We prefer viral. If you read here or follow me on Twitter, you’re interested enough to care. If you care, you’ll check it out, and if you like it, you’ll spread the word.
Second, since we’ve talked about Connect before, I like to keep people updated on what we’re doing. It helps to remind you all that I do more than just blog. Sometimes.