Over the past two years, we've seen engagement grow within the Service Management Connect (SMC) community. As our community grows, we plan to evolve what we provide our community of service management practitioners, from the content to the platform on which it is hosted.
You might have noticed that over the past two months, we've onboarded several new 'open beta' projects on which our developers are working. These include IBM Application Performance Diagnostics, IBM Log Analytics Workgroup Edition, and IBM SmartCloud Monitoring - Application Insight. Each of these products can be installed in minutes and are unique offerings from our Application Performance Management portfolio. We encourage you to try these emerging products for free and give us your feedback in the community.
The next big change you will see on SMC is with our social platform. We're excited to migrate to the new IBM Connections 4.0, which will be available April 16. This new platform will provide additional capabilities, and will streamline all of our social assets into one environment. We believe this will be an upgrade to our overall user experience. As we migrate, we'll have to hit the pause button on some activities in order to move all of our data over. Here are some important details about the move:
- April 6 (9 PM EST) all product forums will move to read-only mode. You'll still be able to view previously asked/answered questions, but contributing to the forum will be disabled.
- April 12 (5 PM EST) - April 14 SMC, and all of developerWorks, will be in maintenance mode. During this time, the site will be completely unavailable.
- April 15 (9 AM EST) SMC is available again.