We had previously announced that the community would be unavailable due to maintenance this weekend in order to complete the upcoming renovations. However, the timeline has now changed, and we will be approaching the renovations in stages.
Starting on Friday, August 5th, user groups, blogs, and documents will be migrated from the NI User Group Community to the platform that currently hosts the NI Discussion Forums. The NI User Group Community will go offline and be unavailable starting on that Friday, August 5th.
Update: The migration of content from the NI User Group Community has been postponed to a date that is still to be determined.
We had previously announced that inactive user groups and blogs would be archived. However, we've had an overwhelming amount of feedback regarding our plan to archive user groups. At this time, we have decided to migrate all user groups over accordingly and will perform a thorough audit at a later date. No further action is needed at this time.
On Monday, August 8th, the NI Discussion Forums will be temporarily unavailable at some points throughout the day. At the end of that Monday, August 8th, the platform hosting the NI Discussion Forums will additionally host the user groups, blogs and documents previously held on the NI User Group Community, and the unified NI Community experience we have been striving for will be complete!
Update: This stage will not be completed until the migration begins.
Edited: August 1, 2016 - We have delayed the migration until a later date. We want the best experience possible for our users, and will use this time to work through any outstanding issues. Updates will be made to this post when more information becomes available.
When all of these stages are complete, we will have a single, unified NI Community!
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.