We're pleased to announce our 2018 Class of LabVIEW Champions!
These ladies and gentlemen embody the best of both technical excellence and the community spirit. They drive innovation, providing both valuable product roadmap feedback and delivering software tools to their peers.
During NIWeek 2018, we will be presenting the 2018 User Group Excellence Awards on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM in Exhibit Hall 4. LabVIEW User Groups around the world are eligible to nominate their user group for various award categories.
As part of the ongoing renovations in the NI Community, we will be undergoing maintenance on Tuesday, May 16th from approximately 6 PM to 10 PM CT time. During this time, you may experience slow loading times or intermittent outages. This maintenance window is necessary to complete various backend updates as well as to address some small design fixes.
With major renovations to both the NI Community design and underlying technology, 2016 was the biggest year of change for the NI Community in a very long time. Let's look back at these changes and what you can expect in 2017!
Earlier this year, we announced the start of our community renovations. Over the summer, we updated the site with a new responsive design in preparation for the phase we launched today -- the merging of the NI User Group Community with the NI Discussion Forums.
The next phase of our ongoing community renovations is quickly approaching! In November, we'll be performing the migration of the NI User Group Community onto the platform currently used to host the NI Discussion Forums. See the timeline here for more details.
This is a major change that will affect all users and we want to ensure everyone is prepared. Below we have provided some quick updates regarding changes to features and functionality within the NI Community.
With the move to responsive design and larger avatars now visible on the site, we have updated the default avatar collection to a higher resolution set. The legacy collection will no longer be available, but your avatar will not be changed if you already selected from the legacy collection.
Over the summer, we announced that our ongoing community renovations would be approached in stages. We rolled out a new site design in July and have been working on processing and addressing the user feedback that we received. Now, we're ready to announce the new timeline for the next phase -- the migration of the NI User Group Community onto the platform that currently hosts the NI Discussion Forums!
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.