As we started the week already the previous Friday night (by shutting off the KolabNow cockpit and starting the big migration) it turned out to be a week all about (the bass) KolabNow.
Over the weekend we made a series of improvements to KolabNow that will improve the over all user experience with
- Better performance
- More stable environment
- Less downtime
- Our ability to update the environment with a minimum of interruption for endusers.
After the update, there were of course a few issues that needed to be tweeked, but details aside, the weekend was a big success. Thanks to the OPS staff for doing the hard work.
One thing we changed with this update was the way users get notified when their accounts are suspended. Before this weekend, users with suspended accounts would still be able to login and receive mail on KolabNow. After this update, users with suspended accounts will not be able to login. This was of course leading to a small breeze of users with suspended accounts contacting support with requests for re-enabeling of their accounts.
On the development side we were making progress on two fronts:
- We are getting close to the end of the list of urgent Kontact defects. The second week of this sprint should get rid of that list. Our Desktop people will then get time to look forward again, and look at the next generation of Kolab Desktop Client.
- We started experimenting with one (- of perhaps more to come) POCs for Roundcube-Next. We now need to start talking about the technologies and ideas behind that new product. More to follow about that.
Thank you for your interest - if you are still reading. :-)