APAN 8.0 All Partners Access Network (APAN) Upgrade 2013 Jerry Giles APAN Technical Director 2012 2010
APAN Upgrade Objectives: • Improve integration points with Telligent Community to enhance user experience • Implementdevelopment standards and code review across Product teams • Get down to the basics! Provide what is essentialand eliminate the rest
APAN 7.x APAN 8.0 • there is more intuitive navigation, and • group owner’s have the ability to customize a group’s banner. • With APAN 8.0 there is… • less visual clutter,
APAN 7.x APAN 8.0 • With APAN 8.0 there is… • less customizationfor APAN developers by eliminatingMy APAN. • Users have more options to identify content, colleagues & activity through their Profile Dashboard & Activity Streams.
APAN 8.0 Responsive Design • APAN’s new… • responsive designprovides more accessibility, portability, and usabilityfor mobile devices. • touchfunctionality allows users of tablets and smartphones to use APAN anytime, anywhere with full site functionality. • Moving forward… • APAN needs no longer needs to code for mobile devices or APAN Lite. • there is less infrastructure needed to support APANLite or mobile apps.
APAN 8.0 Group Options • With APAN 8.0 there is less configuring for a Group Owner when adding specific widgets to their Community. • Now, APAN providesmoreGroup Option features. • Group Option Features help to… • automate widget configurationsfor SharePoint, Maps, Media Galleries, Connect, & Chat • manage APAN Features and Services within a group.
APAN 8.0 Media Gallery: Files & Folders APAN 8.0 Calendar • Noneed to use third-party calendar apps used in APAN 7.x! • Morefunctionalitywith Telligent’s out-of-the-box Calendar including event registration and scheduling for meetings. • Less requests for files & folders from APAN users! • More organization of content with file folder management. • Includes ability to drag & drop content from your desktop.
APAN 8.0 Added Content Perks • Finding content easily is key. Sending everyone in a Group to the same content is lessdifficult using Pinning. • APAN has added Pinning which uses a URL from an external site within a media gallery to direct group members consistently. • A moredirect approach to adding images or files to a post is to drag a file directly into the post. • APAN has added the drag-and-drop file capability for content creation.
APAN 8.0 Group Discoverability Users now will be able to experience increasedgroupdiscoverabilitydue to reclassifying communities into HADR, Exercises, Conferences, & Workgroups by using APAN URLs and date filters.
APAN 8.0 Search & Content Discoverability • Users will experience less effort to view and discovercontent while searching. • Search automatically returns resultsfor the context where it’s being used. • Quality is improved by filter buttons – contents, groups, or people. • Enhancements use smart queries & relevant suggested results asa user types! • Moreways view content include enhancements to Activity Stream,Document Preview & Content Slider. . Hover or click to play .gif
APAN 8.0 Group Starter-kit • Previously, Group Owners often called APAN for support, “now that my group is created, what do I do with it?” • Group Owners will experience less confusion and more “how to” information that links directly to the KB & Quick-Tips through the Group Starter-kit.
APAN 8.0: BETA - Most liked Group Owner Changes “New” button allows for simple Content & Subgroup Creation Content Slider Customizable Group Banners Notifications
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