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End user documentation is also well underway and, in early January 2013, we will be moving into the pilot phase of WebPublish II. Previously identified participants will be working with our project team inside the new system to test its functionality and readiness for widespread use. Based on the outcome of this pilot phase, we will adapt our go-live timeline for the new WebPublish content management system. At that time, additional users will be able to activate accounts in the new version of WebPublish.
The implementation of Drupal as ITServices’ new open source content management system continues as scheduled to roll out in late 2012. Drupal will provide the new backbone for the WebPublish service offering, replacing Lenya.
To test the new system, we have identified a group of early adopters who will work with us in order to make sure that there is a smooth transition to this new application. This pilot phase will offer product testing in order to maximize the usability of the new version of WebPublish.
Only WebPublish users who have agreed to be part of this pilot phase will be affected during the implementation of WebPublish II. Current WebPublish content is not going to be affected during the pilot project. The WebPublish community will be contacted in regards to the migration process in early 2013.
The delivery of WebPublish is a partnership with Marketing and Communications who will be providing the templates for the look and feel of the new design. The new offering will continue to follow Queen’s Visual Identity Standards. As pages are launched in the new version of WebPublish, they will support the launch of the new Queen’s Website by reflecting the design of the new homepage.
Work is well underway to implement Drupal as ITServices' new open source content management system. Drupal will provide the backbone for the WebPublish service offering, replacing the current application known as Lenya. Some high-level information about this project: