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  1. Nov. 24, 2016WCMS migration to responsive cut-off date – August 31, 2017

  2. Aug. 18, 2017SharePoint maintenance – August 30

    What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both and services.

  3. Aug. 10, 2017WCMS version 2.5.0 release

    All WCMS responsive, single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to 2.5.0. Non-responsive sites are not affected by this release.

    This upgrade is tentatively scheduled to be deployed to pilot sites overnight on Thursday, August 10, and production sites starting Monday, August 14.

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  1. Aug. 18, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 18, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    This week, Web Dev Rev guest host Lily Yan brought forward the following Drupal-related Web Dev Rev notes: what's new on for July 2017; Drupal 8.3.7 was released to fix a security issue; an invitation to join the Drupal Community Spotlight Committee; a look at the Drupal out of the box experience initiative; and Drupal 8.4.0-beta1 was released.

  2. Aug. 11, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev wrap-up for August 11, 2017WCMS Web Dev Rev

    We have a lot of notes this week, since we've had a few weeks off from Web Dev Rev: working on a migration path from Drupal 7's Workbench Moderation to Drupal 8's Content Moderation in core; experimental modules' status towards Drupal 8.4.0 release and the detailed document; an article suggesting Drupal 8 migrators stop using Features; noting that the Bibliography module has an open security issue; what's new on for June 2017; what to expect from Drupal 8.4.0; the Lightning Drupal 8 distribution is intended "to create great authoring experiences and empower editorial teams"; one developer's top 5 lessons learned working with Drupal 8; per Lullabot, three things every Drupal site needs to kick ass; a look at a Drupal 8 admin theme, Eleven (video below); migrating Drupal 7 redirects to Drupal 8; changes to workflow plugins in Drupal 8.4.0; a Drupal modules card matching game; the Coffee module brings quick Spotlight-style keyboard navigation to the admin interface; how Drupal 8 leaves small non-profits behind and how to fix it; Internet Explorer 9 & 10 support dropped from Drupal 8.4.x; an easy way to create a modal in Drupal 8; using Google's Perspective API in Drupal to determine the "toxicity" of content; Better Field Descriptions module provides a way for end users to maintain help text; Rabbit hole module lets you lock down viewing of entities; getting "SEO juice" from JSON LD structured data; dealing with a giant cache_render table in Drupal 8; Mediacurrent's Drupal theme generator; and finally, Drupal 8 activity cards to help you learn Drupal 8.

  3. July 27, 2017WCMS update for July 2017

    In this issue:

    • The importance of good quality data
    • WCMS training for co-op students
    • Drop-in lab availability for August
    • ​Reminder: WCMS migration to responsive cut-off date – August 31, 2017
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