Jun
4
2015

Are we nearly there yet? EdWeb migration project update

The final sites within phase three of the EdWeb migration project went live on 2 June, completing this phase and marking another milestone in the project.

Phase three done and dusted

Phase three included a range of School, central and service sites. 66 sites are now live in EdWeb, comprising about 6000 pages and taking us about 15% through the migration process. If you want a quick overview of who’s now in EdWeb take a look at the migration checklist pages on the wiki.

Migration handbook wiki – migration checklist (requires EASE login)

Phase four underway

As we enter phase four of the migration period we will be dealing with both larger sites and more complex functionality, both of which present challenges. In order to cope with this proactively, we’ve been taking a good look at our project processes and scheduling to make sure we are managing resources effectively to deliver the best migration experience we can across the 250 or so websites coming up in the remaining migration phases.

Managing the ebb and flow

In addition to our ongoing planning and review cycle, we have also recently refreshed our audit of Polopoly website data to give us a more up to date picture of the web estate to be migrated. This has identified a small but notable change in the number of sites and quantity of content that needs to come across. While this was not a surprise to us – websites by their nature grow and change – it does mean some adjustments to the migration schedule will be necessary to accommodate the new sites.

We’ll stay in touch to keep you updated on project progress via the regular channels but meanwhile, if you have any questions or comments about the migration of your website or the project in general, feel free to do so here or via website.support@ed.ac.uk.

 

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