As you can see, the launch has been delayed due to the complexity of migrating the old system’s data into the new system, and staff leave.
The latest news is that we expect to launch in the week beginning 25 June.
There are two types of data we will not be migrating, so we’ll lose this information:
- the contents of your message inbox. As a copy of all of these is also sent via email, this should involve no significant loss. We will still have messaging and an inbox in the new system, it just won’t show old messages. And
- group event calendars. Very few groups appear to use these. I’ll warn about their loss before we go live. In the new system, a similar functionality can be provided by creating a Google Calendar, and embedding it in your group’s home page or discussion posts.