As I mentioned before, we’ve got big changes coming to the Intel Embedded Community in November.  However, you don’t make changes this big overnight; so, we’ve been busy creating a test environment to make sure everything will work the way you’d expect it will.  However, there’s a bonus to having a test environment – we can use it to give you a “Sneak Peak” at what the new environment will be like, so you can slide right into being productive.

 

So, without further ado, here’s a draft of what you can be looking forward to:

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There will be 5 Major Areas or Methods of Navigation:

  1. Discussion (or “Forums”) – where folks go to post a question or try to get help
    • The Current Equivalent is called “Discussion Forums
  2. Blog Posts – where authorized Bloggers will be posting education or informative pieces
    • If you are not currently a Blogger in our community, but would like to be, please post a comment at the end of this blog
  3. Tags – the easy, modern way to find the content you want, quickly
    • There will also be “Tag Clouds” so you can see what is currently popular
  4. People – a nice way to get to know the other people in the community
    • One of the major improvements we should be gaining from this new environment is an improved method for forming friendships & connecting with each other
  5. Search – as always, a nice way to quickly find some very specific content
    • Please be sure to use the search bar under the marquee because the one in the header if for an “Intel.com-wide” search

 

In terms of the actually blogging environment, it is a fairly standard fare.  Here’s a short test Blog I wrote to demos some of the standard features:

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As you can see, you can do most of the standard formatting of text, including different colors & font types.  Plus, as expected, Bloggers can insert videos as well as pictures, tables, and, of course, hyperlinks.  All-in-all, it is a very capable platform & should serve us well to provide the content you all need to get your work done as quickly & efficiently as possible.

 

So, how does it sound so far? Pretty good or are there other things you’d like to see?

 

Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!