DUG: A few updates to the website

Dear all,

It's been a little quite from me over the last 6-9 months. I have been very busy working on "real" Dynamics projects. And in times like this, then that's what every body should do, even if it mean to slow down your activity here in the community for a while.

But I'm back!

The updates

As you might have seen then there has been a few changes to the layout of the website. No biggies, primary changes to fonts and colors. The objectives of these changes is basically to make the website appear more 2011'is. It's about simplifying which should hopefully make new users feel quicker at home here, whilst not scaring away old members.

Over the next couple of weeks you will see a few more of these quick-fixes, but please also let me know what you think, and if there are other places I should look into.

The status of the website

The current platform of our website http://dynamicsuser.net is currently running on a 6 year old platform called Community Server. It’s still a great platform, but 6 years on the Internet is a long time. And it’s no longer being updated. Instead the company behind it (Telligent) has created a new product, which is priced entirely different than what we can afford to pay (approx. EUR 100,000!). And no matter if we someway could get this kind of money or not, then it will be a very large project and take a lot of time to upgrade.

This means that if our website should continue to be the number one Microsoft Dynamics Community, then we either need a partner/investor and/or a lot more sponsors/advertisers than we have right now. But it could also be someone who has the technical skills (especially ASP.NET development) and time available. Please contact me if you can help, or know someone who can. Thanks.