Platform Update Emails
Beginning in the second quarter of 2020, Administrate will revise our approach to communicating product changes. As transparency is one of our core values, we wanted to share the background behind this change.
Prior to the Change
Historically, we’ve sent out a weekly email blast, which detailed all of the bug fixes and feature changes released (typically on a Monday), regardless of the significance or impact to our users. This aligned with our release cycle for changes, and many of our customers were accustomed to this cadence.
As our platform and engineering practices have evolved, we’ve shortened our release cycle allowing, in particular, high priority fixes and updates to go out as soon as they are ready. Other changes and features are also no longer tied to this strict weekly schedule.
Rather than increase the frequency of our release emails and make them less relevant for fewer users, we’re going to transition our product update emails to a less frequent schedule and will feature more significant product updates and Administrate news.
We know some of you wish to keep abreast of all changes and updates, so we will continue to post them publicly here in our support documentation and offer ways to subscribe to those updates and have included instructions below. For everyone else, no action will be required to make the transition to the updated format.
Following All Product Updates
Option 1: Subscribe to Emails on the Support Portal
- Sign In using the link at the top of the screen.
- Go to [Release Notes], click the TMS & LMS section
- Click the Follow button.
TIP: You can also follow our Developer Release Notes this way.
Option 2: Follow our Twitter Feed
We announce all of our releases and any platform issues on our Twitter feed. You can use the Twitter client of your choice to receive these as push notifications on your computer or mobile device.
Option 3: Add the Twitter Widget to Your Administrate Homepage
- Login to Administrate
- Click on your Profile icon
- Click on Settings
- Go to the Gadget tab
- Drag up the TwitterFeed widget into either the left or right column as desired.