The wiki service is brought to you by the Collaborative Tools Project a team effort involving staff from numerous departments, which this week endorsed a decision to approve the "soft" launch of the wiki service with the following wording.
That it is open for anyone to use and that there is a commitment to maintaining the service and its content from here on, but that visibility should be kept low for a little longer as changes are likely and support materials are still thin. That is, the service will discoverable through word of mouth and via some IT Services web pages, but will not be fully advertised via news bulletins etc at this stage. In the meantime the focus will be on gathering feedback from early adopters.
If you are reading this - congratulations! You can count yourself to be an "early adopter". Please feel free to add your content in the knowledge that it will be maintained as part of this service going forward. But do also be aware that a few glitches and some changes in response to your feedback and ideas are inevitable during this initial period. The date of the full launch of the wiki service is still under consideration, but my personal expectation is early 2012.
Here's a quick roll call of those who helped put the wiki service together over the last couple of months. From Dave Surtees (Project Director), Andrew Male (Head of Web Services) and myself (Project Manager) a big 'thank you' to all involved.
- John Cooper - Software installs and technicalities
- Unknown User (ak583) - Wiki service "Product Champion", in charge of priorities and vision
- Tom Smith - Chief investigator, idea generator and author of early content
- Carl Stovell - Database and server-side setup with John
- The wider collab tools team.