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Thursday 11 November 2021

The November 2021 Agency Update from GovCMS

Thursday 11 November 2021

It’s likely you’ve already met Reece. He is the one who helps onboard your website to the GovCMS platform and get it to go-live. Alongside onboarding, he plays an important role in answering your GovCMS enquiries. Reece hit the ground running when he joined our GovCMS onboarding team back in April.

Thursday 11 November 2021

That which we call an MOU (or Memorandum of Understanding) by any other name, would be a formal agreement.

Thursday 11 November 2021

A further 7 suppliers have been added to the GovCMS Drupal Services Panel in November 2021. This means you now have more options to compare and choose from when deciding what’s right for your project. Making it even easier to make a value for money assessment.

Thursday 11 November 2021

Drupal 8 reached end of life on 2 November 2021.

Thursday 11 November 2021

The GovCMS community is a large part of what makes GovCMS, GovCMS. We’re more than a whole of government web hosting service, we’re a growing community of individuals who come together to innovate, learn and solve problems across government.
So far this year, over 200 individuals from over 80 organisations have joined us at one, or more, of our community events. And 2021 is not done yet.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

The October 2021 Agency Update from GovCMS

Tuesday 19 October 2021

GovCMS will soon be upgrading part of the hosting infrastructure used by all websites on the platform. We will be switching from RedHat OpenShift to Amazon EKS. This will be a seamless transition and will ensure the ongoing resilience of your GovCMS website(s), ensuring faster scalability of the infrastructure in the event of spikes in web traffic, and maintaining the high security standards of the GovCMS platform.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

A big thank you to the whole community. Over the past four months we’ve seen all GovCMS SaaS Drupal 8 websites make the move to Drupal 9. This has been a massive feat and we appreciate the community’s willingness to get onboard, help us and help each other.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

We're excited to announce GovCMS Week Online Take 2! A series of short online events between the 15th and 19th of November 2021 that will reconnect the community and explore all that is GovCMS.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

The Onboarding team here at GovCMS are always finding new ways to help our customers. Recently, the team put their heads together to come up with their top five tips for making your journey to go-live easier.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

It’s not just GovCMS websites that are moving to Drupal 9.
From February 2022, our Content Administration and Site Builder training manuals and live training sessions will be on Drupal 9 too. While there aren’t too many changes between Drupal 8 and 9, this change means we’ll be providing the most up to date and relevant advice to members of the community.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

We are interested to hear from any of the developers who work on the GovCMS platform. We want your feedback on what works for you, what challenges you face and what opportunities you see.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

The Department of Finance has finalised the first group of 8 suppliers for the Panel. These suppliers have been approved by GovCMS to provide expertise in GovCMS and Drupal.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

The September 2021 Agency Update from GovCMS

Tuesday 14 September 2021

There’s less than four months left of 2021 and our remaining training session is filling up fast. Register now for the last Content Administration session of 2021.
If you can’t make it, don’t worry. Our live training sessions will pick back up in February 2022. Until then you can access the Content Administration and Site Builder training manuals online, 24/7.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

On the 30th of September the GovCMS community on Discourse will close. With users being redirected to GovTEAMS. This change is in response to feedback that having too many channels, makes finding the right one harder.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Live Q&A on the 11th of August. We received some great insights into what’s important to our community, and where GovCMS can step up to help you.
50 members of the community turned out to ask (and answer) questions about Drupal and GovCMS. As always, it was fantastic to see members of the community answer each other's questions, sharing their own expertise and knowledge.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

GovCMS is committed to continuous improvement. That’s why we’re already adding great things to the Drupal 9 (D9) distribution.

The 2.4.0 release on 7 September 2021 included the addition of the Layout Builder Modal and Layout Builder Restrictions modules to the D9 distribution. These modules extend the functionality of the Layout Builder core module, providing users with a better interface, and the ability to control which blocks and layouts appear.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Over the past few months GovCMS have reached out to over 200 customers regarding their experiences with the GovCMS Service Desk. The feedback received has been invaluable as we work to improve your experience with GovCMS. 

Based on your feedback and best practice, we’re making some changes to how the Service Desk operates to make sure everyone is kept in the loop.

Tuesday 10 August 2021

The August 2021 Agency Update from GovCMS

Tuesday 10 August 2021

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) may only have three people managing their website, but that doesn’t stop them doing a lot with it. The RIC website is their organisation’s single source of truth for customers and staff, so the team is continuously updating their website with their latest products and changes.

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Penetration testing is an activity used to identify security vulnerabilities. Depending on the features your site has, or the security policy of your organisation, a pen test of your site might be required. It's important to know that you’ll need to give us at least five days' notice before you run a test.

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Join us tomorrow, 11 August 2021, at 2:00PM (AEST) for a Live Q&A. An opportunity for the community to chat about the good, the bad or the ugly.

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