OneStop is not dead!

I've been hearing that people think OneStop is dead! This is not the case. OneStop is simply better and runs on a more modern platform. I try and describe what OneStop is in the blog posting What is Onestop - next ?. In short, users can continue to go OneStop and find a set of pages that are:

  1. owned and moderated.
  2. adhere (loosely) to the OneStop format. The familiar categories are in the same order.
  3. are up to date and accurate, or at least there is framework (people and tools) in place that tries to ensure this.
  4. are there. In other words the breadth of OneStop space is complete and controlled. Products , Technologies, and Programs of interest to Sun CEs (Customer Facing Engineers) will be there.
  5. are easy to find and navigate. It's a limited universe (~500) pages so we can make the menus, search, and a-z work well.

However, OneStop pages are now Wiki pages that support commenting and voting. There is also a WYSIWYG editor (albeit not a great one) that makes simple edits an order of magnitude easier.

SunSpace now has 200 communities and the number is growing rapidly. We're seeing a significant need for communities to have a OneStop page for "non community" members. No content redundancy is required thanks to macros like {include} and {simplelisting}.

We will take action very soon to ensure that a page looks like a OneStop page at a glance. Currently all SunSpace pages have a similar look.


Comments:

Should you really be blogging about internal Sun tools on a public blog? Sounds like some sort of policy violation to me...

Posted by guest on August 29, 2008 at 02:58 AM PDT #

The intent of this blog is to share the experiences and lessons learned of a large popular, internal, community site. One of the lessons learned is that we have not communicated the transition to SunSpace as effectively as we might have.

Posted by Michael Briggs on August 29, 2008 at 03:45 AM PDT #

I still had the RSS feed for this in Google Reader ...

Posted by Gene Saunders on August 29, 2008 at 08:25 AM PDT #

Thanks for the GREAT job that you do with onestop Mike!

Posted by Dave Edstrom on August 30, 2008 at 02:37 AM PDT #

I've always been a big fan of OneStop and think that you've done a stellar job with it. One of the features that I hope will not be lost in the migration is the "Worth a Look" section. Every morning, with my coffee, I read the sunweb news, which is marginally interesting, and then the OneStop new articles. I've found that your collection of relevant articles is very appropriate in keeping me abreast of the Sun news, industry news, and competition. I hope that this doesn't go away. It's been a part of my morning ritual for years.

Posted by Jacque Thomas on September 02, 2008 at 02:51 AM PDT #

+1 for the compliments on OneStop and Worth a Look. I can hardly wait until one day this is available on the Edge...

Posted by Paul Diamond on September 08, 2008 at 09:21 AM PDT #

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