Wanted to take a few minutes to give you a heads up that we will be bringing Direct2Dell in-house over the weekend. What this means is that readers will still be able to see posts, but will not be able to add comments to any blog posts while the transition is happening. This will impact Direct2Dell English, Spanish and Chinese. Sorry for the inconvenience.
We’ll begin the transition at 12:01 Central Daylight Time on Sunday and expect to be done by 5am on Sunday morning. In other words, it should be about a five hour window. Even though the changeover will happen pretty quickly, it may take bit longer for the site to return to normal to users around the world due to factors like where you are located physically, your Internet Service Provider, and more.
When people ask how long it took to launch Direct2Dell, the answer is about four weeks. That timeframe included everything from platform assessment and selection to having the site live. Launching the blog that quickly required us to work with outside vendors. Up to now, Orcsweb has hosted the blog through an agreement with Telligent, who is our platform partner. I’m, willing to bet most companies thinking about blogging are thinking through the same issues as we had to. I’ll blog more about these issues in the future.
For now though, we’ll focus on minimizing the impact as much as we can. Thank you for your patience.