Business Catalyst Blog

November 13th 2013 BC Partner Webinar recording

Diana Iliescu Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanks to those of you who attended our BC webinar with Scott B Reynolds.

If you were unable to join us live, you can access the recordings below:


Also, don't forget to register for our upcoming webinar:

Wed, December 11th: Responsive Design with Paul Cheney, Ph.D. from Spartan Design Web

To help you put your learning into practice, webinar participants will be receive a 15% discount on their next website. (*Some conditions apply, see below)

If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to send them over to BCPartner-Team@adobe.com. We will be happy to answer all your inquiries.

Thank you and hope to see you in next month’s webinar.

*15% discount coupon applies for new site upgrades on any yearly/biyearly desired plan. Coupon validity: 31-Dec-2013, only available for the webinars’ attendees.

RSVP to our official Australian Xmas party!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pretty will help host the official 2013 Australian Adobe Business Catalyst Christmas Party and invite you to take part in the "Ginger Cheer" competition. Simply upload or take a photo of yourself using the camera on your computer/phone and go in the draw to win Santa's bonanza*. Come join us!

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A few more days until we meet again for a BC Partner Webinar

Diana Iliescu Friday, November 08, 2013

Don't forget to register for our webinar on Wednesday:

Wed, November 13th: Enhancing Business Catalyst Web Forms with  Scott B Reynolds from Thrise and PrestoBC

To help you put your learning into practice, webinar participants will be receive a 15% discount on their next website. (*Some conditions apply, see below)


Registrations are now open for the December sessions as well:

Wed, December 11th: Responsive Design with Paul Cheney, Ph.D. from Spartan Design Web


If you could not join us live, you can click the links below to access recordings of our past webinars:


If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to send them over to BCPartner-Team@adobe.com. We will be happy to answer all your inquiries.

*15% discount coupon applies for new site upgrades on any yearly/biyearly desired plan. Coupon validity: 31-Dec-2013, only available for the webinars’ attendees.

Thank you and hope to see you there!

DNS migration - final days to comply

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Business Catalyst is in the final stages of completing the migration to Amazon Web Services. As part of this project, we are working on decommissioning the old datacenters and removing the DNS proxy put in place more than 7 months ago, at the beginning of May. 

If you have not yet migrated your website until now you are now seeing a pop-up window in the front end of your website, prompting you to migrate update your DNS to the new settings. 

Failure to conduct this change in the next 10 days will lead to your website becoming permanently unavailable. 

Updating your DNS

 

Sites with DNS hosted on a 3rd party domain registrar (e.g. GoDaddy) must update their DNS records to point to one of the the new data center IP addresses. The legacy data center IP address will be decommissioned on November 20th, at which time if you have not updated your DNS records, your sites and hosted email will no longer function. Please update your 3rd party registrar info to our new IP addresses and create SPF records for each domain - you can use either of the two new IP addresses for your region when changing your DNS records:

Europe

  • 54.246.209.120
  • or
  • 54.246.209.119

United States

  • 54.236.190.114
  • or
  • 54.236.189.64

Australia

  • 54.252.148.183
  • or
  • 54.252.148.191

For detailed instructions please refer to this page on the official migration website.

If you have questions please do not hesitate to reach out for help with this final task in the migration. 

The Business Catalyst team

BC Sandpile - November meetings

Thursday, October 31, 2013

BC Sandpile is a weekly online meeting run by Business Catalyst Partners for the purpose of sharing ideas, best practices, and networking.

Weekly Day/Time:

  • San Francisco: Tuesdays, 5pm (all times adjusted in relation to this time)
  • New York City: Tuesdays, 8pm
  • London: Wednesdays, 1am
  • Sydney: Wednesdays, 11am

Membership & Marketing Websites with Business Catalyst - 5th November (6th in AUS) 2013
Limited or Limitless? Thomas Amos of Essex Web Creative will go through some of the challenges when building a large project on Adobe Business Catalyst and how he overcame them.
Details: http://thri.se/1csaJMx

It's Not Goodbye BC, It's See You Later - 12th November (13th in AUS) 2013
Has Business Catalyst co-founder Adam Broadway really left Adobe? Join us for this special BC Sandpile to find out what it took to build BC, what Adam hopes for the future of BC, and what's next for Adam.
Details: http://thri.se/1ivKQJe

Unleash The Power Of Business Catalyst with Evernote - 19th November (20th in AUS) 2013
Evernote is one of those online tools which some people have adopted with a passion and others have tried but not really understood. Urszula Richards from onlineiq will show why this is the ONE tool she cannot live without - and how she uses it as her own personal 'google' for her whole business.
Details: http://thri.se/1csbgOM

Think Tank - Planning A Website (continued) - 26th November (27th in AUS) 2013
In this Think Tank session we will continue where our last Think Tank ended. We encourage everyone to bring questions and opinions. At the end we hope to figure out the best practices  for beginning a Business Catalyst project.
Details: http://thri.se/1cscwBi

Full schedule: http://www.bcsandpile.com/_blog/Meeting_Chalkboard/
Sandpile Recordings: http://www.bcsandpile.com/business-catalyst/resources.htm

October 23th 2013 Partner Orientation Webinar recording

Diana Iliescu Monday, October 28, 2013

Thanks to those of you who attended our orientation webinar with Karim Ardalan.

If you were unable to join us live, you can access the recordings below:

  • Muse & BC: A dynamic duo - with Karim Ardalan from AID+BC
  • Keeping It Small But Making It Big - with Greg Marcel from 2140 Interactive
  • Adding value to clients by upselling products & services - with Brendon O'Sullivan from Bosweb
  • Learn how BC Gurus leverages Web Apps to power their popular Business Catalyst community website - with Brent Weaver from BC Gurus
  • Online Marketing - with Brett Stockley from PrettyPollution
  • Developing an Effective Sales Strategy for Your Web Agency - with Tim Gentle from Design Experts
  • Dreamweaver & Business Catalyst integration - with Adam Broadway (Download presentation deck)
  • Business Catalyst integration with Muse -  with Daniele Beaumont and Chris Kellet


  • Also, don't forget to register for our upcoming webinar:

    Wed, November 13th: Enhancing Business Catalyst Web Forms with  Scott B Reynolds from Thrise and PrestoBC

    To help you put your learning into practice, webinar participants will be receive a 15% discount on their next website. (*Some conditions apply, see below)

    If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to send them over to BCPartner-Team@adobe.com. We will be happy to answer all your inquiries.

    Thank you and hope to see you in next month’s webinar.

    *15% discount coupon applies for new site upgrades on any yearly/biyearly desired plan. Coupon validity: 31-Dec-2013, only available for the webinars’ attendees.

    Tune in for Episode 31 of the BC Podcast!

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    Tune in for Episode 31 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode, we say goodbye to BC founder Adam Broadway and hand over the podcast reins to community leader Brent Weaver. Don't miss out on this great episode, listen below.

    Listen to this month's podcast:

    Simply click the play button below to stream the podcast via your browser.

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    Alternatively, you can download the podcast in .mp3 format for offline listening.

    To subscribe and receive the BC Podcast each month, you can find us on the iTunes store here or by simply searching "BC Podcast" from iTunes.

    In this episode :

    • Hear an interview with BC Partner and developer Adam Cook
    • Get an update on the completion of the Amazon Web Services migration
    • Be involved with our end of year celebration events
    • Answer our quiz question in the comments below and win a free template credit!

    Until next time!
    Brent & Jackson

    Business Catalyst - Winner of the People's Choice CMS Awards

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Competing against 4 other website builders, Business Catalyst has once more proven that we have a great community, ready to cast the vote for us. 

    Thank you to all the partners who put in their vote of confidence for BC! Since this is a People's choice vote it is clear we could not have done it without you. 

    See the full announcement on the CMS Critic website, as well as the other contestants for this particular category. This news comes to top off a great month for Business Catalyst, with our migration projects also coming to a successful close. 

    We are preparing some exciting projects in the future, to make sure that next year we also deserve and receive your vote.
    Thank you once again for making this happen. 
    The (very happy) Business Catalyst team

    'Muse & BC: A dynamic duo' - register and join us tomorrow!

    Diana Iliescu Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Join our webinar tomorrow to see how Muse & BC work together as a dynamic duo:

    Wed, October 23th: Muse & BC: A dynamic duo with  Karim Ardalan from AID+BC

    To help you put your learning into practice, webinar participants will be receive a 15% discount on their next website. (*15% discount coupon applies for new site upgrades on any yearly/biyearly desired plan. Coupon validity: 31-Dec-2013, only available for the webinars’ attendees.)

    If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to send them over to BCPartner-Team@adobe.com. We will be happy to answer all your inquiries.

    See you there!

    Phase 2 Australian datacenter migration - October 19th, 2013

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Our migration project is approaching its last step, with our Australian data center moving to its new location. On OCTOBER 19th, 2013 the Business Catalyst Australian data center will be migrated to the new Amazon Web Service infrastructure. As part of the migration process all sites located on our Australian data center will experience an offline maintenance window of up to 9 hours. Please see below the full details of the maintenance and downtime expected.

    Procedure Migrating all sites hosted on the Sydney BC datacenter to Amazon Web Services infrastructure
    Target start time* 6 PM AEDT Check local times here
    Target end time* 3 AM AEDT
    Duration We are targeting a 9 hour migration window. During this time all sites located in Sydney will be unavailable. The migration window can vary, but we will make sure to keep you informed of any changes.

    Services unavailable during the migration

    During the migration window all sites and services will be unavailable for sites hosted on the Australian data center for the duration of the move. A list of areas affected can be found below:

  • Site front-end and Admin Console will display a maintenance page
  • Email campaigns scheduled during migration window will be sent once the migration is complete
  • SFTP - file upload/download
  • Dreamweaver extension will not be available for the duration of the migration
  • Publish site in Muse will be unavailable
  • Email notifications - operational emails will not be received
  • The webmail link in the Admin console will be unavailable
  • All other areas of sites hosted on Australian data center. Sites located on other data centers of Business Catalyst will not be affected. 


    Updating your DNS settings

    If you have not already updated the DNS settings for your client sites, please do so as soon as possible. If you fail to do so, your sites may be unavailable following the migration. For further instruction on how to migrate your DNS settings, please refer to the dedicated migration site.. 


    Stay up to date

    Our team will provide constant updates during the migration process. To keep up to date, please follow our blog and Twitter feeds. There, you will find constant updates prior to and during the migration, while our dedicated page on the migration website will provide constant updates during the migration itself.

    Thank you,
    The Adobe Business Catalyst Team