Lynette Miles

Planning and executing a major software upgrade can be as easy as running some software, to as complicated as a major migration. For the American Productivity and Quality Center, it was definitely the latter. With hundreds of thousands of users, and many thousands of pieces of content, a migration is a detailed and time intensive process that requires careful planning. In part 2 of our Tag1 Team Talk with the APQC, Tag1 Managing Director Michael...

Lynette Miles

APQC, the American Productivity and Quality Center, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help organizations with best practices and methods around increasing productivity and quality. APQC provides management expertise in knowledge, process and performance, finances, human capital, and supply chain management and processes In this Tag1 Team Talk, John Tesmer, the Executive Director of Information Technology, and Jim Gilliland, Senior Architect and Lead of the Technology team at APQC, join Tag1 Managing Director...

Lynette Miles

The Automatic Updates initiative in Drupal has made significant progress since we first discussed it in our third-ever Tag1 Team Talk. Bringing automatic updates into Drupal core is a significant step in helping small to medium sized Drupal installations be able to keep running, with less time dedicated to maintenance. In this talk, Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers sits down with Senior Back End Engineer and Migration Lead Lucas Hedding to discuss the progress of...

Lynette Miles

As the end of life (EOL) for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 get closer, many long-time users of these platforms are concerned about whether they’ll be ready or able to upgrade their systems. While upgrading from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 should be the easiest major Drupal upgrade ever, the upgrade from Drupal 7 remains a hard sticking point for many users and companies.

Lynette Miles

At DrupalCon Global 2020, Tag 1 Consulting CEO Jeremy Andrews and Managing Director Michael Meyers talked about the upcoming Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 end of life. When a version of Drupal reaches EOL, the Drupal community will no longer work on it or provide free support. Core development stops entirely - no new features are added, no bugs will be fixed. The core issue queues will be locked, you will be prevented from adding...

Hunter Lannon

One of the annoying things about web hosting is managing certificates - nobody wants to spend time creating Certificate Signing Requests and checking emails for expiry notices. They expire, and domains change and become invalid, leaving a system administrator to communicate with a Certificate Authority (CA) to get new certificates and install them on the servers that need them. This manual process is tiring, boring, and has the potential to bring downtime to your services.