As we approach the end of 2013, we wanted to give you an update on the status of the work we've been doing over the last few weeks to migrate networks from Ning 2.0 to Ning 3.0.
Since our last update, the engineering team working behind the scenes on the migration process has made serious advances. We currently support migrating the following elements of 2.0 networks, with more to come as we continue to make progress:
Since we want to optimize this process as much as possible to make it easy on Network Creators and their members, we've also focused quite a bit recently on performance. In recent releases, we've succeeded in reducing the time required to migrate networks and their content dramatically in the last few weeks—content is now migrating ten to twenty times faster than when we began this process. This is a massive improvement that will allow the migration process to proceed much more smoothly for you and your members.
We are nearly ready to begin migrating small networks, and will be reaching out to eager members of the Sandbox Group in the coming weeks to help us beta the migration process in a live setting. Once the beta is complete, we'll open it up to the rest of the Sandbox here on Creators in early 2014, and later on to all 2.0 networks as part of phase one of the migration process.
We know that some of you are concerned about the "deadline" for migrating to Ning 3.0—this is something we're reviewing, and we'll post an update about this soon in a separate thread.