That makes (at least) three of us. I'm getting lots of questions already.


On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Dan Kunitz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Oh good, it's not just me.

Web Standards hosted a discussion (or two) on what would be ideal for the U to offer for central web hosting, but not a replacement for UMContent.


On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:17 AM, Dan Sagisser <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Wow... this is the first I've heard about this.  Did I just totally miss all the communication about this?

-Dan Sagisser

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM, John Starr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The University IT community has been evaluating new web content management systems (CMS) to better serve the University’s needs. After evaluating several products and viewing various product demonstrations, the decision was made to acquire Drupal as the University’s new enterprise-level CMS. This is a systemwide initiative available to and supporting all system campuses.

It is anticipated that Drupal will be available early this summer. In addition, a pilot for interested users will be available in the next few months. Information about participation in the pilot group will be shared as soon as it is available.

UMContent, the University’s current web CMS is scheduled for eventual retirement. As of right now, the plan is to continue to have UMContent available through at least November 2014.

Options for migrating content from UMContent to Drupal will be evaluated. For web content needs that may not require a robust enterprise-level system, other content management applications including Google Sites, WordPress and others will be available.

More information on the Drupal implementation plan and other options will be shared as it becomes available. News, information and updates will be posted on the project website at

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Business Analyst
Office of Information Technology
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
(612) 624-3668 

Dan Sagisser
Information Architect and Project Manager
College of Education and Human Development
Phone: 612-626-1325

Dan Kunitz
Institute on the Environment Digital Content & IT Professional
Ensia Web Manager

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Andria Waclawski
Creative Services Lead
Office of the VP for Research
University of Minnesota
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