Let's try this out....
The powers that be have enabled a new blogging platform for me to utilize during the 2011 Internet2 Upgrade. Some of you may recall my last attempt at blogging an upgrade in 2007. That got a little bit of attention and we learned a bit from the experiment. I was a bit more "rogue" at the time, so the production values have definitely increased this go around. Internet2 has a spiffy new blogging platform and I intend to involve others voices in the postings this time around.
The world has also become more social in the last several years, what with the Twitters and the Facebooks. So now you can share the upgrade goodness with your social circle using the controls on the webpage. That helps everyone as we want everyone to feel vested in the upgrade and know what's happening at every step of the way.
I can tell you that folks are pretty excited to get moving on implementation. We've been in planning mode for almost two years now and it'll feel terrific when the first piece of equipment goes in.