In the three weeks since we’ve made the new user interface (or UI) beta demo available, we’ve gathered a lot of great feedback from end users. We’ve been utilizing this data to inform the final tweaks and enhancements for the new user interface before preparing to release it to the public for live use.
As outlined in a previous blog post regarding the new UI, our primary focus was on bringing beauty and better usability to the Aeries web application without disrupting the workflows of everyday users or necessitating additional training.
(As a reminder, you can preview the new UI on our demo site here.)
Now that we’re down to the finishing touches, and sufficient time has been given for both internal and external testing, we’re preparing to move on to the next phase of the rollout.
This article is going to outline the following:
• The timeline and status of the new UI project up to today
• How your district can choose to roll out the new UI to its end users
• What to expect in the next few months regarding the old UI
The new Aeries Web user interface is a project that has gone through many phases over a long period of time. Now that we’re nearing the end, let’s look back at what has happened:
Depending on whether your district is an Aeries Hosting customer or chose to self-host, your update options will differ slightly. They are outlined below:
You don't have to transition to the new UI immediately. The old user interface will begin its sunset period on 07/14/17, which means that updates released for the old UI will be limited to critical bug fixes and state reporting functionality. The old UI will still be usable, but all new features and enhancements will be exclusively available in the new UI.
Then, in early September 2017, no further updates to the old UI will be released, and new updates will be exclusively for the new UI, including critical bug fixes and state reporting functionality. At that point, it is expected that all Aeries customers will be using the new UI.
As always, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team if you have any questions or comments about the new user interface. We're dedicated to improving the Aeries experience for Aeries users, and we'd love to hear what you think of the new enhancements in this release. Thanks for reading!