August 11 Planned Maintenance Announcement and Release SNEAK PEEK!
In January, we updated the Webex Events platform interface to a cleaner, more streamlined design, which was a big change. In the months since then, we've continued to make improvements, and now it's time for the next big change.
On August 10, 2023 starting at 11:00 pm EDT, we're releasing several major updates to the Webex Events platform and brand new Onsite functionality that's sure to delight our on-site event planners! 🎉 We expect to complete maintenance by August 11, 2023 at 06:00 am EDT. During this time, the Webex Events platform and all of its components will be unavailable.
Here's what we're releasing:
One attendee list, one attendee profile
Right now, there are three separate attendee lists in the Webex Events platform — one in the Registration product, one in the Event App product, and one in the Onsite product. Managing information for the same attendees in three different places can be confusing, so we're fixing that. After the August 11 release, there will be only one attendee list in the Webex Events platform, and each attendee will have a single profile page, so you can review and edit all attendee information in one place.
As the central hub for session information and live streams, the Agenda feature is the backbone of many Event Apps. To add sessions to an Event App today, you must first add the Agenda feature, then edit it, and sessions aren't used for anything outside the Event App.
On August 11, we're moving the ability to create Sessions out of the Agenda feature to the Event level, so you don't have to activate the Event App to create them. Long-term, this opens the door for exciting future updates. For now, creating Sessions outside the Event App will let you use our brand new Onsite Session Check-in by itself or with any other combination of Webex Events products.
Yes, I said Session Check-in!
On August 11, the Webex Events platform will get new Session and Onsite functionality to support Session Check-in. Within a few days of release after Apple approval, the Onsite by Webex Events (Socio) app will be updated to include Session Check-in functionality in addition to the Event Check-in and badge printing you're used to. We'll save all the juicy details for the official announcement — meanwhile, here are some screenshots to whet your appetite. 🤩
💡 Keep in mind, some elements in the screenshots above may change before release.
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