Christopher Parsons, Founder and CEO
This Office Hours webinar features Christopher Parsons, Founder and CEO, and is focused on Knowledge Architecture's product roadmap. Come take a deep dive into the design of Synthesis 6 (S6), the next major release of our intranet platform for architecture and engineering firms.
If you only have a few minutes, we recommend jumping to these two highlights:
Synthesis 6 Basics (10:25)
Live Demo (26:14)
Spring 2019 Product Update
The Journey to Synthesis 6
02:25 The Journey
04:28 The Decision
05:20 Replatforming Synthesis
06:35 Synthesis 6 Pre-Design Listening Tour
07:18 High Level Goals for Synthesis 6
08:55 Listening Tour Summary
10:00 Infrastructure, Information Architecture, and Essential Content
10:25 S6 Basics: Technology, Functionality, Tools, Integrations, Migration, Costs
16:30 Q: Is there only one Fall Synthesis Workshop, none in Seattle?
17:12 Q: How does the stream migrate from 5 to 6 sandbox?
18:24 Q: SQL server will not be required for S6?
Live Demo: Information Architecture
18:53 What is Information Architecture?
19:35 S6 Information Architecture Diagram
19:58 What is an Intranet?
20:18 Diverse Inputs: Client Feedback, Reviews, Desire Paths, Outside Inspiration
23:36 7 Key Goals for S6 Information Architecture
26:14 Demo: Community Home Pages
28:50 Demo: Content Outliner
31:35 Demo: Mega Menus
33:32 Demo: Breadcrumbs
35:41 Demo: Section Pages
37:40 Q: Would it be possible to add graphics to the left of the text in menu drop downs?
38:02 Q: In the section pages can you have a graphic next to the page link?
38:16 Demo: Multipage Templates
44:30 Q: Will links internal to documents update automatically?
45:02 Q: Will we still be able to easily customize using CSS?
46:30 Q: Will we be able to link to anchors within guides?
47:07 Q: Will there be more formatting options for content?
47:36 Q: Are page contents blocks that can be moved around?
47:53 Q: Will pages support images, can they float?
48:13 Q: Will S6 support limiting permissions on documents and libraries?
49:10 Single Page Templates + Content
50:10 Demo: Document Thumbnails + Grids
52:38 Demo: Video Grids
Migration + What’s Next
53:56 Thoughtful Transition Process
55:32 How to Prepare for Synthesis 6
56:55 Chicago Workshop: Demo Day 2
58:12 Q: How does moving from SharePoint impact Calendar functionality? Do you envision Outlook integration?
59:11 Q: Can we customize/update the logo ourselves?
59:57 Q: Will you be able to link to files on a file server?
1:01:06 Q: Will Synthesis 6 use responsive layout?
1:01:44 Q: Can pages or blocks be moved between categories?
1:02:09 Q: Will there be any enhancements to forms?
1:03:04 Q: Will there be functionality to be able to promote posts to the top within specific communities?
1:03:09 Q: Is there a tentative release date for Synthesis 6?
1:04:00 Q: Will we be able to access documents from the mobile app?
1:04:56 Q: Do we have an ETA for the sandbox mode?
1:04:15 Q: How about linking to company social media streams?
1:05:45 Q: How do we sign up for Beta?
About Office Hours
Office Hours is 60 minutes of news, stories, and Q+A with Susan, Sarah, Chris, Zucu, and special guests from the KA Advance community. You can watch recordings of past Office Hours webinars here.