• 8 Feb 2018

    EXERCISE PERSONNEL ASKED FOR THIS... APAN DELIVERS

    APAN has developed Multi-chat. Multi_chat provides the ability for APAN communities with multiple chatrooms to view the rooms at one time. This new feature is helpful during exercises, project coordination, and crisis relief. Learn more about Multi-chat, here . This feature is still in BETA, if you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact APAN Support .
    • 23 Jan 2018

    Training for New APAN Community Owners - 3 Options!

    When you request a new collaboration work-space on APAN, many resources become available to you for learning how to manage it. The APAN Team has provided three types of training for Owners to learn how to configure their new work-spaces, engage membe...
    • 5 Jan 2018

    APAN WILL TRANSITION TO AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2018

    Aloha and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou, (Happy New Year) The APAN Staff has been actively working on transitioning the APAN environments into the Amazon Web Services Cloud infrastructure. We are on schedule to make this happen within the next six months. The transition of APAN into the cloud will be transparent to our users. Although transition of APAN operations to a cloud infrastructure will not impact users or current...
    • 12 Jul 2017

    APAN Authorized Service Interruptions July-August 2017

    Due to operational requirements, we did not have an ASI in June. Two ASI's are scheduled for July 2017: ASI / Security Patching (25 July) 0800-1700 HST ASI / Code Release (27 July) 0800-1700 HST Thank you for your patience and understanding. - Your APAN Application Service Provider Team ---------------- Please review the schedule of Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs) below and contact us if you have...
    • 15 May 2017

    APAN SharePoint User Group (ASPUG) Presents SharePoint Permissions 18 May 1700 GMT (1300 EDT)

    SharePoint Permission groups are designed to control access within a site. If used incorrectly, a site owner can unwittingly open their site to unwanted viewers and even contributors. Join us online for this 30 min session on SharePoint Permissions in APAN on Thursday, 18 May 1700 GMT (1300 EDT) at https://connect.apan.org/aspug There is no dial-in line. Session will be recorded and posted at the ASPUG home page...
    • 13 May 2017

    APAN AUTHORIZED SERVICE INTERRUPTION (ASI) 23 & 25 MAY 2017

    Two ASI's are scheduled for May 2017. ASI / Code Release (23 May) 1200-1700 HST ASI / Security Patching (25 May) 1200-1700 HST Thank you for your patience and understanding. Your APAN Application Service Provider Team ---------------- Please review the schedule of Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs) below and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. ASI Date / Time System(s) ...
    • 20 Jan 2017

    APAN AUTHORIZED SERVICE INTERRUPTION (ASI) TO UPGRADE SOFTWARE TO v9.0 - 24 JANUARY 2017

    An ASI is scheduled for Tuesday, 24 January to launch APAN 9.0 software. 24 January: 1200-1800 HST 24 January: 1700-2300 EDT 24 January: 2200 - 25 JAN 0400 GMT APAN's SharePoint platform, Chat, Maps, Adobe Connect, and Translation capabilities will not be affected. Changes will be seen primarily by Group Owners, with little to no impacts for community users. Details about this upgrade will be available in...
    • 13 Jan 2017

    2017 IS PROJECTED TO BE APAN'S LARGEST GROWTH YEAR SINCE BECOMING AN ENTERPRISE PLATFORM

    2017 is on track to becoming APAN's busiest years so far in support of events around the globe and software enhancements which will culminate in APAN's transition of its production systems into a cloud infrastructure environment. Let us know your 2017 events, exercises, conferences, meetings, etc. dates & times so we can make every effort to minimize disruptions to your mission throughout the year as we...
    • 15 Dec 2016

    NEW ----- APAN OUTAGE 05 JANUARY 2300 GMT to 06 JANUARY 0400 GMT

    TO ALL APAN CUSTOMERS: There will be a complete APAN outage from: 05 JANUARY 2300 GMT - 06 JANUARY 0400 GMT The outage is due to maintenance on the circuits at the production facility. We regret short notice and inconvenience this will cause to your mission or business objectives. Thank you for your patience and understanding. APAN Application Service Provider Team
    • 7 Dec 2016

    APAN SHAREPOINT REBUILD PROJECT SUCCESSFUL

    To Our Most Valued Customers : After a year of building, rebuilding, functional testing, developing, reorganizing and more testing and rebuilding the APAN team successfully rebuilt and installed its SharePoint farm into its production environment on Tuesday 6 December 2016. There are a few more tweaks here and there, and we recently came across another SharePoint issue that has nothing to do with the rebuild, but...
    • 3 Dec 2016

    December ASIs

    Last month, we announced the SharePoint rebuild project goals and mentioned that the target date may change based on factors in our production environment. This past week, we have been experiencing intermittent outages in SharePoint and plan to perform the rebuild to help address these issues along with restoring standard capabilities. Please review this month's schedule of Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs)...
    • 20 Nov 2016

    APAN will no longer support older Microsoft operating systems and browsers beginning December 2016

    APAN utilizes the highest levels of security encryption to protect our customers information in transit. Some of our current APAN customers are using older operating systems and browsers no longer supported by their vendors. Beginning December 2016, APAN customers using Microsoft Windows XP AND Internet Explorer 7/8 and below will no longer be able to access APAN websites. Therefore, in order to use the full functionality...
    • 4 Oct 2016

    APAN's software development team uses AGILE methodologies to assist operational communities and the war-fighter to move feature enhancements forward for dynamic, quick turnarounds. CLICK TO WATCH...

    APAN’s software development team uses agile methodologies to assist operational communities and the war-fighter to move feature enhancements forward for dynamic, quick turnarounds. Watch the video to learn more...
    • 29 Sep 2016

    APAN OPS / EVENT NOTIFICATION BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 THRU TO JANUARY 2017 - APAN OPS / MAINT SUPPORT DE-CONFLICTION

    We have a number of APAN hardware & software upgrades, to include the routine system patching, over the next four months. In order to reduce the impact to our customers we are requesting to forward us important dates & times (if available) of your events, exercises, conferences, meetings, etc. between the period October 01, 2016 to January 31, 2017. The APAN Team will add your event(s) date & times to our...
    • 6 Jul 2016

    APAN SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES / KNOWLEDGE BASE UPDATES

    The APAN team uses Agile methodologies for developing software. APAN employs specific agile methodologies which strongly emphasizes close collaboration between the APAN team and business / mission stakeholders; frequent delivery of code based on the mission and business value, self-organizing teams; and smart ways to craft, confirm and deliver consistent high quality software code. APAN provides software release notes...
    • 28 Jun 2016

    Training Checklist for RIMPAC HADR EX Participants

    A quick-reference guide has been created to assist exercise participants and observers with using the " Operation Restore Griffon " 2016 RIMPAC HADR Exercise community . The low-resolution version is attached to this announcement. The .docx version (suitable for printing) is located at https://community.apan.org/ex/rimpac/rimpac-16hadr/m/mediagallery1/163935/download If you need further assistance using APAN...
    • 17 Feb 2016

    New Community Maps Feature

    The APAN 8 upgrade last October included a powerful new mapping feature called Community Maps. If you have not already set it up, here is what you need to do to enable Community Maps in your group....
    • 13 Jan 2016

    Introducing Polls within APAN Groups

    Have you ever needed public opinion on anything within your APAN Group? With just a couple of taps within your group’s content editor you can create a poll for community members to vote on questions you ask. Suggestions on how to use Polls within your group: Guide choices - Should we use a Blog or Wiki? Choose headlines - Which blog title do you prefer? Perform basic research - Do you...
    • 19 Nov 2015

    Why am I not receiving my Group Emails or Notifications?

    With the APAN 8.0 upgrade you may need to adjust your Notification settings. Please follow these Email Notification steps. Following these steps may assist you to: Receive Pending Member requests, Identify when someone has posted content, Discover when someone has asked a question or sent a status message.
    • 10 Nov 2015

    APAN v8.0 Live Demos and New Owner Training Webinars

    Interested APAN v8.0's new features? The APAN University page is where you'll find the schedule for our Community Owner Training webinars. Links to some recordings of previous webinars are included in the schedule. For the rest of November, the Community Owner Training webinars will include APAN v8.0 demos and live Q&A. Webinars are scheduled for November 12, 13, 23, 24, and 25 . You may also request a custom...
    • 30 Oct 2015

    APAN v8.0 October 31 Launch

    The launch date is finally here! All the exciting new features you've been looking forward to are on schedule to be delivered by the end of the day Hawaii Standard Time. Please refer to the APAN v.8.0 Upgrade Information Page for a better understanding of the new additions and changes in store. APAN v8.0 teaser video (Please visit the site to view this video) APAN v8.0 live demos with Group...
    • 29 Oct 2015

    APAN v8.0 Oct 31 Release: Minor Changes to SharePoint Sites

    The release of APAN v8.0 will bring a few minor changes to APAN's SharePoint sites: APAN branding in the header will be removed. Site Owners will be able to select their own themes with custom colors and fonts. Logo images may change size Check your site's logo graphic after the launch. Resize if desired. The "Favorites" feature will be removed. User's sites...
    • 22 Oct 2015

    APAN v8.0 launch is 10 days away! Have you reviewed your transition resources?

    Special thanks to all the Group Owners who have kept in touch with the APAN Support Team and are using the available resources to ensure a smooth v8.0 transition. In order to keep the integrity of your data, Group Owners must take action before 30 October. Please use the following link for directions on how to proceed: Group Owners Special Notice: Includes instructions on saving Generic Content widgets, Unfiltered...
    • 25 Sep 2015

    Summary of APAN 8.0 Support Resources for APAN Group Owners

    Attention all APAN Group Owners! This blog post provides you with a summary of available resources developed to help you with the upcoming transition to APAN 8.0. Please feel free to socialize the links below with your leadership, fellow team members, and other community owners who would benefit from this information. It is our goal to provide you with the most information possible to ensure a smooth transition on...
    • 10 Sep 2015

    APAN 8.0 - New Features

    APAN 8.0 is scheduled to be released in just a little over 7 weeks. In preparation for the upgrade, the following is a high-level outline of changes you should expect to see starting 31 October 2015. 1. Group Owners will have the ability to : Go to one location to enable and disable features such as Chat, SharePoint, and GIS Use the Group Setup Kit to quickly create group applications including blogs, forums...
    • 8 Feb 2018

    EXERCISE PERSONNEL ASKED FOR THIS... APAN DELIVERS

    APAN has developed Multi-chat. Multi_chat provides the ability for APAN communities with multiple chatrooms to view the rooms at one time. This new feature is helpful during exercises, project coordination, and crisis relief. Learn more about Multi-chat, here . This feature is still in BETA, if you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact APAN Support .
    • 23 Jan 2018

    Training for New APAN Community Owners - 3 Options!

    When you request a new collaboration work-space on APAN, many resources become available to you for learning how to manage it. The APAN Team has provided three types of training for Owners to learn how to configure their new work-spaces, engage membe...
    • 5 Jan 2018

    APAN WILL TRANSITION TO AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2018

    Aloha and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou, (Happy New Year) The APAN Staff has been actively working on transitioning the APAN environments into the Amazon Web Services Cloud infrastructure. We are on schedule to make this happen within the next six months. The transition of APAN into the cloud will be transparent to our users. Although transition of APAN operations to a cloud infrastructure will not impact users or current...
    • 12 Jul 2017

    APAN Authorized Service Interruptions July-August 2017

    Due to operational requirements, we did not have an ASI in June. Two ASI's are scheduled for July 2017: ASI / Security Patching (25 July) 0800-1700 HST ASI / Code Release (27 July) 0800-1700 HST Thank you for your patience and understanding. - Your APAN Application Service Provider Team ---------------- Please review the schedule of Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs) below and contact us if you have...
    • 15 May 2017

    APAN SharePoint User Group (ASPUG) Presents SharePoint Permissions 18 May 1700 GMT (1300 EDT)

    SharePoint Permission groups are designed to control access within a site. If used incorrectly, a site owner can unwittingly open their site to unwanted viewers and even contributors. Join us online for this 30 min session on SharePoint Permissions in APAN on Thursday, 18 May 1700 GMT (1300 EDT) at https://connect.apan.org/aspug There is no dial-in line. Session will be recorded and posted at the ASPUG home page...
    • 13 May 2017

    APAN AUTHORIZED SERVICE INTERRUPTION (ASI) 23 & 25 MAY 2017

    Two ASI's are scheduled for May 2017. ASI / Code Release (23 May) 1200-1700 HST ASI / Security Patching (25 May) 1200-1700 HST Thank you for your patience and understanding. Your APAN Application Service Provider Team ---------------- Please review the schedule of Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs) below and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. ASI Date / Time System(s) ...
    • 20 Jan 2017

    APAN AUTHORIZED SERVICE INTERRUPTION (ASI) TO UPGRADE SOFTWARE TO v9.0 - 24 JANUARY 2017

    An ASI is scheduled for Tuesday, 24 January to launch APAN 9.0 software. 24 January: 1200-1800 HST 24 January: 1700-2300 EDT 24 January: 2200 - 25 JAN 0400 GMT APAN's SharePoint platform, Chat, Maps, Adobe Connect, and Translation capabilities will not be affected. Changes will be seen primarily by Group Owners, with little to no impacts for community users. Details about this upgrade will be available in...
    • 13 Jan 2017

    2017 IS PROJECTED TO BE APAN'S LARGEST GROWTH YEAR SINCE BECOMING AN ENTERPRISE PLATFORM

    2017 is on track to becoming APAN's busiest years so far in support of events around the globe and software enhancements which will culminate in APAN's transition of its production systems into a cloud infrastructure environment. Let us know your 2017 events, exercises, conferences, meetings, etc. dates & times so we can make every effort to minimize disruptions to your mission throughout the year as we...
    • 15 Dec 2016

    NEW ----- APAN OUTAGE 05 JANUARY 2300 GMT to 06 JANUARY 0400 GMT

    TO ALL APAN CUSTOMERS: There will be a complete APAN outage from: 05 JANUARY 2300 GMT - 06 JANUARY 0400 GMT The outage is due to maintenance on the circuits at the production facility. We regret short notice and inconvenience this will cause to your mission or business objectives. Thank you for your patience and understanding. APAN Application Service Provider Team
    • 7 Dec 2016

    APAN SHAREPOINT REBUILD PROJECT SUCCESSFUL

    To Our Most Valued Customers : After a year of building, rebuilding, functional testing, developing, reorganizing and more testing and rebuilding the APAN team successfully rebuilt and installed its SharePoint farm into its production environment on Tuesday 6 December 2016. There are a few more tweaks here and there, and we recently came across another SharePoint issue that has nothing to do with the rebuild, but...
    • 3 Dec 2016

    December ASIs

    Last month, we announced the SharePoint rebuild project goals and mentioned that the target date may change based on factors in our production environment. This past week, we have been experiencing intermittent outages in SharePoint and plan to perform the rebuild to help address these issues along with restoring standard capabilities. Please review this month's schedule of Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs)...
    • 20 Nov 2016

    APAN will no longer support older Microsoft operating systems and browsers beginning December 2016

    APAN utilizes the highest levels of security encryption to protect our customers information in transit. Some of our current APAN customers are using older operating systems and browsers no longer supported by their vendors. Beginning December 2016, APAN customers using Microsoft Windows XP AND Internet Explorer 7/8 and below will no longer be able to access APAN websites. Therefore, in order to use the full functionality...
    • 4 Oct 2016

    APAN's software development team uses AGILE methodologies to assist operational communities and the war-fighter to move feature enhancements forward for dynamic, quick turnarounds. CLICK TO WATCH...

    APAN’s software development team uses agile methodologies to assist operational communities and the war-fighter to move feature enhancements forward for dynamic, quick turnarounds. Watch the video to learn more...
    • 29 Sep 2016

    APAN OPS / EVENT NOTIFICATION BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 THRU TO JANUARY 2017 - APAN OPS / MAINT SUPPORT DE-CONFLICTION

    We have a number of APAN hardware & software upgrades, to include the routine system patching, over the next four months. In order to reduce the impact to our customers we are requesting to forward us important dates & times (if available) of your events, exercises, conferences, meetings, etc. between the period October 01, 2016 to January 31, 2017. The APAN Team will add your event(s) date & times to our...
    • 6 Jul 2016

    APAN SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES / KNOWLEDGE BASE UPDATES

    The APAN team uses Agile methodologies for developing software. APAN employs specific agile methodologies which strongly emphasizes close collaboration between the APAN team and business / mission stakeholders; frequent delivery of code based on the mission and business value, self-organizing teams; and smart ways to craft, confirm and deliver consistent high quality software code. APAN provides software release notes...
    • 28 Jun 2016

    Training Checklist for RIMPAC HADR EX Participants

    A quick-reference guide has been created to assist exercise participants and observers with using the " Operation Restore Griffon " 2016 RIMPAC HADR Exercise community . The low-resolution version is attached to this announcement. The .docx version (suitable for printing) is located at https://community.apan.org/ex/rimpac/rimpac-16hadr/m/mediagallery1/163935/download If you need further assistance using APAN...
    • 17 Feb 2016

    New Community Maps Feature

    The APAN 8 upgrade last October included a powerful new mapping feature called Community Maps. If you have not already set it up, here is what you need to do to enable Community Maps in your group....
    • 13 Jan 2016

    Introducing Polls within APAN Groups

    Have you ever needed public opinion on anything within your APAN Group? With just a couple of taps within your group’s content editor you can create a poll for community members to vote on questions you ask. Suggestions on how to use Polls within your group: Guide choices - Should we use a Blog or Wiki? Choose headlines - Which blog title do you prefer? Perform basic research - Do you...
    • 19 Nov 2015

    Why am I not receiving my Group Emails or Notifications?

    With the APAN 8.0 upgrade you may need to adjust your Notification settings. Please follow these Email Notification steps. Following these steps may assist you to: Receive Pending Member requests, Identify when someone has posted content, Discover when someone has asked a question or sent a status message.
    • 10 Nov 2015

    APAN v8.0 Live Demos and New Owner Training Webinars

    Interested APAN v8.0's new features? The APAN University page is where you'll find the schedule for our Community Owner Training webinars. Links to some recordings of previous webinars are included in the schedule. For the rest of November, the Community Owner Training webinars will include APAN v8.0 demos and live Q&A. Webinars are scheduled for November 12, 13, 23, 24, and 25 . You may also request a custom...
    • 30 Oct 2015

    APAN v8.0 October 31 Launch

    The launch date is finally here! All the exciting new features you've been looking forward to are on schedule to be delivered by the end of the day Hawaii Standard Time. Please refer to the APAN v.8.0 Upgrade Information Page for a better understanding of the new additions and changes in store. APAN v8.0 teaser video (Please visit the site to view this video) APAN v8.0 live demos with Group...
    • 29 Oct 2015

    APAN v8.0 Oct 31 Release: Minor Changes to SharePoint Sites

    The release of APAN v8.0 will bring a few minor changes to APAN's SharePoint sites: APAN branding in the header will be removed. Site Owners will be able to select their own themes with custom colors and fonts. Logo images may change size Check your site's logo graphic after the launch. Resize if desired. The "Favorites" feature will be removed. User's sites...
    • 22 Oct 2015

    APAN v8.0 launch is 10 days away! Have you reviewed your transition resources?

    Special thanks to all the Group Owners who have kept in touch with the APAN Support Team and are using the available resources to ensure a smooth v8.0 transition. In order to keep the integrity of your data, Group Owners must take action before 30 October. Please use the following link for directions on how to proceed: Group Owners Special Notice: Includes instructions on saving Generic Content widgets, Unfiltered...
    • 25 Sep 2015

    Summary of APAN 8.0 Support Resources for APAN Group Owners

    Attention all APAN Group Owners! This blog post provides you with a summary of available resources developed to help you with the upcoming transition to APAN 8.0. Please feel free to socialize the links below with your leadership, fellow team members, and other community owners who would benefit from this information. It is our goal to provide you with the most information possible to ensure a smooth transition on...
    • 10 Sep 2015

    APAN 8.0 - New Features

    APAN 8.0 is scheduled to be released in just a little over 7 weeks. In preparation for the upgrade, the following is a high-level outline of changes you should expect to see starting 31 October 2015. 1. Group Owners will have the ability to : Go to one location to enable and disable features such as Chat, SharePoint, and GIS Use the Group Setup Kit to quickly create group applications including blogs, forums...