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Well, a second beta is available for CommunityServer version 2.1, and it's looking very good.   I'm running it on my internal server at home, but I haven't upgraded my public site (this one) or my Intranet installation at work as yet.  I'll wait for the full release before I do that.  (Notice how tentative you can get when everything is deemed mission critical?)

It looks like my earlier enthusaism for the upcoming release was captured in a Community Server Daily News release back on July 10th. Even though it seems that there were no plans originally to update or add any new CS Skins, they did manage to add 4 new ones which are pretty cool.

I really need to get my site updated, if only to make use of tagging.  This will be a huge upgrade from the current categorization options, and really make it easy for me to upgrade my Knowledgebase to the CS Forums.   I've also been playing with some skinning modifications by way of CSS overrides, and I was able to make some cool changes thanks to tips listed by various CommunityServer luminaries, including J-O Eriksson.

This is one of the better tech communities that I have had the pleasure of being part of...

I'm hoping that the planned Skinning functionality of the subsequent CS v2.2 release will be as easy to use at the Themes Editor in Microsoft FrontPage 2003.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:03 AM by Logik!

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Andrew S. Baker aka ASB aka Logik!

Andrew S. Baker is a business-savvy, hands-on IT leader with expertise in mentoring people, mitigating risk, and integrating technology to drive innovation and maximize business results. He creates competitive advantage for organizations through effective IT leadership: implementation of processes and controls, and architecture of robust business solutions.

Mr. Baker has successfully led a number of high-performance technology teams in designing, deploying and maintaining secure, cost-effective computing environments for well-known companies, including Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.

For over a decade, Andrew has exhibited thought leadership on technology and business topics via mailing lists, technical forums, blogs, and professional networking groups, along with contributions to podcasts, webinars, and over 20 technical/business magazine articles. He also serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations, and within the Seventh-day Adventist church.

His personal interests include Astronomy, Basketball, Bible Study, Chess, Comics, Computers, Family Life Ministries, Reading, Strategy/Role Playing games, and Professional Networking...

A summary of Andrew's current résumé is available here, and he can be reached on a variety of social and professional networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.