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Adobe EOL - End of Life

Donna Salvante - Monday, March 26, 2018

This website is hosted on Adobe's Business Catalyst platform.  On March 26, 2018 Adobe announced the "End of Life" or EOL for Business Catalyst.  Beyond being the host of this website, I am also a full partner of Adobe's Business Catalyst.  The details of the EOL are below.

 

 

documentation for more details on site transitioning or check out the End Of Life FAQ for more information.

 

contactour Customer Support team.

How long do I have to export my data?

All Business Catalyst servers will be taken down on March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021, after which all customer data will be deleted. Please export your data before March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021.

How long will you keep my data? What will you do with it?

We will retain your data until March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021 or until you delete your site, whichever is sooner, so that you can transition to another product.

Do you recommend another product for me to use?

While there are other hosting solutions available in the market, Adobe does not recommend a specific product. For basic websites and Creative Cloud users , we provide documentation to help with transition to GoDaddy, should the customer choose this replacement. Moreover, since we’ve seen the emergence of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) website creators that leverage customizable templates to quickly create responsive websites, Adobe is making our own investment in the DIY space and welcomes all interested customers to join our upcoming pre-release program for a new format that will be introduced later this year as part of Adobe Spark.

Will new features be developed?

No, new features will no longer be developed on Business Catalyst. We are maintaining a small team to correct critical issues, but no new work is being done. The Business Catalyst team will maintain the PCI and GDPR compliance throughout the lifetime of the product and develop any new features needed in this respect.

Will Adobe still fix the bugs in Business Catalyst?

We will continue to repair critical issues (related to security, payments or customer data for example) when they appear, however, the work will be limited to bugs that have a high security or high stability risk. We will not be fixing minor items with small impact or that have a workaround which can be used.

Will my site be closed down?

At this time, all sites will continue to be live and the public will see no difference in your site. However, starting with March 26th, 2021, all sites will no longer be live, they will not be accessible either to the general public, or to the site administrators. Please find an alternative platform for your site and data before this date.

Can I continue creating trial sites?

You can continue creating trial sites until June 18th 2018. They need to be upgraded to a paid plan before June 18th 2018 August 27th, 2018. The data from these sites, as well as from any other site in your portfolio, needs to be removed from the platform before March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021.

Can I upgrade my trial site to paid?

You can continue upgrading trial sites to paid until June 18th 2018 August 27th, 2018, but the data from these sites, as well as from any other site in your portfolio needs to be removed from the platform before March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021.

Can I downgrade my site or make any other plan changes?

Yes, you can continue making any changes to your site plan and extras until March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021.

Can I still purchase extras?

You can continue purchasing extras until March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021. Please note that all extras expire on March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021 and can no longer be used after that date.

Can I continue sending newsletters?

The e-mail marketing features will continue to work for the duration of your site. You can continue sending emails until March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021 at which point all newsletter credits remaining in your account will expire.

Can I still redeem my commissions?

You can continue to redeem the commissions available in your account until March 26th, 2020 March 26th 2021. Following this date this feature will not be available anymore.

What happens to the commissions below $500?

Starting with June 18th 2018, Adobe Business Catalyst will lower the commissions redemption limit at $100. Additionally, by August 27th, 2018, we will release an updated plan aiming to allow partners to redeem commissions under $100.

Can I extend the validity of my extras beyond March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021?

No, the validity date for your extras can no longer be extended. All extras not used until March 26th, 2020 March 26th 2021 will be forfeited.

Will I be able to use Adobe Muse or Dreamweaver to update my site?

Yes, until March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021, if your desktop app functions properly.

Will I still have technical support for Adobe Business Catalyst?

Yes, until March 26th, 2020 March 26th, 2021. However, after June 18th 2018, our support team will give a higher priority to cases about the off the platform migration questions, in addition to critical security, compliance, and availability issues.

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What does this mean for this website?  It will remain it's self until 3 years from the EOL announcement.  This blog is coming to an end much sooner, as I am close to the level of "full", and am not able to expand on this platform.  Having invested a considerable amount of capital and resources, I will be utilizing this space until the very end.


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