This is ideal for anyone who is new to Lamplight or just needs a refresher.
We will cover creating profiles and adding data to the system via referrals,
work, evaluation and outcome records.
Monday 12th September - London (Euston)
Thursday 15th September - Manchester
This day is aimed at managers and people creating reports, to help them
understand the different ways to get data out of Lamplight. We will
be looking at ways to view records, show information about the people
you work with, and generate reports.
Thursday 18th August - London
All training days run from 10am until 4pm. Places cost £125 + VAT per person, which includes lunch and training materials.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
A few fixes updated this weekend:
Not sure about group data views? Get an overview of what they can do in our introductory video.
Firstly, a big thank you and good luck to Louise Brown who's off to teach maths full-time. Louise has been a part of team Lamplight for 5 years and we're very sorry to see her go.
There are also some fixes and feature requests which have just been uploaded:
Some feature requests have just been uploaded:
Another set of small changes just uploaded:
Save yourself a click, make sure you're always listed on work records that you add.
Nommie walks you through filtering work records.
Another set of small changes just uploaded:
Some system updates went live this evening:
Nommie's been working hard to produce some mini training videos to help you get the most out of Lamplight. They are short, covering one small aspect that just might make your life a little easier. She'll talk and show you how it works in these videos. We'll be adding new ones every couple of weeks.
A few updates happened this weekend. The main one will be obvious to you: we've switched to the new login page, as we mentioned a couple of updates back.
There are also a couple of bug-fixes and updates:
The updates to the servers over the weekend were successful.
However, you may have noticed that Lamplight has been slower than normal at the end of last week and on Monday. One of our servers was running much slower than normal, and on Friday we turned it off as it was slowing things down more by having it on. This did place a greater strain on the remaining servers.
We have been working with our server providers to understand what the issues were. We initially thought it was connected to some disk issues that they had been having on the same server. This was just coincidence: tt turned out though that another of their customers were running highly processor intensive applications, against their Terms of Service, which was degrading performance on our server. They realised this and stopped the offending other applications at around 11:40 this morning. Our server monitoring picked this up almost immediately and the slower server was switched back on again. Our monitoring suggests that that performance is back to usual levels.
We apologise for the inconvenience this will have caused.
We made a number of changes to behind-the-scenes functionality on Sunday evening. These were not intended to introduce any immediate changes to Lamplight functionality, but to make it easier to extend in the future, and more reliable.
We're sorry that there have been some glitches with this over the last 36 hours. The issues we've noticed, or been notified of, and fixed are:
These have been fixed as quickly as possible. We are really sorry for the inconvenience.
The changes that will be possible in the future because of the updates include:
There's been a few minor updates recently to address minor issues. One will need your action. An auto group that used ages in it's criteria wasn't updating itself properly. Previously these groups would give you the people within the age range on the date that the group was last edited, not today. With this update, the group will tell you the people within the age range as of today.
If you have any automatic groups based on age you should edit the criteria (you don't need to change anything, just click 'save') which will tell Lamplight to update the dates when it uses the group.
As we mentioned in a recent email newsletter, the format of the generated documents has been updated. Instead of creating rich-text format (.rtf) documents, Lamplight will now produce documents in Word 2007 format, which should be more reliable, more consistent, and be supported on more platforms.
There's a few fairly minor updates this weekend: