08-25-2010 09:13 AM
As the pace of innovation accelerates, it get's harder to quickly find what features are supported by which products. Data sheets usually show features supported by the most recent release, but you may have an earlier one. Wouldn't it be nice to see all the features a product supports with older releases?
Harder still, for a given feature, what products support that feature? You would have to comb through several data sheets. Wouldn't it be nice to just select a feature, and see a list of all the products that support it? And, as a bonus, wouldn't it be cool if you could see the release history for that feature including the first release for the feature? That's handy if you are going to upgrade your firmware and you want to see what firmware releases support a particular feature.
And, wouldn't it be nice to get links to supporting content you can click to learn more? That would save a lot of time wouldn't it.
On August 31, a new tool is being added to brocade.com, the Brocade Feature Navigator. But, you can access the Navigator now if you wish. Just go to www.brocade.com/featurenavigator. There is a quick 1 minute video (it's on the right side of the welcome page) highlighting how to use use the Navigator. It's quick and fast.
On August 31, links to the Navigator will be added to the brocade.com home page, product pages, MyBrocade.com, and there is this forum for the Navigator in Brocade Communities.
You can use this forum to ask "How To" questions, make suggestions about new Navigator features you would like to see, and to connect with others regarding your questions about features, products and releases.