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Documenting Early Access Products - Pantheon Search (Solr 8) for Drupal 9 EA Docs

Pantheon Search (Solr 8) for Drupal 9 is now available for those enrolled in our Early Access program. So, what does that mean?

What is Early Access? Before a product is released for General Availability (GA), and is available to all customers, we may choose to release it as part of either our Early Access (EA) or Limited Availability (LA) program. In our pre-GA (Early Access or Limited Availability) programs, select customers can try out new product features before we release them to all customers. Pantheon’s Early Access program focuses on engagement with a small group of our customers. Whether it’s our Early Access or our Limited Availability program, we strive to deepen our level of engagement and to better understand the experiences of our customers, by encouraging real-world feedback.

What about Docs? Docs are crucial in supporting pre-GA (Early Access or Limited Availability) customers - from documenting new products and features, to incorporating customer feedback into troubleshooting guides and FAQs for future use. When we have a pre-GA product launch, in addition to contributing to internal documentation, the Docs team also creates a customer-facing doc about the product and includes either an Early Access or Limited Availability banner. That doc typically includes product details and information on how customers can participate in our EA or LA programs. EA and LA docs are updated frequently and often include troubleshooting tips as well as product considerations.

Want to learn more about our products and docs? The Pantheon Changelog contains details on how to get involved, as well as docs on new products and features. We encourage those in the Pantheon community and beyond, to check out our monthly Changelog for updates and info on our EA, LA, and GA releases .

A big thanks and congrats to the Pantheors who made the Pantheon Search Early Access release a reality. A great deal of hard work went into this release and it is greatly appreciated.

Stay tuned; there is much more to come!