News archive - August 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mailservices maintenance - August 25

Maintenance will be performed on servers for mailservices on Tuesday, August 25 between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m.

All mailbox servers will be rebooted (one at a time, requiring approximately 10 minutes each). Clients attempting to use the system during the maintenance window will receive a communications failure message while their server is down. Note: no message will be lost and no bounce messages will be sent/received.

During this maintenance window, greylisting will be disabled and the main load balancer will be replaced. No impact to clients is expected.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Arts fileserver being patched Saturday August 22nd

The file server artsfileu will be rebooted this Saturday in order to install a number of Windows security patches. The purpose of the reboot is to maintain the security of the system and to add some required functionality.

This reboot will happen on Saturday morning, August 22nd, from 8:00am until 9:00am.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Drupal upgrade (WCMS) - August 20

Drupal, the underlying system for WCMS sites, is being upgraded to version 7.39, a security release. This is upgrade is happening Thursday, August 20 between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.

All WCMS sites will be impacted. However, sites will continue to be available throughout the upgrade process, and work on sites may proceed as usual. After the upgrade is complete you can continue to work on your site as usual. Report any issues immediately.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WCMS deadline approaching - switch to Google Universal Analytics by September 1

Support for Google Analytics classic is coming to an end. Therefore, Site Managers must upgrade their WCMS site(s) to use Universal Analytics before September 1, 2015.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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