What is happening? The print server for the Faculty of Mathematics will be upgraded to a newer version of Windows Server on September 4, 2020. This is part of regular work to keep our infrastructure running on the latest versions tested and supported by MFCF.
When is this happening? September 4, 2020 between 9am and 5pm.
A new server is now handling www.math. This has been tested intermittently for some time. The new server supports up-to-date security protocols that recent browser versions are either warning about or requiring. If you have PHP code in your public_html web pages you need to rewrite them to use PHP 7 instead of the deprecated PHP 5. If you have architecture-specific compiled code in your public_html web pages you need to rebuild it for Linux instead of Solaris.
What is happening? As part of the continuous upgrade process for Windows 10, MFCF will be advertising a managed upgrade via System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for Windows 10 workstations that are joined to Nexus. The advertisement will allow you to select when the upgrade applies.
The upgrade will be for on campus systems only at first. A plan to upgrade off campus systems will be developed based on the results of upgrading on campus systems and announced when it is ready to proceed.
This month we will replace the undergraduate web server at www.student.math. The new server runs the latest Apache. If your site uses PHP you need to revise your code to use PHP version 7, as PHP 5 is no longer supported.