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Monday, June 15, 8:00 a.m.: Blog Maintenance Outage

Audience: UThink bloggers
Action: No action required
URLs: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/uthink/upgrade/
Contact: cfans.help@umn.edu

Outage Description

UThink (http://blog.lib.umn.edu) will be upgraded Monday, June 15 beginning at 8:00 a.m. The system may be unavailable for much of the day, but technicians hope to finish in the late morning/early afternoon.

During the upgrade, current blogs (including RSS feeds) will be available to the public, but the administrative interface (adding new entries, modifying entries, creating blogs, etc.) will be shut off.

University Services affected by the outage

* UThink Blog administrative interface

Process
UThink will be upgraded to a newer version of the blog software: Movable Type 4.25.

Explanation
This version of Movable Type has many new and improved features and will provide UThink users with some exciting new functionality. For more information on the upgrade process, and some of the new functionality, please see the UThink Upgrade blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/uthink/upgrade/.

The new interface will be different, but hopefully it will be as easy to use as the old version. June 15th was selected because it is the first day of the 2009 Summer term. Doing the upgrade now will give current !UThink users as much time as possible to get used to the new version of Movable Type before the beginning of the Fall semester. The summer typically sees decreased usage of the system, and it will give the University ample opportunity to fix any bugs that people find.

The upgrade of UThink was made possible through a generous grant provided by the College of Liberal Arts Student Technology Fee Committee. Thank you!

More Information
For more information, visit http://blog.lib.umn.edu/uthink/upgrade/. If you have questions, contact cfans.help@umn.edu.

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