We've talked before about the data center work planned for October 24, that Al was working with our communications team to get the word out. Several weeks ago, OIT contacted staff and faculty with a reminder of the upcoming outage. This afternoon, another note went out, including a link to the System Status page that contains a detailed list of applications that will be up/down on that day. If anyone contacts you to ask what will be available during October 24, please refer them to the System Status page. Here's the announcement:
At 2 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, many important University IT systems and applications will be unavailable for use, including PeopleSoft Financials, Student Registration, and approximately 1/3 of University e-mail accounts. OIT is working on a plan to keep some of the University's key applications running during this window--particularly those used by students and faculty. All applications supported by OIT are expected to be restored to service by noon on Sunday, Oct. 25.
For more information about this outage, including a list of which systems and applications will be available and which will not, visit https://systemstatus.umn.edu/view/Main/OutageInfo. This site will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.