Saturday, July 29th is OIT’s annual summer maintenance day. Between 5:30am and 9:30am there will be several network outages that will make most OIT services (from the Jesup Data Center) sporadically unavailable. During these 4 hours it is best to plan that NO OIT services will be available. Google applications (including email and calendar) will not be affected during this maintenance, however if you are on campus your access to these services during this 4 hour period may be impacted periodically. Other cloud based services that use our campus authentication sources may be impacted during this window as well.
For the rest of the day, between 9:30am and 5:00pm, we will be updating more of the systems and networks that serve you and the campus. We will also be testing some of our technical business continuity processes to make sure they work well in an emergency. We do not anticipate that you will notice this work, but we wanted to make you aware. For more detailed information about the work we will be doing please visit the OIT web page at http://oit.williams.edu and look under announcements.
We do this critical work to make sure everything is working well for our community for the upcoming year and at this time to minimize the impact on you. As always, if this poses an issue for you or your department please contact me as soon as possible, if possible we will try to help reduce the impact on your work. Thank you