Update: Outage Today and Banner 9 Training

by Jess Lampkin

Yoda meme "Incomplete your training is"Original image from Empire Strikes Back, 1980: image acquired from https://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-from-a-certain-point-of-view-yoda-wanted-to-train-leia/

IT has scheduled an outage for today, 10/05/18, from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. This will result in associated services being largely unavailable - including Banner, ACIS, Argos, and reports.albion.edu. Course Webs and Gmail will still be functional during this time. When the outage is complete, we will send an "All Clear" message.

Currently, we have been able to clone our database to a Linux environment, which is a prerequiste for Banner 9. We have also increased information stability and security. This step is one of the more complex pieces of our upgrade, and it is a fundamental element for Banner 9's foundation. We are on our way! More updates to follow.

Also, we will be commencing Banner 9 training very soon, and we would like to know who would be interested. Please contact Help Desk with your information, if you would like to complete training. We will then reach back out to you with your scheduled training. Side-note: I cannot guarantee Yoda will be your trainer.

Please continue to watch IT News for more information. If you notice any unexpected issues, please contact the Help Desk at 517-629-0479 or via .