Students Staff

July 5, 2018

[Service Alert] Disruption to SharePoint Services for planned maintenance 8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday 7th July

Filed under: SharePoint, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Sharon Steeples @ 4:28 pm

UPDATE 17:00PM Saturday 7 July

The planned maintenance work is now complete, and all SharePoint services have resumed.

We thank our users for their patience.

SharePoint Team


Our SharePoint service will be OFFLINE for approximately one to two hours on Saturday 7 July 2018. This is to allow us to install essential updates to the SharePoint platform software and it is needed to address a known issue with current instability.

The SharePoint service should be considered ‘at-risk’ between 8.00am and 17:00pm on Saturday 7 July 2018, as the exact timing of the offline period is not yet certain. Users are requested to avoid using (and particularly editing) any SharePoint sites or SharePoint-hosted documents, during the ‘at risk’ period to prevent loss of unsaved data.

Services affected include:

  • All sites hosted in the domain (PG EAF, UG EAF, ESF, Agent Online Services, Reporting)
  • All sites hosted in the domain
  • All personal mysites (and OneDrives) hosted in the domain

We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

Notification will be made to users when the service is restored to full usability.

SharePoint Team

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