Students Staff

July 2, 2021

[Service Alert] SharePoint: Scheduled Maintenance on Saturday 10 July and Sunday 11 July, 8am-5pm

Filed under: SharePoint, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Sharon Steeples @ 2:56 pm

UPDATE 16:50pm 10 July 2021

All parts of the scheduled SharePoint maintenance are now complete, and full service is restored. No further works will be taking place today or tomorrow. We are grateful for your patience whilst this work was undertaken.

UPDATE 15:15pm 10 July 2021

The first stage of the maintenance is now complete. We are now moving on to stage 2 which should only affect the Office Web Apps Server (not the remainder of SharePoint service). However users remain advised not to use the SharePoint service at this time.

ORIGINAL POST

It is essential that we undertake some important maintenance of our SharePoint servers on the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July 2021.

This work will place the service at risk between 8.00am and 5.00pm on both days – during which we are advising users not to attempt to use SharePoint.

We are undertaking this work out of business hours to minimise potential disruption to users. During this time, the below services will experience extended periods of disruption or downtime:

  • https://edrm.essex.ac.uk (host to: PG EAF, UG EAF, ESF, AOS, ECF & Reporting)
  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk
  • https://mysite.essex.ac.uk

Tools used for uploading to SharePoint and retrieving from SharePoint will also be disrupted (e.g. the Outlook AddIn) and users should not attempt to use those either.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We will update you as soon as the work is complete.

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