A major upgrade to Ektron, the content management software that runs our main website, is scheduled for Saturday, July 13.
As part of the upgrade process, our staging server (the server that web maintainers use to make updates) will be locked down starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12. This means that web maintainers will be unable to make any updates to their websites from that time until the upgrade is complete on Monday morning.
Our production website will be up and running throughout the upgrade process, so there will be no downtime for visitors to our website.
This upgrade should be invisible to those who visit the website.
Web maintainers, however, will see changes to the Ektron workarea, in how they edit content, and to calendar events. (Click on the picture at the right for a sample.)
To help web maintainers adapt to these changes, the Web Team will offer training and assistance in a variety of formats:
We recognize that changes like this aren’t easy for our web maintainers, and we don’t make them lightly. This upgrade is necessary for the following reasons:
Do you have questions about the upgrade? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll collect the questions and answers in an upcoming post.