Wednesday, June 10, 2015

FYI: Summer 2015 Tech Projects

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Immediately following the end of Summer School, the tech department will begin some needed upgrades and configuration changes.  These activities will cause some brief planned and unplanned outages to a couple of systems during the month of July.  Check this page for more information about the projects and updates.

Phone System
Migration of the voicemail and call handler system to new hardware.  This software was updated during the email upgrade earlier this year.   But migrating the system to the new hardware was postponed.
System upgrade and migration to new hardware of the phone voice-over-IP system.  This process will bring the software up to the latest version and move it over to new hardware.
Both processes will disrupt telephone to and within the district.  Every effort will be made to keep the disruption to a minimum and after normal business hours whenever possible.

Wireless Network (WiFi)
Software updates and reconfiguration of authentication methods.  The most noticeable affect will be the elimination of the method by which district devices connect to the wireless network.  After the revision, users will provide authentication credentials (i.e. district network username and password) on approved devices in order to access the wireless network eliminating the need for SSID's and wifi passwords.  More information will be provided later.

Update 7-6-15  PowerSchool
PowerSchool will be unavailable July 13 - 14 for the end of year rollover process.

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