Blogs Server Upgraded 3/19/13

The instance of has been moved to a new server and upgraded to the latest version of WordPress. Users can now access their blogs using their current Puget Sound login ID. Due to the nature of the upgrade from version 3.0.2 to 3.5.1, some themes used previously are not compatible with the new version. We will work closely with site administrators to ensure a smooth transition and select appropriate themes that will work. Please contact Giot at or 253.879.3773 for assistance.

K20 Internet Outage

K20 has notified us that their connectivity issue has been resolved.
Problem Resolved : 03/06/13 09:50 PST

Our K20 Internet provider for all of our academic buildings suffered a major outage affecting multiple sites across the state.
We have recovered from the majority of the impact, but some sites are still unavailable on the internet.
They are working on the problem, but do not have an estimated time of repair.
FIRST DOWN: 03/06/13 09:22 PST

[Completed] Production Server Patch Maintenance – Sunday, 3/10/2013

The Production Server Patch Maintenance has been completed. There is no scheduled patch maintenance for the months of April and May.

The production server patch maintenance is scheduled for Sunday, 3/10/2013, from 3:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Most services may be intermittently or entirely unavailable, including:

  • Email
  • Personal and departmental file shares (on Alexandria and Merlin2)
  • Database applications that include Cascade
  • Web services such as Moodle
  • vDesk
  • Print Services

Note: The Optimize servers are excluded from this Server Patch Maintenance Window.

An update will be posted once server maintenance has been completed. Also as a reminder of Sunday being Day Light Savings time, of Springing forward one hour.