Service announcements

Interruption of schools network services, 21st to 25th October

This is a reminder about some IT work that will affect schools next week, received today from our colleagues in IT.

The main server room in John Muir House is having its floor replaced and this will involve major disruption of some central services for schools – internet, email and the Education Exchange. We are taking this opportunity to upgrade the school email system from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. The disruption will last from Thursday 21st October to Sunday 25th October.

As part of the upgrade you will see a new version of Outlook Web Access (OWA), this is the program that most staff use. It is listed as Staff Email System within Internet Explorer Favourites.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

News Service announcements

Internet connection interruption overnight 26/27 Oct 2010

The “Interconnect 2” internet connection for all East Lothian schools will be interrupted overnight between 10.30pm on Tuesday 26th October 2010 and 6.30am on Wednesday 27th October 2010.

This is to allow service changeover by the suppliers.