During the Holiday break – Monday, December 20, through Friday, December 31 – the IT Department will be performing system updates for various services outside of our normal maintenance windows. Many of these updates are simple and will just require a server reboot or two and outages will be brief and intermittent. However, there are a few key systems that will require extended outage time. For those services we will communicate the status below.

 
Service Update Status Planned Start Time
Main website Completed Monday 12/20/2021
Skype for Business Completed Evenings of 12/19/2021*
File Share Drives Completed Tuesday 12/21/2021
VPN services Completed Thursday 12/23/2021
Colleague (myCap, Colleague UI, etc.) Completed Wednesday 12/29/2021*
* Starting after 7pm
* May carryover to next day

 

 

During the Holiday break the IT Department will be performing system updates for various services outside of our normal maintenance windows. Many of these updates are simple and will just require a server reboot or two and outage will be brief and intermittent. However, there are a few key systems that will require extended outage time. For those services we will communicate the status below.

 
Service Update Status Planned Time Frame
Main website Completed Morning of 12/23/20
Skype for Business Completed Morning of 12/23/20
File Share Drives Completed Morning of 12/24/20
Colleague (myCap, Colleague UI, etc) Completed Evening* of 12/29/20
* Starting at 5pm

 

One other change to happen during the week of the 21st is that the login page for Office 365 will change to the same login page with the “Gate” that you see with MyCap.

Update: This has been completed.

Cloud-based Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Teams, O365 Outlook, Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive and Azure, went down across the U.S. yesterday.

Users of these services, reported they were unable to login and were presented with a “transient error” message informing them there was a problem signing them in.  These issues appear to have started at around 5:30 p.m. ET, with services not returning to normal for many until 10 p.m. ET.

Two hours after rerouting traffic to “alternative infrastructure,” Microsoft reported improvements in multiple services, however, some of you may still experience sluggishness and degrading service while accessing the 0365 Suite.

The latest update from Microsoft as of 9:25 a.m. reported issues with authentication for its cloud services. The original outage had affected services worldwide, however, as of this morning, it has been isolated to mainly North America and Canada.

The Capital University Department of IT will continue to monitor this situation and update the IT Status Page as we get updated information from Microsoft.

Questions, inquiries or concerns can be directed to the IT Helpdesk, helpdesk@capital.edu or 614-236-6508.

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Below is the original status update from Microsoft Corporation:

Some users may experience degraded performance while accessing Microsoft 365 services

MO223049, Microsoft 365 suite, Last updated: September 29, 2020 3:15 PM

Start time: September 29, 2020 8:05 AM, End time: September 29, 2020 3:15 PM

Status

False positive

User impact

The investigation is complete and we’ve determined the service is healthy. A service incident did not actually occur.

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Title: Some users may experience degraded performance while accessing Microsoft 365 services

User Impact: The investigation is complete and we’ve determined the service is healthy. A service incident did not actually occur.

Final Status: The investigation is complete and we’ve determined the service is healthy. A service incident did not actually occur. This communication will expire in 24 hours.

Current status: Our initial analysis into network infrastructure and components which facilitate admin portal access indicate that the service is healthy. We’re continuing to review service diagnostics to identity impact.

Scope of impact: At this time, initial indications suggest that impact is limited to North America and Canada.

Next update by: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 3:00 PM (7:00 PM UTC)

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Potential issue with Microsoft 365

MO223049, Microsoft 365 suite, Last updated: September 29, 2020 8:37 AM

Start time: September 29, 2020 8:05 AM

Status

Investigating

User impact

Users may be unable to access or experience degraded performance while accessing Microsoft 365 services.

 

 

 

Zoom has finished fixing and rolling out the issue fix to all services and has confirmed that all Zoom services are back operational.  https://status.zoom.us/

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There is currently a partial outage with Zoom Meetings, Zoom video webinars, as well as accessing the zoom website at this time which is preventing access to meetings.

Zoom is aware of the issue and are working to resolve this as soon as possible.  As we receive confirmation that this has been resolved, we will let you know.

For more information and subscribe to Zoom Status updates, please go to: https://status.zoom.us/

 

 

8/10/20

Law School website is back online.  There are some more back-end website configuration and settings that we need to work on, but website is online.

8/5/20

Website files have been retrieved from the server and we are currently working on getting the law school website back online.

8/1/20

The law school website is temporarily unavailable.  We are aware of this and are working to bring the site back up as soon as we can.

Updated 5:15pm

Colleague and myCAP are back to normal.

 

Updated 2:19pm

A temporary fix has been applied to the Person Lookup by removing Birth date from Context card (header) and Search results.

You may work in Colleague as usual. Only be aware that birth date is not displayed on the Person search or Context card.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Updated 2:09pm

Colleague is back and running but users are getting an error when pulling Person records:

“Unable to retrieve data from requested column(s) in query Error message returned from database was: BIRTH.DATE is not a column in PERSON”

We have opened a case with Ellucian to get this resolved as soon as possible.

 

 

Update:

The Lenel door access control issues from this morning have been resolved. The department of Information Technology had to do a system restore and we will continue to monitor the access control system very closely over the next 24 hours to address any functionality complications. If you encounter any problems accessing any campus buildings, please reach out to the IT helpdesk, 614-236-6508 or helpdesk@capital.edu so that we can help.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding. Have a great day!


The department of Information Technology would like to report that the Lenel door access control system experienced an anomaly this morning that is currently hindering some card readers and ID card functionality on campus. The main symptom that some of you may experience is your ID card not being read correctly by some card readers on the buildings which will prevent you from accessing the building.

We are currently investigating and working closely with our third party support to resolve this issue as quickly as we can. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the problem. We will update the campus with more information soon. You can contact the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@capital.edu or 614-236-6508 for periodic updates or to put in a ticket.

Thank you.

During the week of December 23rd the IT Department will be performing system updates for various services outside of our normal maintenance windows. Many of these updates are simple and will just require a server reboot or two and the outage will be brief and intermittent. However, there are a few key systems that will require extended outage time. For those services we will communicate the status below.

 
Service Update Status Planned Time Frame
EMail Completed Morning of 12/26/19
Colleague (Webadvisor, Colleague UI, etc) Completed Morning of 12/26/19
Skype for Business Completed Morning of 12/24/19
File Share Drives Completed Morning of 12/24/19

TO: Faculty and Staff
FROM: Information Technology

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with Skype and our computer and phone clients are malfunctioning. We are working with Microsoft to resolve the issue and will notify the campus when the issue is resolved.