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CWS/CMS Bulletin - Release 7.0 Implementation (30 Day Reminder)

Date: 10/23/2013
Title: Release 7.0 Implementation (30 Day Reminder)
What is Impacted: CWS/CMS Application
Describe Impact:

CWS/CMS Code Release 7.0 is planned for implementation on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Unless otherwise directed by county IT staff, please do not shutdown your workstation. Instead, log off the CWS/CMS application and county LAN as you leave the night before R7.0 implementation.
Starting at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 22, 2013 through 6:30 am on Saturday, November 23, 2013 users will be able to connect to the CWS/CMS application and operate normally.  However, users will not be able to reinstall the application code from the application servers. Workstations that are at a down-level version of the CWS/CMS application as of 6:00 pm Friday, November 22, 2013 will remain down-level until R7.0 goes live.
Application outage begins on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 6:30 am and is expected to finish by 11:00 am.  Users will not be able to access the CWS/CMS application during this period.  All code will be delivered during the outage on Saturday, November 23, 2013 and should be available to counties as of 11:00 am that morning. Help desk support will be available from the IBM Helpdesk at 1-800-428-8268.

Users in dedicated counties will not see the code install provided they leave their workstations powered on but logged off the network as instructed above. When they start to work on Monday, November 25 the new release will have already been installed automatically. Dedicated county users who did not log off or who powered completely off will be prompted to install the update when they return to work. Once the installation finishes the workstation will reboot and the update will be complete.

The new version of xTools is located on the CWS/CMS website under the County Info tab>County Logon>Applications>xTools.

When: November 23, 2013
Start Time: 6:30 am
End Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 4.5 hours

Who is Impacted: All CWS/CMS Users
Why: R7.0 New code delivery

Contact Name: Ken Hamilton
Contact Email: ken.hamilton@osi.ca.gov
Contact Phone: (916) 263-1492