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Wayne State University Wayne State University - Computing & Information Technology http://computing.wayne.edu/ Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:51:15 EDT PHPSimpl http://wayne.edu/inc/global/wayne_state_university.gif Wayne State University Logo http://wayne.edu/ Feed provided by wayne.edu. Click to visit. Faster two-factor authentication now available http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=22099 Are you a frequent user of Banner or tools like VPN, Time Sheets or Benefits and Deductions within Academica? If you regularly use any of the tools that require two-factor authentication for added security, you might be interested in purchasing the YubiKey 4, a USB authentication key. The device stays plugged into your computer and allows for instant two-factor authentication without the need to use your phone. You are still welcome to use the Duo Mobile smart phone app for no cost, but you may now purchase the YubiKey 4 to gain even faster access to your accounts. Learn more about the YubiKey 4 here. YubiKey 4 devices are now available for purchase at the C&IT Help Desk for $55 and may be purchased with Wayne State ProCard or other credit cards. Users must visit the C&IT Help Desk in person to verify their identity and enable the device for their account. If you have any questions about two-factor authentication, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at helpdesk@wayne.edu or 313-577-4357. Wayne State University Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=22099 Banner users will be prompted at login Monday http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=17254 The Banner system is being upgraded this Sunday, July 12.  When you login to Banner on Monday, July 13, you will see two pop-up prompts asking to run applications. The applications are safe and both prompts should be accepted. See below for instructions. 1. Click the check box on each prompt to block the pop up from reoccuring.      2. Click "Run" to accept the prompt. No other action is necessary on your part. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-HELP or helpdesk@wayne.edu. Wayne State University Wed, 08 Jul 2015 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=17254 Banner Users: Update your Java for uninterrupted access http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=14912 Note: DeskTech customers can disregard this message. Why am I receiving this notice? You are receiving this notice because you use Banner, and we want to be sure that you have uninterrupted access to the system. A minor change is coming to Internet Explorer on Tuesday, September 9, and it may affect your access to Banner. Summary Beginning Tuesday, September 9, Internet Explorer will display security warnings about out-of-date Java on your PC.  If you have an out-of-date Java on your PC, then access to Banner will be blocked until you respond to the security warning.   There is a workaround for this issue that will take 5-10 minutes to apply.  What's Affected?  Only Banner access through Internet Explorer with an out-of-date Java will be affected.   Access to Banner through Chrome, Firefox, or with a Mac is not affected.   What Banner users need to do... Add the WSU Banner server (https://www.banner.wayne.edu) to Internet Explorer's list of Trusted Sites. Instructions are available here: https://techsolutions.wayne.edu/MRcgi/MRTicketPage.pl?PROJECTID=17&MR=81081​  If Windows security prevents you from making this change, contact the technical support team for your school or college: http://computing.wayne.edu/support/departmental.php   For Help Common Java issues and solutions are available at: https://techsolutions.wayne.edu/MRcgi/MRTicketPage.pl?PROJECTID=17&MR=456 If you have additional questions, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.  Wayne State University Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=14912 Reminder to Banner Users: Update Java today http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=13710 Why am I receiving  this notice? You are receiving this notice because you use Banner, and we want to be sure that you have continuous access to the system. There is a minor technical change that may affect your desktop computer's ability to access Banner. If you are the person that updates your desktop computer, then it is especially important that you read the info below and take action before March 16. Summary Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) staff are upgrading Banner on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Java7u51 will be needed to display Banner correctly. This latest version of Java contains the latest security patches for your browsers.  Note: Application Xtender users will continue to use Internet Explorer exclusively.   Banner users will need to install a Java update before March 16 to continue using Banner forms. Affected services Banner What Banner users need to do... Install a Java update on your computer (if needed). Note: Java needs to be installed on your computer prior to the first time you visit Banner after the server upgrade on March 16, in order for Banner forms to continue to work.   Banner users WITHOUT Install Privileges to their desktop computer should contact their technical support personnel:    http://computing.wayne.edu/support/departmental.php   Banner users WITH Install Privileges to their desktop computer:  Download and install the Java update: https://www.bantest.wayne.edu/jre-7u51-windows-i586.exe DeskTech customers will automatically be updated and can disregard this message. Duration The Java software upgrade on the Banner server will occur during C&IT's normal maintenance period from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 16. To ensure uninterrupted access to Banner forms, Banner users have from now until Sunday, March 16 to make sure the computer they use to access Banner is running Java 7update51. Important notes For Windows users: If you are certain that you have install privileges, but do not receive the installation dialog box after clicking the link above, you will need to disable pop-up blockers by holding the “Ctrl” key when clicking the link. For Mac users: If you stay on top of the latest Mac OS X updates (using "Software Update..." under the Apple menu), you have the latest version of Java on your computer. For help Common Java issues and solutions are available on the IT Knowledge Base at: https://techsolutions.wayne.edu/MRcgi/MRTicketPage.pl?PROJECTID=4&MR=2355  If you have additional questions, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.  As always, you can see the current status of key WSU Computer Systems on C&IT's System Status Web page at: http://computing.wayne.edu/systemstatus/ Wayne State University Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=13710 Select Banner users will need to update Java http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=13608 Banner User: The next time you log in to the pre-production Banner environment, you will be prompted to upgrade to Java 7update51. This version of Java is not currently compatible with the production Banner environment, but there is a workaround.  You will need to whitelist the Banner URL for production. Instructions on how to do that are available at https://techsolutions.wayne.edu/MRcgi/MRTicketPage.pl?PROJECTID=4&MR=46121 If you have any questions, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu. DeskTech customers will be automatically upgraded and can disregard this message.    Wayne State University Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=13608 Banner users, do not install Java 7 update http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=13232 Wayne State Banner users: Oracle is scheduled to release an update for Java 7 on Tuesday Jan 14. The update will likely be automatically downloaded to Windows computers.  Afterwards you may see a dialogue box asking for permission to install the update. C&IT recommends that you do not install the update as it will prevent you from accessing Banner.  Instead choose to skip (or block) the update. Note that most DeskTech-managed Windows computers are configured to bypass Java 7 updates, so they should not be affected.  If you accidentally do install the update and cannot access Banner, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu. Wayne State University Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=13232 Banner Administrative System upgrade completed successfully http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=12995 The Banner System upgrade to release 8.6 scheduled for November 30 - December 1, 2013 was completed successfully.   Ellucian documentation for Banner and its modules is available in Pipeline under the Employee tab. You can access the information in the left information channel under "Banner Administrative Systems" by clicking the "Banner Documentation" link. We'd like to thank everyone who assisted with this upgrade process. We also thank the university community for your patience and cooperation while systems and services were unavailable. If you have any questions about the Banner upgrade, please call the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu. Wayne State University Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=12995 REMINDER: System and service availability during the Banner upgrade, Saturday, Nov. ... http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=12953 Summary The Banner Administrative System is being upgraded to release 8.6 from 12:01 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013 through Sunday, December 1, 2013.  Affected services and systems All WSU: The university's Pipeline portal will be available intermittently during the upgrade period. Note: Intermittent availability means the system can go down unexpectedly at any time. Students: Not available: Self-Services through WSU Pipeline, such as registering for classes, looking up or requesting transcripts, viewing grades, checking financial aid, paying tuition or fees. Available for information look-up only, Class Schedule (limited version). Faculty: Not available: Self-Services through WSU Pipeline, such as downloading class lists, approving withdraw requests, processing a grade change, researcher’s dashboard and STARS. Available: Cognos with data dated Thursday, Nov. 28. Administrative staff and management: Not available: Self-Services through WSU Pipeline, such as completing or approving timesheets, viewing paycheck, benefits, or other personal information. Workflow, ApplicationXtender and STARS. Available: Cognos with data dated Thursday, Nov. 28. Note: WSU email (Wayne Connect) and Blackboard are NOT affected and can be accessed directly at: https://connect.wayne.edu http://blackboard.wayne.edu What you need to do Complete work that requires using Banner administrative data before the upgrade starts on Saturday, Nov. 30, or plan to delay it until after the upgrade, when Banner becomes available on Monday, Dec. 2. The Banner upgrade does not require any changes to your Web browser or desktop computer. For assistance If you have any questions about the Banner upgrade, please call the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.   Wayne State University Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=12953 System and service availability during the Banner upgrade, Saturday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec. 1 http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=12905 Summary The Banner Administrative System is being upgraded from 12:01 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013 through Sunday, December 1, 2013.  Affected services and systems WSU Pipeline will be available intermittently during the upgrade period. However, the Self-Service functions in Pipeline (e.g., checking pay stubs, completing time sheets, applying for financial aid, registering for classes, class lists, etc.) will NOT be available during the upgrade because they require access to Banner data. Cognos will be available on Saturday, November 30, with data dated, Thursday, November 28. Note: WSU email (Wayne Connect) and Blackboard are NOT affected and can be accessed directly at: https://connect.wayne.edu http://blackboard.wayne.edu What you need to do Complete work that requires using Banner administrative data before the upgrade starts on Saturday, Nov. 30, or plan to delay it until after the upgrade, when Banner becomes available on Monday, Dec. 2. The Banner upgrade does not require any changes to your Web browser or desktop computer. For assistance If you have any questions about the Banner upgrade, please call the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.   Wayne State University Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=12905 Student Award Authorization Workflow Enhancements http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=11509   Summary Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) will migrate enhancements to the Student Award Authorization workflow processes the morning of April 28, 2013. Maintenance should be completed by 8 a.m.   Affected  Services Banner Workflow for Student Award Authorizations Only. What you need to do: Please delete your browsing history (including temporary internet files, cookies and history) from your browser before creating or approving any new or existing award.  This will ensure that the revised updated pages will be loaded and your process will take advantage of the new features.  This needs to be done after 8:00 a.m. Sunday and before you update or add an award. Important Dates: April 28, 2013 6 a.m.-8 a.m. For Assistance If you need additional assistance, contact the C&IT Help Desk at helpdesk@wayne.edu or (313) 577-4778, they will generate a Call Tracker ticket for you. The Document Management Workflow team will then contact you to provide assistance. [This message was sent via email to Tech Sup, Help Desk, Desk Tech, and Student Award Authorization users.]   Wayne State University Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=11509 Java upgrade for Banner requires a software update on desktop computers http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=11149 Note: All Banner users will need to install this update before March 10. This update is more current than the notice sent on February 19.    Why am I receiving  this notice? You are receiving this notice because you use Banner, and we want to be sure that you have continuous access to the system. There is a minor technical change that may affect your desktop computer's ability to access Banner. If you are the person that updates your desktop computer, then it is especially important that you read the info below and take action before March 10.   Summary Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) staff are upgrading the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on Sunday morning, March 10, 2013. Java 1.6.0 Update 41 or higher will be needed to display Banner Forms over the Internet.   This latest version of Java contains the latest security patches for your browsers. Please note: Application Xtender users will continue to use Internet Explorer exclusively.   Banner users will need to install a Java update before March 10 to continue using Banner forms.   Affected services Use of Banner Forms on WSU's Banner System -- also called "Internet Native Banner (INB)".   What Banner users need to do... Install a Java update on your Windows computer (if needed): Note: Java version 1.6.0_41 needs to be installed on your computer prior to the first time you visit Banner after the server upgrade on March 10, in order for Banner forms to continue to work.   Banner users WITHOUT Install Privileges to their desktop computer should contact their technical support personnel:    http://computing.wayne.edu/support/departmental.php   Banner users WITH Install Privileges to their desktop computer: Download the Java update and follow the directions to install it:  http://bantest.wayne.edu/jre-6u41-windows-i586.exe   Duration The Java software upgrade on the Banner server will occur during C&IT's normal maintenance period from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 10.   To ensure uninterrupted access to Banner forms, Banner users have from now until Sunday, March 10 to make sure the computer they use to access Banner is running Java 1.6.0_41.   Important notes For Windows users: If you are certain that you have install privileges, but do not receive the installation dialog box after clicking the link above, you will need to disable pop-up blockers by holding the “Ctrl” key when clicking the link. IE 9 is not yet compliant for use with any WSU Administrative Systems. More details are available at: http://computing.wayne.edu/software-hardware/ie-9.php   Internet Explorer users can install Java after the upgrade on March 10 automatically the next time they access Banner. Firefox users must install Java using the link provided.   For Mac users: If you stay on top of the latest Mac OS X updates (using "Software Update..." under the Apple menu), you have the latest version of Java on your computer.   For help Common Java issues and solutions are available on the IT Knowledgebase at: http://kb.wayne.edu/index.php?action=article&id=603&relid=31    If you have additional questions, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.    As always, you can see the current status of key WSU Computer Systems on C&IT's System Status Web page at: http://computing.wayne.edu/systemstatus/ -- Computing & Information Technology
 Wayne State University
 computing.wayne.edu                Wayne State University Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=11149 Update -- Java upgrade POSTPONED http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=11082   **The update has been postponed until further notice.**   Summary Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) staff are upgrading the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on the central server that runs the Banner Administrative System at Wayne State -- on Sunday morning, March 3, 2013. Java 1.6.0 Update 39 or higher will be needed to display Banner Forms over the Internet. This latest version of Java contains the latest security patches for your browsers. Please note: Application Xtender users will continue to use Internet Explorer exclusively.   Banner users will need to install a Java update before  March 3 to continue using Banner forms. Affected services Use of Banner Forms on WSU's Banner System -- also called "Internet Native Banner (INB)". What Banner users need to do... Install a Java update on your Windows computer (if needed): Note: Java version 1.6.0_39 needs to be installed on your computer prior to the first time you visit Banner after the server upgrade on March 3, in order for Banner forms to continue to work.   Banner users WITHOUT Install Privileges to their desktop computer should contact their technical support personnel:    http://computing.wayne.edu/support/departmental.php   Banner users WITH Install Privileges to their desktop computer: Click this link to download the Java update and follow the directions to install it: http://bantest.wayne.edu/java/jre-6u39-windows-i586.exe Duration The Java software upgrade on the Banner server will occur during C&IT's normal maintenance period from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 3, 2013. To ensure uninterrupted access to Banner forms, Banner users have from now until Sunday, March 3 to make sure the computer they use to access Banner is running Java 1.6.0_39. Important notes For Windows users: If you are certain that you have install privileges, but do not receive the installation dialog box after clicking the link above, you will need to disable pop-up blockers by holding the “Ctrl” key when clicking the link. IE 9 is not yet compliant for use with any WSU Administrative Systems. More details are available at: http://computing.wayne.edu/software-hardware/ie-9.php Internet Explorer users can install Java after the upgrade on March 3 automatically the next time they access Banner. Firefox users must install Java using the link provided. For Mac users: If you stay on top of the latest Mac OS X updates (using "Software Update..." under the Apple menu), you have the latest version of Java on your computer. For help If you have additional questions, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.  As always, you can see the current status of key WSU Computer Systems on C&IT's System Status Web page at:http://computing.wayne.edu/systemstatus/ Wayne State University Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=11082 Banner Navigation Issues for Mac Users http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=10994 Summary The latest Mac update installs Java 7 automatically. Java 7 is currently not supported by Banner. Mac users may be experiencing navigational issues including cursor focus loss and difficulties with the Tab key at login.  Affected Services Banner access on a Mac computer. What do I need to do? If you are a Mac user and experiencing navigational issues in Banner, restore Java back to version 6.  For Assistance We regret any inconvenience caused by this.  If you need additional assistance, contact the C&IT Help Desk at helpdesk@wayne.edu or (313) 577-4778. [This message was sent via email on February 4, 2013 to WSU Banner Users.] Wayne State University Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=10994 Banner Access Through Firefox Browser http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=10828   Summary Firefox browsers have added Java6 updates to its block list. Banner users will receive a Java pop-up stating their plug-in is vulnerable. We will share any additional information as it becomes available. Affected Services Banner access using the Firefox browser. What do I need to do? Click on the "Click to Play" icon in the Firefox browser --or--access Banner through a different browser. For Assistance We regret any inconvenience caused by this.  If you need additional assistance, contact the C&IT Help Desk at helpdesk@wayne.edu or (313) 577-4778.     [This message was sent via email on January 16, 2013, to the CTLC and Banner Users.] Wayne State University Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=10828 Banner down for 2 hours during install of ODS 8.3M on Saturday, June 9. http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=9058    Summary  Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) will be installing ODS 8.3M on Saturday, June 9, 2012. As a result, Banner will be unavailable from Saturday at 12:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. NOTE: This time frame has shifted from previous announcements.  Affected Services  Banner and any service which uses Banner.  What you need to do  No action is necessary.  Important Dates  Saturday, June 9, from 12:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.  For Assistance  If you need additional assistance, contact the C&IT Help Desk at helpdesk@wayne.edu or (313) 577-4778, they will generate a Call Tracker ticket for you. You can also fill out a Cognos Report Inquiry and Problem Form. The Business Intelligence Reporting Team will then contact you to provide assistance. Or, call David Brisbois at (313) 577-4757.                       [This message was sent via email on May 25, 2012 to WSU Management, All Banner Users, All Cognos Users, and Technical Support Partners.] Wayne State University Thu, 24 May 2012 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=9058 Banner down for 2 hours during install of ODS 8.3M on June 8. http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=9057 Summary The Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) Business and Intelligence Reporting Team (BIRT) is upgrading the Ellucian Operational Data Store (ODS) on Friday, June 8, 2012. During the upgrade, Banner will be unavailable from 6:05 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Affected Services Banner will not be available from 6:05 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012. What you need to do No action required. Important Dates 6:05 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 8 For assistance If you need additional assistance, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu. You can also fill out a Cognos Report Inquiry and Problem form to report any issues. The BIRT team will contact you to provide assistance.                     [This message was sent via email on May 22, 2012, to WSU Management, Technical Support Partners, All Banner Users, All Cognos Users.] Wayne State University Mon, 21 May 2012 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=9057 Java upgrade for WSU's Banner System requires software update on desktop computers http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=8817   Summary Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) staff are upgrading the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on the central server that runs the Banner Administrative System at Wayne State -- on Sunday morning, May 6, 2012. Java 1.6.0 Update 31 or higher will be needed to display Banner Forms over the Internet. This latest version of Java contains the latest security patches for your browsers. In addition official support for using the Banner System on Windows 7 and/or Internet Explorer 8, as well as Firefox 3.6 is provided. (Please note: Application Xtender users will continue to use Internet Explorer exclusively.)   Banner users will need to install a Java update before May 6 to continue using Banner forms. Affected services Use of Banner Forms on WSU's Banner System -- also called "Internet Native Banner (INB)". What Banner users need to do... Install a Java update on your Windows computer (if needed): Note: Java version 1.6.0_31 needs to be installed on your computer prior to the first time you visit Banner after the server upgrade on May 6, in order for Banner forms to continue to work.   Banner users WITHOUT Install Privileges to their desktop computer should contact their technical support personnel:    http://computing.wayne.edu/support/departmental.php   Banner users WITH Install Privileges to their desktop computer: Click this link to download the Java update and follow the directions to install it: http://bantest.wayne.edu/jre-6u31-windows-i586-iftw.exe Duration The Java software upgrade on the Banner server will occur during C&IT's normal maintenance period from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, May 6, 2012. To ensure uninterrupted access to Banner forms, Banner users have from now until Sunday, May 6 to make sure the computer they use to access Banner is running Java 1.6.0_31. Important notes For Windows users: If you are certain that you have install privileges, but do not receive the installation dialog box after clicking the link above, you will need to disable pop-up blockers by holding the “Ctrl” key when clicking the link. IE 9 is not yet compliant for use with any WSU Administrative Systems. More details are available at: http://computing.wayne.edu/software-hardware/ie-9.php Internet Explorer users can install Java after the upgrade on May 6 automatically the next time they access Banner. Firefox users must install Java using the link provided. For Mac users: If you stay on top of the latest Mac OS X updates (using "Software Update..." under the Apple menu), you have the latest version of Java on your computer. For help If you have additional questions, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.  As always, you can see the current status of key WSU Computer Systems on C&IT's System Status Web page at: http://computing.wayne.edu/systemstatus/ -- Computing & Information Technology
 Wayne State University
 Detroit, MI 48202 http://computing.wayne.edu   [This message was sent on May 3, 2012 via email to WSU Management, WSU Banner Users and Technical Support Partners.]   Wayne State University Wed, 02 May 2012 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=8817 Java upgrade for Banner System requires software update on desktop computers http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=8751    Summary Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) staff are upgrading the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on the central server that runs the Banner Administrative System at Wayne State -- on Sunday morning, May 6, 2012. Java 1.6.0 Update 31 or higher will be needed to display Banner Forms over the Internet. This latest version of Java contains the latest security patches for your browsers. In addition official support for using the Banner System on Windows 7 and/or Internet Explorer 8, as well as Firefox 3.6 is provided. (Please note: Application Xtender users will continue to use Internet Explorer exclusively.)   Banner users will need to install a Java update before May 6 to continue using Banner forms. Affected services Use of Banner Forms on WSU's Banner System -- also called "Internet Native Banner (INB)". What Banner users need to do... Install a Java update on your Windows computer (if needed): Note: Java version 1.6.0_31 needs to be installed on your computer prior to the first time you visit Banner after the server upgrade on May 6, in order for Banner forms to continue to work.   Banner users WITHOUT Install Privileges to their desktop computer should contact their technical support personnel:    http://computing.wayne.edu/support/departmental.php   Banner users WITH Install Privileges to their desktop computer: Click this link to download the Java update and follow the directions to install it: http://bantest.wayne.edu/jre-6u31-windows-i586-iftw.exe Duration The Java software upgrade on the Banner server will occur during C&IT's normal maintenance period from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, May 6, 2012. To ensure uninterrupted access to Banner forms, Banner users have from now until Sunday, May 6 to make sure the computer they use to access Banner is running Java 1.6.0_31. Important notes For Windows users: If you are certain that you have install privileges, but do not receive the installation dialog box after clicking the link above, you will need to disable pop-up blockers by holding the “Ctrl” key when clicking the link. IE 9 is not yet compliant for use with any WSU Administrative Systems. More details are available at: http://computing.wayne.edu/software-hardware/ie-9.php Internet Explorer users can install Java after the upgrade on May 6 automatically the next time they access Banner. Firefox users must install Java using the link provided. For Mac users: If you stay on top of the latest Mac OS X updates (using "Software Update..." under the Apple menu), you have the latest version of Java on your computer. For help If you have additional questions, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.  As always, you can see the current status of key WSU Computer Systems on C&IT's System Status Web page at: http://computing.wayne.edu/systemstatus/ -- Computing & Information Technology
 Wayne State University
 Detroit, MI 48202 http://computing.wayne.edu   [This message was sent via email on April 15, 2012 to WSU Management, Techsup, and Banner Users.] Wayne State University Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=8751 Emergency Maintenance -- Banner -- Oct 17, 8:00-8:30 p.m. http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=7443 [This message was sent via email on October 17, 2011 to all Banner Users.]  C&IT has scheduled emergency maintenance on the Banner System tonight, Monday, October 17, from 8:00 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. During this time, the following systems will NOT be available: Banner Forms (Internet Native Banner) Imaging and Document Management accessed via Banner Forms Maintenance is necessary to address the intermittent connection issues with Banner Forms that began last week. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu. The current status of Banner and other key systems is always available at http://computing.wayne.edu/systemstatus  We regret any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during the interruption. -- Computing & Information Technology Wayne State University Detroit, MI http://computing.wayne.edu    Wayne State University Sun, 16 Oct 2011 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=7443 Java upgrade for WSU's Banner System requires a software update on desktop computers http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=6952 This message was sent via email to WSU management, all Banner users, and Technical Support staff. Summary Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) staff are upgrading the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on the central server that runs WSU's Banner Administrative System -- on Sunday morning, July 31, 2011. Java 1.6.0 Update 26 will be needed to display Banner Forms over the Internet. This latest version of Java provides official support for using the Banner System on Windows 7 and/or Internet Explorer 8, as well as Firefox 3.6. (Please note: Application Xtender users will continue to use Internet Explorer exclusively.) Java 1.6.0_26 also contains important enhancements to improve the performance, stability, and security of the Java applications running on your computer. Banner users will need to install a Java update before July 31 to continue using Banner forms. Affected services Use of Banner Forms on WSU's Banner System -- also called "Internet Native Banner (INB)". What Banner users need to do... Install a Java update on your Windows computer (if needed): Note: Java version 1.6.0_26 needs to be pre-installed on your computer before the server upgrade on July 31, in order for Banner forms to continue to work. Banner users WITHOUT Install Privileges to their desktop computer should contact their technical support personnel:    http://computing.wayne.edu/support/departmental.php Banner users WITH Install Privileges to their desktop computer: Click this link to download the Java update and follow the directions to install it:    http://bantest.wayne.edu/jre-6u26-windows-i586.exe Duration The Java software upgrade on the Banner server will occur during C&IT's normal maintenance period from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, 7/31/2011. To ensure uninterrupted access to Banner forms, Banner users have from now until 7/31 to make sure the computer they use to access Banner is running Java version 1.6.0_26. Important notes For Windows users: If you are certain that you have install privileges, but do not receive the installation dialog box after clicking the link above, you will need to disable pop-up blockers by holding the “Ctrl” key when clicking the link. IE 9 is not yet compliant for use with any WSU Administrative Systems. More details are available at: http://computing.wayne.edu/software-hardware/ie-9.php Internet Explorer users can install Java after the upgrade on 7/31 automatically the next time they access Banner. Firefox users must install Java using the link provided. For Mac users: If you stay on top of the latest Mac OS X updates (using "Software Update..." under the Apple menu), you have the latest version of Java on your computer. For help If you have additional questions, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu. As always, you can see the current status of key WSU Computer Systems on C&IT's System Status Web page at: http://computing.wayne.edu/systemstatus/ Wayne State University Sun, 17 Jul 2011 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=6952 Banner Administrative System upgrade was successful http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=6783 Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) is pleased to announce that the Banner System upgrade to release 8.4 over the June 11-12, 2011 weekend was successful. SunGard Higher Education documentation for Banner 8 is available in WSU Pipeline at http://pipeline.wayne.edu. Go to the Employee tab, and in the left information channel under "Banner Administrative Systems", click the "Banner Documentation" link. If you have any questions about the Banner 8.4 upgrade, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or send an e-mail to helpdesk@wayne.edu. We'd like to thank everyone who assisted with this upgrade process over the past three months. We also thank the university community for your patience and cooperation while systems and services were unavailable.   -- Computing & Information Technology Wayne State University http://computing.wayne.edu Wayne State University Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=6783 REMINDER: System & service availability during Banner upgrade on June 11 & 12 http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=6760 [Sent via email to WSU management and all Banner users by Computing & Information Technology] The Banner Administrative System at Wayne State is being upgraded to release 8.4 starting Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. until Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. During the upgrade process, the Banner System and the following systems or services will NOT be available: Self-Services in WSU Pipeline Research Dashboard - through WSU Pipeline Workflow - through WSU Pipeline Imaging and Document Management For more details, see the entire announcement originally sent on May 20 at:      http://computing.wayne.edu/news-list.php?category=68 -- Computing & Information Technology Wayne State University

 Detroit, Michigan Wayne State University Mon, 06 Jun 2011 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=6760 System and service availability during the Banner 8.4 upgrade on June 11 & 12 http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=6680 [Sent via email on May 20 to WSU management and all Banner users by Computing & Information Technology] Summary The Banner Administrative System at Wayne State is being upgraded to release 8.4 starting Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. until Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. During the upgrade process, the Banner System and all systems or services that interact with Banner will NOT be available. (See below for details.) Affected services WSU staff, faculty, and students will not be able to access the following systems and services during this upgrade: Banner Administrative System (Internet Native Banner/INB at banner.wayne.edu) for access to forms Self-Service Banner through WSU Pipeline – e.g., submitting time sheets, registering for or withdrawing from classes, paying tuition or fees, looking up or requesting transcripts, downloading course lists, looking up paycheck, benefits, or other employee information Research Dashboard - through WSU Pipeline Workflow - through WSU Pipeline Imaging and Document Management The Banner 8.4 upgrade does not require any changes to your desktop computers or web browser. The Operational Data Source (ODS) refresh will be run immediately following the Banner Upgrade. Duration The Banner upgrade is scheduled from 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011, until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2011. For assistance If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778 or helpdesk@wayne.edu. As always, you can see the current status of key WSU Computer Systems on C&IT's System Status Web page at:       http://computing.wayne.edu/systemstatus/   Wayne State University Thu, 19 May 2011 23:00:00 EDT http://computing.wayne.edu/news-item.php?id=6680