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March 15

March 15, 2012


IMb™ Services Update


Reminder:  PostalOne!® MicroStrategy® Reporting Maintenance — The PostalOne!® MicroStrategy®  reporting environment (Mail Quality Reports) will be unavailable on Sunday, March 18, 2012, from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT for scheduled maintenance.


PostalOne! Maintenance — PostalOne! will be applying scheduled maintenance patches on Sunday, March 18, 2012, between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. CDT. There will be no outages for internal or external users.


Business Customer Gateway Maintenance — The Business Customer Gateway production environment will be unavailable on Sunday, March 18, 2012, from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT for scheduled maintenance. During this time, all USPS® services accessed through the Business Customer Gateway — including PostalOne!, FAST®, Mailer ID, Program Registration and eDoc submission through Mail.XML® and Mail.dat® — will be unavailable.


PostalOne! Release 30.0.0 and FAST Release 20.0 will deploy on Sunday, April 1, 2012. PostalOne! Release 30.0.0 will require an extended maintenance window, with an outage from 8 p.m., Saturday, March 31 to 9 a.m. CDT, Sunday, April 1, 2012. The FAST On-Line application will be unavailable from 4 a.m. CDT to 8 a.m. CDT on Sunday, April 1.


FAST Web Services will not be available during the March 31 through April 1 outage. Messages sent via FAST Web Services will be queued and processed immediately after FAST Release 20.0 and PostalOne! Release 30.0.0 implementation are completed.