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March 30

March 30, 2012


IMb™ Services Update


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. A new client version for Mail.dat® download will be available immediately after the maintenance window and is mandatory for use with the new release. The FAST® On-Line application will be unavailable from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT on Sunday, April 1.


A link to “Known Release Issues” with this release that impact mailers is on RIBBS on the Full Service 2012 Releases home page.


Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) PostalOne! Release 30.0.0 and FAST Release 20.0 will deploy to the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) on Monday, April 2, 2012. PostalOne! TEM will be unavailable from 4 a.m. through 4 p.m. CDT and the FAST TEM On-Line application and Web Services will not be available from 8 a.m. to 12 noon CDT.


Business Customer Gateway Release 3.3 will deploy on Sunday, April 1, 2012, from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT in a rolling fashion with no outage to the users.


Business Customer Gateway Outage The Business Customer Gateway production environment will be unavailable on Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. CDT.  During this time all USPS® services accessed through the Business Customer Gateway — including PostalOne!, FAST, Mailer ID, and Program Registration — will be unavailable.


PostalOne! Maintenance Outage — There will be a PostalOne! outage during the scheduled maintenance window Sunday, April 15, 2012, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT. PostalOne! applications, including Mail.XML® web services, will be unavailable for internal and external users from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT during this outage.