- Routine Software and Security Updates
Updates are implemented on a regular basis (weekly, Thursday 6:30 p.m., when practical). A list of updates will be sent to the WPaaS Notify email group before release.
Enhancements typically change the subscriber's experience. Unit IT contacts will receive notification of service enhancements. ITS will share communications around enhancements targeted to full-service (non a la carte) customers that units may choose to reuse with their own constituencies at their discretion.
- Emergency Changes
Emergency changes include fixes to critical functionality or security-driven releases and may or may not impact the user interface. Emergency changes are implemented as quickly as possible and are communicated post-release (or pre-release, if viable).
Windows Platform as a Service is available 24/7 with the exception of planned and emergency maintenance outages.
- Planned Maintenance
Windows Platform as a Service depends on underlying ITS infrastructure that have maintenance windows that may impact availability. ITS publishes any maintenance on the ITS Service Status page.
- Emergency Maintenance
In rare instances, an emergency may require an urgent maintenance process or change and a related disruption of the service. ITS follows a standard process for emergency changes and announces these changes on the ITS Service Status page.
- End User Support
Windows Platform as a Service does not provide end-user support. Subscribing units are responsible for assisting their customers and/or escalating service related issues to the Windows support team.
See the Service Level Expectations document for full details.