IMb Services Update from the DMM Advisory

For those of you who do not get the DMM Advisory, here is today’s IMb Service Update:

IMb™ Services Update

Reminder: PostalOne!® Outage:  A major Oracle® database technology upgrade will be completed during an extended maintenance window from 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, through 8 a.m. CDT Sunday, July 15, 2012. During this outage, PostalOne!, Mail.dat ® and Mail.XML® will be unavailable, including FAST® and eDOC Web Services.

Reminder: PostalOne! TEM Major Upgrade Outage:  The major database technology upgrade will be completed on the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) during an extended maintenance window from 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, through 8 a.m. CDT Sunday, July 15, 2012.

PostalOne! Database Maintenance Maintenance on PostalOne! servers is scheduled between 4 a.m. CDT to 8 a.m. CDT on Sunday, July 22, 2012. This will be done in a rolling fashion with no expected outage.  Users may experience brief connectivity interruptions but should be able to immediately log back into the system.  Web Services will remain available for FAST and eDoc processing.

FAST® Deployment – Oracle 11 Migration:  FAST Oracle 11 Migration will be deployed to the Production environment effective Sunday, July 29, 2012.  Please be advised that the FAST Online Application and Web Services messaging will not be available during the 2:00 a.m. CDT to 8:00 a.m. CDT deployment window on Sunday, July 29, 2012.  All FAST Web Services messages received during this timeframe will be queued and processed after deployment is completed.  Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to the FAST Help Desk (FAST@usps.gov or 1-877-569-6614).

 The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) is available on Postal Explorer®(pe.usps.com). To subscribe to the DMM Advisory, send an e-mail to dmmadvisory@usps.com. Simply indicate “subscribe” in the subject line