We just received this notification from Blackboard hosting:
Dear Blackboard ASP Customer:I will let you know as soon as I have more information. We are also notifying students, but if you have exams scheduled to end at midnight tonight you might want to consder adding an extra day. And don't forget to breath. :^)
Blackboard Infrastructure will be performing emergency maintenance beginning tonight (July, 25, 2007) at 11:59PM EDT (9:50PM MDT) and continuing through 2:00AM EDT (12:00 AM MDT). This is in response to the unplanned extended outage which occurred on Friday July, 20. Blackboard ASP will be using this time to restore redundancy to your Blackboard environment. We believe the need to perform this work warrants the work being completed tonight rather than pushing this until our scheduled window of Friday morning. Although there is a risk associated with this type of maintenance we do not anticipate there being any downtime.
As a result, the redundancy testing that was scheduled to be performed Friday morning (July 27) which included known downtime, is being postponed until a later date.
If you have questions or concerns about this change, please contact your TSM. They will be happy to assist you.
Thank you in advance,