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As part of a programme of planned maintenance, the USO database will be migrated to new clustered hardware in the first week of the Easter holidays.
For resilience purposes copies of the database are held in several secure locations which will also require replication. Disruption will begin on Tuesday 7th April with all affected services suffering potential disruption on that day. It is anticipated that major outages will be limited to that day, but the 8th and 9th are also marked as contingencies, and there may also be minor outages on those days as various aspects of the configuration are tidied up.
All services which are authenticated using USO may be affected
Shibboleth-authenticated services may be affected; however this will only affect services/users which use the WAYF login screen. Additionally, it is planned that one IdP (identity provider server) will remain available throughout the work in order to minimise impact.
The service can be accessed here
Details of how to embed the data into your own web site can be found here
Configuration of your schools status is made in the support site at
This service is available to schools and LA that have purchased full versions of USO
This product has been developed to support the new Espresso Clipbank product but will also include a number of new modules including per user filtering linked in to the USO database and to the WebScreen product.
I would be interested to hear of filtering features that end users would like to see added to the system of this type.
For users of USO-fx we have added a number of features to the product including
These features may be found at Home:USO-FX:Upload on the support site
This is your opportunity to suggest changes and improvements that you would like to see made to the product. It’s also your chance to air your views with the rest of the user community of this product which now covers in excess of 40 local education authorities.