Weekly Web Updates – September 4, 2018

We attempted to upgrade the Drupal cluster to PHP 7.1 this week but an unforeseen system error forced us to revert to the old web servers. Will will attempt this upgrade again in the future after mitigating the issue.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • WordPress sites synced to Active Directory groups  will no longer have users removed when the group disappears, only if the group still exists and the users are removed. This particularly affected old class groups and caused instructors to lose access after several years when class-groups were automatically removed from the Active Directory.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • Upgrading applications to run on PHP 7.1.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Creating an online Services Catalog
  • Providing O365 Groups to classes via the Course Hub.

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