Web CMS Launch on Tuesday, May 21, 2011

The Web CMS goes live next Tuesday!

You have put a tremendous amount of work into the new Web Content Management System (Web CMS) that will become the University's primary Web presence next week. Your work is what enables us to take the next step, to make the "beta" website live. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 between 6 and 8 a.m. your work will be made available to the world as: usm.maine.edu.

There are a few gaps and problems that you have helped us identify and make plans to address in the coming weeks. There are also a few of you who need further assistance. These we will help by continuing our training efforts through the summer months. We are also changing the nature of the work we brought in outside contractors for. Based on what you have told us you need help with, our next iteration will be focused on fixing the known gaps, finding more, and helping you with some more advanced features of the system.

If you do discover some unexpected problems next Tuesday morning, call the HelpDesk at 780-4029. The staff there will be ready to talk to you, check out your problem, and make sure the working teams get all the information needed to remedy the trouble.

Thank you for your time and efforts on this project to date. Your work is going to make us all look very good.

Stephen Houser
Executive Director for Computing Services