Banner and SWORDS will be down April 22 – 26 for migration to Managed Services.
This is an initiative of the University System of Georgia. It means that our Banner databases and servers will now be managed/hosted by ITS at the System Office instead of locally at our institution. You should not see much difference in the functional side of things. This is more of a technical, behind-the-scenes change.
In addition to becoming hosted, it has been our plan to bring up Banner 9 at the same time. Banner 9 brings with it a new user interface and improved navigation and accessibility. This new look will be a part of both Banner and SWORDS. Due to some complications, we may not be able to bring up Banner 9 during the April timeframe, but it will be coming soon.
We will provide you with additional information as we get closer to the go live date in April.