Admin IT Newsletter – MyUT, Message Broker, ESB, and MySQL & MSSQL

Hello Admin IT Newsletter subscribers! We hope that the month of May has been going well for you.

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In this issue:

  • MyUT Launches on May 26th, 2016
  • Message Broker – Are Your Applications Social Enough?
  • Staff Training Central Gets API-ified on the ESB
  • MySQL and MSSQL Gets an Upgrade
  • Workday HCM/Payroll End to End Testing Update
  • IT Readiness Coordinator Meeting May 26th

MyUT Launches on May 26th, 2016

MyUT, the new University portal, will be launched on May 26th, focused on providing a Student Online Experience Portal to incoming students during summer orientation. This initial version will not only support the delivery of a Student portal but will also provide the foundational elements of the portal for other roles on campus. Find out more on the MyUT Information Wiki.

Message Broker – Are Your Applications Social Enough?

ASMP 2.0 will be holding an FYI session on 6/8 to discuss RabbitMQ, the University’s new message broker. A message broker is a platform that allows users to send and receive messages programmatically in response to events, which is an important part of the new technical architecture.

Dustin Slater and Megan Will will answer the following questions: What is a message broker? When do you use it? And, why is it important to you? What are the business case niches it fills in the university’s technical ecosystem? You can watch on June 8th from 10:30 to 11:30 am at this streaming link, or attend in person at POB 2.402. The slides from this presentation will be available one business day later on the FYI Archive.

For more information about new services like Message Broker, visit the Admin IT Wiki.

Staff Training Central Gets API-ified on the ESB

In the new ASMP 2.0 administrative systems technical architecture, the University’s new Enterprise Service Bus (ESB, powered by MuleSoft), acts as a backbone for many of the new systems. APIs built on the ESB can provide data in a database-agnostic, secure, and highly-available way to the teams that need it.

On June 15 from 10:30-11:30 am, join ASMP 2.0 for their second ESB FYI: Staff Training Central Gets API-ified on the ESB. Dustin Slater, Larry Yang, and Riddhi Mankad will recap their latest FYI (Introduction to the ESB and Integration Services) and will demo a live build of an API for the application that is familiar to all who participate in the Software Developer Training Program, “Staff Training Central.” Please attend or livestream so you can hear more about the ESB and how to build an API in 30 minutes or less.

You can watch this presentation on June 15th from 10:30 to 11:30 am at this streaming link, or attend in person at POB 2.402. The slides from this presentation will be available one business day later on the FYI archive.

For more information about new services like the ESB, visit the Admin IT Wiki, and to discover more about the ESB’s role in our new systems, check out our two-part feature story on the ASMP 2.0 Blog.

MySQL and MSSQL Get an Update

ASMP 2.0 has performed an enterprise readiness review for the existing MySQL and MSSQL (Microsoft SQL Server) database hosting services. Both services have completed major upgrades over the past 6 months, and now include the default deployment of three environments to support development and testing requirements. To find more information and contacts for the database hosting services MySQL, MSSQL, and Oracle, visit the Admin IT Wiki.

Workday HCM/Payroll End to End Testing Update

This week marks week 4 of HCM/Payroll’s end to end testing. The team is on-schedule with testing and has engaged multiple departments across campus – including the Office of Financial Aid, Recreational Sports, and TRECs – to test integrations to and from Workday. Altogether, there are 107 HCM/Payroll integrations targeted for end to end testing.

The team is also preparing for user acceptance testing (UAT). The HCM/Payroll Advisory Group is being asked to help select testing participants for UAT which will kick off in late June and occur from July 18 – August 19.

IT Readiness Coordinator Meeting May 26th

At this month’s IT Readiness Coordinator meeting, Dustin Slater will share what campus can expect from two upcoming FYIs: “Message Broker – Are Your Applications Social Enough?” and “Staff Training Central Gets API-ified on the ESB.” Dustin will introduce how the ESB and Message Broker can be used to solve departments’ application modernization and integration challenges, and discuss high-level use cases.

The May IT Readiness Coordinator meeting will also presentations on “Administrative Systems Technical Architecture Patterns – Part II” and “Introduction to Infrastructure Services (IaaS).” To see previous ASMP 2.0 FYI sessions, see our website or visit ITS to see all FYI sessions.

 


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