If you are like me and rely on IBMLink (especially ServiceLink), be aware that there is a planned outage from Friday, October 23, 2009, at 8 PM Eastern, through Sunday, October 25, 2009, at 4 PM Eastern. IBM says that the outage is due to an upgrade to IBMLink Release 7.0, which is to contain function enhancements (to be detailed later). IBM says that the outage may not last the entire span of that time and could be available earlier than the planned end of the outage window.
In case you were not aware, IBM has a maintenance window for IBMLink scheduled every Saturday night from 11 PM Eastern through 9 AM Sunday morning. This coming weekend’s outage will last well beyond their normal maintenance window (at least it will start earlier).