Now the holidays are past and the ‘No Change’ windows have ended. The cycle of roll outs is resuming. Unfortunately we started out with a crash in Week 1. That roll failed because of a hardware problem. Seems just before the roll out to the release channels was to start a switch (as in network switch) failed and took out a rack of severs.
When servers disappear from the network and the lights are still on it takes some time to figure out what happened. Getting the servers back up took priority over the roll out. So, the release channels ran the main channel’s version for another week as the roll out was postponed to Week 2.
The roll will be attempted again tomorrow, Tuesday.