Updated R9.0, R9.2, and R9.2 CWS/CMS Release Schedule - Update

All SPOCs, Technical Contacts, and Training Contacts:
UPDATE: The CWDS Executive Leadership Team has finalized the CWS/CMS Release 9.2 (R9.2) dates, moving out the timeline from the tentative schedule mentioned in the January 30, 2023, communication. The additional time will allow for R9.2 to be fully developed and tested using the C# code prior to the go-live date. The updated R9.2 schedule is:
Release 9.2 (R9.2)
  • R9.2 County Test Workshop (CTW) is May 30, 2023 through June 8, 2023
  • R9.2, using C# code, will have a mandatory release on Saturday, July 15, 2023
The updated R9.2 table:
R9.2 County Test Workshop (C#) May 30, 2023 – June 8, 2023
R9.2 Mandatory Go-Live (C#) July 15, 2023 (Saturday)

The R9.1 schedule is unchanged.
The CWDS Office and IBM continue to work on resolving all C# testing defects discovered during the Testing Phases. All critical and high defects, including those found in the County Test Workshop (CTW), have been resolved and IBM now is focusing their efforts on the remaining low to medium defects. To prevent rolling out R9.0 before it is ready and to allow for planning for production pilot and additional testing of R9.1 in C# code, the CWDS Executive Leadership Team has decided to move the go-live date for R9.0. However, knowing that Orgs have been waiting for other CWS/CMS development, the following decisions have been made: 

Release 9.1 (R9.1)
  • R9.1, using the VB6 code, will be released on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
  • An additional R9.1 CTW, using the C# code, will be scheduled for March 13, 2023, through March 24, 2023.
    • Registration information for that CTW will be communicated from Customer Relations.
  • An R9.1 Pilot, using the C# code, will be scheduled for April 10, 2023, through April 28, 2023.
    • This R9.1 C# Pilot replaces the originally planned R9.0 C# Pilot.
    • The R9.1 C# code has R9.0 C# embedded.
  • R9.1, using the C# code, will have an optional release date of Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

Release 9.2 (R9.2)
  • R9.2 CTW is tentatively scheduled for May 1, 2023, through May 12, 2023.
  • R9.2, using C# code, will have a mandatory release. The go-live date is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2023.
Here is a table to show this same information in a different format:
R9.1 Mandatory Go-Live (VB6) February 25, 2023 (Saturday)
R9.1 County Test Workshop (C#) March 13, 2023 – March 24, 2023
R9.1 Pilot (C#) April 10, 2023 – April 28, 2023
R9.1 Optional Go-Live (C#) May 10, 2023 (Wednesday)
R9.2 County Test Workshop (C#) Tentative May 1, 2023 – May 12, 2023
R9.2 Mandatory Go-Live (C#) Tentative June 10, 2023 (Saturday)

CWDS is still determining the final release date for R9.2. Communications will be shared when the R9.2 details have been finalized.

Action Required
Contact CWDS Customer Relations for questions regarding the upcoming CWS/CMS release schedule.