The new Data Collections Service will be built on Microsoft’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) – this offering allows for continuous integration (CI) and deployment (CD) in to a live environment (the current service does not have this capability).
The non-functional testing phase has not yet started so I cannot guarantee the Service being open longer, that said all the early indications are Service availability in the future would significantly increase.
There’s still time to have your say
Thanks to all of you who have already responded to our previous request for feedback on our intended changes to the Data Collections Service (the Hub). Your involvement in our research really will make a difference to the sector as a whole.
For those of you who would like to be involved, but haven’t replied yet, there is still time.
If you would like to help us develop the new service and take part in our private beta research, please complete our survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2DZ53BH
Data Collections Service Product Owner
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road, Coventry, CV1 2WT
DfE Mobile: 07584886497