January 2017 Releases

This release took place on January 22, 2017. 

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Description

Included in the January 2017 Pre Release Document are changes for the January 22, 2017 release. It outlines proposed changes to Mail.dat, Mail.XML, Shipping Services File, and the Postage Statements. New prices and Postage Statement changes are posted on Postal Explorer.

 

January 2017 Releases

The full 2017 Release Schedule is available here.

Release

Date

PostalOne! and BIDS Release: 45.0.0

Deployment: January 8, 2017* | Price change effective date: January 22, 2017*

SASP (Seamless Acceptance Service Performance) Release: 24.0.0

Deployment: January 8, 2017*

Program Registration Release: 18.0.0

Deployment: January 8, 2017* | Price Change Effective Date: January 22, 2017*

Facility Access and Shipment Tracking (FAST) Release: 35.0.0

Deployment: January 8, 2017*

 

*PLEASE NOTE: The above dates and documents are pre-decisional and are subject to change, pending regulatory approval.

Featured Resources

Release Notes
01/09/2017
PostalOne!® R45 Known Issues

This spreadsheet covers known issues in PostalOne! R45 as well as their impact and workarounds.

Announcements
12/15/2016
New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products

On October 12, 2016, the Postal Service filed a notice of mailing services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), effective January 22, 2017. This final rule contains the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) that we will adopt to implement the changes coincident with the price adjustments.

Release Notes
02/16/2017
Release Schedule 2017

The 2017 Release Schedule includes USPS Anncouncements of Major Business Changes & Requirements, IDEAlliance Technical Specifications, USPS Postage Statements Publication Schedule, USPS Release Documents (Release Notes, Guides and Technical Specifications), Acceptance Testing, and USPS Release Deployment. 

Publications
01/11/2017
USPS® Support of Idealliance® Functionality 2017: Mail.dat and Mail.XML Version Schedule

The Postal Service® will release software for the PostalOne!® and FAST® systems that include Idealliance Mail.dat® and Mail.

Release Notes
10/21/2016
January 2017 Proposed Structural Changes

This document describes potential changes under review for the next structural implementation scheduled for January 22, 2017. This document is prepared and based on the knowledge available at the time of its publication and any direction found herein is subject to change prior to the release.

Release Notes
10/26/2016
January 2017 Crosswalk for FSS

Information related to the upcoming January 2017 price change.

January 2017 Release Notes

Updates to the PostalOne! Release 45.0.0.0 with a deployment date of January 8, 2017 and effective date of January 22, 2017.

Release Notes
02/28/2017
Release Notes
02/24/2017
Release Notes
02/10/2017
PostalOne! Release Notes 45.0.3.0

Changes incorporated in the release deployed on February 12, 2017.

Release Notes
02/03/2017
R45.0.0.0 PostalOne! Release Notes Version 3 Change 0.0

Included in this document are the changes that were incorporated into Structural Release deployed on January 8, 2017 with effective date of January 22, 2017.

Release Notes
01/27/2017
PostalOne! Release Notes 45.0.2.1 (01/27/2017)

The PostalOne! System Release 45.0.2.1 will be implemented on January 24, 2017 to introduce software modifications to the system.

Release Notes
01/17/2017
R45.0.2.0 PostalOne! Release Notes (01/17/2017)

These Release Notes provide the contents of the release and affected subsystems.

Release Notes
01/17/2017
R45.0.1.0 PostalOne! Release Notes (Updated 01/17/2017)

Updated January 17, 2017, new PostalOne! Release Notes for January 2017 are now available. 

Release Notes
01/11/2017
PostalOne! Release Notes 45.0.0.3 (January 11, 2017)

Updated January 11, 2017, PostalOne! system Release 45.0.3.0 will be implemented on January 11, 2017 to introduce software modifications to the system.

Release Notes
01/11/2017
Release Notes
12/20/2016
R45.0.0.0 PostalOne! Release Notes Version 2 Change 1.6

Included in this document are the changes that are under consideration for the next Structural Release 45.0.0.0 scheduled for January 8, 2017 with effective date of January 22, 2017.

Release Notes
11/28/2016
R45.0.0.0 PostalOne! Release Notes Version 2 Change 1.4

Included in this document are the changes that are under consideration for the next Structural Release 45.0.0.0 scheduled for January 8, 2017 with effective date of January 22, 2017. This document describes potential changes under review for the next structural implementation.

Release Notes
11/04/2016
R45.0.0.0 PostalOne!® Release Notes Version 2 Change 1.3

The Release Numbers for the next release of other systems are: 45.0.0.0 for PostalOne!® 18.0.0.0 for Program Registration 24.0.0.0 for SASP 35.0.0.0 for FAST®.

Release Notes
09/23/2016
PostalOne! Release 45.0.0.0: Release Notes Version 1 Change 1.9

Included in this document are the changes that are under consideration for the next Structural Release 45.0.0.0 scheduled for January 8, 2017 with effective date of January 22, 2017. This document describes potential changes under review for the next structural implementation.

Postal Service Mail.XML and Mail.dat Technical Specifications (January 2017)

As of 10/21/2017, technical specifications and guides for the January 2017 release are now available.

Technical Specifications
02/06/2017
Mail.dat Technical Specifications Version 3 (January 2017 R45) Updated 2/6/2017

This document is a comprehensive technical guide that outlines steps for exchanging electronic data with the PostalOne! ® system using the Mail.dat® file format.

Technical Specifications
11/04/2016
Postal Service Mail.dat Technical Specification: Version 2.1 Release 45 (January 2017)

This document is a comprehensive technical guide that outlines steps for exchanging electronic data with the PostalOne!® system using the Mail.dat® file format.

Mail.xml Technical Specifications: FAST Appointment Scheduling Version 1 Release 32 (January 2017)
Technical Specifications
11/13/2015
Mail.xml Technical Specifications: FAST 14.0A, Version 1 Release 32 (January 2017)

This document contains information pertaining to Mail.

Technical Specifications
11/13/2015
Mail.xml Technical Specifications: FAST 16.0, Version 1 Release 32 (January 2017)

This document contains information pertaining to Mail.

Mailer IDs (MID) and Customer Registration IDs (CRID) Version 2 Release 24 (January 2017)
Technical Specifications
10/21/2016
Technical Specifications
09/23/2016
Full Service Feedback (Data Distribution-(DD)) Version 2 Release 24 (January 2017)
Technical Specifications
10/21/2016
Mail.xml Technical Specifications: Full-Service Feedback Data Distribution (DD) 12.0A, Version 2 (January 2017 R24)

This document contains information pertaining to release version 12A and the following USPS PostalOne! Releases: Release 42 January 2016, Release 43 April 2016, Release 44 August 2016, Release 45 January 2017.

Technical Specifications
10/21/2016
Technical Specifications
10/21/2016
Technical Specifications
10/21/2016
Postal Service eDoc Error Codes (January 2017 R45)

DMM Red-lines Under Consideration for the January 2017 Release

Release Notes
08/12/2016
DMM Red-lines for FSS Updates Under Consideration for January 2017

DMM section 201 red-lines for FSS Updates under consideration for January 2017.

Release Notes
08/12/2016
DMM Red-lines for First-Class Mail and Standard Mail AADC/3-Digit (under consideration)

Redlines under consideration for the January 2017 Release; includes DMM sections 230 (First-Class Mail) and DMM 240 (Standard Mail).

Release Notes
08/12/2016
DMM Red-lines Under Consideration for Merchandise Returns Services (MRS) and Parcel Returns Services

DMM section 505 (Return Services) red-lines under consideration for the January 2017 Release: elimination of annual permit fees and account maintenance fees.

Release Notes
08/12/2016
Share Mail Final DMM Red-lines Under Consideration for January 2017

DMM redlines for Share Mail (section 604.)

Release Notes
08/12/2016
DMM Red-lines for an Optional Labeling List for First-Class Package Service (Under Consideration)

DMM red-lines under consideration for the January 2017 Release: Optional Labeling List for First-Class Package Service.

Release Notes
08/12/2016
DMM Red-lines for Standard Mail letters from 3.3 ounces up to 3.5 ounces Price Break (Under Consideration)

DMM red-lines for section 240: price break under consideration for Standard Mail letters from 3.3 ounces up to 3.5 ounces.

Release Notes
08/12/2016
DMM Red-lines: Premium Forwarding Service under consideration for January 2017

Proposed DMM section 507.3.0 red-lines under consideration for the January 2017 Release: Premium Forwarding Service.

Release Notes
08/12/2016
DMM Red-lines for PS Form 3665 January 2017 (under consideration)

DMM red-lines under consideration for the January 2017 Release: PS form 3665 (DMM 503, Extra and Additional Services). 

Release Notes
08/12/2016
Standard Mail Name Change: DMM Red-lines under consideration for January 2017

DMM red-lines under consideration: revise section 240 and the DMM globally to change the name from “Standard Mail” to “USPS Marketing Mail.”

Applications/ Forms
08/16/2016
Postage Statement Red-line Drafts

This zip file contains redline postage statement applications.

January 2017 Release Webinars

Presentations
10/19/2016
Market Dominant Price Change Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of market dominant price changes for January 2017.

Related Products

August 2016 Releases

PostalOne!® Release 44.0.0.0 deployed on August 14, 2016.

April 2016 Releases

This price change release took place on April 10, 2016.

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