Friday, June 11, 2021

Service Interruption Notice

What is happening?

Electrical work on high voltage loops

When is this happening?

Tuesday, June 15th between 6:00am - 7:00am

Where is this happening?

E3 (03), PHY (04), ML (05), AL (09), EV1 (10), RCH (11), MHR (23), HH (24), PAS (30), EV2 (34), CIM (DC37), EIT (39), EV3 (57)

How does this affect the UW community?

There is a small chance of power fluctuations during the work.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Basic Authentication to be disabled for Office 365 mailboxes - May 25

What is happening? Basic Authentication will be disabled for Office 365 mailboxes. 

Why is this happening? Basic Authentication is being deprecated by Microsoft. Disabling basic authentication will stop O365 mailboxes from bypassing multi-factor authentication, which will prevent unauthorized logins to mailboxes.

When is this happening? Basic Authentication for Office 365 mailboxes will be disabled on Tuesday, May 25. Please note the disabling process will take approximately one hour to run and the change can take up to 24 hours to take effect.

Friday, May 14, 2021

For information: Notification to change WatIAM password to be sent to targeted list of recipients – May 19

What is happening? An email notification will be sent to approximately 8,200 members of the University of Waterloo community whose WatIAM password appears on one or more lists of compromised passwords that are publicly available.

What is impact? As a precautionary measure, these individuals will be advised to log in to WatIAM to change their password. There will be no strict requirement or timeframe to do so.

When will the email notifications be sent? The morning of Wednesday, May 19.

 

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Monday, April 12, 2021

[Isthd] Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and license server restart - April 18

What is happening? Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and license servers will be restarted to apply updates.

When is this happening? Sunday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friday, March 19, 2021

[UWweb] WCMS update for March 2021

What’s happening with the WCMS?

WCMS 3.0 update

Check out the updated project timeline to follow all the WCMS 3 updates!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

[Isthd] NETWORK ALERT - [2021-02-23] VPN - Maintenance - Cisco AnyConnect VPN client update

What is happening? On Tuesday February 23rd, a new Cisco AnyConnect package will be enabled. Users connecting to the VPN after 7:30 AM will have their client updated automatically.

The new version will be available to the Vanguard testers group tomorrow, February 18th, and to the Software Center on Friday February 19th for all Software Center clients.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

[Isthd] Phishing scam reported - February 3

What is happening? The email below was sent to University of Waterloo members this morning. If you have received this email, do not click any links and do not reply.

What should I do if I have received this email? Suspected fraud attempts should be reported to the Security Operations Centre at soc@uwaterloo.ca. Reports of successful fraud should be directed to UW Police Services at uwpolice@uwaterloo.ca.

Monday, January 18, 2021

[Isthd] Launching new email threat protection tool - January 25

What is happening? As part of the Email Improvement project, the University is transitioning to a new email security vendor, Cisco, to replace the current email threat protection tool, Proofpoint, with Cisco's Email Security (CES) solution.  
 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

[Faccus] Breakout Rooms now available in Microsoft Teams!

What is happening? Breakout Rooms are now available in Microsoft Teams.
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