Wednesday, September 18, 2019

[Isthd] Scantron multiple-choice exam processing replacement coming soon – Sept 17

What is happening?In November 2018, the Exam Management, Assessment and Processing Evaluation project team began investigations into the replacement of the existing exam scanning service, Scantron.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

[Isthd] Activation of employee Microsoft Office 365 accounts – September 19

What is happening? IST will activate Microsoft Office 365 accounts for members of the following groups that have not yet activated their account:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

[Isthd] Discontinuing use of @edu.uwaterloo.ca email domain – April 2020

Why is this happening? The recommendation to move students and employees to a single email domain (i.e. userid@uwaterloo.ca) was an outcome of a review of the current email environment that was conducted as part of the project to investigate moving Waterloo employee email to the Office 365 cloud environment.

  

What is the impact? All Waterloo students and employees will use the @uwaterloo.ca email domain.

What are the benefits? A common email domain will allow for:

Monday, September 9, 2019

Arts Faculty Rollover Program 2019 Onward

Since 2006, the Faculty of Arts has used a four-year cycle for the replacement of Faculty members' computers. We are now beginning the transition to a five-year cycle for the following reasons:

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

[Faccus] Exchange server maintenance - September 12 - September 27

What is happening? Exchange servers are being removed from service for maintenance/updates. Individual servers will be taken out of service between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night throughout the maintenance period. 

  

When is it happening? Thursday, September 12 to Friday, September 27 - between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night.

Why is it happening? To keep the software current with vendor-provided updates.

Monday, August 26, 2019

[Isthd] Launching new campus emergency notification tool – WatSAFE desktop notification

What is happening? The University’s current emergency desktop notification tool, UW Emerge, will be replaced with a new tool called WatSAFE desktop notification.   

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

[isthd] Telephones - CallPilot Voicemail Inaccessible

What is happening: CallPilot Voicemail Inaccessible

 

Comment:        *** UPDATE: 12:00pm: we have confirmed all services are up and running on the backup server and will close the alert. On going investigation is occurring and if any further changes or outages are required to bring the primary back into server, this will be communicated.

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

[Isthd] git.uwaterloo.ca upgrade – Phase 1, August 20-22

What is happening?  The University’s version control system, git.uwaterloo.ca, will undergo a two-phase upgrade, beginning with an update from version 8.1.5 to version 10.8.7. Phase 2 will follow in the coming months and will include both an update to GitLab 12 and a significant change to the API.

When is this happening? From Tuesday August 20, 5:00 p.m. to Thursday August 22, 8:00 a.m. git.uwaterloo.ca will be unavailable during the upgrade window.

Monday, August 12, 2019

[Isthd] Update: Changes to employee user grouping in WatIAM - August 15

What is happening? The grouping of faculty, staff, temporary employees, and casual employees in WatIAM and Nexus is changing due to associated Workday group changes.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

[Isthd] Increase in financial spear phishing attempts on campus – August 7

What is happening? Over the August long weekend, there was a significant increase in the number of financial spear phishing attempts directed at University employees.   

What is Finphishing? A form of phishing done for financial gain, finphishing attempts to have the victim transfer cash or easily converted gift cards to the attacker.

What should you do if you receive such an email? 

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