News archive - July 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Subject: [Faccus] Email security alert – July 24

The IST security team has received reports that University of Waterloo users are receiving malicious phishing emails impersonating the university’s president, Feridun Hamdullahpur. Be extra cautious of an email that would look similar to the below text:

From: Feridun Hamdullahpur

Subject:  Message from Office of the President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Office of the President Feridun Hamdullahpur sent you a secure message, View secure message now.

Best Regards,

Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Waterloo.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

[UWweb] WCMS production sites database migration – July 23

What is happening? Migration of WCMS production (live) sites to their own dedicated database structure will begin Sunday, July 23. Point of Contacts (POCs) will be notified prior to their site(s) being migrated.

Why is this happening? IST is working to improve the stability of the databases that serve the WCMS.  

When is this happening? Between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., beginning Sunday, July 23 and continuing on additional nights until all sites are migrated (approximately two weeks).

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

[Faccus] SharePoint maintenance – July 19

What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services.

When is this happening? Wednesday, July 19 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20.

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