News archive - October 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

[Isthd] WCMS Publication theme update – October 31 and November 5

What is happening? 

The WCMS Publication theme will be updated

When is this happening? 

The update will occur over two dates:

  • Pilot sites will be updated Wednesday, October 31 at 3:00 p.m.

  • Production sites will be updated Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.

What are the changes? 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

[Isthd] Skype for Business (S4B) maintenance – October 15-18

What is happening? 

The Skype for Business East Campus 2 (EC2) datacentre pool will be updated to the latest version. This patch will also provide better support for the new Mac Skype for Business 2016 client and address a specific issue regarding phone calls from the Mac clients. During this time, we will also be re-balancing the two pools (EC2 and MC), which will involve moving a set of users from EC2 to MC when the maintenance is completed.

When is this happening? 

Monday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

[Isthd] CN-VPN hardware and software upgrade – November 6

What is happening? 

The current VPN solution is at end-of-life. New hardware will be implemented to support campus VPN connections.


When is this happening? 

Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 a.m.


What do users need to do? 

No action is required.

  • On the cut-over date, cn-vpn.uwaterloo.ca will be directed at the new VPN IP address

  • When a user connects to the new VPN, AnyConnect will be upgraded

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