News archive - 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

[Isthd] Technical changes to WatIAM to support Improving Student Name Usage project – Dec 16-20

What is happening? To support the “Improving Student Name Usage” project, changes are being implemented to WatIAM so that a student or employee’s preferred/chosen first name will appear as their first name in WatIAM, and in systems that receive name information from WatIAM. (Note: systems that receive name information from Quest will not be impacted with this implementation.)

 

Monday, December 16, 2019

[Isthd] Changes to Email Provisioning in Connect - December 16

What is happening? Some changes to how email accounts are provisioned in Connect are being implemented:

  • All users will be able to change their mail delivery address if the field in WatIAM is blank. 
  • If the mail delivery address contains any value (@edu.uwaterloo.ca, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.), the field will not be updated automatically.  

Changes for employees and graduate students 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

[Isthd] WatSAFE Desktop Notification tool – Mac client now available

What is happening? The Mac version of the new WatSAFE Desktop Notification tool (announced in August, message below) is now available. 

  

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

[Isthd] Extra! Extra! Read all about IT! - Get IT-related communications delivered to your inbox

What is happening? Individuals can now subscribe to receive IT service announcements, maintenance/outage details, and other related messages from IST’s Communication team, directly to their inbox. 

 

Monday, October 28, 2019

[Isthd] Microsoft Windows 7 operating system end-of-life - January 2020

Note: If you are still using Windows 7, please review the Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade page on the ACO website.

What is happening? Microsoft will be discontinuing all support for the Windows 7 operating system (including Service Pack 1); operating system updates will no longer be available. 

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