News archive - September 2019

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.

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