News archive - January 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

[Isthd] Exchange server maintenance: January 26 - February 7

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? Sunday, January 26 to Friday, February 7 - between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night.

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

[Isthd] Skype Server Patching - January 15-22

What is happening? Patches will be applied to the Skype server in order to upgrade to the latest release. 

When is this happening? Patches will be applied between Wednesday, January 15 and Wednesday January 22. The following will take place to minimize user impact: 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

[Isthd] Adobe Flash Player end-of-life

On December 31, 2020, Adobe will be discontinuing support for Flash Player; most web browsers will disable and block Flash before this date. University of Waterloo materials using Flash must be converted to other technology before that time.

The Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) offers a conversion service for training materials that have been authored in Flash to any University of Waterloo department. This service includes: 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC licensing changes

What is happening? The Adobe Acrobat Pro DC licensing model has changed to a subscription-based model.

What is the impact? For new purchases of Acrobat Pro DC, departments/units will now have to purchase a subscription for Acrobat Pro DC directly from the Adobe online store or the re-seller, Softchoice. 

Note: As of November 14, 2019, IST has a small number of perpetual licenses available through the IST Webstore. There will be no more of these licenses once gone.

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