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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. 

  

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.

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:

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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