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  1. Apr. 21, 2021Changes to University system/application login for @edu.uwaterloo.ca addresses - April 28

    What is happening? 

    • The ability to use @edu.uwaterloo.ca for authentication to University systems/applications will no longer be supported.
    • @eduuwaterloo.onmicrosoft.com accounts will be disabled, removing access to old @edu OneDrive accounts. 

    When will this change take place? Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

    What is the impact? After this date, the only acceptable login for University systems supporting single sign-on will be the individual’s username (up to 8 characters) followed by @uwaterloo.ca. Data associated with old @edu.uwaterloo.ca accounts will not be deleted. Accounts will be locked but can be temporarily unlocked to retrieve data, if necessary.

    Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca

  2. Apr. 20, 2021Exchange server maintenance: April 25-29

    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 this happening? Sunday, April 25 to Thursday, April 29 between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night.

    Why is this happening? To patch a known vulnerability in Exchange 2016.

    Who will it impact? Users that are actively connected to a server when it is removed for maintenance may be prompted to enter their username and password. Outlook may also alert users about being redirected to autodiscover.uwaterloo.ca. This is normal behaviour, and the user should click 'Allow' when this happens. No other impact is anticipated as the remaining servers will continue to carry out email and calendar functions. This maintenance will not impact mailboxes that are in Office 365.

    Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

  3. Apr. 19, 2021Resolved: Rogers wireless service interruption - April 19

    Resolved (April 20, 8:42 a.m.): Wireless calls, SMS and data services are now restored for the majority of Rogers and Fido customers. A small number of services with other carriers are continuing to come back online. The service outage was caused by a software update of network equipment that led to intermittent congestion and service impacts for customers across the country.

    Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

    Update (April 19, 3:38 p.m.): The Rogers network teams are working diligently to resolve the outage but the issues are still ongoing.

    Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

    What is happening? Some Rogers and Fido wireless customers are experiencing an intermittent service interruption for wireless voice and data services. Rogers is working on restoring these services.

    What is the impact? Rogers and Fido customers may be unable to access cellular data and wireless services on their mobile devices. Incoming, outgoing calls, and text messages are impacted nationally.

    Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

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