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In Information Systems & Technology (IST) we strive to provide effective information systems, technology and services in support of learning, teaching, research and administrative needs.

On our site you'll find information on the IT services and resources available to students, faculty and staff; IST and campus-wide IT projects and initiatives; and information on our continuous efforts to provide an exceptional IT environment on campus.

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  1. Nov. 12, 2018Exchange server maintenance – November 19-30

    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? Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 30 between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night.

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

  2. Nov. 7, 2018RESOLVED: Network Alert - Campus wireless issues - November 7

    Resolved: Wireless service has now been restored, thank you for your patience.

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


    What is happening? Wireless connectivity issues have been reported. IST is investigating.

    Additional communications will be shared when available.

  3. Oct. 31, 2018WCMS Publication theme update – October 31 and November 5

    What is happening? The WCMS Publication theme will be updated

    When is this happening? The update will occur over two dates:

    • Pilot sites will be updated Wednesday, October 31 at 3:00 p.m.
    • Production sites will be updated Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.

    What are the changes? The University of Waterloo Magazine publication will be updated to better align with the University’s brand guidelines, all publications will be updated to fix an issue with the footer where it would occasionally repeat the login links.

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