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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.

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  1. Oct. 23, 2020Test of the University's emergency communication system - Oct 28

    What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.

    When is this happening? Tuesday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m.                                             

    What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:

  2. Oct. 6, 2020Emails not being marked as read - October 6

    What is happening? Users may notice that emails read on a mobile device are not being marked as read on Outlook desktop. Microsoft is aware and investigating the issue. 

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

  3. Oct. 5, 2020Important changes coming to Open Data API

    What is happening? The legacy Open Data API, version 2, is currently running with critical issue support only; future development or fixes will not be implemented. At the end of 2020, the underlying infrastructure will no longer be supported by the vendor. Version 3 of the Open Data API is live with a subset of existing data sets. As we have committed to serving authorized and authoritative data, not all version 2 endpoints will be replaced.

    What do I need to do? You are encouraged to test and make the switch to version 3 as soon as possible. Version 3 will add several additional endpoints for which authoritative data exists, including news, events, and blogs.

    Additional resources: Read the full update notice in the Open Data Confluence Space or follow the blog/news space for updates.  

    Questions or concerns? Please submit through the GitHub Open Data repository.

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