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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.

  1. Jan. 15, 2018Skype for Business (S4B) maintenance – January 15

    What is happening? Patches will be applied to virtual host systems that the Skype EC2 pool is hosted on as a result of guidance from VMWare regarding the latest CPU exploits. All three servers will be shut down, the host will be updated and then the front end will be restarted.

    Note: This maintenance is being done prior to the Skype MC data centre maintenance happening this week to prevent any further complications with this required patch work.

    When is this happening?  Monday, January 15 from 10:00 p.m. to midnight.

  2. Jan. 15, 2018Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities – January 15

    What is happening? Major security vulnerabilities have been announced that affect all Intel CPUs (and many other CPUs) dating back several years. Emergency patches are being released by multiple vendors to mitigate the risk.

    What do you need to do?
    For IST managed workstations/servers:

  3. Jan. 11, 2018SharePoint maintenance – January 17

    What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services.

    When is this happening? Wednesday, January 17  from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18.

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