What is happening? As a result of a recent upgrade of the Google Search Appliance (GSA) the search function on WCMS sites no longer returns people search results. IST is aware of this and are working to re-implement the capability to search for people.
When is this happening? Began on Tuesday, May 16 and is ongoing.
Note: Users are still able to search for people via: http://watiam.uwaterloo.ca/search/
What is happening? In mid-April 2017, hacking tools alleged to have been developed by the NSA were released to the public. These tools exploit a flaw in all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Microsoft had released updates in March 2017 to correct the flaw in supported versions of Windows. On Friday, May 12, a ransomware worm named “WannaCry” attacked hundreds of thousands of computers in approximately 150 countries by exploiting this vulnerability. While the initial malware outbreak was stopped by a security researcher, we expect more attacks given the
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. The SQL instance also needs to be rebooted.
When is this happening? Tuesday, May 23 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24.