Monday, December 8, 2014

Flash Player, Firefox, PuTTY, and WinSCP upgrades - December 8

What is happening?

The following software will be updated on all academic support computers:

  • Adobe Flash Player will be upgraded to version 15.0.0.239  for both IE and Firefox
  • Firefox will be upgraded to version 31.3.0 ESR

This software will be updated on academic support computers in the Secure Shell security group.

  • PuTTY  will be upgraded to version 0.63
  • WinSCP will be upgrade to version 5.5.6

When is this happening? Monday, December 8 at 11:00 pm

Monday, December 8, 2014

OnBase unavailable - December 9, 8:00am-8:30am

What is begin done?   Maintenance to the OnBase servers.

When is this being done? Tuesday December 9, 8:00am-8:30am

What is the impact to OnBase users? OnBase will be unavailable during this time period. Graduate applicant documents viewed through Quest will also be unavailable.

Questions/concerns: Please contact Gina Reichard, gina.reichard@uwaterloo.ca,  or ext 41279.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Exchange/Connect service interruption - December 8, 6:30am-8:30am

What is being done?  Network changes and upgrades are taking place affecting access to Connect (Exchange/BES) during the times listed below.

Why is this being done? The changes will improve the network and load balancing.

When is it being done? Monday, December 8, 6:30am-8:30am

What is the impact to Exchange users? All active connections to Exchange will be dropped at some point during this time period. For some clients, it may take 5 minutes for connectivity to be restored.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SharePoint will be unavailable December 9, 6:30am-8:30am

What is being done?  Network changes and upgrades are taking place affecting access to SharePoint during the times listed below.

Why is this being done? The changes will improve the network and load balancing.

When is it being done? December 9, 6:30am-8:30am

What is the impact to SharePoint users? SharePoint will be unavailable during this time period.

Questions/concerns: Please contact Stephen Markan (smarkan@uwaterloo.ca).

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

University of Waterloo Switchboard is currently down - December 2

UPDATE: December 2, 3:25pm

The Switchboard is back up but there may be intermittent interruptions as additional boards come back up.


The University of Waterloo Switchboard is currently down.

Technicians are looking into the issue and hope to have it resolved soon. I will send updates as they are available.

Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk (CHIP), helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca.

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