News archive - September 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WCMS upgrade to V1.12 - Sept 29

Resolved: The WCMS upgrade to V1.12 has now been completed. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this upgrade.

IST is conducting a review of this incident, and will make any necessary changes to ensure this issue does not recur and the WCMS development team will hold off on future WCMS full releases until a solution is in place.

Features of the 1.12 release:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5 devices ending Jan 1, 2016

What is happening? IST will no longer provide support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5 devices (BlackBerry Bold, Torch or Curve) or software versions 5.0. 6.0 and 7.0, and the service will be discontinued.

Why is this happening? Blackberry software versions 5.0. 6.0 And 7.0 are no longer being developed or supported.

When is this happening?  January 1, 2016.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Campus safety and emergency notification app now available for download

What is happening? The University of Waterloo is excited to announce the launch of WatSAFE -- a free safety and emergency notification app that provides immediate access to personal safety and campus emergency resources.

What do you need to do? Download the WatSAFE app to your BlackBerry, iPhone or Android device and explore the safety and emergency resources available, including:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Connect email accounts moving to new storage location - September 30 to November 30

What is being done?  Connect email accounts will be moved to new storage locations.

Why is this being done? The existing Connect mailbox storage has grown to the point that we need to divide accounts into smaller groups (mailbox databases). This will allow better use of existing mailbox storage space and improve recovery time from backup on individual mailboxes.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2015 now available via IST Webstore

What is happening? Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2015 is now available for purchase on the IST Webstore.

What is the cost? The cost is $105 per copy.

Accessing the IST Webstore: Log in using your WatIAM ID and password, https://strobe.uwaterloo.ca/ist/saw/webstore/.

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