News archive - November 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SharePoint maintenance - Nov 26

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Launch of Skype for Business to Academic Support workstations - Dec 3

What is happening? Skype for Business will be added to Academic Support workstations managed by IST.

When is this happening? Thursday, December 3, 2015.

A demonstration of this service will be given at the Fall Term General Meeting of Academic Support Computing Representatives scheduled for Wednesday, December 2 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in NH3001.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Emergency notification system test - Nov 19

A test of the University’s emergency notification system is scheduled for Thursday, November 19 between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m. This test will include use of the WatSAFE smartphone application, in place of SMS messages. 

The test will also include use of the ‘emerge’ on-screen pop-up for laptops and desktops, and tweets to both @UWaterloo and @uWaterlooAlert.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

myHRinfo scheduled maintenance - Nov 13

myHRInfo will be unavailable Friday, November 13 between 12:00 and  4:00 p.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Drupal (WCMS) upgrade - Nov 9 and 10

What is happening? Drupal, the underlying system for WCMS sites, is being upgraded to version 7.41, a security release.

When is this happening?

  • Non-production sites (feeds, pilots, training, etc.) will be upgraded Monday, November 9 between 9:00 p.m. and midnight.
  • Production sites (live) will be upgraded Tuesday, November 10 between 9:00 p.m. and midnight.
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