News archive - May 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Security warning: Suspicious email identified - May 31

Suspicious email identified: Today, some members of the campus community received a suspicious email from a McMaster email account. If you received this email, please ignore and delete the message - do not click on the link within the message.

Sender: Cyril Levitt

Subject: Admin update !!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Skype for Business virtual server maintenance - May 31

What is happening? A Skype for Business Front-End server will be moved from its existing virtual server host to another due to an issue reported this morning that is negatively impacting the current server.

When is this happening? Tuesday, May 31 between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Computer room firewall upgrade - June 1

What is happening? Computer room firewalls will have additional service processing cards installed.

When is this happening? Wednesday, June 1 between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. During this maintenance window there will be two short periods of time when the state or connection is interrupted.

Monday, May 30, 2016

SharePoint maintenance - May 30

What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates  will be applied to SharePoint servers. These changes will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services. During this update cycle updates will be applied, and all remaining legacy ADS accounts will be removed from SharePoint. This change will not impact Security Group names that may still contain ADS in the display name.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

UPDATE: Podium image update running unexpectedly on academic support workstations- May 25

May 26 UPDATE: A summary of current workstation states, resolution options, and next steps is now available.

Additional communications may be shared as available. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to resolve this situation.

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