News archive - January 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

UWaterloo Scholar update - January 30

What is happening? UWaterloo Scholar (https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar) is being upgraded to 1.0 beta.

Why is this happening? This release adds new features and functionality, fixes some known issues, and introduces some theming changes from the alpha release. Release notes are available at https://uwaterloo.ca/web-resources/news/uwaterloo-scholar-10-beta-release

Friday, January 27, 2017

Windows 10 and Office 2016 deployment - February 27

What is happening? IST will begin deployment of Windows 10 and Office 2016 to Academic Support departments.

Please note: Everything on the workstation will be erased, and a new clean image installed.

When is this happening? Beginning February 27, 2017. Departments will determine with their IST Account Representatives where they appear in the scheduling process.

Additional information:

Friday, January 27, 2017

Update: 2016 Exchange upgrade – February 22

UPDATE: The upgrade to 2016 Exchange has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 a.m.

Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

Updated as of February 17, 2017


What is happening? Connect users will now see the 2016 Exchange Logon page when using Outlook Web access. 2016 Exchange will be handling all client connectivity. Exchange 2016 and Exchange Online support the following versions of Outlook:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PHP upgrade on WCMS production and feeds servers – January 17

What is happening? PHP is being upgraded on the WCMS production and feeds servers. Features and functionality of the WCMS will remain unchanged after the upgrade.

Why is this happening? PHP, the underlying system for Drupal, which in turn runs the WCMS sites, is being upgraded to a newer version. This improves security and provides low-level bug fixes and features. Other WCMS servers have already been upgraded.

When is this happening? Tuesday, January 17 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Email attachment issues – January 16

What is happening?  Yesterday's virus definition for Forefront Microsoft Exchange caused Forefront to quarantine legitimate attachments and returning a non-deliverable to the recipient with the following information:

FILE QUARANTINED
Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server removed a file since it was found to be infected.
File name: "******.pdf"
Malware name: "JS/Injector.A"

This issue has now been resolved after IST applied the latest virus definitions.

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