News archive - May 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Workday user acceptance training announced

Throughout the month of June, Human Resources will be holding User Acceptance Testing (UAT) sessions for Workday, the new Human Resources system.

This testing is an important stage in the implementation process and will focus on Workday functionality and help identify any remaining issues or gaps before it is launched.

User Acceptance Training is designed to:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) rate limit issues - May 17

What is happening? IST has discovered that ARP denial of service protection is being triggered at an increased rate in some buildings. The issue has been observed in East Campus 1 (EC1), EC2, EC4, EC5, and Needles Hall and appears to be isolated to Windows 10 machines. Network Services is working with other IST teams to identify the source of the anomalous behaviour.

When is this happening? Issues began on Thursday, May 17 and are ongoing.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Test of emergency communication system - May 29

What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.

When is this happening? Tuesday, May 29 between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m.                                             

What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

NEW: Two-factor authentication website

IST is pleased to announce the launch of the Two-factor Authentication (2FA) website. Powered by DUO, two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to university accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (such as your mobile device) prevents others from accessing your accounts, even if they know your password.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

SharePoint maintenance – May 16

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

When is this happening? Wednesday, May 16  from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 17. 

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