News archive - June 2022

Monday, June 27, 2022

Academic Calendar and Curriculum Management at Waterloo

Information Systems and Technology (IST), along with our partners in the Office of the Registrar and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA), is excited to announce that Kuali has been selected to provide an academic calendar and curriculum management solution for the campus. Visit the project website to learn more.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Quest unavailable - June 11, 25, 26

What is happening? Quest will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance.

When is this happening?

  • Saturday, June 11 from 4:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT
  • Saturday, June 25 from 6:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT
  • Sunday, June 26 from 6:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT

What is the impact? During these times, Quest will be down and unavailable.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Security vulnerability for Owl Labs products- June 9

What is happening? Owl Labs, the maker of the Meeting Owl Pro, announced several security vulnerabilities in their products.

What is the impact? Meeting Owl Pro's running a software version earlier than 5.4.1.4 have critical security vulnerabilities. 

What do users need to do? `

Monday, June 6, 2022

Migrating remaining on-premises shared and generic Connect accounts to Microsoft 365

What is happening? Remaining on-premises shared and generic Connect accounts (excluding those in Computer Science) will be migrated to Microsoft 365 by the end of July 2022.

What do I need to do? 

  • Department and Faculty IT contacts and IST Account Reps will receive email communication about this work, including a list of accounts, migration dates, and action items, approximately three or four weeks before the migration date.
  • Shared and generic Connect accounts will receive email communication about this work approximately two weeks before the migration date, and a reminder 1-2 days before the account is migrated. 
  • Communications will outline the post-migration steps and link to necessary support resources. 
Friday, June 3, 2022

Security vulnerability for on-premises Confluence Servers and Confluence Data Centre- June 3

What is happening? On Thursday, June 2, Atlassian identified a critical security vulnerability for on-premises Confluence Servers and Confluence Data Centre. In order to protect Waterloo's instance of this service from exploitation, the IST security team has implemented a firewall block.

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