News for Staff

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Personal MySharePoint sites are being phased out - Oct 1

What is happening? MySharePoint will no longer be supported as of October 1. 

  • Current MySharePoint users will be contacted about the phased deletion of their mysharepoint.uwaterloo.ca site. 
    •  On July 17 MySharePoint sites will be read only
    • Users will have until October 1 to transfer any files they wish to keep
  • The function to create new MySharePoint sites has been disabled.
  • More details will be provided in follow-up communications.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Update to Maple license server and change in supported versions - May 23

What is happening? IST has received new Maple 2019 activation codes and server license files. The most recent three versions (2019, 2018, 2017) are officially supported by Maplesoft. The IST license server will allow use of the six most recent versions of Maple including 2016, 2015 and 18. Maple versions 17 and 16 will no longer work.
 
When is this happening? The Maple license server will be updated on Thursday, May 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Test of the campus emergency communication system - May 21

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

When is this happening? Tuesday, May 21 at 10:45 a.m.                       

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New guest Wi-Fi service launching - June 1

What is happening? The Net-ID service used for guest Wi-Fi access is being shut down. 
 
When is this happening? Starting Saturday, June 1, Net-ID will no longer be available. 
Friday, May 10, 2019

Images on UWaterloo Scholar websites not appearing – May 10

Update (May 10, 4:15 p.m): the issue preventing images from appearing on UWaterloo Scholar sites has now been resolved.
 
Questions or concerns? Please submit to rt-ist-wcms@rt.uwaterloo.ca or contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca, ext. 44357.

What is happening? An issue with the May 8 UWaterloo Scholar upgrade is preventing site images from appearing (a placeholder image is displayed). IST is working to resolve this issue and will deploy the fix as soon as it is ready.
 
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