Mattermost site license expiring - September 17

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
What is happening? The site license for Mattermost expires on Tuesday, September 17 and will not be renewed. 
 
What is the impact? Members of the University community are encouraged to use the robust and fully supported suite of tools provided through Microsoft Office 365, specifically, Microsoft Teams, which offers an excellent solution for communication and collaboration needs.
 
Why is this happening? IST has seen a decline in the number of Mattermost users since launching Office 365 and Teams. We are also working to standardize Office 365 across campus to provide the community with a consistent toolset, and avoid supporting multiple platforms that offer similar services, where possible.
 
What if Mattermost is a requirement of my job? IST may plan to renew a limited number of individual licenses for these individuals/groups. Please inform IST of this need via Request Tracker (RT), https://rt.uwaterloo.ca/SelfService/Forms/IST-General/.
 
For more information on Microsoft Teams, please visit https://uwaterloo.ca/microsoft-teams.
 
Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357
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