What is happening? In preparation for the upcoming service changes announced by Atlassian on October 16, 2020, users and spaces on the on-premises Confluence instance (wiki.uwaterloo.ca) are being migrated to Confluence Cloud (uwaterloo.atlassian.net).
When is this happening? On-premises Confluence users and spaces will be migrated to Confluence Cloud between September 29 and November 1. IST Client Services staff will reach out to owners of on-premises Confluence spaces to schedule a migration date and time.
Why is this happening?
- Atlassian removed the ability to purchase new on-premises licenses on February 2, 2021. Additional users cannot be added to the on-premises Confluence instance once the existing license limit has been reached.
- In order to downgrade the number of on-premises licenses, users need to be migrated before February 2, 2022.
- Atlassian has announced that support for all Atlassian server products will end on February 2, 2024.
What is the impact?
- Once migrated, Confluence URLs will begin with uwaterloo.atlassian.net instead of wiki.uwaterloo.ca.
- Migrated Confluence pages will continue to use the legacy editor by default. Confluence content editors also have the option to convert Confluence pages to the new editor.
- There is no impact if you choose to continue using the legacy editor.
- Some legacy editor features will no longer work if you convert the page to use the new editor. For a full list of legacy editor features and conversion impacts, please see: https://support.atlassian.com/confluence-cloud/docs/convert-pages-to-the-new-editor/
What do users need to do?
- During your scheduled migration time, please log out of Confluence and do not add or edit content.
- Once migrated, WCMS content editors will need to update all links to on-premises Confluence spaces (wiki.uwaterloo.ca) with the new Confluence Cloud links (uwaterloo.atlassian.net).
Questions or concerns? Please contact Andrew McAlorum (email@example.com)