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SharePoint upgrade - May 26

Thursday, May 3, 2018

What is being done?  SharePoint is being upgraded from SharePoint 2013 to the new version, SharePoint 2016. 

Why is this being done? This is part of the normal IST upgrade and maintenance process. This upgrade will provide newer features and options available in SharePoint 2016 Server (Enterprise).

When is it being done?  Saturday, May 26 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. 

Note: If it is necessary to back-out of the changes, SharePoint may be unavailable longer than the above window while a restore is done.

What is the impact to SharePoint users? SharePoint will be unavailable during this maintenance window. After the upgrade SharePoint administrators should verify that site content has been migrated and site permissions are working correctly.  

Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 83457.

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