WCMS upgrade to v2.6.0 – November 30

Friday, December 1, 2017

UPDATE: An additional maintenance window is necessary to complete the migration of WCMS production sites to WCMS 2.6.0.

When is this happening? Friday, December 8 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9


What is happening? All WCMS responsive “FDSU”, single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to WCMS 2.6.0. This release does not affect UWaterloo Scholar sites. Full release notes are available at: https://uwaterloo.ca/web-resources/news/wcms-version-260-release

When is this happening? Pilot sites will be updated on Thursday, November 30 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1.

Production sites will be updated during the following windows:

  • Tuesday, December 5 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6
  • Wednesday, December 6 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 7
  • Thursday, December 7 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 8 (if necessary)

What you need to do before the upgrade begins:

If you have a responsive, single page, conference or publication site, please log out of your site and do not work on your site during this upgrade window. Sites will remain available to site visitors during the upgrade window.

Questions or concerns? Please submit to rt-ist-wcms@rt.uwaterloo.ca or the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca, ext. 44357.

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