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Monday, June 26, 2017

Infrastructure changes affecting WCMS sites

Infrastructure improvements will be implemented soon to improve database stability. Pilot sites have already been migrated to the new database structure. Notifications will go out as database restructuring affects sites; beginning soon. For production sites, we are going to be recommending that you disable forms on your sites and refrain from making edits, as we will be copying databases and upgrading before switching  in order to limit downtime to a fraction of a second.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WCMS pilot sites database migration – June 22

What is happening? All WCMS pilot sites will be migrated to a new database structure.

Why is this happening? IST is working to improve the stability of the databases that serve the WCMS.  

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SharePoint maintenance – June 20

What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, updates will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UWaterloo Scholar upgrade – June 14

What is happening? UWaterloo Scholar (https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar) is being upgraded to 1.2.

Monday, June 12, 2017

UWaterloo Scholar 1.2 release

All UWaterloo Scholar sites are being upgraded to UWaterloo Scholar version 1.2. This upgrade is scheduled to be deployed to UWaterloo Scholar production sites overnight on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Monday, June 5, 2017

UPDATE: WCMS upgrade - June 5 (on hold)

UPDATE: The upgrade to WCMS 2.5.0 has been put on hold until further notice.  

We will be focusing on infrastructure improvements over the next 2-3 weeks. A new notification will be sent when this upgrade is rescheduled.

Friday, May 26, 2017

UWaterloo Scholar now available

UWaterloo Scholar sites provide dynamic and customizable personal websites for Waterloo faculty and researchers at the University of Waterloo.

This new service will allow faculty members and researchers to quickly and easily build personal websites using an interface that is logical and intuitive, and does not require previous programming or coding experience.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

WCMS version 2.5.0 release

All WCMS responsive, single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to 2.5.0.

The upgrade to WCMS 2.5.0 has been put on hold until further notice.  

We will be focusing on infrastructure improvements over the next 2-3 weeks. A new notification will be sent when this upgrade is rescheduled.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WCMS People search results unavailable – May 16

What is happening?  As a result of a recent upgrade of the Google Search Appliance (GSA) the search function on WCMS sites no longer returns people search results. IST is aware of this and are working to re-implement the capability to search for people.

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