Wednesday, August 12, 2020

WCMS Kitchen sink survey summary

IST's Web Development team conducted a WCMS Kitchen sink survey to gather feedback from WCMS users on some general questions we have for the WCMS 3 rebuild project.

The survey was available to all WCMS content maintainers for a period of approximately two weeks and received submissions from 64 participants who were asked to comment on various content types, formatting processes, and functionality.

Friday, July 31, 2020

WCMS 2.9.0 release

All WCMS "FDSU", single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to WCMS 2.9.0.

This upgrade is scheduled to be deployed to pilot sites overnight on Wednesday, September 23, and to production sites starting on Monday, September 28.

This is intended to be the final feature release for WCMS 2, with any future releases being maintenance-only (patches, security).

These release notes are subject to change without notice.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

WCMS 3 Kitchen sink survey

What is happening? Information Systems & Technology’s (IST) Web Development team has launched a survey to gather feedback from WCMS users on some general questions we have for the WCMS 3 rebuild project

Thursday, April 23, 2020

WCMS co-op training for spring term

If you have hired a co-op student for the upcoming spring term who will need to complete the WCMS courses, please assist them in registering via LEARN as we will not be offering a co-op-specific training session at this time.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

WCMS Drop-in lab open online

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We are back - virtually!

Beginning April 2, a virtual Drop-in lab will be open every Thursday afternoon to provide WCMS content maintainers one-on-one website and training support.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WCMS change management survey

What is happening? Information Systems & Technology’s (IST) Web Development team has launched a survey to gather feedback from WCMS users that will help inform change management processes for the WCMS 3 Rebuild project. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

WCMS 2.8.1 release

All WCMS "FDSU", single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to WCMS 2.8.1. At the same time, servers are being upgraded to newer versions of the infrastructure, including PHP 7.3. This release does not affect UWaterloo Scholar sites.

This upgrade is scheduled to be deployed to pilot sites overnight on Friday, March 27th, and to production sites starting on Tuesday, April 7th.

These release notes are subject to change without notice.

Note that this was originally published as the 2.8.0 release; a last minute change necessitated changing the tag to 2.8.1.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Co-op student training for the Winter term

We will be offering WCMS for Content Maintainers Co-op training on January 7 & 8 from 9am – noon. (this is the ITPD099, WCMS for Content Maintainers course). They must attend both mornings to receive credit. Register your co-op student for training.

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