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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SharePoint maintenance – October 26

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.

When is this happening? Thursday, October 26 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Friday, October 27.

Monday, October 2, 2017

WCMS server maintenance – October 2

What is happening? The servers that host WCMS production and pilot sites are being patched and will require a reboot as a result of this maintenance.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

WCMS deadline, switch to responsive design - September 5

What is happening? All English language WCMS sites that are in the deprecated (legacy) non-responsive design will be switched to the responsive design. French and Chinese language sites will also be switched to the responsive design unless you contact us before the deadline.

Friday, August 18, 2017

SharePoint maintenance – August 30

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.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WCMS upgrade - August 10

What is happening? All WCMS responsive “FDSU”, single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to WCMS 2.5.0. This release does not affect non-responsive or UWaterloo Scholar sites.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WCMS version 2.5.0 release

All WCMS responsive, single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to 2.5.0. Non-responsive sites are not affected by this release.

This upgrade is tentatively scheduled to be deployed to pilot sites overnight on Thursday, August 10, and production sites starting Monday, August 14.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WCMS co-op student training

Have you hired a co-op student to work on your site in the WCMS?  Co-op student training will be offered September 5 & 6 from 9:00-12:00 in MC 1078 (this is the SEW099, Content Maintainers course). 

Register your co-op student for the training.

Friday, July 21, 2017

WCMS production sites database migration – July 23

COMPLETE: The migration of all WCMS production (live) sites to the new database structure has been completed ahead of the initially projected timeline.

What is happening? Migration of WCMS production (live) sites to their own dedicated database structure will begin Sunday, July 23. Point of Contacts (POCs) will be notified prior to their site(s) being migrated.

Friday, July 14, 2017

SharePoint maintenance – July 19

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.

When is this happening? Wednesday, July 19 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WCMS pilot sites database migration – July 13

What is happening?  WCMS pilot sites will be migrated to their own dedicated database structure.

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

When is this happening? Thursday, July 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Friday, July 14.

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