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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Feeds and pilot sites: WCMS upgrade to 2.6.0 – December 13

What is happening?  All WCMS feeds sites are being upgraded to 2.6.0. In addition, cleanup from the 2.6.0 upgrade will be performed on all pilots sites. Full release notes are available at: https://uwaterloo.ca/web-resources/news/wcms-version-260-release 

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

Friday, December 8, 2017

UPDATE: WCMS upgrade to v2.6.0 – December 5-8

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WCMS upgrade to v2.6.0 – November 30

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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

UWaterloo Scholar upgrade – November 29

What is happening? UWaterloo Scholar (https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar) is being upgraded to 1.3.

Why is this happening? This is the release of UWaterloo Scholar version 1.3 and adds new features and functionality and fixes some known issues. Release notes are available at https://uwaterloo.ca/web-resources/news/uwaterloo-scholar-13-release

When is this happening? Wednesday, November 29 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

UWaterloo Scholar 1.3 release

All UWaterloo Scholar sites are being upgraded to UWaterloo Scholar version 1.3. This upgrade is scheduled to be deployed to UWaterloo Scholar production sites overnight on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

These release notes are subject to change without notice until the final release date.

Features/Functionality

  • Home link to a user's site will now appear on every site.
  • The UWaterloo Scholar home page no longer displays the list of all publications and activities from all Scholar sites.

Fixes/Updates

Wednesday, November 29, 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 January 3 and 4 from 9:00-12:00 in MC 1078 (this is the SEW099, Content Maintainers course). 

Register your co-op student for the training.

Monday, November 6, 2017

WCMS version 2.6.0 release

All WCMS sites (except Scholar sites) are being upgraded to 2.6.0.

This upgrade is tentatively scheduled to be deployed to pilot sites overnight on Thursday, November 30, and to production sites starting on Tuesday, December 5.

These release notes are subject to change without notice until the final release date.

Responsive sites

Note: Some of these changes may also apply to Single Page, Conference and Publication sites.

Features/functionality

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.

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