IT News and Events which impact the Washington University community.


May 6: Confluence Maintenance

Washington University Information Technology will update Confluence this evening, Thursday May 6, to resolve a user access issue.  This maintenance will cause Confluence to be unavailable this evening, Thursday May 6, between 6:00pm and 10:00pm. The other Atlassian products (Jira, Bitbucket, and Bamboo) will not be impacted by this change. Have questions? Email or call us, referencing CHG0035366.For urgent issues, please call us at (314) 933-3333. We appreciate your patience […]

April 2021: Qualtrics New Features Release

Qualtrics has released the following new features through the month of March 2021.The new features are available and detailed within the Weekly Product Release Notes below: 04/07/2021 04/15/2021 04/22/2021 04/29/2021 Please visit the Qualtrics How To page for more information on QualtricsDid you miss last month’s Product Update notice? Access the Qualtrics Community Product Updates page to review feature […]

May 6: DocuSign New Feature Release

Washington University Information Technology, in coordination with the Docusign vendor, will perform routine maintenance, providing feature enhancements and bug fixes, on May 6. There is no outage associated with this maintenance. Detailed information about the May 6 maintenance can be found at the links below Administrative Release notes eSignature Release notes DocuSign also offers free […]

Mac Outlook Plugin Depreciation Scheduled for May 2021

Submitted by Matt Arthur Microsoft has confirmed their Outlook plugin will be retired in May 2021 and replaced with the Zoom for Outlook Add-In. Visit the Zoom website for add-in deployment recommendations. If the plugin is not uninstalled by May 2021 it will not load when you attempt to schedule or start meetings. If you forget […]

Global Supply Chain Issues Delay Select Apple and Dell Products

Apple and Dell are experiencing delays in the shipment of some products due to global supply chain issues.  This adds them to the list of other tech companies, such as Samsung and Sony, who are grappling with supply chain shortages. Apple has announced shipment delays for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iPad products. Please be aware that orders for computer equipment placed by the Universitymay experience […]


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