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April 29, 2016

UW’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux license ends June 30; use CentOS

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The UW’s campus license for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) expires June 30, and will not be renewed. Units using RHEL can switch to CentOS, an established, well maintained operating system that provides an enterprise-level solution compatible with RHEL. Conversion is easy for units that manage their own servers through UW-IT’s Standard Hosted Server service…

April 12, 2016

Microsoft Campus Software Agreement renewed to March 2017

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The UW’s Microsoft Campus Software Agreement has been renewed through March 31, 2017, with the same products and services—Microsoft Windows, Office, Visio, Project and more. Get details. If you already have the software, no action is needed. Eligible UW students, faculty and staff can obtain these Microsoft products via UWare. Individual subscriptions provided under the…

February 10, 2016

New features for Panopto lecture capture

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A new version of Panopto lecture capture is now available for both Windows and Mac, with new features and improvements to make it even more useful. You can pause and rewind a live Panopto webcast and continue watching after the presenter has ended it and record up to three video feeds at the same time,…

February 3, 2016

Access, Excel webinars: Register by March 9

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UW students, faculty and staff can register for two upcoming webinars on Microsoft products, offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD): Access Techniques (Beginner) on March 16 and Excel Techniques on March 17. Each is 1.5 hours and costs $65, which can be charged to a UW budget number. Register at least a week…

January 4, 2016

UW Groups to Manage Google Docs Permissions, More

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Now you can use UW Groups to manage permissions for your UW Google Apps. UW Groups supports collaboration by making it easy to reuse groups in tools and applications, including for email. Using a group to share your Google documents, calendar, or sites lets you to share with the same set of people without entering…

December 15, 2015

Submit a UW Student Technology Fee Proposal by Jan. 22

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The UW Student Technology Fee Committee is now accepting proposals to fund projects that support UW student technology needs. About $5 million is available this year, funded by a $41 per quarter fee paid by all UW students. Software development has been added to the funding categories, which include computer labs, remote computing, frontier technology,…

October 27, 2015

UW-IT Standard Managed Servers: Changing to CentOS Operating System Nov. 18

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To take advantage of cost savings and to adopt an operating system commonly used in commercially provided cloud products, UW-IT is changing the default Unix operating system for its Standard Managed Server service from RedHat Enterprise Linux version 6 to CentOS version 6 on November 18. The switch will not require a server reboot and…

October 22, 2015

Upgrade to Internet Explorer Version 11

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If you use the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser, check that you are using the latest version—IE11—or upgrade to it soon (or use another supported Web browser), so you will not be at risk. On January 12, 2016, Microsoft will drop its support for older versions of IE for Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems…

October 5, 2015

New Mobile UW Launches at mobile.uw.edu; New Developer Resources

New Mobile UW website

Mobile UW makes it easy for UW students, faculty and staff to discover officially sanctioned UW applications such as Canvas, SpaceScout and One Bus Away, along with resources such as UW Libraries, Athletics and Arts. You only will see resources that make sense for your specific device—iOS, Android, Windows or desktop. In addition, a new…

September 14, 2015

New MyUW for Students Now for Desktops, Too

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The new MyUW fully responsive design, with views for both desktops and mobile devices, will be rolled out to students during autumn quarter. Beginning September 15, all first-year undergraduate students logging in to MyUW will see the new desktop version; by winter quarter, all students will have access. Both desktop and mobile views provide key information,…

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