IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW


  • Homer security change requires some Windows users to update SSH clients by Oct. 31

    August 25, 2016

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    Outdated security methods leave UW users and information vulnerable to attack, so Homer (a UW-IT Linux server) will undergo a security update on October 31. After that, connections that do not use the modern "SSH version 2" security protocol will not be allowed. UW-IT is notifying those they can identify as being affected that they need to change to software that meets the security requirements, recommending they download and install PuTTY on Windows. Macintosh users are not affected. Contact your local computing support group or email for help.

  • Cell phone plan discounts for UW students, employees

    August 17, 2016

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    You can receive cell phone plan discounts—from 10 percent to 18 percent—if you are a student or employee of the UW and affiliated organizations. UW-IT negotiated these discounts with AT&T and T-Mobile; get discount details on IT Connect, or inquire with your provider. Cell phone services charged to a UW ProCard for department use also can take advantage of discounts, described on the UW’s Cell Phone Service page.

  • 2017 UW TechConnect: Save the date; submit a proposal

    August 16, 2016

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    Mark your calendar for the UW TechConnect Conference March 23, 2017 at the UW Seattle Husky Union Building, and submit a proposal to present your work. This all-day event brings together the UW’s community of technology professionals to explore new ideas, share information and connect with each other. With a theme of “Transformative IT—The New Normal,” this year’s conference will feature a keynote speaker, up to 16 concurrent sessions and an afternoon networking event. To present, lead a panel or facilitate a hands-on problem solving session, submit a proposal by October 10.

  • Compare UW with its peer institutions

    August 15, 2016

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    See how the UW measures up against similar schools, with 11 new peer comparison dashboards on the UW Profiles website. Explore four student measures (Graduation Rates, Retention Rates, Fall Enrollment, and Awards Granted and Completers), and seven on finance data (Expenses Story, Expenses by Category, Modified Expenses by Category, Revenue by Category, Revenue Total Breakdown, Revenue Percent Breakdown, and Endowment Values). Data is from the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Center, a public repository of self-reported institutional data for US universities.

  • Employee forums on UW HR/Payroll Integrated Service Center

    August 11, 2016

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    Come hear about how the new Integrated Service Center will provide in-person, phone and web support for HR and payroll questions once the new UW Workday HR/Payroll system launches, at one of two open forums: Monday, August 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Odegaard 220, or Wednesday, August 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the HUB, Room 250. Learn about the center’s objectives, review feedback from winter input sessions, and find out how the center will work. Read more in UW Today, or visit the center website.

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