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January 31, 2018

Learn how to back up your data in this free computer clinic on Feb. 5

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Register for a free Computer Vet workshop at Odegaard Library on Feb. 5 that will teach tips and best practices for backing up your computer data, whether on a cloud application like Google Drive or on an external hard drive. Open to UW students, faculty and staff, the workshop is 3:30-5 p.m. in room 320….

January 29, 2018

Register now for the 2018 UW TechConnect conference

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This year’s UW TechConnect conference will be held on March 13 at the Seattle Husky Union Building, with four featured speakers on the agenda talking about trends and challenges in information technology. This year, the conference is encouraging participants to pre-register. The annual conference provides an opportunity for UW information technology colleagues to learn about…

January 26, 2018

Important security enhancements to Workday

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To better protect private information, all employees will be required to use Duo, the University’s two-factor authentication (2FA) solution, when they sign in to Workday, not just when accessing personal information. This move, in line with industry-wide best practices, is an important step in ongoing efforts to help employees safeguard their private information. Not enrolled in Duo?

January 25, 2018

Beware of phishing emails asking for your UW NetID and password to gain access to W-2 information

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Cyber criminals try to steal an employee’s login credentials so that they can download Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2). They then can use the W-2 information to electronically file a fraudulent federal income tax return in the employee’s name. By changing the bank account number, the cyber criminals receive the refund. Fortunately, your vigilance…

January 24, 2018

Tax forms to be mailed this week

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Employees’ 2017 tax forms including W-2s, 1099Rs and Stipend Letters will be mailed on January 25. Keep an eye out for these important tax documents to arrive in your mailbox soon! The documents are sent to an employee’s designated mailing address in Workday. Learn how to access your tax forms online and find answers to…

January 23, 2018

Join Tableau Day to learn about data analytics in higher ed

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The Jan. 30 event in the Husky Union Building will introduce Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool, feature speakers using data analytics at the University, and offer panel discussions with subject matter experts. Whether you are new to Tableau or more advanced, you’ll find sessions of interest. Learn more and register here.

January 22, 2018

As internet traffic continues to grow UW-IT keeps pace with network improvements

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UW Seattle’s links to the internet now provide more capacity and redundancy to support the never-ending increase in workloads. UW-IT has reconfigured its networks so more net traffic is funneled via two separate 100-gigabit links connecting the Seattle campus to the Pacific Northwest Gigapop, which provides access to the national networks, including internet and high-performance…

January 18, 2018

Sign up for half-day Google Cloud Platform workshop on Feb.13

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Learn the basics of the Google Cloud Platform. The workshop for students and researchers will cover computing and storage resources, database services and cost calculation for cloud adoption. It takes place Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower on the UW Seattle…

January 16, 2018

Learn more about Meltdown and Spectre, and how to protect your devices

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Find out how to protect your computer and other devices from two major security vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, in a comprehensive risk advisory by the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer. The two security vulnerabilities affect the processing chips in almost every computer made in the last 20 years. Don’t miss…

January 12, 2018

Get free and discounted Microsoft software for your personal devices

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UW students and eligible faculty and staff can download Microsoft software for use on their personal computers, laptops and mobile devices. Learn more about Office 365 ProPlus and how to install it. Software includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Publisher and Access for PCs. The cost of Office 365 ProPlus is covered by the…

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