August 31, 2020

UW UW Bothell, UW Medicine CIOs present at TechConnect on Sept. 2

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Join us to hear from Aaron Powell, Vice President and CIO for UW Information Technology, Christy Long, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO for UW Bothell and Eric Neil, Chief Information Officer for UW Medicine, who will discuss the role of IT and its future, and responses to current events, from 1:30 –…

August 26, 2020

Reminder: Changes to Zoom security and storage

Beginning Wednesday, August 26, Zoom will require users to enable either the waiting room or a passcode (formerly “password”) for all meetings in order to enhance security. Also, UW-IT is implementing changes to Zoom cloud storage. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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August 25, 2020

New GPU-based supercomputing cluster for machine learning prototyped

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The growing use of data science, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence tools in research has pushed researchers towards graphics processing units (GPUs) to accelerate computationally expensive calculations. To help meet this demand, UW Information Technology developed and deployed a prototype for a GPU-based supercomputing cluster, paid for in part by nearly $27,000 in funding…

August 20, 2020

New contactless UW computer configuration option now available

A new computer configuration option — UW Autopilot — is now available that automates the setup and preconfiguration of Windows 10 computers without the need for an IT professional to manually configure the computer on campus.

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August 19, 2020

Prevent unauthorized users from entering Zoom meeting with passcode and waiting room

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To enhance meeting security, Zoom will now require you to enable the waiting room or a passcode starting Wednesday, August 26 to prevent unauthorized entry and interruption of online meetings. If you do not have the waiting room or a passcode enabled by that date, a waiting room will be enabled for you. Learn more…

August 14, 2020

Latest UW Tableau upgrades make data visualization, analysis even better

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Learn how new software features and an upgrade to UW-IT-supported hardware make work easier for developers and non-developers alike. Don’t have a desktop license? Learn your options and the benefits to using UW Tableau.

August 12, 2020

Changes to Zoom security and storage

Beginning Wednesday, August 26, Zoom will require users to enable either the waiting room or a passcode (formerly “password”) for all meetings in order to enhance security. Also, UW-IT is implementing changes to Zoom cloud storage. Read the full email message about this and other changes.

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August 6, 2020

Alert: Hackers target COVID-19 research

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Learn about recent attempts by hackers trying to acquire intellectual property, particularly COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research and how you can prevent your UW NetID and password from being compromised. Cyber criminals try to steal valid credentials through phishing to gain access to computers via remote desktop services, email accounts and file shares and internal…

August 5, 2020

You have 14 days to recover and download redundant Zoom recordings

To free up UW Zoom storage space, redundant recordings were deleted on July 20. But you can still recover and download these files to an alternative location until Aug. 18. If “Gallery View” or “Audio Only” is the sole file type stored in the cloud for a particular meeting, it will not be deleted until…

August 4, 2020

Check out the sessions planned for this year’s virtual UW TechConnect Conference

Bringing big data into the classroom, communicating effectively about IT, and the future of the Student Information Systems are among the key presentations in this year’s virtual TechConnect Conference, Sept. 2-3. Also featured are talks on the responsible conduct of IT in the age of big data and the internet, and sustainable IT for smaller…

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