September 28, 2018

Class full? Get Notify.UW

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Notify.UW is a free tool that lets you know when a course becomes available. Subscribe to Notify.UW and be notified via email and/or text when classes are you are interested in become available or close for registration.

September 26, 2018

The biggest disaster recovery exercise you never noticed

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What would happen if the UW NetID you rely on for easy access to UW computing resources went down during an emergency? That scenario was tested last month, when operations were briefly switched to Eastern Washington, without service disruption. The test was part of UW-IT’s Technology Business Continuity plan ensuring critical UW systems will continue…

September 14, 2018

Is your computer vulnerable? Download anti-virus software now

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Protect your work and home computers with Sophos anti-virus software, available for no cost to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a licensing agreement between the UW and Sophos, students, faculty and staff can use the anti-virus software on University-owned computers and their personal computers, including PCs, servers and workstations. If your work computer is…

May 30, 2018

Renew your math, statistics and design software licenses by June 22

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Don’t lose access to your MATLAB, SPSS, SAS and Adobe Creative Cloud software. Renew licenses by June 22 through UWare, the UW’s online source for software offered at reduced cost to you, thanks to licensing agreements with vendors. MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) software delivers powerful computational, visualization and application development tools to your desktop, while SPSS…

May 29, 2018

Check out this entertaining video on using Scout

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Check out a fun, entertaining video about Scout, an app for locating spots on campus to study, eat and more, produced by UW student and improv comedian Noah Eisfelder. He and the UW’s The Collective Improv Troupe star in the short clip.

April 30, 2018

Get free computer tech support at UW’s student-run Computer Vet

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Bring your laptop and take advantage of the Computer Vet’s free drop-in service, located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Staffed by experienced UW students, they can help install software funded by the Student Technology Fee, troubleshoot software problems, update operating systems, remove peer-to-peer file sharing programs…

April 23, 2018

New network security enhancements begin April 24, may impact off-campus users

The enhancements will help protect your personal and University data from malicious attacks, but may change how you connect from off-campus. Starting April 24, 2018, you must use a UW secure virtual private network (VPN) to access UW resources from off-campus through a remote desktop or network file-sharing application. Options include the free Husky OnNet service for current students, faculty and staff, or a departmental VPN. Online access to email, Canvas and UW Libraries will not be affected. Not sure what a VPN is or if this applies to you?

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March 22, 2018

Husky OnNet now offers new Linux-compatible application, improved security

Mobile phone with screenshot of Husky OnNet

The Husky OnNet service that supports secure connections to the UW network from off-campus now offers a Linux-compatible application, thanks to an upgrade that also improves security, resolves several bugs and paves the way for future features. Husky OnNet is a free virtual private network for current students, faculty, and staff, and the for-fee Husky…

February 5, 2018

Zoom makes video and web conferencing easy

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Zoom, a  fee-based web conferencing service, allows you to host live online courses, offer “virtual” office hours, collaborate with colleagues in other locations and host live web broadcasts to people worldwide. The cloud-based software, available to students, faculty and staff, offers the same high-quality video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing across Mac, Windows, and Linux operating…

February 1, 2018

Advance your research with SQLShare

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SQLShare, a web-based platform, offers a simple and secure way for UW researchers to manage, share and analyze research data and spares you the hassle of working with relational databases. Upload tabular data and start analyzing the data instantly in your browser. No hardware, no software to install and configure, and no database to design….

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