May 2, 2019

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 24, 2019

Is your computer vulnerable? Download anti-virus software now

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Protect your work and home computers with Sophos Home Premium anti-virus software, available at no cost to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a new licensing agreement, the Sophos anti-virus software is available for not only University-owned computers and their personal computers, but you can now get the same protection for your personal computers too….

March 19, 2019

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.

February 12, 2019

Research administration data cube now has proposals, awards and expenditures data

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Updates to this data analysis tool make it easier to add inflation adjustments, track how grant money is spent and view expenditure data over time. Learn how to analyze data using cubes and find out how the Research Budget Expenditures report can help you track how grant money is spent at the individual budget level…

January 14, 2019

Sign up for a data backup plan by Jan. 31

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Secure your data by ordering a six-month license to the for-fee backup system, CrashPlan, by Jan. 31. Annual licenses can be purchased in July. CrashPlan provides real-time recovery so no matter what happens, you always have access to your data. It runs silently in the background on all devices, and doesn’t interfere with your workflows…

January 10, 2019

Top tech tips for students

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We’ve got the tech just for you. Watch this video and learn the top 10 technology tips that can help you succeed at the UW.

January 7, 2019

Connect to UW network resources from off campus with Husky OnNet

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Need to access files on the UW network from home? Use a UW secure virtual private network (VPN), like the free Husky OnNet for current students, faculty and staff. Off-campus access to UW resources on the UW network through remote desktop or a file-sharing application require a VPN. But web-based UW resources and services, such…

January 2, 2019

Check out IT resource guide for telecommuting

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If you’re affected by the State Route 99 Viaduct Closure beginning on Jan. 11 and planning to telecommute, check out this resource guide to IT services. UW-IT also recommends contacting your local IT support organization for guidance on best practices and resources for working remotely.

December 10, 2018

Build a website easily with UW Sites

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Get your website up and running easily using UW Sites, a WordPress-based service supported by UW-IT. We install the required software updates. You choose from among the more than 200 themes, including the UW’s branded theme, and build a public site of your own using WordPress’ easy-to-use interface. Why wait? Get started now with a…

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.

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