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.

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.

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