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October 20, 2017

Servers and storage fees drop by average 25 percent

Server room with text overlay: rates average 25 percent less

Rates for managed servers and storage offered by UW-IT will drop by an average of 25 percent under new Self-Sustaining Services & Rates, effective Oct. 1. You can find detailed service offerings and rates in the UW-IT Service Catalog.

October 16, 2017

Google offers two new options to access, sync G Suite Drive files

Documents flying out of some folders and into a cloud storage system.

Use the new options – Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync – to access and sync your Google Drive and Team Drive files. These two options will replace the old Drive sync application, which Google will no longer support beginning December 11, 2017. With Drive File Stream, you can access Google Drive and Team…

October 2, 2017

New Google Team Drive offers online collaboration space

Google Team Drive on computer

UW students, faculty and staff can now collaborate more easily with Google Team Drive. Online documents are owned by a team, not individuals so nothing is lost if a team member leaves the UW. Finding files is quicker in Team Drive with auditing and tracking built in. You can also customize team pages by choosing…

August 10, 2017

New, faster computer storage has longer life, costs less, more efficient

computer network

Compared to its predecessor, the new storage solution for UW’s administrative applications triples performance, more than doubles the lifespan, costs 50 percent less, and reduces electricity by 75 percent. The new storage benefits UW-IT supported business systems and UW-IT customers, including UW-IT Standard Managed Servers and the self-sustaining storage area network data storage, among others.

July 27, 2017

More storage space available in U Drive

File storage

UW students, faculty and staff now have up to 50 GB of storage space on U Drive, the UW’s central file storage system accessible from anywhere, on- and off-campus. The storage quota was raised from 30 GB because of increased demand for the service. Follow simple instructions in IT Connect to access your drive from…