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May 5, 2021

Strengthen your password security for World Password Day on May 6

Get tips in this video for smart computing, including strengthening your password by using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters for strong passwords and avoiding using the same password for multiple websites, accounts and applications.

May 3, 2021

Learn about the social impact of bias in technology on May 10

Join Coded Bias director Shalini Kantayya and UW panelists from noon to 1 p.m. for a conversation about the social impact of bias in algorithms — hosted by UW Bothell Information Technology. Kantayya’s film is based on MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her…

April 28, 2021

Opportunity is here to help shape UW-IT services and support

Don’t forget — UW-IT needs your feedback to improve services and support. The confidential UW-IT Customer Experience Survey closes May 7.

April 19, 2021

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.

April 12, 2021

Build a website easily with UW Sites

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…

March 31, 2021

Help spread awareness of importance of backing up data all year long

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March 31 is World Backup Day, so make sure your data and devices are backed up frequently on a secure drive, server or storage. A backup can help you maintain access to your data if your device is lost or stolen, if a hard drive fails, or if a computer system is compromised by malicious…

March 29, 2021

Look for email asking for your feedback on UW-IT services and support

To help improve the IT services and support that you use, look out for an email with a link to the confidential UW-IT Customer Experience Survey on April 13.

March 26, 2021

Need technology help?

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Email UW-IT at help@uw.edu for help with technology tools and services, or call (206) 221-5000. You can also check out the most frequently asked questions to get a quick answer to your query.

March 17, 2021

As Skype for Business retires, Microsoft Teams fills the void with greater functionality

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Microsoft’s Skype for Business is being retired at the UW starting June 15. Learn how its replacement, Microsoft Teams, offers UW users a whole suite of services — including calling, chat and video.

March 10, 2021

Slight increases in TRF will help address software licensing price increases

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The FY 2022 Technology Recharge Fee, effective July 1, will increase slightly for academic, administrative units and medical centers to help address the escalating costs for enterprise software licensing.

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