IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

June 20, 2016

New “UW-branded” look for weblogin on June 29

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When you sign in with your UW NetID on June 29, you’ll see a new, UW-branded look for the UW “weblogin” service ( This update—the first in 15 years—puts this interface in step with the UW brand, sporting a purple “W” logo and using the UW’s preferred Open Sans typeface. Coordination with the University’s IT…

January 20, 2016

New look for IT Connect website

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The IT Connect website now has a new clean look that better aligns with the UW branding colors and design, with key information at your fingertips. The site has the same useful content. The homepage includes easy-to-find popular topics as well as resources, news, current tweets, and upcoming events. Take some time to check it…

January 11, 2016

UW Students Get 1GB Space on UW Shared Web Hosting

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UW students who use the UW Shared Web Hosting service (on for Web publishing now will have 1GB of space each, effective January 9, up from 300MB. This will allow students to develop and host more complex Web applications. It also brings them up to the same space allocation, or quota, that faculty and…

January 8, 2016

Support for Older Versions of IE Ends January 12

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On January 12, Microsoft is dropping support, including patches, for older versions of the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser for Windows 7 and 8.1 because they can create security risks. Check that you are using the latest version—IE11—or upgrade to it now. You can also use another supported Web browser. If your computer is part…

January 4, 2016

UW Groups to Manage Google Docs Permissions, More

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Now you can use UW Groups to manage permissions for your UW Google Apps. UW Groups supports collaboration by making it easy to reuse groups in tools and applications, including for email. Using a group to share your Google documents, calendar, or sites lets you to share with the same set of people without entering…

October 22, 2015

Upgrade to Internet Explorer Version 11

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If you use the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser, check that you are using the latest version—IE11—or upgrade to it soon (or use another supported Web browser), so you will not be at risk. On January 12, 2016, Microsoft will drop its support for older versions of IE for Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems…

August 6, 2015

New Amazon Web Services Offering for UW Now Available

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UW researchers and technical staff in need of easy-to-deploy, cost-effective computing and related services, including virtualized servers, cloud storage, databases and more, now can use UW-IT Amazon Web Services. This new cloud-based service offering provides appropriate security, privacy and compliance terms for use with UW sensitive and confidential data (protected by FERPA, FISMA, and later…

July 30, 2015

UW Front-end Web Development: First Meeting August 7

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The first meeting of the UW Front-end Technologies Community of Practice to share knowledge around front-end Web development is Friday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the UW Tower T-22 Ravenna Room. Topics include unit testing and Karma, front-end interface accessible design, LESS and Bootstrap usage and customization, Plato Javascript and Aerobatic. Accessibility,…

July 28, 2015

New, UW-branded website in WordPress for UW-IT

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UW Information Technology’s refreshed website about the organization offers an improved user experience and consistent look and feel within the family of UW-branded WordPress sites. You can read UW-IT’s publications and feature stories, get Technology Recharge Fee information and self-sustaining services details, scan the latest UW-IT News Twitter posts and more.

May 22, 2015

Interested in a UW Front-End Development Community of Practice? Complete a Survey by June 5


UW Web developers want to gauge interest in starting a UW Front-End Technologies Community of Practice group that would meet regularly to discuss and share knowledge about CSS, HTML5 and JavaScript. Common themes would be accessibility, optimization and responsive design. Show your interest by taking a short survey by June 5 and join the frontenddev…