News from UW-IT

Last updated: October 25, 2023

News from UW-IT brings you the latest to keep you in the know about technology at the UW. Articles from both IT Connect News for students and UW Insider for faculty and staff are archived on this page.


  • Is your email forwarding working?

    April 9, 2024

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    We are getting a lot of questions about email forwarding issues. We are not disabling email forwarding for @uw.edu domains, but you may still be affected by actions being taken by commercial email companies. Stay informed!

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  • Microsoft Teams chat retention changes on May 1

    April 3, 2024

    Chat messages in MS Teams (not channel posts) will be subject to compliance with UW Records Management policy for transitory (brainstorming & collaboration) communications starting May 1, 2024. Chats will expire after 30 days.

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  • New UW-IT infrastructure directors take on critical roles to better serve UW

    February 20, 2024

    Three units within UW-IT’s Infrastructure Division critical to the University of Washington’s business functions now have new leaders — a key step in a major reorganization that was completed in late 2023. Scott Bingham is Director of Microsoft Platforms, a new unit in UW-IT; David Cox is Director of Computing and Storage; Joby Walker is…

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  • New research computing division gets strong leader

    January 16, 2024

      By UW-IT News & Announcements Xiao Zhu, a research computer expert with the knowhow to help other researchers across the University of Washington to meet their evolving computing needs, is UW-IT’s new Associate Vice President for Research Computing. “It is my belief that Xiao will skillfully support the UW in its role as a…

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  • Keep Duo Mobile updated; Duo no longer supporting earlier mobile device operating systems

    January 2, 2024

    Android devices using operating systems 9, 8 and Apple devices using iOS version 13 or earlier will no longer be able to download the latest version of Duo Mobile nor receive Duo Mobile maintenance fixes and security updates, starting Feb. 9, 2023. Please keep Duo Mobile updated. Make sure your devices' operating systems are up…

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  • New Year, New Devices: Top Five Apps to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2024

    January 2, 2024

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    Ring in the New Year with the ultimate digital toolbox for your new smartphones, tablets and laptops! The UW offers many software downloads for students, faculty and staff. But if you don’t know where to start, here are the top five to set yourself up for success with your new devices. Students 1. Scout Find…

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  • Making language models accessible to all

    January 2, 2024

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    Video by Sam Han | Text by Ignacio Lobos | UW-IT Communications & Engagement Tim Dettmers, center. Artidoro Pagnoni, right. Something that easily gets lost when people talk about working with large language models such as ChatGPT is cost and the unbelievable amount of power needed to run them. That’s where Tim Dettmers, a Ph.D.…

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  • UW-IT’s new project management leader will boost support for IT projects across the UW

    November 27, 2023

    When UW Information Technology (UW-IT) sought to hire a proven leader to strengthen relationships with IT partners across the University, one job candidate quickly rose to the top.

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  • This fall, don’t forget to choose eduroam for your Wi-Fi needs

    November 1, 2023

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    Eduroam is the preferred Wi-Fi connection to the UW’s network. It’s more secure and encrypted, using the latest technology. Eduroam can also be used across the globe.

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  • How can you be safe and more secure online?

    October 31, 2023

    UW-IT's annual cybersecurity message for 2023 was sent to all University of Washington (UW) students, faculty and staff and UW Medicine employees with approval from the Interim Chief Information Security Officer.

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