News from UW-IT

Last updated: June 12, 2024

News from UW-IT brings you the latest to keep you in the know about technology at the UW.

  • What is going on with your heart?

    July 22, 2024

    Video by Sam Han | Text by Ignacio Lobos | UW-IT Communications & Engagement In one of your commercial flights over the Cascade Mountains, between snacks, bathroom breaks and terrible romantic comedies, did you ever stop to think about the massive engineering feat that kept the engines running? Have you ever considered your own engine…

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  • CrowdStrike outage resolved

    July 19, 2024

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    From the early hours of this morning, our UW-IT team has been monitoring and recovering the Microsoft/CrowdStrike outage. Once it was determined that this was an international outage with no harmful intent, our incident management team assembled to manage communications and connectivity. We also reached out to the Computing Directors for updates and insights to…

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  • Traveling this summer?

    June 12, 2024

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    If you're about to hit the road, don't forget to set up your devices with eduroam, the UW's preferred Wi-Fi app. It's secure and encrypted, but better yet, it's accepted at more than 30,000 points across the globe. Check it out!

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  • UW-IT chooses AVP to lead new People & Culture Division

    April 15, 2024

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    By UW-IT Communications & Engagement staff When Bethany Brodsky is not operating as an HR executive — solving tough people problems and coaching those around her to do the same — you will likely find her busy with various activities, most involving her family and her community. One meaningful role her family has played has…

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  • 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 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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