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March 19, 2018

Protect your computer. Download anti-virus software now

Anti-virus shield protecting laptop

Protect your work and home computers with Sophos anti-virus software, available to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a licensing agreement between the UW and Sophos, students, faculty and staff can use the anti-virus software on University-owned computers and their personal computers, including PCs, servers and workstations. If your work computer is centrally managed by UW-IT, Sophos is already running in the background. Download the software for your home devices.


March 16, 2018

Turning microbes into allies for a cleaner world

Man looks in a microscope at a sample

A single scoop of sediment from the bottom of Lake Washington contains complex microbial communities that might hold the key to a cleaner world. Learn how UW researchers are using cloud computing to understand how to use these microbial communities to create a cleaner environment.


March 14, 2018

Near real-time data from Workday now available

Users now have access to near real-time data from Workday, up to ten times faster than before, thanks to enhancements to the Enterprise Integration Platform (EIP), which provides the data. EIP was created by UW-IT to ensure information from Workday and other systems is timely, accurate, clear, secure, consistent and easily available to UW users.


March 12, 2018

New funding to support computing education for K-12 students with disabilities

Teacher working with student at a computer

A new National Science Foundation grant will support an initiative to ensure computing courses are accessible to K-12 students who are blind, deaf or have reading-related disabilities. The grant was awarded to the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and the UW’s Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Center (DO-IT). Learn more about the project.


March 9, 2018

Scout your favorite spot to study, eat and more

Scout logo

Scout finds valuable campus resources. Hankering for BBQ? Need a quiet study spot for 2 or 10? Want to borrow a video camera or other tech available to students? Use Scout to find what you need among the nearly 400 study spaces, 60 food spots and 160 tech items. Check out this video to see why Scout may make this finals week your best one yet.


March 8, 2018

Get a sneak peek of Workday’s new look

Laptop with Workday's new homepage on the screen

Workday is rolling out a completely redesigned homepage as part of several new upgrades the weekend of March 10-11. Enhancements include improved accessibility, helping to ensure that users of all abilities have a more positive experience. The UW has been working in partnership with Workday on these accessibility improvements throughout our adoption of the new system. Visit the ISC website for a preview of the new user interface.


March 7, 2018

Not seeing updates to a website? Try clearing its cache

pencil erasing 0s and 1s

If your web browser isn’t showing the latest changes to a website, try clearing its cache – local copies of files that help web pages load faster. In most browsers, you can bring up the menu for clearing the cache by pressing Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows) or Command-Shift-Delete (Mac). If that does not work, learn how to clear the cache by browser.


March 6, 2018

Dynamic speakers, informal networking featured at UW TechConnect conference

People talking at TechConnect

A dynamic lineup of speakers discussing some of the most pressing topics in IT and higher education is a strong reason for attending the UW TechConnect conference on March 13. The conference also provides ample opportunities for networking with colleagues. Learn how you can make the best of your networking time with these tips on successful conversations starters.


March 5, 2018

Join Microsoft experts at free Azure cloud computing workshop

Students in class

Learn to navigate powerful features offered by Azure cloud services at the Azure University cloud computing workshop on April 17 at UW Seattle’s Husky Union Building. Discover how to work with big data, mixed reality and visual intelligence using cloud computing in two 90-minute sessions led by Azure experts at Microsoft. The free event from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is sponsored by UW Information Technology, the eScience Institute and Microsoft. Please register now.


March 2, 2018

New look for Workday coming March 12

Woman looking at computer with screenshot of new Workday interface

On Monday, March 12, Workday will roll out a redesigned homepage, featuring easier navigation and an enhanced user experience for employees using assistive technologies. Upgrades include easier navigation, increased visibility of Notifications and quicker access to the Workday Inbox. These improvements are part of major upgrades that Workday releases twice per year, in September and in March. Visit the ISC website for a sneak peek.


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