PrintNightmare Update

Summary: The print spooler remains disabled on Managed Workstation computers due to a serious vulnerability discovered at the end of June.  Yesterday, Microsoft identified an additional vulnerability in the print spooler.  While Microsoft has released a patch, that patch is only a fix for the original vulnerability, and additional patches and mitigations are required.  We…

UWSDBDataStore changes for August 9,2021

The EDW team will perform housecleaning on the UWSBDataStore  on August 9, 2021. This is to make some column names, data types and nullability constraints to be exactly aligned to the source system. Please take note of the changes below which may affect your queries and reports. Send all questions and concerns to help@uw.edu, with the…

UW Spend Cube Now Available

The UW Spend cube is now available. This story will prepare you to connect to and analyze UW Spend data! Jump to a section to learn more: What is the UW Spend Cube? Who should use it? How to connect to the UW Spend Cube How to learn more What is the UW Spend Cube?…

FWS v2 Release 3 is now available

Enterprise Web Services has just released an update for FWS v2 EVAL to support UW Finance Transformation. Change Summary: Several new resources and fields have been added. See FWS v2 R3 Release Notes for details. A new ability to search for specific Cost Centers based upon Cost Center Code. Object Class now has a new structure…

Print Spooler Disabled Due to PrintNightmare

As a protection against critical, remotely exploitable vulnerabilities within the Windows Print Spooler, Managed Workstation has disabled the Print Spooler on all Managed Workstations.  This will affect your ability to print, including using “print to PDF” functionality, and may prevent some applications from working as well. This was not a decision taken lightly — we…

Release: BI Cubes Infrastructure Upgrade Saves you Time and Frustration!

UPDATE: The Business Intelligence (BI) team in UW-IT Enterprise Reporting and Analytics (ERA) has completed our cubes infrastructure upgrade. Here are the three things you need to know: The release “cutover” was completed on: July 14, 2021 Now when you connect to “cubes.uw.edu” you can access the following cubes: Financial Activity 2019 Financial Activity 2021…

RPG Release: Student Grade Reports – Missing “W” Grades Bug Resolved

The Report Prioritization Group (RPG) just released bug fixes on these BI Portal reports: Student Grade Report by Curriculum, Course and Section Student Grade Report by Major In this news story we provide a summary of the changes. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write help@uw.edu and put “BI Portal Report Question:…

UWSDBDataStore Reorg on June 5, 2021

The student database (SDB) will go through a reorganization on June 5, 2021 which will cause changes in the Enterprise Data Warehouse database, UWSDBDataStore. These changes to the objects will be available in the UWSDBDataStore on June 7, 2021. However, data on the new objects will be available as soon as the Data Custodians submit…

The UW Microsoft sign in experience is changing

Over the next month, your Microsoft sign in experience for the UW will change to be simpler while remaining secure. Check out the new experience rolling out next month.  If you encounter an error when you sign in to Microsoft on June 17, check out the troubleshooting guide to learn what to do. General communication…

BI Portal Finance Report Changes: Budget Group Code Update

Enterprise Reporting and Analytics just released an update that affects several finance reports in the BI Portal. Here is a summary of the changes and their impact to finance report users. This work was completed in partnership with the Enterprise Data Warehouse team in UW-IT and the DATAGroup in UW Finance. What has Changed? We’ve…

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