IT Connect
Your connection to information technology at the UW

Software & Hardware

Acquire software and hardware for your studies, work and research. Find the tools UW-IT offers the help you succeed at the UW.

Acquiring software and hardware

  • Orient yourself to the software and hardware options available to UW students, faculty, and staff with our guide to acquiring software and hardware.
  • Learn how to recycle old computers, get computers that are energy-efficient, and sustainably use technology at the UW with green computing.

Software for the UW (UWare)

  • UWare – Download an abundance of software at reduced or no cost, thanks to various license agreements with software vendors. From Microsoft office to free antivirus software, the UW offers plentiful download options.

Online storage

  • Find an overview of your online storage options at the UW, from UW-run servers to enterprise cloud storage, storage quotas to community support.
  • The U Drive provides central file storage for students, faculty and staff at the UW that can be accessed from anywhere, on- or off-campus.
  • Google Drive is included in UW G Suite for Education, and gives UW students, faculty and staff unlimited storage space.
  • UW OneDrive for Business is a Microsoft service that offers 1TB of online storage.
  • A listing of storage quotas provides the limits of various services offered to the UW.

Managed Workstation Services

  • Managed Workstation Services provides workstation computers for UW faculty, staff and departments. Check out Managed Workstation Services to learn how to use your computer, setup new workstations, and more.
  • For individual workstation users, the guide for managed workstation users provides information about how to use and configure your own managed workstation.
  • For advanced managed workstation users, such as those who set up or manage workstations for groups or entire departments, see technical information for advanced users and workstation managers.
  • Interested in signing up for the managed workstation service, but need some more information? Read more about joining the managed workstation service, service rates and design, and how managed workstations can be the right choice for you.

Microsoft Infrastructure

  • Azure Active Directory provides multiple cloud-based capabilities, including authentication & credential management, collaboration and application management, device management, information security, and Azure AD is a cloud-enabling capability.
  • Get started with Delegated OUs with our guide helping you with decision making and management of Delegated OUs.
  • Learn about using Windows Domains at the University of Washington.
  • Read about the Microsoft Infrastructure Service Design at the UW, to help you navigate the complex and robust service infrastructure, and future initiatives.
  • Learn about Authentication Integration and how the Microsoft Infrastructure provides a variety of mechanisms that allow you to integrate including: domain/forest trusts, delegated OUs, ADFS, Active Directory, LDAP, and Azure AD.
  • Discover other IT services and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Computer care and repair

Equipment reservations

  • The Academic Technologies Help Desk offers audiovisual equipment reservations in support of instruction and special events.

Audiovisual Systems Integration

  • Find consulting, design, integration, programming and AV project management services for learning environments and collaborative spaces offered through Campus Technology & Events with our guide to Audiovisual Systems Integration.
Last reviewed September 17, 2019