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Windows 10 1709/Fall Creators Update is now our Baseline OS

Nov. 27, 2017

We’ve moved Windows 10 1709, also known as the Fall Creators Update, to Baseline and will start upgrading Windows 10 computers running an older version this week. What and when Over the next several weeks, we will be upgrading all computers running…

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MWS trends for October 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

Below are graphical metrics since the last newsletter. A takeaway statement follows each graph to summarize the critical points of data.   Client Operating System Counts Takeaways: -200 Total, +700 Windows 10 (2240 today), -260 Windows 8.1 (0 today), -800 Windows 7…

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Managed Workstation Newsletter (October 2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

What’s new? Customer survey – In the next month, Managed Workstation will send out a survey for feedback on our service. We are looking for ways to improve our service and would like to know what experiences you have had with our…

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Managed Workstation service boundary changes

Oct. 16, 2017

Service boundaries have changed slightly. See below for details. What and When Beginning with adoption of the new FY18 rates (10/1/2017), the Managed Workstation service boundaries have changed. We still provide the same core capabilities, but down in the details, there are…

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MWS training room

Oct. 16, 2017

As of 10/1/2018, the Managed Workstation training room in Roosevelt Commons is no longer available. How we provide the Managed Workstation service (MWS) training room has changed. See below for details. What and When During the first half of 2017, we refreshed…

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MWS security improvements

Oct. 03, 2017

Security improvements don’t get a lot of attention because often they silently protect you. And in many cases we silently implement security improvements. But every once in a while, it is worth recognizing these security improvements, even if you don’t see them.…

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Managed Workstation FY18 rates

Aug. 18, 2017

The preliminary FY18 rates for Managed Workstation services are now available. The annual rate change for UW-IT services was postponed this year to be effective 9/1/2017. Management Accounting & Analysis (MAA) provides final approval of rates for all cost-recovery centers at the…

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Migration update

Jul. 31, 2017

99.9% of all managed workstations have been migrated to the NETID domain, and today we’ll be removing the 5 remaining workstations still in the Nebula2 domain. We greatly appreciate your partnership in both the user and computer migrations over the past couple…

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Workstation migration to NetID domain update

Jul. 07, 2017

Approximately 2,428 managed workstations, or about 78%, have been migrated from the nebula2 domain to the NetID domain. We will continue to attempt to migrate every managed workstation at 5:00 pm daily. We are still unable to offer a self-service option for…

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Workstation migration update

Jun. 19, 2017

Approximately 2200 managed workstations, or about 66%, have been migrated. Every non-migrated managed workstation has been a candidate for nightly migration and has been attempted at least 3 times. At any given point only 75% of managed workstations are manageable over the…

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