News

September 15, 2014

UW Students: Learn About Technology, Win Prizes at the 2014 Tech Expo—Sept. 24

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Find out more about the free technology, discounts and services available to you as a UW student at the Technology Expo on September 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Visit booths from several UW units, and also from Microsoft, Tableau, Apple, Parallels and more. Enter the student drawing for a chance to win prizes like iPad Minis, an Xbox One and a Dell Venue 7 tablet. The first 1000 attendees will receive a free T-shirt.

September 14, 2014

UWare: Software for the UW—Microsoft, Autodesk, SAS, SPSS and More

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Did you know that the UW provides popular software for its students, faculty and staff at reduced or no cost through “UWare,” thanks to licensing agreements with vendors? The UWare service is a collaboration among UW Purchasing, UW-IT and other departments to provide a cost-effective way to license and distribute widely used software such as Microsoft products, Sophos anti-virus, Matlab, Tableau and more. Learn about what software is available for download at the UWare website.

September 12, 2014

New UW Homepage Coming Soon

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A fresh new UW homepage is coming soon. The new Web page will include larger images, high-impact stories, fast facts, streamlined navigation and Quick Links to some of the UW’s most popular sites. The types of stories in the carousel atop the current UW homepage will now be highlighted on UW Today, a one-stop shop for news and information about the UW. Visit the Marketing blog to learn more about the new homepage and rollout plans.

September 10, 2014

Public Records Act: Helpful Tips for UW Faculty and Staff

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Did you know that almost every communication is a public record? UW faculty and staff can learn more about how to handle a public records request and get a handful of other key tips on a new Public Records Act page in IT Connect. There is a link to the Washington State Public Records Act as well as to the UW Public Records and Open Meetings Office, plus other helpful information.

September 8, 2014

UW Telecommunications Upgrade Underway

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A major upgrade to the UW’s telecommunications systems is underway, with UW-IT implementing a new Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone service for 31,000 UW customers across all three campuses. This service will leverage a single network that integrates the delivery of voice, video and data, replacing an outdated infrastructure that is no longer supported by the vendor with modern technology. The new service will help meet the demand for collaboration and productivity tools to support students, faculty and staff. UW-IT will implement VoIP over the next three years, coordinated with other technology refresh efforts. Learn more.

September 4, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Mintel Academic

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For detailed market-research reports on consumer products, demographics and lifestyles, as well as e-commerce, social media, technology and more, go to Mintel Academic. Each user (student, faculty or staff) must create a personal login and password to use this e-resource, provided by UW Libraries.

September 3, 2014

Register for Software Webinars Offered by UW POD

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UW students, faculty and staff can get an introduction to HTML5 programming as part of a series of fall Webinars offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD). Additional topics include techniques or tips and tricks for Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word, as well as Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox in Outlook. Most are 1.5 hours and $65 on a UW Budget. Register online.

August 11, 2014

Free “Intro to Panopto Lecture Capture” Workshops This Summer

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Free workshops on UW’s new single solution for lecture capture, Panopto, are available this summer to help staff and faculty get ready for fall quarter. These two-hour introductory sessions, offered by UW-IT, are held in UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Register online for an upcoming class on August 21August 25, September 3 or September 8. For more information about this tool, read the Panopto FAQs and visit the Panopto Help Center.

August 8, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Medici.tv

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If you are a fan of classical music, opera or ballet, you will not want to miss Medici.tv. This e-resource offers over 1300 streaming videos of classical music concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master-classes, educational films and artist profiles in a searchable database. It is brought to you by the UW Libraries.