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Spring 2013 Issue

Two Factor Authentication – Secure Remote Access to UW Computers
Hacked computers are constantly in the news. Hackers from around the world and their sophisticated, automated hacking programs use the Internet to constantly try to break into business, institutional and personal computers, including UW’s. IT has to provide protection from these constant attacks... read more

High Performance Computing with High Performance Help
UW’s high performance computing cluster, Mount Moran, was made available this February to a group of researchers ready to test its limits...
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Mathematica Now Available at UW - Free
Whether you are simulating the behavior of waves after a tsunami or mapping the structure of a newly discovered protein molecule Mathematica can help... read more

Windows Operating Systems Update
Windows XP Phase Out Continues... read more

IT Survey – Seeking to Improve Service
IT is currently requesting feedback from faculty, staff, and students through the annual IT Survey... read more

Microsoft Updates
On the third Tuesday of every month any available Microsoft Updates will be automatically distributed to computers across campus. You will know that there are updates to install on your computer when you see the icon below at the bottom left corner of your screen... read more

Winter 2013 Issue

Lync – Making Conference Calls Simple
More often than ever meetings have attendees that can’t be present and need to be calling in over the phone or via video. In the past this has typically meant navigating complex and cumbersome teleconferencing systems... read more

IT – Helping You Stretch Your Dollar
IT has several services that can help departments save money. Here are a few to keep in mind...
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Windows Operating Systems Update
As Windows XP has passed its 10 year old birthday, IT has been moving campus users to Windows 7. IT will end support of Windows XP...
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Avoiding Phishing by Recognizing the Bait
Phishing emails are on the rise and the consequences of just one phishing email can be devastating...
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Top 4 Reasons to Use UWyo Wireless vs. UW Guest
Anyone with a UW login can connect to and use UWyo or UWresnet wireless. There are many good reasons to connect to one of these networks instead of connecting to the UW Guest wireless network...
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Microsoft Updates
On the third Tuesday of every month any available Microsoft Updates will be automatically distributed to computers across campus. You will know that there are updates to install on your computer when you see the icon below at the bottom left corner of your screen... read more

Fall 2012 Issue

High Performance Computing Cluster to Transform Research at UW
From analyzing weather patterns to searching literature for trends, research computing has been changing the face of research across the country, and UW has been no exception... read more

Email Wrangling
Email is an excellent way to communicate with faculty, staff, and students across campus and across the globe. However, it can also be overwhelming and take time to process and organize. Here are 5 tips... read more

Connecting with Your Mobile Device
Information Technology wants to make it easy for you to stay connected to UW email and the wireless network from your mobile devices... read more

New SPSS Agreement
There have been some changes to the UW agreement for SPSS software. Previously, we had a limited number of local install SPSS licenses... read more

Microsoft Updates - Automatic Reboots
On the third Tuesday of every month any available Microsoft Updates will be automatically distributed to computers across campus. You will know that there are updates to install on your computer when you see the icon below at the bottom left corner of your screen. You can install the updates using these instructions... read more

Spring 2012 Issue

WyoLync - Video Conferencing and More from Your Computer
Information Technology is introducing a new service, WyoLync. Based on Microsoft’s LyncTM software, WyoLync allows users to instant message, video conference, share applications or desktops from their computers... read more

IT’s Operational and Strategic Planning
Information Technology has initiated a planning process that will engage a wide variety of faculty, staff and students in the formulation of technology strategies... read more

Classroom Technology Assistance – No Numbers, No Menus, No Buttons – Just Help!
All classrooms that have open scheduling for classes and are supported by Information Technology have been equipped with telephone hotlines... read more

High Performance Computing (HPC) Update – UW Joins Top U.S. Computing Facilities
Starting this fall, the University of Wyoming research community will have access to one of the world’s biggest and fastest supercomputers... read more

Research Support - New Faces, New Hardware and New Customer Support
Information Technology is preparing to support the University’s diverse research communities computing needs... read more

Considering New Software for Departmental Applications?
There are many factors to consider in making an informed software purchasing decision... read more

End of Windows XP – Moving to Windows 7
It is hard to believe that Windows XP is already over 10 years old... read more

IT Help Desk Uses Social Media
In January of 2011 the IT Help Desk launched its Social Media Presence with sites on Facebook, Twitter and the newly created The IT Blog... read more

Best Practice Training & Certification for IT Employees
A group of IT staff members recently completed an on-site, three-day course in Foundations of IT Service Management... read more

Remote Computer Support Unit
Last November, IT’s Client Support Services created a new unit with the specific purpose of providing remote computer support to UW’s faculty and staff... read more

What Do You Need from IT?
In Spring 2011, the Division of Information Technology asked students, faculty and staff to respond to an annual on-line survey to help improve IT service offerings and support... read more

IT Consolidation Update
IT Consolidation reviews have been completed for non-academic units and certain primary academic areas of the university... read more

Is It Time to Replace Your Printer?
To ensure quality performance of printers and the centralized management of networked workgroup printers IT needs to limit support for printers... read more

Director of Research Support – Tim Kuhfuss
Tim Kuhfuss has taken on a new position in IT, Director of Research Support... read more

Interim Director of Information Services – Jennifer Chavez
Jennifer Chavez is now bringing her years of experience with Information Technology to the role of Interim Director of Information Services... read more

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