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Want less junk mail? Set your filters.

There’s new information in the KnowledgeBase about setting your junk email filters. Follow the instructions here. Be sure to check a related new feature for Office 365 called Clutter.

Get great deals on cables

Need new cables? Get them at the DoIT Tech Stores or Pop-Up Help Desks during move-in. You’ll find low cost, high quality HDMI, Coax, Ethernet, Lightening and Micro USB cables and more.

Recent account breach serves as security reminder

Recent news of data breaches–including one at the Ashley Madison website–serve as reminders for the UW-Madison community. UW account holders should never use UW credentials (NetID, UW email and NetID passwords) for non-work-related third party sites. The chance of a data breach, however slim, can have significant consequences for a compromised account-holder and the University. While … Read more

If you care about privacy, use your UW–Madison Google Apps Account

What’s the difference between a personal Google account and a UW–Madison Google Apps Account? The most important difference concerns privacy and protecting your intellectual property. Your personal Google Account combines personal information across its services. Google captures and analyzes your content (including emails) or Google Voice data (such as your phone number, the number of … Read more

Pop up Help Desk stations available during move in

Need help with your technology as you move in to your residence hall? We’re here to assist you at the following locations: Gordon Commons August 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. August 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. August 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dejope Residence Hall August 27, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. … Read more

Wonder why there are fewer tears on campus?

Give credit to the new MyUW. The site became the default for the UW-Madison campus on August 11, but students and staff have been lovin’ it since December.   “Loving it! Easier to maneuver and find things. More up to date layout, with user friendly navigation. Thanks!” (Salima Currimbhoy, Staff, Accountant,)   “It is so … Read more

Have you set up your NetID password recovery email?

In May, a new NetID account recovery tool was introduced. This new tool provides an easy, convenient, and more secure method of recovering your NetID or password 24/7. Please update your NetID account information by adding a recovery email address and reviewing your recovery questions. Simply follow the instructions below: To set up your recovery … Read more

Apple + SafeWare = Savings during Back To School

Purchase any 13” or 15” MacBook with a 4-year Safeware coverage plan and save $50. In addition to extending warranty coverage to 4 years, Safeware also adds accidental damage coverage and 6-months of theft coverage. Plus, we’ll give you a Badger neoprene laptop sleeve and a PowerBank USB charger (a $45 value) for free! This … Read more

Mark your calendar for the Summer Apple IT Update Meeting

Apple will be coming to campus for an IT update on July 30. Attend either of two sessions and learn about the latest product releases and several other IT focused topics. Last month’s Worldwide Developers Conference revealed several OS updates and new device management options. We have made it easier to get access to our … Read more

Is the new Facebook payment option safe?

Facebook recently announced a new feature that allows people to send or receive money between friends. You simply attach your debit card to your Facebook Messenger app, and the money you send is transferred right away. But is it safe? According to Facebook: “Incorporating security best practices into our payments business has always been a … Read more