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IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.

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Virtual Office Hours with UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

Fridays, 9:15am via Zoom. Upcoming guests: University Health Services Associate Executive Director and Director of Operations Carol Griggs, Feb 10.

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Join us for “CommunITea”

Thursdays, 3:30pm via Zoom. A weekly event for IT and IT-adjacent folks to socialize with peers and connect in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

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Change to Qualtrics Libraries coming late Jan 2023

As part of an on-going commitment to accessibility and product improvement, Qualtrics is redesigning the Library user interface.

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New email security solution coming summer 2023

No one likes an inbox full of spam messages. Learn more about an upcoming change to the university’s anti-spam/anti-virus software.

Name Coach

NameCoach is now available to all staff and students

Record the proper pronunciation of your name using NameCoach, and post it to your online profiles and email signature. Originally integrated only with Canvas, we've now expanded the service so you can use it more broadly.

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Apply for Women in IT Networking at SC

This professional development program provides women with opportunities for mentorship, hands-on learning and travel funding for the fall 2023 Supercomputing Conference. Deadline: Jan 27.

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Information Insights: Shaping Futures with Data & Computing

Feb 22-23: Join us at the 2023 UW–Madison Research Bazaar! This free, inclusive, community-building event equips researchers at all career stages with digital skills and tools to do their work more efficiently.

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New year, new semester: goals and collaboration

From Lois Brooks, vice provost for information technology and chief information officer: With the fresh start of a new semester ahead of us, it’s a good time to think about setting goals.

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Learn data science tools for your research

Jan 19, 9am-4:30pm, in person or via Zoom: Join us for Amazon Web Services Research Day to learn how to get started using AWS services for machine learning, computation and more.

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New process to share updates about Zoom requirements

You may have noticed you're often asked to check which version of Zoom you're running. To keep up with these changing requirements, we've created a new Google Group you can join. (Don't worry—we'll also continue to share updates in TechNews!)

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Introducing the new look for TechNews!

Let us know what you think about the new, simplified TechNews design and layout, launching Jan 18.

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Web Platforms & Services team wants your feedback

Help us learn more about your website needs and the services you'd like to see expanded, from analytics to video production. The survey takes about 5 minutes and will close Feb 1.

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