IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.
Virtual Office Hours with UW–Madison CIO Lois Brooks
Fridays, 9:15am via Zoom. There will be no Office Hours Mar 17 due to spring break.
Design trends and metrics inspire the new face of TechNews
Join the Design Community Apr 5 to hear about and discuss the transition of the TechNews newsletter from the legacy 2-column layout to the new 1-column design.
Tips to avoid tax season fraud
Don't get scammed by IRS impersonators or make a poor choice on tax preparers. Protect your money and personal information with these tips. And a reminder: Take these steps if you get a suspicious email.
How to clear your cache and cookies
Clearing your cache and cookies from time to time is good “tech hygiene.” And it can also help you troubleshoot when your device is running slowly or you’re having trouble with an app.
Some women who inspire me, in IT and beyond
From Lois Brooks, vice provost for information technology and chief information officer: I encourage you to explore the history of women in STEM this Women’s History Month (and all months).
LastPass update & recommendations
LastPass is a password manager available to faculty, staff and students. Though LastPass experienced a security incident late last year, we believe using it continues to be low risk.
Help Desk hours for spring break
The DoIT Help Desk has reduced hours over UW–Madison’s spring recess, Mar 11 to 19. Please make note of these changes—and enjoy your break!
Keep systems running with certificate auto renewal
Nearly all outages due to expired certificates are preventable. Learn which auto-renewal services are best to avoid a future issue.
Present at the 2023 IT Professionals Conference
Have a lesson learned to share? A tool to demo? A case study to review? Submit a proposal for this year’s IT Professionals Conference! Deadline: Mar 24.
“Presenting with skill & confidence” series starts Mar 2
IT professionals often must share their knowledge in public settings. IT Connects is hosting a 3-part series to help you develop and enhance this important skill.
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.
Take a brief survey to share feedback on hybrid conference rooms
Have you used a hybrid conference room with Cisco video conferencing equipment on campus? Help us learn more about your experience by completing a short survey. Deadline: Mar 11.
Campus IT Events
- March 21
- March 21
- March 23
- March 23
- March 23CommunITea3:30 PM, Online
- March 24
- March 28
- March 30
- March 30CommunITea3:30 PM, Online
- March 30Photoshop 1Software Training for Students (STS)5:30 PM, (CMC) 2257, Helen C. White Hall