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Funding will allow the U's Wi-Fi capacity to triple

Wi-Fi expansion

Funds from the CARES Act are breathing new life into previously paused Network Services initiatives, including a plan to improve wireless coverage at the University of Utah — inside and out. The $5.9 million project will roughly triple the number of access points at the university.

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Get help with the recent UMail, Office 365 security upgrades

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New and returning members of the U community who are unable to access UMail from your mobile device (smartphone, tablet), desktop computer, or laptop should refer to our online help articles for instructions.

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5 IT resources to help students through the hybrid fall semester

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From the new MobileU app to the UIT Knowledge Base, here are five digital resources/services that students (and instructors) may find beneficial as the University of Utah gears up for a hybrid fall semester of in-person and online courses.

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Project to improve network POC database is in the works

Robert White, NACoP chair and IT director of Undergraduate Studies

A modernized, scalable point of contact architecture is designed to increase accountability and support security initiatives like network access control and default-deny firewall hardening.

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Meeting COVID-19 connectivity challenges

COVID-19 tents gave frontline health care workers the network bandwidth to do their critical work.

UIT’s Network Services team stepped up when connectivity mattered most. The COVID-19 pandemic roughly tripled the use of the U’s virtual private networks (VPNs), and the team gave frontline health care workers the needed bandwidth to do their critical work.

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Network news: Fast Facts showcase last year's big wins

Network news: Fast Facts showcase last year's big wins

In 2019, the Network Services team focused on three fronts — network operations, engineering design and automation, and project coordination. Accomplishments include an upgrade of the TOAST platform and a migration of the Clinical Data Center firewall.

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Wi-Fi updates: improving campus coverage, expanding eduroam in Utah

Wi-Fi updates: improving campus coverage, expanding eduroam in Utah

Making improvements to the university’s wired and wireless networks is a never-ending job. For the past year, the Network Services team has been updating the Wi-Fi designs in campus and University of Utah Health buildings to support new use cases — primarily mobile devices that support Wi-Fi voice calls.

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Network information resources: The Knowledge Base is power

Network information resources: The Knowledge Base is power

UIT's Network Services team uses a variety of channels — including the UIT Knowledge Base and IT Service Catalog — to disseminate information to the university community. These resources help users navigate the U's network environment.

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Moving TOAST to Python 3.6 will mean cleaner code, better security

Moving TOAST to Python 3.6 will mean cleaner code, better security

Since Python 2.7 will no longer be supported after January 1, 2020, a small group of engineers has been working hard for seven months, and counting, to migrate over to version 3.6 to prevent security vulnerabilities.

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Last Updated: 4/22/20