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Top IT resources for U students, faculty, and staff

IT resources available to U students include laptops from Marriott Library.

Whether you are a new or returning student, faculty member, or staff member, these five IT resources/services will prepare you for the year ahead and set you up for success.

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Microsoft Teams upgrade: Free training available

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Microsoft is hosting several first- and second-level Microsoft Teams training sessions for University of Utah community members in advance of the university’s migration from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams this fall.

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IT upgrades will modernize U's communication technology

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Starting in May, UIT will begin two major IT infrastructure projects to modernize the university’s communication technology and better meet the needs of those working, learning, and teaching remotely.

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New software will support Admissions' test-optional pilot

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Brainware — an optical character recognition software that UIT is helping the university purchase and integrate — is expected to increase access for high school students and college transfers, improve admissions decisions, and help increase student retention.

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Free Microsoft Whiteboard app integrates with Teams

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Included in the University of Utah's campus agreement with Microsoft and integrated with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard lets you create and share digital whiteboards. There is no cost to current U students, staff, and faculty.

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Some Microsoft software no longer available via Kivuto

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Effective January 1, 2021, some Microsoft software is no longer available through the Kivuto OnTheHub web store. Microsoft will continue to provide updates for software previously purchased though the Kivuto web store.

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'U Rising': CIO Hess on keeping Utahns digitally connected

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CIO Steve Hess joined President Ruth Watkins on the most recent episode of the “U Rising” podcast to discuss the U’s role in providing a statewide network infrastructure and other digital tools, and the initiative to enhance both last year.

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UTech student management system joins USS

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After bouncing around a bit, Northstar and its four-member team have finally found a home in UIT’s University Support Services (USS) — a natural fit for the two enterprise software development shops.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21