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    Office 365 access for students, faculty and staff

    April 19, 2024

    Did you know that the University of Alaska provides all current students and staff their own license for Office 365?

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    Butrovich Data Center Facility Upgrade Project May 11th - 18th

    April 19, 2024

    UAF Facilities Services will be conducting a planned maintenance power shutdown in the Butrovich Building to integrate a maintenance bypass switch for the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for the Butrovich Data Center (BDC).

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    Butrovich Data Center Facility Upgrade Project May 11th - 18th

    March 21, 2024

    UAF Facilities Services will be conducting a planned maintenance power shutdown in the Butrovich Building. This planned maintenance shutdown will mean that many UA data systems served out of the BDC will be unavailable during the following timeframes...

  • Revised Software Procurement Process: For UA Employees Seeking to Purchase Software

    March 21, 2024

    If you've purchased software recently, you've noticed significant changes to the procedure. This new process aims to simplify and streamline our former review methods, while ensuring regulatory compliance.

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    UA Zoom Instructions

    March 08, 2024

    Using Zoom through your UA ID is easy. Just follow these steps.

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    February "Phish of the Month" from UA Security

    March 08, 2024

    Like most of us, you can probably remember a time recently where an innocent-looking text pops up from someone you don't know. It might start with a generic pretext that they've mistaken you for a friend of theirs, then express confusion as to how you could have gotten mixed up with their contacts.

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    Protecting Privacy: Using AI Models Responsibly

    February 23, 2024

    In today's digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) models are widely used in various fields, including education. However, it's important to be mindful of the risks related to privacy.

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    Web accessibility drop-in Q&A session

    January 26, 2024

    Web developers for the UA Office of Information Technology and UAF University Relations will host web accessibility drop-in sessions via Zoom on the second Friday of each month.

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    Gmail announces important changes to bulk mailings coming Feb. 2024

    January 26, 2024

    Google will require the use of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC). Any service violating this new policy will automatically have their emails sent to quarantine for Google Workspace and Gmail email accounts.

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    UA Zoom trainings for spring 2024

    January 12, 2024

    During the Spring 2024 semester UAF NTS Collaboration and Learning Spaces (CLS) will offer UA Zoom Trainings to anyone with UA Zoom account access.