Do you have a U drive?
If not see U Drive: Central File Storage for Users.
U Drive is a central file storage for users that provides students, faculty and staff with a place to store files that can be accessed from anywhere, on– and off-campus.
The storage limit was just increased from 10gb to 20gb. If you have a U drive they are automatically mapped in Gibson for your use.
To get a U drive:
Activate/Manage Your Storage
Students: U Drive is automatically activated for all students: http://uw.edu/itconnect/wares/udrive
Faculty/Staff: U Drive must be activated via the UW NetID Service Manage Page. Follow these steps from your browser to activate this service (This is only necessary this one time):
- Steps Actions
- Navigate to your Manage Your UW NetID Resources Web page.
- Click on “Computing Services.”
- Check the box next to “Central File Storage.”
- Click on “Subscribe” to activate your storage.
This page is also where Faculty/Staff should be able to purchase additional quota with a UW budget number at a rate of $0.35 per GB per month.
Are there any plans to renew the license agreement?
No. Most of the software for which we enjoyed a license, Apple now makes available for free to customers anyway. OS updates are free, Pages, etc. are free for systems purchased after Oct. 1, 2013. None of the software we had available under the license was current.
We currently have archive copies of the older OS’s for school use. OSX 10.5 & 10.6
The agreement licensing Apple software at the UW has expired. Systems with software installed under the license may continue to use that software. Obtain (free) updates via the Apple on-line store.
What does this mean? You can keep what you already have but cannot upgrade to the newest versions for free. If your product needed to have the operating system re-installed we are no longer licensed and you would have to purchase it.
What did we lose? We lost access to all Apple software. This includes operating systems OSX 10.6 — 10.9. We also lost access to iWork 09 and iLife 11.
Will the agreement be renewed? At this time we have no furthur information.
SEFS IT will be following this issue and we will post further updates as they become available.
This is part of our ongoing migration out of the old CFR Windows domain and into UW’s NETID domain.
What resources are affected?
What will happen?
The first change will happen on Friday, February 6th. We will be removing the pointers on each domain that direct users to shares located on the other domain. These were created in the early days of the migration to help users throughout a transitional period, however now the remaining shares have to be moved one user or group at a time and these pointers can no longer be used. To reduce confusion, shares in CFR will only be available through CFR paths and shares in NETID will only be available in NETID paths. The two main supported paths are as follows:
This simply means that if you don’t see the resource on one of the above two paths you should be able to find it on the other path instead.
We will then begin contacting and coordinating with users to move their “Home” directories over. This is also a good time to start using your NETID account to log in instead of your CFR account, even if your computer is still joined to CFR. SEFS IT will assist with relocating items within your user profile on your computer as needed.
At the same time we will also be working with members of Faculty and Group shares to move their data over. This however will involve multiple people and we will do our best to work around your schedules.
At this time User and Faculty folders that have seen little or no use in more than a year have already been moved over.
What do I need to do?
SEFS IT will contact you if your resource needs attention. If you don’t hear directly from us again about this, then you either did not have any resources on the system or you’ve already been moved.
What impact might I experience?
- Users accessing a NETID resource from a CFR account will be prompted for their NETID account. The username should be entered in the “netid\username” format.
- Shortcuts created by users will have to be manually recreated. SEFS IT can assist with this if needed but please do not delete old broken shortcuts until you have new working ones in place. We can use those to help find the new path.
Network places shortcuts for User folders that we create through automated policies will update upon your next login after your data is moved. The shortcut leading to “Main” will be duplicated so you’ll have one to each domain until all shares are moved, upon which time we will remove the shortcut to the old domain.
As always, if there are any questions or concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206–616-7365
We are pleased to announce that the first of a new batch of Canon copiers for the 3 main buildings are now purchased and in place. If you haven’t been in Anderson Hall lately stop by 115 or the 2nd floor hallway to take a look. The remaining Xerox units will be swapped out over the next couple weeks, leaving us with a similar setup as before. One large color unit on the main floor of each building with smaller B&W units on various floors for a total of 8.
We are also excited to announce our new accounting and print management software, called PaperCut. No, not the painful cut from a piece of paper. This new system combined with embedded software in each copier will allow users to send jobs to a single universal queue and decide where it prints by visiting the copier of their choice and releasing it there. This means that unlike in the past when you discover the intended destination is out of order or seeing heavy use, you don’t have to go back to your office and re-send the job. You can simply walk to a different copier to get your prints.
Other features of this new system are under testing which include cloud printing, optional card swipe login at the copier, and multiple budget options per user with friendly names instead of cryptic numbers.
We expect to start pushing the new universal printing queue and associated software to SEFS computers in the next few days.
SEFS IT will be available to demo the new system and answer any questions you may have. Just catch us in the hallway, or contact us via email@example.com or 206–616-7365.