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An abbreviated nickname for Apple's Macintosh brand computers.


An operating system of Apple's Macintosh.  The last version is Mojave (Liberty) (10.14) as of September 24, 2018. 


An Apple desktop operating system. The latest version is macOS 12.5 Monterey, with MacOS 13 Ventura expected to be released in fall of 2022. 


MATLAB is a border-line programming language, often categorized as a productivity software due to its proprietary nature.  Used by engineers and scientists, MATLAB is designed to analyze mass amounts of data, and solve systems of equations that would be difficult to do by hand.  For more information on MATLAB, visit MathWorks website, found here.

MFA Bomb

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Bombing is a popular tactic that scammers employ when trying to gain access to your account. By bombarding you with frequent MFA requests, the scammer hopes to get you to authenticate for them using a few different methods. 

Common signs that there is an MFA Bomb attempt being used against your account include:

  • Multiple of MFA requests coming one after another

  • A few MFA requests each day for an extended period of time

  • A person who calls you posing as a figure from a reputable institution and requests your MFA authentication as part of a company process

All unsolicited MFA prompts, calls, texts, and emails should always be handled carefully to ensure no one is accessing your personal information. If you have been MFA bombed, turn off your notifications to whichever authentication method you use, change your password as soon as possible, and get help at the UWM Help Desk.

If you believe you have been MFA Bombed on a UWM-affiliated account, contact the UWM Help Desk through the following webpage: Getting Help

Microsoft 365 (also known as Office 365)

Microsoft 365, also known as Office 365, is a collection of applications offered by Microsoft - these applications include: Calendar, Delve, Excel, Forms, Lists, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, People, Power Apps, Power Automate, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Stream, Sway, Teams, To Do, Visio, Whiteboard, and Word. 

UWM faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are given free access to Microsoft 365 Apps. A majority of the applications can be accessed through both a web version and software version, including editions for mobile devices. 

For more information about Microsoft 365's capabilities and features, refer to the following UWM page: About Microsoft 365

To learn how to activate your UWM Microsoft 365 license, refer to the following Knowledge Base article: Microsoft Office 365 - How To Activate your O365 License 

Microsoft Access

Database computer program created by Microsoft used to organize and use information for home or business. A part of the Microsoft Office 365 Suite available to UWM students, faculty and staff. 

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It is the default web browser for Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft PowerBI

Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft. It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students and staff can receive a free license of this software, by requesting it via The UWM help desk provides minimal support for this application.


MiFis or MiFi dongles are compact, wireless devices that enable multiple users to share a single mobile broadband connection while they are on the go. MiFis work by creating a localised signal, similar to the wireless routers used by home broadband providers. For this reason, some people refer to the technology that MiFis use as wireless mobile broadband. As with mobile broadband dongles, MiFis are are offered on monthly or yearly contracts, or pay-as-you-go deals.

NOTE:  UWM IT does not have any Mifis available for use by the campus community.