Free Microsoft Azure workshop July 12

By | June 21, 2017

U-M College of Engineering, in partnership with the M Cloud and the Microsoft Azure Education teams, will hold a free, hands-on, cloud computing workshop July 12. Register today to learn about Azure cloud services and how they can help provide more efficiency for dev/test, production, and backup of your applications and services. Whether your focus is big data, big… Read More »

U-M participates with Help Desk Institute

By | June 16, 2017

Lisa Callihan (LSA IT customer experience manager) presented at the HDI 2017 (Help Desk Institute) conference on May 11 in Washington D.C. Her presentation, Implementing a Major Incident Process, focused on the work she did in creating and implementing the ITS Significant Incident process used today. HDI is the professional association and certification body for the technical service and… Read More »

HITS and ITS partner to FREE THE DATA

A new and improved API Directory was released on June 16, 2017. Over time, the API Directory will provide a rich repository for developers, researchers, and others to conveniently and securely use institutional data from all U-M’s missions—teaching and learning, research, clinical care, public service, and administration. An API (or Application Programming Interface) can be used to connect… Read More »

U-M moves to Xerox for multi-function devices

The University of Michigan has a new contract with Xerox for multi-function devices or MFDs. (An MFD is an office machine that performs multiple functions: for example, a combination printer, scanner, copier, and fax.) First announced in November, Procurement Services has secured a service that will save the community millions of dollars versus the existing contract with supplier Konica Minolta. The new… Read More »

Patient Portal Reaches 300,000 Users; OpenNotes Feature Coming Soon

The Patient Portal, also known as “MyUofMHealth,” officially reached an astounding 300,000 patient users last month. The Patient Portal is a convenient and secure self-service tool that allows patients to take an active role in their care by viewing their health history and test results, making online payments, scheduling and canceling appointments, and much more. The popularity of… Read More »

Take a tech trek through Ann Arbor June 16

By | June 7, 2017

Want to learn more about the Ann Arbor technology scene? Register for the free Ann Arbor Tech Trek on June 16 to visit your choice of more than 70 companies in a self-guided, four-hour open house. For one day, technology companies open their doors to the public to showcase their latest innovations. At each participating company, you can expect… Read More »

U-M team takes home IMS Global Leadership Awards

By | May 30, 2017

Anthony Whyte and Lance E Sloan of ITS Teaching & Learning (TL) each received leadership awards at IMS Global’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2017 annual conference held in Denver May 16-19. Both were recognized for their work on the IMS Caliper Analytics™ specification. Also recognized was Dr. Charles Severance from the School of information who received the Bill… Read More »

LSA & ITS team win President’s Staff Innovation Award

By | May 30, 2017

Congratulations to Jeff Dils, Victoria Green, Chris Mueller and MaryBeth Stuenkel (ITS), and Monika Dressler (LSA) for receiving the Presidential Staff Team Award for Innovation for ExamScan, a new service that digitizes hand-written and graded exams and makes it easier for instructors to return and review exams with students. ExamScan allows large classes to conduct literature-based, data-driven examinations… Read More »

Assigning meaning to emojis

By | May 29, 2017

Why is 😂  more popular than 😃 ? Why is a person more likely to use 👍  or 😘  to express appreciation ? These represent the types of questions School of Information doctoral student Wei Ai and his colleagues answered when they examined the use of emojis by one million users through more than 1.2 billion messages. The researchers analyzed the relationship of the… Read More »

Mcity Open House

By | May 29, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 4pm – 8pm; NC90 Parking Lot Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (map) Come and explore the future of mobility with vehicle technology displays, walking tours, and the opportunity to volunteer in connected vehicle research. Please NO pets or bicycles. Parking and shuttle to Mcity will be available at North Campus Parking Lot # 90, accessible from Baxter… Read More »

Fauber receives Research Technical Staff Recognition Award

By | May 26, 2017

Kudos to Bennet Fauber for receiving U-M Office of Research’s Research Technical Staff Recognition Award for the computing support and training he provided to researchers collecting and analyzing data on the function and structure of the human brain. Fauber is a senior applications programmer-analyst for Advanced Research Computing-Technology Services. The Research Technical Staff Recognition Award recognizes staff members who… Read More »