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Rita Girardi, ITS Communications

Rita is a member of the ITS communications team and editor of Michigan IT News. Contact her at girardi@umich.edu.

Own a Google Site? Now is the time to think about converting to new Sites

As first announced on July 18, Google has provided an automatic migration tool to transfer from Google “classic” Sites to new Sites. “Although Google has not yet announced a date to end classic Sites, we strongly encourage you to start preparing now to convert your classic Sites,” says Brian Cors, ITS service manager for U-M Google. “This will help avoid… Read More »

Google announces cutover dates for the new Gmail

Google recently announced the following dates for the rollout of the new Gmail interface: September 18: Google automatically switches everyone to new Gmail. Users can still revert to “classic Gmail” for one month. October 16: Everyone will be permanently switched to new Gmail and “classic Gmail” will no longer be available. Users can currently opt in to the… Read More »

Changes to Office 365 Education for U-M alumni & retirees

Previously, Microsoft allowed anyone affiliated with an educational institution to sign up for a free, personally-provisioned Office 365 Education account by using their .edu email. Due to a shift in the way that Microsoft licenses their products to the university, alumni and retiree Office 365 accounts will be decommissioned by July 31, 2018. The new licensing approach by… Read More »

Google Jamboard demo June 19

Google has introduced Jamboard, a new, free service at the University of Michigan. Jamboard allows for real-time collaborative whiteboarding between multiple people simultaneously, no matter where they are physically. Jamboard is a dynamic and fun way to ensure that everyone in a meeting – including remote workers – can collaboratively use whiteboards to take notes, brainstorm, conduct meetings,… Read More »

U-M to host Precision Medicine World Conference focusing on Big Data

The 14th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at U-M’s Ross School of Business, June 6-7, 2018. The conference coincides with U-M’s launch of a Precision Health research initiative, which combines biomedical expertise, big data, and the social sciences enabling a comprehensive approach to providing patients with tailored health solutions. The conference program, which will focus… Read More »

CTools project sites reminder

ITS recently completed an initial round of communications to all faculty and staff CTools project site owners. Since communications started last September, site owners have downloaded 650 sites and deleted over 1,400 sites. The target date for transitioning all active project sites from CTools is August 31, 2018; however, individual units may choose an earlier date. All historical… Read More »

CTools project site migration clinic happens Nov. 10

The ITS CTools team will host a project site migration clinic on Friday, November 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the ScholarSpace in Hatcher Graduate Library, room 206. If you own a project site in CTools, this is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with a CTools expert to get help downloading your project site content and learn about alternative… Read More »