In February, ITS Infrastructure made a change to MWireless in ITS buildings to reduce network congestion and provide a more reliable wireless experience by switching to 5GHz exclusively. Later in April, the same change was made at Michigan Ross with success. Starting October 15, 2018, the change will be in effect campus-wide. The decision was made by the… Read More »
New data about U-M’s use of BlueJeans cloud-based conferencing service illustrates impressive growth year-over-year.
BlueJeans meetings can now accommodate up to 150 connected devices. ITS also negotiated continued access to BlueJeans Events (formerly Primetime) at no extra cost.
Want to get the big picture view of what’s ahead in the next decade? Ann Arbor SPARK and U-M are co-hosting an event June 13 at Michigan Ross.
Origin Stories tells the tales of why and how U-M Academic Innovation initiatives came to be, and examines them in more depth.
U-M Library and ITS have devised a model of excellence for conference room AV. The new option contributes to the thriving AV Technology Community of Practice created by Michigan IT staff.
Recent improvements allow the Michigan Academic Computing Center to consume less energy and reduce cost without compromising performance.
We often celebrate the Michigan IT community for its creativity, innovation, and cross-departmental expertise. But there’s one event that truly bears out those claims: Hacks with Friends.
ITS is testing a change to “MWireless”—most devices stay connected using the mainstream 5GHz frequency, but older devices that only support 2.4GHz WiFi must connect to “eduroam”
The Andrew File System (AFS)—a central file storage, sharing, and retrieval system that U-M websites rely on—will be relocated to new data center on February 24.
The William Davidson Institute has created a “virtual exchange” of young people across cultures and continents in an eight-week challenge of social entrepreneurship.
An recent ordinance by the City of Ann Arbor requires closed captioning to be activated on all televisions in public places.
Ethiopia. It’s a country with limited bandwidth and just a single internet service provider—the government. But don’t count it out for videoconferencing.
Since BlueJeans was introduced to the U-M community in 2014, campus has found creative ways to use the service to connect users anywhere, anytime, and from almost any device.
Bookmark and share these campus technology resources with colleagues as they return to campus.
The August 2017 update to the BlueJeans videoconferencing app makes scheduling easier in popular calendars and adds interactive polls in the BlueJeans Primetime add-on.
A group of security and networking experts across ITS met recently to ensure U-M is prepared for potential distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Michigan IT’s AR/VR Community of Practice meeting was hosted at UMSI July 12 with a wireless demo courtesy of DreamGate VR.
IT Innovation at Lunch, a professional interest group open to the Michigan IT community, hosts monthly presentations and tours about key topics.
Starting in July 2017, the U-M community should set up conference calls themselves using BlueJeans. Operator assistance will be discontinued.