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The history and future of the MCommunity Directory

Released over ten years ago, MCommunity recently went through a remarkable transformation! The MCommunity Directory replaced the legacy U-M Online Directory (UMOD) in the summer of 2011. A major driver for the replacement was that UMOD did not support authentication and managing access to U-M resources based on who is affiliated with the university and in what capacity.… Read More »

STAC FY22 progress report 

The Strategic Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) helps shape the strategic direction for technology services and projects across U-M by providing strategic advice to the VPIT-CIO and sharing information across the U-M IT community. Here are their achievements so far. ITS Executive Directors and STAC Core Positive direction for improving communications and partnership when rolling out new services, including service catalog. Adjustments to… Read More »

Schedule Displays now available through the Tech Shop

Schedule Displays are now available for order through the Tech Shop. Schedule Displays are small, interactive touch panels that allow users to see what meetings are coming up in a specific space. These Schedule Displays are compact and simple to install. Licensing is covered at no additional cost. All you need to do is purchase the display and… Read More »

Hacks with Friends 2022 Recap

Fourteen teams of creative and technology-minded staff members from across U-M collaborated in person and online at the eighth annual Hacks With Friends (HWF). The event, which took place on June 2 and 3, 2022, was the first in-person Michigan IT event to take place since HWF 2020, which was held just prior to the pandemic. 

Save the date: Michigan IT Symposium is November 16-17

Join technology professionals across the Michigan IT community for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium on November 16 and 17. This annual event creates connections between community members and showcases the innovation occurring across U-M’s campuses. This year’s event will be focused on how technology helps shape the future of learning, research, and care.

Denodo at U-M received an upgrade on July 9, 2022

On July 9, 2022, Denodo at U-M was upgraded from version 7 to version 8. Denodo at U-M is a data virtualization tool that can connect to a wide variety of data sources—relational databases, APIs, spreadsheets, websites, flat files, document databases, etc.—and combine, aggregate, filter, and join the data to create easy to understand views. When these views… Read More »

Callaghan is new STAC chair

The Strategic Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) helps shape the strategic direction for technology services and projects across U-M by providing strategic advice to the VPIT-CIO and sharing information across the U-M IT community. STAC recently completed their annual charter review and elected new officers. On June 21, STAC leadership held their annual business meeting and elected new officers and reviewed and approved the… Read More »

U-M first in nation to offer WiFi 6E; universitywide accomplishment is an investment in the future

The University of Michigan is the first university in the nation to offer WiFi 6E to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses. Learn how the WiFi Upgrade Project team replaced more than 16,000 wireless access points (APs) in over 225 indoor and outdoor locations despite a global chip shortage and supply chain disruptions.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | June 10, 2022

Congratulations to this year’s Hacks with Friends participants! The event was an exceptional showcase of our community’s outstanding creativity and innovation. We have many opportunities to stay connected with colleagues throughout the year by joining one of nearly 30 Michigan IT Communities of Practice.

A new look for eProcurement transactions

Starting May 16, eProcurement users will experience a new look and feel for transactions in the M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources system. This change is part of a larger effort to update several M-Pathways modules to a responsive design and ensures the university maintains vendor support. Review the eProcurement Modernization – Overview of Changes for a complete list… Read More »

Adobe Ambassador Program prepares student for the workforce

Students at the University of Michigan are preparing themselves for life after graduation by participating in the Adobe Student Ambassador Program and taking advantage of the no-cost Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Adobe CCS). Adobe CCS is a collection of over 20 desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, user experience, and more.  Summer Nguyen… Read More »