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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 »

Check out GSuite & Box training this fall

The ITS Collaboration Services team is excited to offer a fall series of instructor-led training sessions to U-M faculty and staff. The classes are offered at no-charge and are open for registration via My LINC.  Welcome to fall! Introduction to G-Suite (1hr) ITS_GOOC100 October 16, 1-2 p.m., Wolverine  – G010 Working with Google Drive (2hrs) ITS_GOOC102  September 12, 2-4 p.m., Shapiro… Read More »

Chrome extension warns you of malicious websites

You know you need to check the URL before logging in, but wouldn’t it be great if your web browser did some of that checking for you? If you use Chrome and an extension from Information Assurance (IA), it can. The U-M Safe Computing Website Checker extension for Chrome warns you while you are using Chrome: When you… Read More »

HITS: Windows 10 is on a roll

By | August 7, 2018

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) continues to migrate Windows devices throughout Michigan Medicine on a rolling basis, location by location, with great success. The department has currently upgraded over 12,000 devices from Windows 7 to Windows 10 — about a third of the overall Windows fleet. With this upgrade, users are also getting the latest versions of some of… Read More »

MiVideo supports collaborative research at U-M

Have you ever wondered how to efficiently manage and and share a collection of more than 15,000 research videos? “With MiVideo, of course!” says Melinda Kraft, ITS Teaching and Learning service manager. MiVideo is the university’s streaming media service, powered by Kaltura, and is approved for use with certain types of sensitive data. “It’s a great option for… Read More »

U-M IT collaboration improves UMnet on the Ann Arbor campus

Kudos to the ITS UMnet team and our Michigan IT partners across the Ann Arbor campus for an effort that will result in a more secure and reliable UMnet enterprise network. In August, 2016, ITS Network Engineering audited the UMnet enterprise network and identified 300 instances where VLANs (virtual local area network) had been spanned across two or… Read More »

HITS implements 30-day network policy

The institutionally owned devices we use to do our work are kept secure by connecting regularly to the internal U-M network. Connecting ensures that our devices receive the patches and anti-virus protection that are typically installed automatically and daily whenever we are logged in. Effective August 16, 2018, Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) will implement a policy… Read More »

Role & access management: A smarter way to grant access

The Role and Access Management Project selected and began to create a tool to improve how access is granted and revoked at U-M. The tool is designed to accelerate start-up time for new employees, improve data security, replace some manual processes, increase the ability to track and report on access, and simply make it easier for authorized individuals to access the right U-M resources when they need them.

EIAM Program improves experience for tens of thousands

The Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) program began 18 months ago to improve how people obtain and use accounts to access U-M services. The program came to an official close this summer. The program’s ambitious scope included the entire U-M community—Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine. The team sought to reduce today’s pain points and to plan for improvements into the future.

Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Program launches new website

The Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Program now has a new website—http://its.umich.edu/projects/cloud-program/ The website is designed to provide information to campus about the Cloud Program, the various projects that are currently running under the program, as well as provide the latest updates and news. The site offers information in six areas: Why Cloud?: U-M is expanding our use of cloud services. Learn… 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 »

Campus WiFi upgrades near completion as WiFi on the Diag breaks ground

For the past three years, a dedicated team within ITS Infrastructure has been working hard with Facilities and Operations (F&O) staff, to improve WiFi in 275 buildings that make up the heart of the Ann Arbor campus. The Campus WiFi Upgrade project is scheduled to complete on-time at the end of August, 2018, and has vastly improved connectivity… Read More »

New tool lets users find online services easier

Information and Technology Services has launched a new tool called MaizeLink, which uses search and filter technology to make it easier to organize and find web-based campus services, websites, and information in one location. MaizeLink lets users build their own page linking to all the university tools they need as a member of the U-M community. For the… Read More »

It’s official! New Michigan App now available

If you were one of the many who joined the beta testing for the Michigan App, you’ve hopefully taken the opportunity to explore the new features and more modern interface, and provide input. After several months of incorporating tester feedback, the new Michigan App is now available to everyone! The new Michigan App was first released to beta… Read More »

Summer training for U-M Box and Google

The ITS Collaboration Services team is excited to offer a summer series of instructor-led training sessions to U-M faculty and staff. The classes are offered at no-charge and are open for registration via My LINC. Stay tuned for additional fall scheduled classes as well! Mail and Calendar (2hrs) ITS_GOOC101 July 10, 1-3 p.m., Shapiro 2054 Working with Google Drive (2hrs) ITS_GOOC102 July… Read More »