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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 »

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 »

Voice service upgrades completed at Dearborn and Flint campuses

In March 2017, the Ann Arbor Information and Technology Services (ITS) Infrastructure team successfully completed a project that involved de-clustering the UM-Flint IP voice environment from Ann Arbor’s. This completed the IP voice de-clustering across all three campuses that began with UM-Dearborn in 2016. By separating the three campuses into smaller, more agile independent systems, Ann Arbor ITS… Read More »

Learn about AWS with free M Cloud workshop

The M Cloud and AWS teams are pleased to offer free, hands-on cloud computing workshops. There is no charge for the training: all you need is some time and an AV-equipped room that holds 25-30 people. We ask attendees to bring their own laptop, so you do not need to supply computers. Below is a typical agenda, but we can… Read More »

Wireless network update a success – what’s next?

In April, the Michigan Medicine community came together to achieve a significant goal – namely to ensure that enhanced security protocols were in place on all wireless devices connecting to the mission critical network. WiFi security for more than 20,000 devices joining the network daily was the first step in a 19-month initiative to make the IT environment… Read More »

WiFi update

The WiFi Project team continues to upgrade buildings across campus. Visit the project website for additional information. Recently completed: Carver Building, Argus II, 300 N. Ingall, School of Information North, Ford Nuclear Reactor (NEL), 625 E. Liberty, 214 S. State Street, Bonisteel Interdisciplinary Research Building, Galleria, Gerstacker Bldg., South Hall Currently under construction: Dental Bldg., Cooley Bldg, School of… Read More »

Windows 10 now default for new MiWorkspace computers

After a successful soft launch of supporting Windows 10, the newest operating system is now the default for new and rebuilt MiWorkspace Windows computers. Windows 10 has improved performance, a new user interface, and enhanced security. During the soft launch phase between January and May, Neighborhood IT installed Windows 10 on 364 machines, about 20 percent more than… Read More »

Private MCommunity groups now hide owners, moderators

By | May 15, 2017

Private groups in the MCommunity Directory now hide not only the members, but also the owners and moderators. Aside from enhancing overall MCommunity privacy, this feature, which was implemented May 13, will help make the kind of email spoofing that occurred earlier this year more difficult. It stops would-be email spoofers from discovering and impersonating the moderator of… Read More »

Use template to easily create digital signs

By | May 10, 2017

Want a pre-designed sign layout to get your digital signage up and running quickly? Use a pre-built ITS “Simple Sign.” The ITS Simple Sign App allows you to quickly deploy a fully functional digital sign. The sign includes six basic, customizable elements: U-M logo Scrolling RSS feed from Michigan News Date/time Background image 30-second rotation of announcements and events… Read More »

Keep up with the EIAM program

With several projects already underway, the Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) program wants to help the university’s IT and administrative community stay on top of the latest news, outreach activities, and ongoing plans to improve how people obtain and use U-M accounts and access U-M resources. The program recently launched two new resources to stay connected: EIAM… Read More »

UM-Flint improves and expands WiFi networks

By | April 25, 2017

Starting this past semester and leading into spring, Flint ITS has begun a major upgrade to the campus WiFi network. This upgrade will provide the highest standards of wireless network performance and security, as well as providing service to a greater number of wireless devices. At this time, ITS has performed upgrades or installed network in the first… Read More »