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Celebrating Duo’s first year at U-M: Exceeding expectations

The university recently marked the first anniversary of its switch to Duo Security for two-factor authentication. As of July 20, 2017, more than 11,000 faculty and 36,000 staff on all the university campuses — including Michigan Medicine —  use Duo two-factor to help secure sensitive university data, including research and personal data. With increasing numbers of students and… Read More »

Tableau to end upgrade support for Windows 32-bit systems

By | August 11, 2017

Starting with Tableau 10.5 this fall, new versions of Tableau will only run on 64-bit operating systems. The upcoming release, Tableau 10.4, will be the last version of Tableau Desktop, Tableau Reader, and Tableau Public to support 32-bit Windows operating systems. (Mac users will be unaffected by this change.) Focusing on 64-bit operating system will allow faster new… Read More »

Making improvements to accounts and access processes

“To best support the collaborative work of our faculty, staff, and students, we must make their identity, roles, and access seamless as they move within multiple areas of U-M,” said Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., chief information officer for Michigan Medicine. “Our current methods rely on dozens of poorly connected IT systems,” he added. “Centralizing these activities in terms of… Read More »

MiWorkspace partners with HITS to meet increased network security standards

The MiWorkspace team at Information and Technology Services (ITS) worked with Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) to configure MiWorkspace computers to connect to the Michigan Medicine wired network. Michigan Medicine is increasing security for their wired networks by requiring trusted university devices contain a specific security protocol. MiWorkspace computers in the following units are now configured to… Read More »

HITS launches online journal to showcase biomedical research

Michigan Video Abstracts — or MVA — is a new online journal that showcases the work of U-M faculty from the biomedical sciences. Emeritus and senior faculty members reflect on their substantial contributions to medical knowledge and discoveries during the course of their careers through video podcasts. The Education and Training division of Health Information Technology & Services (HITS),… Read More »

E-signature service comes to campus

The university recently signed an enterprise services agreement with Barracuda Networks for a new e-signature service called U-M SignNow. The agreement covers the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, and Michigan Medicine. “The first service pilot has begun already,” says Bob Sabourin, U-M SignNow project lead. “Enrolled participants include the Alumni Association, Athletics, College of Engineering, Conference and… Read More »

MStaff 200 brings WiFi to the Diag

Long before staff gathered in the Diag to celebrate 200 years of University of Michigan history, members of the ITS Infrastructure network team, supported by WiFi vendor WZC, were working hard to install temporary WiFi in the Diag for this historic event.  The team deployed 15 access points (APs): eight wired connections and seven connected via Wi-Fi mesh.… Read More »

WiFi update

The WiFi Project team continues to upgrade buildings across campus. Visit the project website for additional information. Recently completed: East Hall, School of Social Work, Betsy Barbour House, Lay Automotive Engineering Laboratory Currently under construction: Dental Bldg., Cooley Bldg., Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Space Research Laboratory, Phoenix Memorial Project Laboratory, West Hall, Wyly Sam Hall Ross School of… Read More »

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 »

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 »