The no-cost bundle of supercomputing resources known as the U-M Research Computing Package (UMRCP) automatically renews for most on July 1. Provided by Information and Technology Services, the UMRCP offers qualified researchers on all campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine) with allocations of high-performance computing, secure enclave, and research storage services. (Many units, including Michigan Medicine,… Read More »
Researchers who have an Armis2 High-Performance Computing account can now move data to and from other Protected Health Information (PHI)-approved systems using Globus File Transfer. (The endpoint is umich#armis2.) To learn more about your responsibility and approved services, visit the Sensitive Data Guide and the Protected Health Information (PHI) webpage on the Safe Computing Website. Send an email… Read More »
New Tableau enrollment dashboards which allow self-service access to enrollment data are now available by visiting UM-Dearborn’s Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) webpage. Tableau, the tool used to create the dashboards, is provided to Dearborn at very low cost by ITS-Ann Arbor, which installed and supports the enterprise tool. IRE is a part of UM-Dearborn’s Information Technology Services… Read More »
PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a class of chemicals that have been around since the 1940s and became more broadly used in the post-war 1960s era. PFAS are in our homes, offices, water, and even our food and blood. PFAS break down slowly and are difficult to process, both in the environment and our bodies. Scientific studies… Read More »
When MCommunity was updated on July 30, 2022, the URLs of individual profile pages and MCommunity Group pages were changed. An automatic redirect function has been in place since the update, but the redirect is scheduled to end on August 8, 2023. Links will need to be updated on unit web pages, online curricula, class or department profiles,… Read More »
Data Den Research Archive is a service for preserving electronic data generated from research activities. It is a low-cost, highly durable storage system and is the largest storage system operated by ARC. Storing of sensitive data (including HIPAA and FERPA) is now supported (visit the Sensitive Data Guide for full details). This service is part of the U-M… Read More »
The University of Michigan is committed to making certain that all of the institution’s websites are safe, secure, and protected. Website owners are encouraged to upgrade their websites hosted on the ITS Web Hosting Virtual Host Service.
ITS is accelerating efforts to deliver improved 5G cellular service on the U-M Ann Arbor campus. Over the past few months ITS project teams, collaborating with numerous campus departments and integration partners, have delivered significant advancements for the ITS Cellular Service Improvements Project. These include: These latest improvements follow the 5G upgrade at Crisler Center in November 2022… Read More »
This summer, U-M’s Sponsor System will be upgraded to replace its dependency on Cosign authentication with Shibboleth. As part of the upgrade, the user interface will be updated with better accessibility and an improved Search/Match function to enhance the sponsorship process. The business functions and processes in place with the current Sponsor System will largely remain the same.… Read More »
Atlassian offers a number of popular software titles, many of which are used in ITS and at U-M. Learn how U-M Information and Technology Services has partnered with Atlassian to make signing on to their products with a UMICH email easier and safer.
The successful rollout of WiFi 6E has led to a new pilot project. This summer, the University of Michigan will be the first academic institution in the world to offer WiFi in space: MUniverse. Students, faculty, and staff will soon be able to take remote learning and working to a new level. Plans have begun for building a… Read More »
The Information and Technology Services (ITS) Summer Internship Program is looking for impactful projects for the 2023 cohort to invest in this summer! As the program enters its ninth year, interns have made a difference in many areas of ITS and the Michigan IT Community through cohort projects. Some examples from previous years include: Interns will work on… Read More »
ITS Infrastructure has launched a proof-of-concept (POC) to simplify and extend cellular and WiFi capabilities on the UM-Ann Arbor campus using Passpoint. U-M Passpoint is a WiFi feature for smartphones, offered to university guests as an easy, secure alternative to the eduroam WiFi network. It eliminates the need for guest smartphone users to find and authenticate to a… Read More »
University of Michigan Information and Technology Services is excited to announce that we have successfully transitioned the Application Programming Interface (API) Directory service to a new platform, Google’s Apigee X, and new API development can now begin. Apigee X is a high-performance API management product that provides an easy-to-use interface to make it easier than ever to develop… Read More »
Information and Technology Services continues to partner with units to discontinue all use of the two-decade old Cosign Authentication service by the end of June 2023.
U-M GitLab is a platform for managing code history and code changes that ITS began piloting in 2017. Last year, ITS launched a fully supported Git repository platform, U-M GitHub, that offers enterprise-level collaboration. U-M GitLab and U-M GitHub will continue to run in parallel until July 31, 2023. After this date, ITS will deactivate GitLab accounts and… Read More »
Putting together a schedule can be one of the most stressful times of year for a University of Michigan student. Balancing multiple factors while staying on track with all required courses and banking on favorite classes not filling up before being able to register. As they work through this tangle of priorities, students face uncertainty, frustration and have… Read More »
University of Michigan community members may notice a change in the amount of data they can store through their U-M Google accounts, but most users are not expected to have to reduce storage under the new limits. Unlimited cloud storage is no longer an industry standard, as the model is unsustainable for companies. As such, Google decided in… Read More »
In November, Information and Technology Services (ITS) partnered with Verizon and U-M Athletics to complete a project to launch C-band 5G cellular service at Crisler Center – which is now among the first indoor arenas in the country to offer this technology. The new service enhances the connectivity experience for our student-athletes and fans and delivers a highly… Read More »
On December 8, an MCommunity release improved deactivated and expired group functionality. Instead of deleting groups as they do today, owners now deactivate groups, thus affording all owners an option to restore groups. My Groups in MCommunity now includes a new Trash tab showing group owners all their deactivated and expired groups. Owners can recover groups for 30… Read More »