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CTools retirement set for July 1, 2019

ITS has announced that the final step in the multi-year process to decommission CTools will take place on July 1, 2019 when the platform will be retired and content will no longer be accessible. For more than a decade, the U-M community had used CTools for learning management, file sharing and storage, project collaboration, and research support. The… Read More »

U-M re-negotiates Microsoft licensing agreement

The university’s recently re-negotiated licensing agreement with Microsoft will provide an expanded set of tools and services to U-M faculty, staff, and students. Under Microsoft’s new streamlined licensing model, U-M will have access to Microsoft 365, an all-in-one Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, including the Microsoft Office 365 suite and potentially other Microsoft services. The new agreement… Read More »

Active Directory test forest ready for your testing

In preparation for upgrading the Active Directory (UMROOT) domain controllers from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016, the Active Directory test forest has been upgraded to Windows Server 2016. It is ready for you to use to test your systems and applications. If you are responsible for services that use Active Directory (UMROOT), please do the following… Read More »

Google Apps Script UI service ending

By | February 21, 2019

Google announced that it will discontinue its Apps Script UI Service on July 15, 2019. Apps Script is a development platform used to create applications that integrate with G Suite. Only the UI service is being discontinued. Apps Script will remain available. We have notified affected U-M users based on a list we received from Google. This is… Read More »

Google and Box classes for spring/summer 2019

The ITS Collaboration Team has announced its schedule for Google and Box classes for the spring/summer of 2019. All classes will be held in Wolverine Tower, training room G010. ITS_GOOC100, Introduction to G-Suite, Friday, March 8, 2-3 p.m., Register ITS_GOOC101, G-Suite Using Mail and Calendar, Monday, March 18, 1-3 p.m., Register ITS_GOOC102, Working with Drive, Friday, April 5, 1-3 p.m.,… Read More »

Changes coming to Google Hangouts Chat this spring

By | February 13, 2019

In 2017, Google announced Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet for team communication. Later this year, Google will transition classic Hangouts to Chat and Meet on the UMICH domain. As a first step, some changes are coming on April 16, 2019. Key dates to note: Starting April 16, 2019 – Chat will begin to gradually roll out to U-M Google accounts on… Read More »

AWS training @ UMSI Feb. 28

The U-M School of Information, in partnership with the Amazon Web Services at U-M team, is pleased to announce a free hands-on cloud computing workshop. Join us on February 28 at the School of Information, 3100 North Quad, Ehrlicher room. Computers will not be provided, so please bring a laptop to this event. If you are interested in… Read More »

Michigan Medicine employees get new cybersecurity reminders

Starting in January, the Information Assurance Michigan Medicine Education & Awareness Program began publishing monthly IT security awareness reminders titled “Cyber Safety — Review in 2.” The campaign’s goal is to increase awareness of key cybersecurity topics by presenting important information that can be reviewed in two minutes or less. To encourage the Michigan Medicine workforce to learn more about… Read More »

LSA research museums go digital

By | February 7, 2019

In September, 2018, the university completed the move of more than 20 million museum specimens from its zoology, paleontology, and anthropology collections to a state-of-the-art collections and research facility on Varsity Drive. Not as well known, however, is that a second large move was occurring at the same time—this one digital. LSA Technology Services team members John Torgersen… Read More »