Tag Archives: chat

Google Hangouts Chat is on hold at U-M

By | September 27, 2019

In February, Google announced plans to transition from classic Hangouts to Hangouts Chat. Hangouts Chat is a workstream collaboration tool that allows for team-based discussion, bots, and more. Google provided a timeline of changes and initially stated they would start retiring classic Hangouts in October, 2019. However, there have been delays as Google listened to critical customer feedback… 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 »

Microsoft Lync to be decommissioned Jan. 29

By | December 5, 2017

Since the university’s adoption of services such as Google’s G Suite and BlueJeans, the user base for Microsoft Lync, an instant messaging and conferencing tool, has been slowly declining. Because of this, the Ross School of Business, which has hosted and maintained the service for use by campus, will retire Microsoft Lync on January 29, 2018. Current users of… Read More »