Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Teams available for videoconferencing and collaboration

Information and Technology Services (ITS) strives to provide a diverse collaboration portfolio to an increasingly remote campus. With the upcoming retirement of BlueJeans, ITS has launched Microsoft Teams as an additional videoconferencing option to Zoom at U-M and Google Meet.  In addition to videoconferencing, Microsoft Teams is another collaboration tool option offered by ITS that helps people stay… Read More »

Michigan Medicine SharePoint upgrade: Learning opportunities, development freeze, community of practice

By | November 30, 2020

Michigan Medicine is upgrading its existing Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment to SharePoint Online, a cloud-based service that will provide new opportunities for teams to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications. Pilots and testing are happening now, and HITS plans to introduce SharePoint Online across all of Michigan Medicine beginning in early 2021. In addition to significantly improving the… Read More »

Campus units invited to receive Microsoft Premier Support

All technical support staff from campus units are invited to receive Microsoft support services at reduced rates by partnering with ITS in its Microsoft Premier Support contract. By joining the pay2play program, campus units using Microsoft (MS) systems and applications can receive MS Premier Support services, such as unlimited 24-hour access to MS specialists, at highly discounted rates.… Read More »

Microsoft Azure cloud computing credits awarded, credits still available

The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) and Information and Technology Services (ITS) recently partnered with Microsoft Azure to offer cloud computing credits to U-M faculty members for both research and teaching projects.   Congratulations to the following faculty members who received awards for their projects.  Emily Mower Provost, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of… Read More »

ITS completes launch of new Microsoft 365 platform

Despite some last-minute challenges and unexpected bumps in the road, ITS Collaboration Services has successfully launched the new Microsoft 365 platform, completing a process that began over six months ago. U-M’s re-negotiated licensing agreement with Microsoft will provide an expanded set of tools and services to faculty, staff, and students, including both online and desktop versions of the… Read More »

New fee structure for Microsoft Premier Support Licensing Partnership

By | May 30, 2019

Information & Technology Services has been working to update and simplify the fee structure for its Microsoft Premier Support Licensing Partnership with U-M campus units. Analysis of past billings show that ITS uses, on average, 75% of the current contract services. To simplify billing and account for the virtualization of many Windows servers, the new process for calculating… Read More »

Microsoft 365 coming June 28: Here’s what you need to know

Read the FAQ and review the User Impacts and Data Migration page for a complete list of tools and applications affected by this change, as well as details on user impacts, migration paths, and actions needed. As previously announced, under Microsoft’s new licensing model, U-M will have access to Microsoft 365, including the Office 365 suite and potentially… Read More »

Microsoft 365 project update for academic campuses

As previously announced, U-M recently re-negotiated the licensing agreement with Microsoft, which will provide an expanded set of tools and services to faculty, staff, and students. Late last week, the team discovered a set of issues that requires a delay of the targeted release date for academic campuses from early May to late June/early July. As part of… Read More »