On-the-go access to the Virtual Sites software catalog has been improved with faster loading times, more storage, better graphics capability, and more virtual machines. Virtual Sites, powered by Information and Technology Services (ITS), offers remote access to a broad range of software that is also available at Campus Computing Sites like the “Fishbowl.” Virtual Sites has been enhanced… Read More »
If you purchased extended support for university machines running Windows 7 or Server 2008 in January 2020, be aware that the support is about to expire. You will need to update the machines to a supported version of Windows or Windows Server, purchase another year of extended support, decommission the machines, or isolate them on a protected network.
To better meet the needs of Michigan Medicine customers, Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) has been working hard to replace devices, upgrade technology, and improve services. Here’s a wrap-up.
On February 8, ITS Identity and Access Management (IAM) will disable the ITS Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). If you have Samba file servers that are more than about 10 years old, you may want to verify your configurations. WINS is a now-deprecated predecessor to Domain Name Service (DNS) and was necessary for Windows NT, Windows 98, and… Read More »
ITS Desktop Backup Service is provided to faculty on the UM-Ann Arbor campus, excluding the Medical School, at no additional cost. In addition, it will also be included in the MiWorkspace desktop support service for both faculty and staff.
To bring U-M Office 365 services in line with U-M branding, ITS will update the service’s sign-in screen. Beginning Monday, October 28, when you use your @umich.edu email address to sign into Office 365, the password screen will display the new U-M Office 365 branding. Also new to the screen is the standard disclaimer for using U-M computing… Read More »
Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020 That means it will no longer provide security updates or support. Don’t let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. Begin planning now to upgrade as needed. This applies to physical servers that you manage as well as virtual servers. MiServer users are asked… Read More »
Before Michigan Medicine began its Windows 10 upgrade, the medical center announced the impending project to staff. HITS didn’t want anyone to be surprised. Once word spread, HITS educated employees about the process. The IT staff scheduled meetings with departments, indicated how many devices would be affected, went over schedules and explained what to expect. “As we do more rollouts, the process has gotten… Read More »
Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. That means it will no longer provide security updates or support for Windows 7. To avoid security-related risks and support issues, we ask that you upgrade to Windows 10. Begin planning now to upgrade as needed. If you have not already done so, plan to stop using… Read More »
Beginning this month, faculty and staff with MiWorkspace Windows 10 computers may choose when to upgrade to newer versions of the operating system. Microsoft now requires major OS updates for Windows 10 every 12–18 months to receive security patches and bug fixes. The updates will be required for computers running Windows 10 versions that soon will be unsupported… Read More »
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 »
Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) continues to migrate Windows devices throughout Michigan Medicine on a rolling basis, location by location, with great success. The department has currently upgraded over 12,000 devices from Windows 7 to Windows 10 — about a third of the overall Windows fleet. With this upgrade, users are also getting the latest versions of some of… Read More »
Microsoft recently announced that it will be ending its support of Windows 7 — the operating system (OS) on most Michigan Medicine CoreImage devices. To get a step ahead of the transition, Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) has already begun to migrate CoreImage PCs to the Windows 10 operating system in several locations. There are more than 36,000… Read More »
As Windows 10 becomes more prevalent on campus, individuals will have access to many new and improved features offered by this operating system. Two tools that have been significantly upgraded are designed as visual aids: the Magnifier and the screen reader Narrator. Both are in the Ease of Access Center Control Panel. Narrator A screen reader like Narrator… Read More »
IT4U74: Windows 10 Features and Changes. Friday, May 5, 9-9:45 am. Windows 10 will soon be the default operating system for new and rebuilt Windows computers. Jen Mruk (ITS) orients you to the new look and feel, interface updates, Windows 10 storage changes–and options. Learn Windows 10 tips and tricks to enhance your everyday workflow. Register at https://goo.gl/4hJkdu.
MiWorkspace will support Windows 10 on a limited number of computers starting now through April. Units that subscribe to MiWorkspace may identify a representative sample of faculty and staff to get Windows 10 early to identify concerns. In May, Windows 10 will be the default operating system for new and rebuilt Windows computers. Computers currently running Windows 7… Read More »