Message from the interim VPIT-CIO

I will stay available to our new VPIT-CIO Dr. Ravi Pendse, ITS, and the Michigan IT community through the month of August to assist in making this transition as smooth as possible.
A headshot of Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, Chief Information Officer for Michigan Medicine and Vice President for IT and CIO–Interim

ITS launches the Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Program

This new ITS program will build the foundational infrastructure in the cloud necessary for the future of IT services at U-M.
A campsite for mountain climbers on their way to the top

U-M preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation went into effect on May 25. Here’s what U-M is doing to get ready.
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Connect more devices, host large events with BlueJeans

BlueJeans meetings can now accommodate up to 150 connected devices. ITS also negotiated continued access to BlueJeans Events.

Charting a course: ITS Cloud Decision Framework & Application Roadmapping Project (CFAR)

ITS has embarked on a journey to determine which of the hundreds of applications it manages are candidates for migration to the cloud.

Check out the new Gmail

Gmail has a brand new look and lots of new features. Here’s how to get a sneak peek and kick the tires.
The Gmail icon against an illustrated circuitboard background

Surfing on the Diag is about to get gnarly!

The Provost and CFO recently approved a project to provide wireless access on the Diag to support student and campus activities.
A humorous illustration of a small animal literally wave surfing over a web browser

Retirement reception for Ted Hanss June 20

Ted Hanss' last day with U-M is June 30. A retirement reception is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 3–4:30 p.m.
Ted Hanss presenting at the Michigan IT Symposium in 2014

Campus News

  • Online portal creates central hub for U-M digital learning
  • $783k raised to support gaming outreach to Mott, others
  • U-M shares teach-out concept with other universities
  • Podcast series explores U-M education technology
  • Academic Innovation adds director for online and hybrid programs
  • Dearborn students help kids with autism stay safe online
  • Ravi Pendse appointed VP for information technology and CIO
  • Scaling homegrown education technology
  • Staff Innovation Award winner creates tech hub to support educational outreach
  • Research projects use IT to explore physical performance and health
  • Michigan Medicine awarded $440,000 for health IT contributions
  • Ross adds data and analytics concentration
  • Innovating education through Applied Data Science with Python
  • Plus much more...

Jobs, Training & Events

  • Save the date: 2018 Michigan IT Symposium is Nov. 28–29
  • Glimpse the future of tech June 13
  • Trek the Ann Arbor tech scene June 15
  • Discover tech entrepreneurship at Detroit Startup Week June 18
  • Google Jamboard demo June 19
  • A2H2 hackathon spurs healthcare innovation June 22
  • Plan to attend the 2018 MiVideo Summit July 18
  • Register now for the 2018 Gameful Learning Summer Institute
  • HITS lends a hand to successful Patient Experience Expo 2018
  • New Computer Showcase at Shapiro grand opening
  • CoP Meetings: June 6 Facilitators; June 12 Women in IT; June 20 Advocacy; June 21 Contact Centers; June 25 Data Integration; June 27 Storage & Project Management; July 11 Advocacy; July 17 Agile
  • Calendar Highlights: June 6–7 Precision Medicine World Conference; June 7 IT4U Webinar: Gmail Got a Makeover!; June 11 Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/Tensorflow; June 15 Classification, Regression, and Model Selection using Python’s Scikit-learn; June 22 Spatial point process models; July 17 IT4U webinar: Using BusinessObjects with Student Data

Safe Computing

  • Transfer file ownership before people leave
  • Don’t reuse your UMICH (Level-1) password
  • Tips for secure passwords
  • Google Chrome verification begins May 7

Projects & Services

  • U-M Box & Google Monthly Digest
  • ITS negotiates new AWS storage pricing
  • AFS database move completes Uniqname Resiliency project
  • If you forget your UMICH password, remember your phone!
  • U-M joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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