2021: News Archive

New Sessions! Decoding Academic IT: get help with IT solutions for your research

09/21/2021

Did you know HITS’ Academic IT focuses solely on IT solutions for Michigan Medicine’s research and education missions? Join us on Zoom October 12 or November 10 to meet our team, ask questions, and learn more about how we can help to advance your research. 

 

Keep an eye on your laptop for swelling batteries

09/20/2021

We are working with the Michigan Medicine vendor to identify any issues of swollen or disfigured laptop batteries. In some cases, battery swelling is significant enough to impact the touchpad, keyboard, or outer shell.

CRITICAL SECURITY UPDATES FOR APPLE DEVICES

09/17/2021

Apple recently released a critical software update for all Apple devices designated iOS 14.8, macOS Big Sur 11.6, and watchOS 7.6.2.

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Microsoft Forms now available for easy survey and quiz creation

09/14/2021

​As part of the rollout of Microsoft 365 at Michigan Medicine, Microsoft Forms is now available to everyone in Michigan Medicine. This simple online survey, poll, and quiz builder can aid in collecting feedback, measuring satisfaction, and organizing events.  

Fall MiChart System Upgrade Coming October 17 - training materials now available

09/14/2021

Training materials for the Fall upgrade to Michigan Medicine’s Electronic Health Record are now available. 

ALERT: Update GitLab to address Workhorse vulnerability

09/14/2021

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university systems running GitLab.

Pager Drop Box available now at HITS Paging Office

09/13/2021

Dropping off a pager just got easier! The HITS Paging Office (located at the employee entrance of UH South) now offers a pager drop box for easy and convenient drop off - no appointment needed.

ADVISORY: Upgrade WordPress to version 5.8.1 to address vulnerabilities

09/10/2021

The information below was sent to U-M IT groups on September 10, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university websites that use WordPress.

ALERT: Apply update for Confluence Server and Data Center vulnerability

09/03/2021

The information below was sent to U-M IT groups on September 3, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university servers running Atlassian Confluence Server and Data Center.

U-M Research Computing Package launches

09/01/2021

Researchers can now sign up for the U-M Research Computing Package: no-cost supercomputing resources provided by Information and Technology Services.

NOTICE: Watch for vishing emails about Booking confirmation for flight

08/31/2021

A number of people at U-M have reported receiving an email that claims a flight has been booked for them and asks them to contact the sender by phone to complete their trip information. This is a part of a vishing (voice phishing) scam.

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HITS offers apprenticeship program for aspiring IT professionals

08/23/2021

An apprenticeship program created in partnership by the State of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and Washtenaw Community College is seeking aspiring information technology professionals. 

HITS updates Zoom on CoreImage PCs

08/16/2021

HITS has pushed Zoom application updates to all Michigan Medicine CoreImage PCs following ITS’ announcement that all users in U-M Zoom need to run version 5.7.1 or later.

Channel-based collaboration is here: Slack at U-M is now available; Microsoft Teams coming to Michigan Medicine in late 2021

08/11/2021

As Michigan Medicine becomes a Flexible First workforce, modern collaboration tools are a key to enabling distributed teams to be at peak effectiveness. Two new tools are being introduced this year to improve our ability to collaborate in real time. 

HITS upgrades support for telephone-related services; asks customers to click, not call

08/05/2021

Michigan Medicine customers who have phone-related issues or requests should visit michmed.org/voice and should no longer call AT&T

Level-2 access paused for employees on unpaid leave; enhancing systems security

07/28/2021

Beginning August 10, 2021, a new security measure will automatically pause access to Michigan Medicine (level-2) systems while an employee is on unpaid leave.

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Deadline: Schedule your Box to Dropbox Migration by Friday

07/26/2021

It’s the last call to get your move on! Michigan Medicine’s Box to Dropbox migration window closes this Friday, July 30. Here's the steps to take to avoid account deactivation. 

Fall MiChart system upgrade coming October 17

07/22/2021

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, October 17, 2021. This will be the final planned upgrade for 2021 with a goal to introduce new features, limit impact to the organization, and maintain regulatory requirements. 

HITS to pause new non-urgent phone-related requests (July 16 – Aug. 1) to enable service upgrades

07/16/2021

To enable service improvements, HITS is asking customers to pause any new, non-urgent  phone-related requests between  5 p.m. on  Friday,  July 16  and  11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 1.  

ALERT: Update Microsoft products for critical vulnerabilities

07/15/2021

The information below was sent to U-M IT groups via email July 14, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers with Microsoft products installed.

Box Shared Account Migration Window Now Closed

07/15/2021

Trouble accessing Box data? The migration window for Box Shared Accounts (Box folders owned by an MCommunity group) closed on Thursday, July 15. 

Zoom to be updated on CoreImage PCs this month

07/07/2021

HITS is working to bring the latest Zoom features to Michigan Medicine PCs.

ALERT: Update Windows for PrintNightmare vulnerability

07/07/2021

This information was sent to U-M IT groups via email on July 7, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers running Microsoft Windows or Windows Server.

Research Computing Changes Announced for FY 2022

07/01/2021

 Introduction of the U-M Research Computing Package and reduced rates will expand access to high-performance computing services across campus and Michigan Medicine.

ALERT: Critical Windows Print Spooler vulnerability

07/01/2021

This information was sent via email to U-M IT staff groups. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers running Microsoft Windows or Windows Server.

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