March IT Update: UMICH common password, AI guidelines, VPN changes, phishing raffle

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Your monthly digest of upcoming changes and enhancements to IT hardware, software, and services.

Welcome to a new month, with some hints of spring! Read on for the latest from HITS: updates on new or changing IT hardware, software, and services. Use the article links to access more information and support.  

UMICH common password launching April 10

Get ready to make your UMICH (Level-1) password the only password needed for work.The sync tool launches in the Michigan Medicine User Profile Page on April 10. Learn more at

Using AI at Michigan Medicine: tools and guidelines

Interested in incorporating AI tools into your work? ITS announced updates and enhancements to its U-M AI tools: GPT, Maizey, and GPT Toolkit. HITS also shared some guidelines for using AI at Michigan Medicine, which are available in the Help Center.  

AnyConnect VPN client gets a new name

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The VPN client gets an upgrade and new name, Cisco Secure Client, beginning March 12-22. This may change how you search for the client to launch it on your desktop – typing vpn into the search bar will no longer work. Learn more in the Michigan Medicine Help Center. 

Evaluations in Cornerstone available April 1

Staff evaluations will be electronic this year (no more pdfs!) Evaluation forms open for FY 2024 on April 1. Faculty evaluation forms will use a separate process. For more on using Cornerstone, visit

Michigan Medicine VPN access change announced

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Beginning this summer, the Michigan Medicine VPN network will be accessible only from Michigan Medicine-managed devices, like CoreImage PC and CoreMac computers. Personal devices will instead use WVD for access to internal resources. More information is coming soon. For questions, email 

Catch a phish raffle

See a phishy email and report it with the report phish button in Outlook. This small act could win you $100 in a new raffle held by Michigan Medicine: Information Assurance. Read more details in Headlines

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