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Update: Cornerstone Talent Management Platform Work Continues: MLearning Retirement/Replacement Coming in fall 2022

04/07/2022

Work continues to design and deliver a new online Talent Management platform to serve all of Michigan Medicine. As announced in late February, the project team’s first priority is replacing (and upgrading) the technology Michigan Medicine currently uses to support training activities. MLearning will be retired and replaced by Cornerstone Learning in fall 2022.

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Level up with Microsoft 365 training

04/01/2022

Microsoft 365 allows you to collaborate with anyone in Michigan Medicine, from any location, on any device. Learn what’s possible (and save time!) using Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Planner, and To Do.

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Intelligent Hub (MDM) will be removed from personal mobile devices, starting April 15

03/30/2022

HITS will begin removing Intelligent Hub (MDM) from personal mobile devices on April 15. Impacted customers are being notified, and those who wish to continue accessing Michigan Medicine privileged networks or other resources will need to switch to Microsoft Intune.

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Reminder: Upgrades to Michigan Medicine Computer Environment Continue; Training Opportunities Available

03/29/2022

Late last year, Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) completed the rollout of the Microsoft 365 (M365) productivity suite, including Microsoft Teams. 

 

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ALERT: Update Firefox to Address Multiple Vulnerabilities

03/08/2022

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university systems running Mozilla Firefox as well as users of personal systems with Firefox installed.

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Research Data Management Office Hours Start March 15

03/07/2022

Join us for Research Data Management Office Hours! The HITS Academic Engagement and Taubman Health Sciences Library teams are back to answer your questions and feature data storage options available through U-M. 

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Reminder: Skype for Business (including Persistent Chat groups) will be retired on March 31, 2022

03/03/2022

Michigan Medicine’s instance of Skype for Business (SfB) will be retired on March 31. This planned retirement is happening in conjunction with the rollout of Microsoft Teams – which is now our preferred tool for business-related (non-clinical) communication and collaboration, including chat.

NOTICE: Phishing emails targeting students with fake job scams

03/01/2022

Phishing emails that target students with fake job scams continue to be prevalent. A number of U-M students, including incoming high school students who haven’t attended U-M yet, have reported scam emails about work-from-home job opportunities.

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Updates to Michigan Medicine Windows computing environment – happening now through early April

02/28/2022

HITS will soon update many Michigan Medicine computers to align available tools, improve functionality, and provide a more consistent user experience across our Windows computing environment – primarily impacting Standard and Flex mode DESKTOPS, and Kiosk devices.

Updated Michigan Medicine login screen design coming March 1

02/28/2022

Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) is rolling out design updates to unify the look of the login screens used across Michigan Medicine applications. 

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Michigan Medicine partnering with Cornerstone on new Talent Management platform, starting with MLearning replacement

02/22/2022

Michigan Medicine Human Resources, Organizational Learning and Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) are partnering with Cornerstone to develop and deliver a comprehensive, online Talent Management platform to serve all of Michigan Medicine, including faculty, staff and learners from U-M Health, the medical school and shared services.

Action required to continue accessing applications which use Michigan Medicine SAML/SSO Identity Provider Service before March 4, 2022

02/21/2022

This message is intended for HITS staff whose applications use the Michigan Medicine SAML/SSO Identity Provider service (weblogin.med.umich.edu).

 

The production certificate for the Michigan Medicine Web SSO (SAML) / Access Manager / Web login authentication service will expire on Friday, March 4, 2022, and must be replaced before then or logins to the application will fail.

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A critical vulnerability in all versions of Samba prior to 4.13.17 has been discovered

02/02/2022

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university Linux servers that run smbd.

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Spring MiChart system upgrade coming April 24

02/01/2022

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, April 24.

This will be the first planned upgrade for 2022 with a goal to introduce new features, limit impact to the organization and maintain regulatory requirements. 

 

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ALERT: Apply patches to Linux systems with policykit package

01/26/2022

This message was sent to U-M IT groups on January 26, 2022. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university servers running Linux systems with Polkit's pkexec component installed.

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Reminder: Microsoft Teams now available for Michigan Medicine

01/20/2022

The collaborative workspace application will replace Skype for Business 

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ADVISORY: Update WordPress to address security vulnerabilities

01/10/2022

The information below was sent to U-M IT groups on January 10, 2022. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university websites that use WordPress.

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Help Me Now locations to reopen

01/10/2022

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) will reopen all three Help Me Now locations this week, with modified hours, limited staffing and necessary COVID-19 safety precautions. 

Improved image sharing to improve care at Michigan Medicine

01/06/2022

Later this month, Michigan Medicine will implement Clinical Enterprise Imaging (CEI) — a program consisting of multiple projects aimed at improving the display and sharing of images across the institution.

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IA Alert Update: New info for updating Apache Log4j utility to address zero-day vulnerability

12/16/2021

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university servers running the Apache Log4j Java-based logging utility, or running applications that have Log4j embedded.

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Issues affecting numerous services, including DUO, VPN, EPCS, VPlaces and others

12/15/2021

A Major incident has been declared affecting Duo Multifactor Authentication that is impacting multiple services.

 

ALERT: Update Apache Log4j utility to address zero-day vulnerability

12/10/2021

The information below was sent to U-M IT groups via email on December 10, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible or university servers running the Apache Log4j Java-based logging utility, or running applications that have Log4j embedded.

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Next Next wave of Outlook upgrades re-scheduled to December 13-17

12/06/2021

The next wave of account upgrades, which was scheduled to take place this week (December 6-10), has been re-scheduled for NEXT WEEK - DECEMBER 13-17.

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Reminder: Outlook account upgrades continue through mid-December

11/29/2021

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) is reminding everyone that Michigan Medicine Outlook account upgrades — which began in early November — will resume today, Nov. 29, and continue in “waves” until mid-December.  

How HITS embraces remote and hybrid collaboration

11/22/2021

Employees of Health Information Technology & Services in Michigan Medicine embraced remote work long before the COVID-19 pandemic, with some working from South Carolina, Florida, and even overseas.

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