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July IT Update: VPN changes, Personal contact info, CME credits, Java removal, M365, Ai guidelines, Password syncing tops 50%

07/03/2024

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

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ALERT: Update OpenSSH on Linux Servers for Critical Vulnerability

07/03/2024

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university Linux systems using OpenSSH server.

 
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Help Me Now and UH South Paging Services Offices closed on Fourth of July

06/26/2024

HITS walk-up support will be closed on Thursday, July 4. 

 

Your User Experience with CoPilot in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Edge will soon be changing.

06/13/2024

In order to protect Michigan Medicine users from cyber threats and to align with Michigan Medicine’s AI strategy, Microsoft’s AI tool – CoPilot, will soon be removed from the Michigan Medicine environment.

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NOTICE: Be aware of phishing scams urging users to verify accounts

06/11/2024

Please inform your unit staff, student advisors, and faculty about the risks of phishing attempts, as compromised accounts can lead to further scams and unauthorized access to university resources.

 
 
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June IT Update: VPN changes, Dropbox updates, evals in Cornerstone, password syncing continues

06/10/2024

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

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Coming Soon: New Microsoft Planner to include To Do and Project For The Web capabilities

06/07/2024

In the next few months, Microsoft is consolidating Project for the Web and Microsoft To Do features and capabilities into the new Microsoft Planner.

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VPN restricted to “Managed-Only” devices starts July 31

06/06/2024

As of July 31, 2024, Michigan Medicine's Virtual Private Network (VPN) will be limited exclusively to devices managed by Michigan Medicine.  

 
 
 
 
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Reminder: New Microsoft planner to include To Do and Project for Web capabilities

06/06/2024

In the next few months, Microsoft is consolidating Project for the Web and Microsoft To Do features and capabilities into the new Microsoft Planner. 

 
 
 
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HITS team earns recognition for improving Michigan Medicine's cellular coverage

06/05/2024

A groundbreaking OpenRoaming Initiative led by a team at HITS recently earned recognition from Cisco, a worldwide technology company.

 
 

Help Me Now and UH South Paging Services Offices closed on Memorial Day

05/22/2024

HITS walk-up support will be closed on Monday, May 27. 

 

May IT Update: Password syncing continues, Dropbox updates, NVivo, Self evals in Cornerstone, Downtime procedures

05/09/2024

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

Clinical, Education, Research, Security, Services & Support
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NOTICE: Job Scams Trending at U-M

05/01/2024

Help spread awareness of scam emails that target students

M365 external participant "sharing links" expiry default increasing from 30 to 90 days

04/26/2024

Last summer, HITS introduced the ability for M365 users to share links to documents and folders in OneDrive and SharePoint with non-Michigan Medicine partners. At that time, the default expiration window for those links was set to 30 days. Based on customer feedback, we’re increasing the default expiration time to 90 days. As before, those who share links can continue to extend the deadline manually, if desired.

April 18 event: Walking tour of CSC, where HITS recently collaborated to bring VR to Michigan Medicine

04/10/2024

Experience a walking tour of the Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) Med Sci II led by Dr. James Cooke, Executive Director.

 
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April IT Update: Sync your passwords now! Win11, Prism, MiChart Upgrade, System Accounts

04/05/2024

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

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ALERT: Linux XZ Utils and SSH Backdoor

04/03/2024

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university Linux systems using XZ Utils versions 5.6.0 and 5.6.1. This may also be of interest to individuals using the above on personal computers.

Upgrade to New Microsoft Teams required as of March 31

03/28/2024

As of March 31, anyone still using the “classic” Teams will be required to upgrade to the latest version, which offers some significant benefits.

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Spring MiChart System Upgrade Coming April 21 – Training Materials Available Now

03/19/2024

Training materials for the MiChart Spring upgrade are now available. Be sure to review them so you are aware of the upcoming enhancements and new functionality. 

Cornerstone Learning test and assessment functionality unavailable March 13-14

03/07/2024

The test and assessment functionality for many online and some instructor-led courses in Cornerstone Learning will be unavailable from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13 through 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 to accommodate an upgrade to the Questionmark system. 

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

03/06/2024

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

Education, Research, Security, Services & Support
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Upgrade to new Microsoft Teams experience begins this week!

02/13/2024

Starting Tuesday, February 13, Microsoft Teams users will be prompted to upgrade to the latest version. While users may notice only modest changes to the overall look-and-feel, the new Teams experience offers some significant benefits:

NOTICE: Threat Actors Targeting Researchers and Academics

02/07/2024

This message is intended for U-M faculty and staff, as well as U-M IT staff who are responsible for securing university-owned data.

 

Changes coming to Duo

01/29/2024

The new year brings new functionality to Duo at U-M. 

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Spring MiChart System Upgrade Coming April 21

01/23/2024

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, April 21. This will be the first planned upgrade for 2024 with a goal to introduce new features, limit impact to the organization, and maintain regulatory requirements. 

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