Microsoft 365

As the Michigan Medicine workforce relies more on modern digital workflows for productivity, HITS will invest in strategic platforms that enable communication and collaboration. This includes extending and improving existing strategic platforms. 

Michigan Medicine will build and tailor its own comprehensive Microsoft 365 environment, based on our unique academic, research, and patient care needs. NOTE: Data or accounts created in the ITS-managed Microsoft 365 service cannot be migrated to the Michigan Medicine environment.

What is Microsoft 365?

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Microsoft 365 provides the same products you rely on today -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook -- and packages them in a more powerful, collaborative, and mobile-friendly way through OneDrive. M365 also offers several new tools:

  • Teams: A central place for you and your colleagues to come together and get work done.
  • Planner: Organize teamwork with intuitive, collaborative, visual task management.
  • Lists: Track information, organize work, and customize for your team.
  • SharePoint Online: Create beautiful, modern web experiences.
  • Yammer: Connect and engage across your organization.

Why is Michigan Medicine moving to Microsoft 365?

  • Enable Michigan Medicine's efforts to improve communication, productivity, and collaboration in service to the core value of Teamwork.
  • Seek to connect more deeply with our colleagues, our collaborators on campus, and our partners across the state of Michigan through enhanced technologies and modern digital processes.
  • Increase the ability to consistently respond to integrated individual, team, and organizational needs for faculty, staff, and learners in the modern workplace.


HITS is currently developing a roadmap that will define how individual Microsoft products and services will be implemented across Michigan Medicine. Visioning sessions with customers will happen in late November/early December. 

Want to be an early adopter?

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We are currently identifying Michigan Medicine teams who would like to become pilot users of Microsoft 365. If your group is interested, please complete this form. A member of the HITS project team will contact you within 5-7 business days to share more details and confirm your participation.

Project Updates

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Michigan Medicine SharePoint upgrade: Learning opportunities, development freeze, community of practice


Michigan Medicine is upgrading its existing Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment to SharePoint Online, a cloud-based service that will provide new opportunities for teams to share and manage content, knowledge and applications. Pilots and testing are happening now, and HITS plans to introduce SharePoint Online across all of Michigan Medicine beginning in early 2021.


Michigan Medicine joins campus partners in renewing Microsoft contract that will enable new, improved IT products and services


The multi-year, universitywide contract provides opportunities for each member — the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, and Michigan Medicine — to build and tailor its own comprehensive Microsoft 365 environment, based on each partner’s unique academic, research, and/or patient care needs.