Microsoft 365

All Together Now: Microsoft 365 Coming to Michigan Medicine!

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Beginning this month, members of the Michigan Medicine community can begin exploring the benefits of Microsoft 365 (M365) – a product suite that brings together Microsoft’s most popular tools in a new, better, and more powerful way.

Combining the best of desktop, web, and mobile applications, M365 will enable users to collaborate in real-time, with anyone in Michigan Medicine from nearly anywhere, on virtually any device.

M365 is HIPAA compliant, and will provide Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and learners with a unified, streamlined experience that promotes productivity and collaboration, and helps people get things done!

M365 Rollout Timeline

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M365 is coming in stages, so users can expect to experience greater benefits as items are added over time.

Now Available: SharePoint Online

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SharePoint Online: Provides a rich, cloud-based experience specifically designed to work seamlessly with other M365 products. It also includes tools that make building and managing “team” and “communication” sites easier than ever before.

June-July: Office 365 + OneDrive

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Now through mid-July, HITS will upgrade CoreImage Windows devices (Standard and Flex mode) to enable users to begin using Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive. This represents a major step toward making the full Microsoft 365 (M365) experience available to everyone across Michigan Medicine. Step-by-step install video.

Soon: Outlook in the Cloud + Mobile Device Management Upgrade

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Between August and November, 2021, email, calendars, and contacts will move to the cloud. Meanwhile, Intelligent Hub will be replaced by an improved mobile device management system that lets users to take full advantage of M365 features on mobile devices.

Later: Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams is a single, customizable “portal” that integrates multiple M365 tools to streamline work, enabling users to easily access files, chat with coworkers, have meetings, and more – all in one place. (Teams will replace Skype for Business.)

Later: Additional M365 Applications and Integrations

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Over time, HITS will enable additional features to make the M365 experience even better! These include Microsoft-supported tools and applications specifically designed to leverage the platform’s cloud capabilities such as Planner and Lists; as well as integrations with popular non-Microsoft products – helping users harness the benefits of these tools as never before.

Become an M365 Champion and help your team get prepared!

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M365 Champions are volunteers who agree to take on a leading role in helping their unit or team become M365 "early adopters." 

If you'd like to be an M365 Champion, please complete this form.

Expectations for M365 Champions

  • Be your unit or team's "point of contact" for M365-related news and information.
  • Be available to help show others how to use tools, and promote M365 best practices.
  • Share how you and your team are using (or would like to use) M365, so we can better understand your business needs and goals.
  • Participate in early testing, and provide feedback on apps and adoption activities/materials.
  • Help with “how-to” support for M365 within your unit or team.
  • Help to answer questions from within the broader M365 community, as able.

An important note about the ITS-supported version of M365 (Teams)

U-M ITS offers an M365 (Teams) service. While it is available to any U-M faculty, staff, or student, there are some important considerations:

  • The campus M365 service is not HIPAA compliant and cannot be used to store or share sensitive data.

  • There is no way to migrate content or workflows created in the campus M365 service to the Michigan Medicine service.

  • The campus version of M365 Teams does not integrate with Outlook at Michigan Medicine.