News from ITS: Dec. 2018


Campus to move to Windows 10 by January 2020; recent improvements made to hardware and software across campus; and reminder that two-factor authentication for all employees begins Jan. 23, 2019.

A/V renovation in Michigan Rooms
A/V renovation in Michigan Rooms
ITS recently worked with UM-Dearborn Facilities to complete A/V renovations of the Michigan Rooms in Fairlane Center South.

Upgrading to Windows 10

Due to Microsoft ending support for earlier Windows versions, the campus must upgrade all computers to Windows 10 by January 20, 2020. ITS has completed the Windows 10 image and has established a dedicated student-staffed “Refresh Team” to complete this work. 

In some cases, computers currently in use are not able to support Windows 10 and will need to be replaced. Departments will be advised when this is the case.

Recent improvements and upgrades

ITS has had a busy summer and fall, updating hardware and software in instructional spaces across campus. 

New equipment has been added to the following classrooms: CASL Building 2048, 2090, 3035, 3048, 3049, 3065, 4024, 4073 (pictured); HPEC 1180; NSBS 1146, SLRC 1010, FCS 190, 191, 241, 243; and SSB 1400, 1500, 1600, 1170.

Additionally, legacy equipment has been replaced. Most VCRs and overhead projectors have been removed. All instructional computers provide DVD drives and overheads have been replaced with document cameras. Both of these devices are available for use through the instructional room computer and unified interface.

The A/V renovation of the Michigan Rooms is complete. Along with Facilities, we installed a new network closet to support the Michigan Rooms, new fiber, wiring and electrical, and completely renovated the audiovisual equipment in the room. The result is a much more useful and professional room. 

Outdoor wireless and wireless AP replacements

In the coming academic year, ITS will be replacing half of the WiFi access points around campus and adding wireless in most outdoor spaces. Look for additional details in future Reporter articles. 

Reminder: Two-factor authentication begins early next year

To increase IT security on the UM-Dearborn campus, U-M plans to turn on two-factor for Weblogin for all Dearborn campus employees and sponsored affiliates on January 23, 2019.ITS has launched a campaign encouraging university affiliates to turn on two-factor for Weblogin.

We are asking everyone on campus to take two important steps to protect their account with Duo:

  • Enroll in Duo, the two-factor authentication tool being used at Michigan. You can choose from multiple Duo options.
  • Turn on two-factor for Weblogin. Many are already using Duo from some services, but everyone needs to use it for ALL services located behind Weblogin, including Banner, Box, Canvas, eResearch, Google, MCommunity, MReports, WebFocus, ImageNow, Wolverine Access (Concur, Employee Self-Service, Faculty Business, Travel Registration, University Business) and others.

You are welcome to follow the instructions and complete the setup on your own. However, if you would prefer to have personal assistance, please contact the ITS ServiceDesk.  

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