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January 25, 2012

Unofficial Information Available in Third Week Count Data Set

The data in the Third Week Count data set and its related SA05 BusinessObjects universe for Winter 2012 was extracted and loaded on January 25, 2012. As soon as the data has been checked for accuracy, an email will be sent indicating the counts are official.

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To: Third Week Count Data Set Users
cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform [its-inform@umich.edu]
Subject: Unofficial Information Available in Third Week Count Data Set
Date: January 25, 2012

Posted by nancyf at 08:50 AM

January 24, 2012

Get Ready: VDI Replaces ITS Citrix on 2/15/12

Hello Citrix user,

You are identified as someone who has access to Citrix M-Pathways. On February 15, the ITS Citrix infrastructure is being replaced by Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology. Any application that you accessed from Citrix can be accessed from our new VDI "pools".

If you use Citrix to access the VaaS Vsphere admin console and before you can use VDI, you must install the VMware View client on your workstation. This installation requires workstation admin access and will also require a reboot of your workstation. For installation instructions, please refer to http://www.itcs.umich.edu/mydesktop/support/.

If you continue to need access to functionality that was available on Citrix, we strongly encourage you to have the VDI VMware View client installed before February 15.

Thank you for taking the time to prepare for this change.

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To: ITS Citrix users of VaaS
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Get Ready: VDI Replaces ITS Citrix on 2/15/12
Date: January 24, 2012

Posted by nancyf at 12:10 PM

Prepare for 2/15/12 Replacement of ITS Citrix with VDI

Hello Citrix user,

You are identified as someone who has logged onto Citrix M-Pathways or Citrix DAC-EIS Remote application within the last 12 months to use DAC EIS - Remote Access, ImageNow6, and/or Wolverine Access.

On February 15, the ITS Citrix infrastructure is being replaced by Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology. Any application that you accessed from Citrix can be accessed from our new VDI "pools".

Before you can use VDI, you must install the VMware View client on your workstation. This installation requires workstation admin access and will also require a reboot of your workstation. For installation instructions, please refer to http://www.itcs.umich.edu/mydesktop/support/.

If you continue to need access to functionality that was available on Citrix, we strongly encourage you to have the VDI VMware View client installed before February 15.

Thank you for taking the time to prepare for this change.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the ITS Service Center:
734-764-HELP (764-4357)
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http://its.umich.edu/help
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To: ITS Citrix users of DAC EIS, ImageNow, and Wolverine Access
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Prepare for 2/15/12 Replacement of ITS Citrix with VDI
Date: January 24, 2012

Posted by nancyf at 11:53 AM

January 20, 2012

DEV UL Jan. 20 Meeting Agenda & Materials

Posted by bing at 04:51 PM

January 09, 2012

Updated Project/Grant Financial Reports in M-Reports

To view the current financial status for your project/grants, access M-Reports on Wolverine Access.

The navigation path is: Faculty & Staff > M-Reports. Once in M-Reports, click the appropriate tab(s), as follows, to view your reports:
-- If you are responsible for both sponsored research and non-sponsored projects, click the Research tab and toggle between the Sponsored P/G and UM-Funded/Gifts/Other P/Gs sub-tabs, as needed.
-- If you are responsible for only UM-Funded, Gift, or Other projects, click the Fin. Mgmt tab.

M-Reports provides:
-- Official balances, as of December 2011 business close.
-- Projected balances, recalculated daily to reflect recent activity and upcoming commitments (e.g., salary, financial aid, purchasing, departmental).
-- Links to underlying transaction details.

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To: Principal Investigators and Project Administrators
From: U-M Financial Operations [its-inform@umich.edu]
Subject: Updated Project/Grant Financial Reports in M-Reports
Date: January 9, 2012

Posted by lcsteele at 11:20 AM

December 2011 Business Closed

December business closed on Friday, January 6, 2012. FINODS, the Financial data set and the associated BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed early in the morning of Sunday, January 8, 2012.

To run the monthly financial reports from FINODS, see the applicable My LINC documents at:

To learn about additional Statement of Activity report options, see the Alternatives to Printed Statements web page.

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To: monthendclosenotification
From: its-inform@umich.edu
Subject: December 2011 Business Closed
Date: January 9, 2012

Posted by lcsteele at 11:05 AM

January 06, 2012

Month End BusinessObjects Reports

This message is to inform you of a BusinessObjects issue that affects you and the steps that ITS has taken to correct it. Specifically, the issue involves BusinessObjects reports that are scheduled to run on the dates on the Month End Close calendar.

What Happened

ITS did not add 2012 dates to the calendar until after the December 7, 2011 month-end close. As a result, recurring report instances that use the Month End Close calendar were deleted. Some of the deleted recurring instances were owned by you.

What ITS Has Done to Correct This

ITS has done two things:

What You’ll See

When you look at the scheduling history for reports that run on the Month End Close calendar, you’ll see recurring instances. These recurring instances are scheduled to run at the same time as the December 7 ones, the output will be in the same format (Excel, WebI, or PDF), and they will run using the credentials of the person who owns the December 7 instance (you).

If you have any questions about this, contact the ITS Service Center; contact information is below.

Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience. We very much appreciate your patience.

Sincerely,
DePriest Dockins
Enabling Technologies
Information and Technology Services
University of Michigan

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To: Select Financial Data Set Users
From: ITS-Inform@umich.edu
Subject: Month End BusinessObjects Reports
Date: January 6, 2012

Posted by lcsteele at 04:27 PM

DEV UL Nov. 11 Meeting Agenda & Materials

Posted by andersje at 03:20 PM

The DART Education & Training Page Launches

A new and updated DART website is now available, including training resources, FAQs, a glossary of DART terms and announcements. This site was developed in partnership with OUD and ITS to share information needed by the Development community to prepare for DART. It will provide a central repository for DART information going forward. The new site will be available from DevNet.

You may need to log in to view content - please use your uniqname and kerberos password.


Posted by andersje at 03:00 PM

Register for DART Training

On January 15th, the first round of DART Access emails will be sent, allowing you to start registering for instructor led DART training courses. You will receive a separate email for each role requested. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder - these emails will come from its.training.registration@umich.edu.

Please sign up for classes as soon as possible, as they will fill up quickly. A link to registration for each course will be provided in the emails you receive. Registration is on a first come first serve basis – even if a course is not available until March, we suggest you sign up as soon as you receive your registration email.

A few things to consider when taking instructor-led courses:

• Seats in these classes are limited. Be considerate & strategic when signing-up for training – don’t sign up for a class if you’re not sure you can attend.
• There are only enough training spots to take a course ONE time. You can take a refresher course after go live, if so desired.
• If you do not need to use a specific role at go-live, wait to take your training until after March 26th.
• Take alternate eLearning courses if possible – for example, DART Basics for the Development Community will be available as both instructor led and eLearning.
• Instructor-led courses will be in place for go-live & and shortly after. Ongoing DART Training will be shifted to eLearning after go-live.


You’ll receive another round of email on or around February 13th, allowing you to register for the DART eLearning courses. Those courses will allow you to take training from your desk when it’s most convenient for you.

Posted by andersje at 02:57 PM

Getting Ready for DART

At the January 10th Development Council Breakout session, the DART Change Management Team presented information on getting ready for the move to DART.

Some of the information shared included:
• What training courses will be available
• How to register for classes
• How to use the MyLinc system to view and change your courses

You can view the full presentation here for all the details.

Posted by andersje at 02:54 PM

January 04, 2012

New Data Set Streamlines Application Counts Reporting

If you’ve ever tried to modify the Master Counts report in BusinessObjects, you know that it’s a daunting task, even for experienced users. But help is on the way! ITS is rolling out a new data set that makes it easy to create your own application counts reports or modify existing ones. You can slice the data however you like.

As of January 4, all users with access to recruiting and admissions data in the Data Warehouse automatically have access to the new Student Application Tracking Management (ATM) data set. With this new data set, you can:

The UM-Maintained reports are located in BusinessObjects:
Public Folders > UM-Maintained > Student > Stdnt ATM

Visit this My LINC web page for a reference document and brief video introduction to ATM.

For Assistance or Questions

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To: Recruiting & Admissions Data Set Users
cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform@umich.edu
Subject: New Data Set Streamlines Application Counts Reporting
Date: January 4, 2012

Posted by nancyf at 01:48 PM