May 31, 2024

EASI Go Prod AMS & Enterprise Shared Services Updates – Feb. 1 to May 31, 2024

…Management Systems SAP GUI Upgrade (May/June) U of T will be transitioning to the new version of SAP GUI as the current version is no longer supported. Digital Workplace clients have received the upgrade from SAP GUI 7.6 (Patch 6) to version 8.00 (Patch 4, and IT administrators will facilitate the upgrade for divisions. The new version includes performance improvements, and enhanced stability and security, and represents minimal change to business processes. AMS Disaster Recovery Solution Since June 2023, the…

UTmail+ Email Service Update

March 13, 2024

Important Notice: Stream Classic Retiring

Date: March 13, 2024 To: InfoTech Listserv From: EASI Digital Workplace; Academic, Research & Collaborative Technologies Re: Important Notice: Stream Classic Retiring on May 6 Dear colleagues, As per our previous notices, Stream Classic will be retired for the University community as part of Microsoft’s transition to Stream on SharePoint. The final retirement date has been set for Monday, May 6, 2024. After this date, users who have not yet downloaded/migrated their Stream Classic videos will not be able to…

February 9, 2024

New OneDrive Storage Limit with A1 Licenses

…At 100 per cent capacity, the user’s OneDrive will be limited to read-only access. Users can still download files, delete files, and empty recycle bins; however, no existing files will be available for editing and new files cannot be saved to OneDrive. Below is the notification to the 141 impacted users (A1 licensed casuals/non-appointed faculty and staff). If you would like a list of your users, please contact me. Thank you, Vicki Vokas Senior Manager, Digital Workplace ********** EMAIL to…

January 24, 2024

Incredible connections, contributions: Fond farewell to Pamela Harris after 25 years of dedicated service

…years. How has EASI changed? Well, it has changed a lot! When I started, the department I worked for was called Administrative Management Systems (AMS) and our focus was primarily on the SAP systems. A restructure to form the CIO Portfolio saw us joining the ROSI SIS team to become EASI. Our IT Director, Graham, eventually retired and Cathy became our Executive Director. We took on NGSIS, enterprise architecture, the O365 and Digital Workplace portfolios, moved our SAP infrastructure to…

December 7, 2023

Importing U of T Holidays and Observances Calendar 2024 – 2025 

…following in their calendars: Holidays will be marked as: all day event, out of office, no reminder and the location set to ‘U of T Holidays’. Observances will be marked as: all day event, free, no reminder and the location set to ‘Non-Statutory Religious Observance’. The full holiday schedule can be viewed at: https://people.utoronto.ca/memos/holiday-schedule-2023-24-and-2024-25/ The full religious observances schedule can be viewed at: https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/student-resources/rights-responsibilities/accommodation-religious/#section_2 Questions? Please contact Vicki Vokas, Senior Manager, Digital Workplace at vicki.vokas@utoronto.ca Kind regards, EASI Digital Workplace

November 16, 2023

‘It’s been a great run!’: Q&A with soon-to-retire Cathy Eberts after 29 years of dedicated service

…systems, then SIS and NGSIS, and finally as the Director for Enterprise Systems. Adding the Digital Workplace/M365 team to EASI, just prior to the pandemic, definitely threw a little spice into my job! How has IT evolved at U of T and in higher education and what do you think the future holds? There, of course, have been many IT changes over the years, not just in terms of technology but also in terms of organization. When I started in…

M365 Tactical Resources Committee (MTAC)

…Assistant Director – Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration Vicki Vokas (Acting Chair), Senior Manager, Digital Workplace – Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration Anthony Betts, Director – Information & Instructional Technology Services, UTM Sotira Chrisanthidis, Director, Information & Instructional Technology – Faculty of Arts & Science Corey Dales, Director, Information Systems – Office of Vice President & Provost Deyves Fonseca, Associate Director, Information Security Operations – Information Security Jeremy Graham, Assistant Director, Operations – Academic, Research & Collaborative (ARC) technologies Elias…

M365 Application Review Committee (ARC)

…Kaur, Senior Manager, Business Transformation & Program Management – Project Management Office, UTSC​ Dimitris Keramidas, Director, Information Technology, Discovery Commons – Temerty Faculty of Medicine James Lawson, Supervisor, Help Services – Information Commons, Scotiabank Hy Luo, Product Delivery Lead – Information and Instructional Technology Services, UTM Marden Paul, Director, Planning, Governance & Assessment – Information Technology Services Dennis Perkovic, Digital Workplace Specialist – Information & Instructional Technology Services, UTM Dan Pettigrew, Associate Registrar, Director of Administrative Information and Technology Services…

November 29, 2022

Importing U of T Holidays and Observances Calendar 2023 – 2024

…users’ UTmail+ Calendar folders beginning this week. Individuals will see the following in their calendars: Holidays will be marked as: all day event, out of office, no reminder and the location set to ‘U of T Holidays’. Observances will be marked as: all day event, free, no reminder and the location set to ‘Non-Statutory Religious Observance’. The full holiday schedule can be viewed at: https://people.utoronto.ca/news/holiday-schedule-2022-23-and-2023-24/ The full religious observances schedule can be viewed at: https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/policies-guidelines/accommodation-religious/ Kind regards, EASI Digital Workplace