IT Update News from 05/2021

Reminder about 25 Science Park parking lot K (located at rear of building)

May 27, 2021

As Yale management plans the safe return of our colleagues to buildings across campus, please note the following update from Winstanley Property Management on parking in the rear lot of 25 Science Park.

Recent Update

During the past year, with little activity at this site, we allowed the...

IT Virtual Town Hall - May 24

May 27, 2021

John opened the meeting reflecting on a large number of projects on track this fiscal year . He chose to highlight a few (of many):

Next Generation Network, a huge strategic objective to harden the institution’s infrastructure and rebuild its networking fabric, continues to march...

Enhancing ITS culture through diversity recruiting

May 27, 2021

ITS has been evolving recruiting and retention practices in support of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and Belonging initiatives over the last several years. Diversity in the workplace is important not only in the culture of our institution but in the material difference diverse perspectives...

Improvements to Yale’s Custom Grading System and more at IT Leadership Team Meeting

May 27, 2021

The IT Leadership Team met on May 26 and discussed the following topics:

Grading at Yale

John Ferraiuolo and his Technical Analysis team were asked to update Faculty Grade Submission (FGS), Yale’s custom grading system. The application was initially introduced in 2004 and did not meet...

University transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams tools completed successfully

May 26, 2021

Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business in July. Related to this effort, on May 21, ITS decommissioned all of Yale’s Skype for Business accounts to prepare for this change, and the University moved to Microsoft Teams tools to support chat and online calling. ITS migrated over 1600 Skype...

Staff movement, anniversaries, and new hires - April 2021

May 13, 2021

Congratulations to IT staff who recently celebrated a milestone, moved to a new role, or joined our organization in April. Welcome or congratulate your colleagues using Ycards , Yale’s digital...

Kudos to the Student Technology Collaborative team

May 13, 2021

As one of Yale’s most unique academic years draws to a close, our sincere appreciation goes to the Student Technology Collaborative (STC) team, who overcame significant hurdles this year—starting with shifting from traditional on-campus support to fully remote STC training, collaborative...

Workplace Survey Initiatives update - May 13

May 13, 2021

The ITS Leadership Team and the ITS Climate, Culture, and Inclusion (CCI) Task Force continue to make workplace improvements through the nine separate initiatives derived from the...

Skype for Business is being retired on May 21, 2021

May 12, 2021
Summary Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business in July 2021. The University is moving to Microsoft Teams tools for chat and online calling. On Friday, May 21 , Yale ITS will decommission all Skype for Business accounts at Yale. You will still be able to chat with a Skype user if...