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Also known at U-M as Institutional File System (IFS) or MFile, the Andrew File System (AFS) is a central file storage, sharing, and retrieval system that you can access from Mac, Windows, and Unix computers. AFS eliminates the need to carry flash drives or other external storage mediums.

Drupal Hosting

Drupal is an advanced web Content Management System, maintained by ITS technical staff, that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage, and organize a wide variety of content on a website. With Drupal you can develop and maintain your site using only your web browser, eliminating the need to learn additional software or languages.

Enterprise Portals & Websites

The Enterprise Portals/B&F Websites Services consist of technologies that support Business and Finance and ITS departments and services. Services are provided using open source web management tools, along with custom and vendor-supported applications and content management tools. Enterprise Portals exist as a launching point for central administrative systems and IT services.

LSA ArcGIS for Server Service

The ArcGIS for Server Service provides members of LSA with access to enterprise-level data collaboration, sharing, and management features, as well as web services and geoprocessing capabilities, without requiring them to acquire, deploy, and manage their own instances of ArcGIS for Server.

LSA Faculty, Lab, & Research Websites (FLR)

LSA IT, in partnership with LSA Web Services, developed a service that allows faculty members at U-M, labs, minor programs, and other areas of LSA to develop an easily editable, U-M branded website.

LSA Research Support

LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support staff are happy to provide 4 programs under the "Research Support" service:

  • Data management
  • Device integration
  • Procurement
  • Technology consulting for proposals and grants
LSA Unit Websites

LSA Web Services and Development, Marketing & Communications work with department web communicators to make their websites highly effective channels of communications for constituents, including prospective and current students and their parents, as well as faculty and staff.

LSA Web Hosting Environment (WHE)

LSA's Web Hosting Environment (WHE) offers a commercial type webhosting platform for LSA faculty and staff. This service uses cPanel and is most useful primarily for those technically-inclined users with very specific software needs. 

LSA Windows Web Application Hosting (WWAH)

LSA IT offers Windows web application hosting for applications developed and maintained by MIS as well as by individual units.

M Cloud

M Cloud offers public cloud computing to the University of Michigan community. The service enables the U-M community to more easily consume public cloud computing, integrates resources on campus, provides consulting services and training, and looks for opportunities to provide shared services using cloud computing.


MiDatabase is a virtual server with a managed database. Supported platforms include Microsoft SQL, MySQL and Oracle. ITS will monitor, patch and back up your database so you can focus on managing your data and applications. Reduce effort and costs as you no longer need to buy and manage your own hardware or software. Flexibility to select the right options for your campus computing needs.


MiDesktop is a virtual desktop hosting environment managed by ITS. The service provides an easy-to-manage VDI platform, which allows simple and secure access to a custom pool of virtual desktops.


MiServer is a virtual server environment managed by ITS. Choose either a Core Server, where you are the system administrator and install all software, or a Managed Server, which allows you to focus on managing applications instead of the operating system. Both options free you from managing physical servers and offer flexibility to select the right options for your campus computing needs.


LSA IT administers the U-M SharePoint Portal, which has been provided to faculty and staff of the University of Michigan to better facilitate collaboration on administrative tasks through easy and convenient sharing of documentation, calendar information and tasks.

U-M Google

U-M Google is a software bundle that includes the core Google Apps of Email, Calendar, Docs, Sites, Contacts, and Chat as well as over 40 other apps designed to improve collaboration.

Web Application Hosting

Web Application Hosting is an easy to use Web service that provides campus users access to their own Web applications without needing to download, install, and maintain additional hardware and software.