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Tech that Works for U is a new tech talk series dedicated to teaching you how to use the productivity tools available to you at the University of Miami.


Dashboard-in-a-Day: Power BI Workshop

UMIT is bringing Dashboard-in-a-Day to UM! Dashboard-in-a-Day is a one-day Microsoft Power BI workshop where you can learn how to monitor data on live dashboards, create rich interactive reports, and access data on-the-go via your mobile device.

The goal of this workshop is to help you understand how to analyze your data in a rich and compelling way. Whether you are evaluating its ability to meet organizational requirements around data visualization and analysis, or you are looking to learn how Power BI can help you be more efficient and make a greater impact on the work you do every day – this is the workshop for you!

Dashboard-in-a-Day workshops will take place at the University of Miami's Coral Gables and Medical campuses. Please register for the workshop you are interested in attending:

Coral Gables Campus Workshop –

Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
School of Law Building, Room E352
Register for the Coral Gables Campus Workshop

Medical Campus Workshop –

Friday, August 3, 2018 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 1270A
Register for the Medical Campus Workshop



Collaboration Tools at the U

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 3-4 p.m.
School of Law Building, Classroom A110


The "Collaboration Tools at the U" tech talk focused on demonstrating and discussing various collaboration tools available to all UM faculty, staff, and students. These tools – including Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive – enable you to connect with others, no matter where you are located in the world. Collaboration with colleagues is easy with these ready-to-use, online solutions!

Benefits of Collaboration:
  • Documents are all stored in a single place, accessible online.
  • Team members can be anywhere.
  • Keep track of projects easily.
  • Complete actions quickly.
Collaboration Tools at the U Presentation:

Introducing Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 2-3 p.m.
McArthur Engineering Building, Conference Room 202


Microsoft Teams, a chat-centered workspace in Office 365, brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place, so everyone has instant access to everything they need. Teams is available to all faculty, staff, and students through Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft Teams makes communicating one-on-one and with groups easy! Enjoy seamless real-time collaboration, schedule small group or team meetings, post an email in a thread to keep everyone in the loop, search for public teams to collaborate on shared projects, and see past content and chat history anytime.

Introducing Microsoft Teams Presentation:
Microsoft Teams Resources:

Want to increase your department's efficiency using productivity tools?
Meet with the Software Workflow Analysis Team for suggested solutions!

Improve your department's workflows by meeting with our Software Workflow Analysis Team (SWAT) for an engagement exercise! During a SWAT engagement, your departmental processes and work tasks are analyzed for an opportunity to increase efficiency. Once the analysis is complete, the SWAT will provide a combination of productivity tools and alternative processes as solution(s).

Ready to start? Contact us via email at: