2014. Introduced UMICH Account Management, which works in concert with MCommunity. UMICH Account Management allows users to reset forgotten UMICH passwords if they enter security questions in advance. Began adding ORCID iDs to the MCommunity Directory.
2013. Improvements made to the MCommunity Sponsor System administrative application.
2011. MCommunity Directory released. MCommunity Directory data used to provision and de-provision Active Directory (UMROOT) accounts.
2009. MCommunity Sponsor System released to authorized departmental staff. (This system is used to get uniqnames and manage online identities for sponsored affiliates—members of the U-M community who are not faculty, staff, students, retirees, or alumni.)
2008. MCommunity infrastructure in place.
2007. Implementation work began.
2006. Governance Board with representation from across the university produced recommendations for data use and access.
2005-2006. Project plans developed. Preparatory work for development completed.
2004. Business case submitted to university executive officers. This included a conceptual architecture and an overall description of what a U-M enterprise directory should include.
2003. A group of information technology staff members from across the university published a report calling for a business case for an enterprise directory.