The public-facing technology knowledge base system (known as was retired on March 1, 2017. Help and support documentation for central technology services is now within the MSU IT Service Desk system, To access help and support articles, login with an MSU NetID at or through the portal at and search for a topic. Assistance with searching the knowledge base is available.

  • Articles of particular importance to individuals without an MSU NetID (e.g., visitors looking to access the MSU network) are posted at
  • Help and support is available by calling the MSU IT Service Desk at (517) 432-6200 or sending an email to

Adding technology self help articles to the MSU IT Service Desk application consolidated help information in the same system used for processing incidents, requests, and other service management activities across MSU IT. It also streamlined technology support for the MSU community, leveraging available functionality within the IT Service Desk application.


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Benefit of new system

The new system offers the ability to save searches, add and submit articles, and attach supporting documentation to incidents. It also provides a dashboard view of articles, incidents, and requests.


In April 2016, information about this planned retirement was communicated to the IT community including presentations and messages to the IT Council, IT Exchange, and WebDev CAFE. For the past year, public techbase articles at included a message about this change with a request to change all links to the article within the MSU IT Service Desk application. This extended migration plan was made to ensure bookmarks and links remained operational while updates were made.

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