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Quest Unavailble During Annual Maintenance Beginning December 14

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services is scheduled to perform maintenance to Quest, the University’s high-performance computing cluster, beginning Monday, December 14, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. and continuing through Sunday, December 20, 2020. Quest, including Quest Analytics and the Kellogg Linux Cluster (KLC), will be unavailable during the maintenance window. Read More

Microsoft Releases Daily Briefing Feature for Outlook

Microsoft recently released a new feature called Daily Briefing to all Northwestern Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) users. The feature sends a daily email from Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant software. The email is designed to help manage users’ tasks, identify outstanding requests, identify available time on their calendar, and suggest focus time to help users balance their workday. Users can opt-out of this feature at any time. Read More

Google Cloud Platform Access Now Available at Northwestern

Northwestern now provides access to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) via the Internet2 NET+ GCP offering. GCP offers infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities on par with other private cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as unique managed services such as BigQuery, and the Cloud Life Sciences API. GCP is available to Northwestern faculty, staff, and researchers. Read More

 Protect Your Online Meetings - Tips to Avoid "Zoombombing"

"Zoombombing" occurs when unwelcome intruders attend a Zoom session for nefarious reasons. These intrusions are disruptive and can result in the unintentional sharing of sensitive information. Northwestern IT encourages faculty, staff, and students to prepare by understanding the risks of "Zoombombing" and reviewing your options for setting up meetings. View Tips and How-To Videos

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Students, faculty, and staff: Review these quick start guides to learn how to take full advantage of Northwestern's tech resources



As a student you have access to a multitude of tools for managing your information like grades and tuition, plus resources you can use for academics, research, and more.
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Faculty and Staff

Northwestern IT offers essential services and tools needed for teaching, research, and administration including Canvas, Box, SharePoint, conferencing, telephone services, and lecture capture.
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As a member of the Northwestern community, you have access to a multitude of technology tools to collaborate with colleagues, conduct research, teach, and manage your daily life at Northwestern.
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Northwestern IT professionals can find work-related tools and resources, join or create communities of practice and interest, collaborate with colleagues, and get helpful information.

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