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New Unverified Sender Feature in Exchange Online

Microsoft recently added a new feature to Exchange Online. The “Unverified Sender” feature is designed to help users identify potential spam or phishing emails that reach their Outlook client mailbox.

The new feature will, in some cases and depending on specific criteria, stamp emails in user mailboxes with one of two warnings, This message did not pass sender authentication or This message authenticates but sent by a different responsible sender. This notification occurs in both Outlook on the web and for users who have migrated to Office 365. Read More

SSL Certificate Change for Northwestern Wireless - December 17

As part of regularly-scheduled maintenance to the Northwestern Wireless Network, Northwestern IT will update the wireless network authentication server with a new certificate effective at 7 a.m. on December 17, 2019. The wireless network authentication server is used by the University’s wireless system to provide secure access to the Northwestern network.

With this certificate update, the first time a user attempts to access the Northwestern Wireless network on or after December 17, 2019, they will be asked to accept the new SSL certificate before network access is granted. More News

Transition Plans for a New VPN Service

Northwestern IT will soon begin transitioning to a new virtual private network (VPN) service, Palo Alto Network’s GlobalProtect, which will continue to provide students, faculty, and staff with secure access to University services and the internet when off-campus. The transition period will occur over several months, beginning in winter 2019 and continuing through spring 2020. Read More


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Students • Faculty & Staff • Researchers

Tech Resources at Your Fingertips. Ready. Set. Go.

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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