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Quest Unavailable for Maintenance Beginning September 19

Northwestern IT will perform necessary maintenance to Quest, the University's high-performance computing system, starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, and ending at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24. Quest, including Quest Analytics Nodes and the Kellogg Linux Cluster (KLC), will be unavailable during this maintenance window.This maintenance is necessary to apply critical system patches and to improve network performance. Read more.

Microsoft Identifies Vulnerability Impacting Windows Machines

Microsoft has released a security update to address a vulnerability impacting Windows-based (desktop and server) systems. Known as PrintNighmare, this vulnerability could allow an attacker to install programs, view, change, or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights. At this time, macOS and Linux devices are not impacted. Learn how to stay cyber secure.

Cloud Storage is On the Move—Time to Pack Up

When planning a move, no matter how far in advance, it is never too soon to get organized. As previously announced, Northwestern is moving from Box to Microsoft cloud-storage platforms—OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams—by August 2022. Although this service change may seem far off, the first migrations will begin in October 2021. Learn how to prepare for the move.

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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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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