During summer, tech resources are always available to help you collaborate and remain productive. Take a minute to browse the latest Tech Update with helpful news and information. In this edition, you’ll find time-sensitive information about the rollout of a more streamlined login experience, news about the evolution of Yammer, the platform powering Communities at Northeastern, and some great new features in the Hub. 

As always, IT support is available around the clock, every day, everywhere you are. Reach out to or visit ITS for all your technology questions and issues. 


Marcus P. Robinson 
Deputy CIO and Associate Vice President, Engagement and Experience

Microsoft Office 365 will roll out next to the new login experience

To increase online security, among other benefits, Northeastern is transitioning to a new, more streamlined login experience for apps and services throughout 2023. The rollout will begin on June 22 for faculty and staff, and it’s coming soon for students too. This will change the way you log in. One notable change is a new look for Duo 2FA with a redesigned authentication called the Duo Universal Prompt. This prompt is the interface you see when you perform two-factor authentication. Now is a good time to get familiar with what’s changing before the rollout for students.   

What to know about this step of the transition > 

Five major changes in the new Duo Universal Prompt >

Microsoft Teams Tip: Get started with Viva Engage 

Communities at Northeastern—powered by Microsoft’s social platform Yammer—will soon evolve to become Viva Engage. This application is an extension of Yammer’s experiences, such as communities or open conversations, and connects people within the Northeastern community anywhere, at any time. With all the same functionality and foundation as Yammer, Viva Engage will help deliver an integrated experience and can be added as an integrated app within Teams. 

Get Started with Viva Engage > 

Accessibility Updates and New Features Added to Hub 

In the Student Hub, additional accessibility updates have been introduced and the Registrar Self-Service has been added to the My Applications tab. This will allow for easy access to course registration, transcripts, and grades. Visit the Student Hub today and browse around to experience the new updates.  

Experience the updates by logging in > 

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