Tag Archives: Working from Home

Mathematica 8

The newest version of Mathematica, version 8, is now available! One of the major changes with Mathematica 8 is that students, faculty and staff no longer have to download the software through myApps on myNEU. The software will be available directly though Wolfram for both personal computers and non-NUnet Northeastern computers. You will need to create […]

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Benefits of Using the Remote Access Service (VPN)

Last year, Information Services introduced a “Virtual Private Network” (VPN) which provides end-to-end secure access between a remote computer and on-campus computing resources. From home or another location, you are able access your desktop or servers that are on-campus. All faculty and staff at Northeastern may use the Remote Access Service (VPN). Some of the benefits of NU’s VPN […]

Posted in 2010 November IS Newsletter | Also tagged , | Comments closed

Office 2010 for Home Use

Northeastern Information Technology Services has negotiated special pricing so that Northeastern employees can purchase a copy of Office 2010 for their home computer, while employed by Northeastern. To procure your copy: Go to the Home Use Program to purchase MS Office 2010. After selecting the United States in the ‘choose your location’ screen, enter your Northeastern […]

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Securing Remote Desktop for Windows XP

Do you use the Microsoft Remote Desktop client to connect to your Northeastern PC from off-campus? Information Technology Services wishes to bring to your attention the importance of properly configuring your Remote Desktop Client. The default configuration of Remote Desktop when it is first activated in Windows does not meet our standards of data protection.   There are several […]

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Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) – Home Use

As part of the Symantec Antivirus upgrade, Information Technology Services has negotiated home use rights to Symantec Antivirus protection for Northeastern Faculty and Staff personal computers. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is available through “Software Downloads” on the “Services and Links” tab on myNEU. In addition to continually updating your virus definitions, the Symantec Endpoint Protection offers protection against security threats […]

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