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Tech@DePaul Newsletter

The newsletter is intended to keep the university's students, faculty and staff updated on the broad range of IS-related services available to them.

Tech@DePaul: Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2023 (View the PDF version)

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Technology Changes

We’ve been making a lot of changes lately: expanded multi-factor authentication requirements, the migration of our faculty and staff email to Microsoft’s Exchange Online cloud platform, and new ServiceNow portals.

It’s a lot. We know.

Information Services would like to thank all students, faculty, and staff for helping us accomplish these substantial and much-needed changes. We’re a better university because of them. We now have increased security and fewer phishing/hacking attempts with multi-factor authentication. We have access to more Microsoft 365 features by moving to Exchange Online. It’s easier and more effective to get help and track requests in the ServiceNow portals for Financial Affairs, Payroll, and HR.

Information Services is constantly striving to strike a balance between disruptive changes, increased security, better capabilities, and convenience. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

New Microsoft 365 Features

Now that the university has migrated all BlueM@il mailboxes to Microsoft’s Exchange Online platform, DePaul students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of more features and greater convenience when using Microsoft 365 apps.

Which 365 apps can I use?

Visit the Microsoft 365 dashboard at (login with your BlueKey credentials) to see all of the apps available to you.

Install 365 Apps on up to 5 Personal Devices or Computers

Don't forget: all current DePaul students, faculty, and staff can install the latest version of Microsoft 365 apps on up to five personally-owned computers or mobile devices. Go to, login with BlueKey, and select the "Install Apps" option.

Lots of Helpful Training Videos

Visit the Microsoft Training page for lots of brief and helpful training videos for 365 apps.

LinkedIn Learning Courses

DePaul students, faculty, and staff can log in to LinkedIn Learning for unlimited free access to a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, business, and technical skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, LinkedIn Learning is a high-quality resource for those looking to develop their skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac & Windows, SPSS, Tableau, databases, project management, design, animation, web design, social media, photography, audio & video, and a wide range of other topics.

Just a few courses available now on LinkedIn Learning:

Information Security Resources

DePaul's Information Services is happy to offer a redesigned Information Security website at, including the Top Ten Security Tips. Learn about phishing, passwords, browser safety, protecting your personal devices, and responding to identity theft. Please take some time to watch our videos; they will help protect you from cyberattacks. Just a handful of proactive steps can help to ensure that DePaul students, faculty, and staff members maintain a safe computing environment.

Interested in buying third-party software or cloud solutions?

Are you considering using new third-party applications or cloud solutions? When working with DePaul, businesses have certain responsibilities and requirements.

Get Help

Information Services is here to help. Reach out to the help desk with any questions at Thanks for reading!