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Microsoft Authenticator App Changes - Coming Thurs., 1/12

December 13, 2022

On Thursday, January 12, the Microsoft Authenticator app will receive a small user experience change for UMass Amherst accounts.

Two-Step Login for Retiree Accounts Coming This Winter

December 12, 2022

In late December and early January, UMass Amherst retiree accounts will get a new layer of security with Microsoft two-step login. Two-step login protects your account by verifying your identity using a second device when you log in.  

This security upgrade will be rolled out gradually in several groups. Retirees will receive an email with specific dates when two-step login is available for their account.  

UMass Resources at MGHPCC Now Available - Mon., 12/12, 10:45 a.m.

December 12, 2022

Update 10:45 a.m. Mon., 12/12:

As of 10:45 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2022, access to UMass resources at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is now available. The issues which caused this unplanned service outage have been resolved. 

Thank you for your patience. 



Originally posted 9:30 a.m. Mon., 12/12:

Microsoft Online Services Security Changes - Thurs., 12/8

December 1, 2022

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, several security improvements will be applied to Microsoft online services (including Teams, OneDrive, and Sharepoint):

Planned Maintenance: Network Connectivity in Some Areas of Campus – Thurs., 11/10

November 9, 2022On Thursday, November 10th, 2022, from 6-7 PM, network connectivity in some parts of campus may be temporarily interrupted while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) performs network maintenance. Wireless and wired connectivity will be affected, but only for a short period of time.

While minimal impact is expected, we recommend members of the campus community: