Windows 10 at CCSU
Window 10 was released in July 2015 and is offered as part of our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Upgrading to Windows 10 provides many new features including improved security of devices and protection against malware. The Information Technology Department has been evaluating Windows 10 for several months to ensure compatibility with campus workstations and test functionality of the new operating system. Windows 7 Enterprise, a previous campus standard, is approaching end-of-life and will no longer be supported by Microsoft in the near future. Already Dell is shipping new computers without Windows 7 drivers for hard drives and video cards.
Throughout summer 2017, the IT department will be upgrading classrooms to Windows 10. There are computers in the Student Technology Center with Windows 10 available to all faculty and staff for testing. In our IT Weekly Announcements, we have been asking for volunteers to pilot Windows 10 in their offices and those volunteers will be upgraded in June. Starting in August, we will be deploying all new computers with Windows 10 and allowing others to upgrade by request (more details to follow). All Windows 10 computers will have Office 2016 installed.
Information Sessions and Training
In August and September, we will hold several information sessions for Windows 10. Windows 10 for Education online training is available from Microsoft as well at https://education.microsoft.com/GetTrained/TA-Win10.