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Windows 10 migration for faculty, staff resumes in January

Technology Services will continue the Microsoft Windows 10 deployment to faculty and staff. They completed a small pilot group and are in the process of defining a solid timeline. The project is anticipated to resume in January 2018 and be completed in several months.

Objective
Tech Services is providing faculty and staff a high-performance, state-of-the-art Windows operating system along with Microsoft Office Suite 2016. Windows 10 introduces significant new capabilities around security, management and application deployment.

Migration 
Over the summer, Tech Services completed this upgrade for 2,500 students. For faculty and staff, they will use a phased approach and schedule upgrades to minimize disruption to the user. Upgrades will begin on the second and third floors of the main Truax building. 

Communication 
Tech Services will communicate directly with faculty and staff before they upgrade systems through direct email, Matters postings and face-to-face interaction. Communications will flow to Deans/Assistant Deans, campus managers/coordinators, and directors when appropriate. 

In addition, as with the Windows 7 upgrade, they will review applications for license compliance, and all non-compliant applications will be managed according to Madison College’s Copying and Installing Software policy.

Training
CETL provides training for Windows 10/Office 2016. This can be done online via the Atomic Learning site (now called Hoonuit).

Published December 22, 2017. Updated February 7, 2018.