IT News: Windows 10 Release

In August, Microsoft will be releasing its newest Operating System (OS), Windows 10, to Volume License users running Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.

 

What to Expect:

 

New computers will begin shipping with Windows 10 in August.  However,  SJU will not be distributing new computers with Windows 10 or upgrading SJU-owned computers.  Upon release of Windows 10,  the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will begin extensively testing all SJU related software and applications to ensure their compatibility with the new OS and its new features.

 

Some new features of Windows 10 include:

  • Microsoft Edge – Internet Explorer’s replacement
  • Office 2013 suite – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be built-in
  • Windows Hello – A new, more secure user login option that utilizes face, iris, or fingerprint recognition

 

OIT Support of Windows 10:

 

At this time, OIT is unable to provide any resources or support to faculty and staff running Windows 10.  Windows 7 continues to be the supported Windows OS at the university.  Since our desktops and laptops are part of the university SJU domain, you will not be prompted to automatically update your computer. With any major OS update such as this, existing systems, if updated, may experience hardware and software compatibility issues, performance instability and possibly data loss.  That being said, please do not upgrade your SJU-owned computer without authorization from OIT.  If your computer is upgraded to Windows 10 without OIT approval, we will need to revert to Windows 7, which could take several days.

 

We will make campus aware of our deployment plan once it has been fully tested and finalized.
If you have any questions, please contact the TSC.