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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted January 26, 2017 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Updates

Windows 10 Available for College-Owned Computers

Effective Date: January 26, 2017

We're beginning to transition College-owned Windows computers to Windows 10 to ensure application compatibility and system security.

You can request to transition to Windows 10 by filling out this form. Otherwise, we will contact you over the next 8-12 months to schedule your upgrade.

All new computers come with Windows 10 installed.

Key Benefits and Features

Windows 10 gives you:

  • Improved security protection
  • Streamlined operating system with faster startup
  • Improved search and notification mechanisms
  • Touch-friendly interface for compatible computers
  • Cortana virtual assistant for compatible computers

Impact on College Community

Windows 10 is now available for College-owned Windows computers. If you would like to transition to Windows 10 early, you can request an upgrade using this form. Otherwise, we will contact you over the next 8-12 months to schedule your upgrade.

Windows 10 has been tested for compatibility with enterprise software. Before your upgrade, we will review your applications with you to minimize any issues.

You can find helpful resources to introduce you to the new features and interface of Windows 10 here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).