The Saddleback College Windows 10 project will deliver the most up-to-date Microsoft desktop operating system to all managed workstations across the campus, including staff offices. The W10 rollout starts with faculty and classroom computing facilities and is expected to complete at the end of March 2019. Once complete, we will then shift our focus to upgrading all staff computers and remaining classroom labs to Windows 10 starting in the summer of 2019. Per the Saddleback College Technology Master Plan, staff will receive new computers which will include the most current Intel processor and chip set.
Each college workstation will have a standard configuration incorporating the most common software. Faculty and staff computers can have additional software but must be approved by the Dean of the Department and by the Director of Saddleback College Technology Services and Broadcast Systems.
7 REASONS TO UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10
- Windows 7 is End of Life – Microsoft stopping support in 2020
- Last version of Windows – Microsoft has no plans for Windows 11 or beyond
- Speed – Faster boot-up and performance
- Enhanced Security – Ransomware prevention and strong Malware security tools
- Faster and Safer Web Browsing
- Faster, more efficient updates
- Compatibility – Hardware and software companies will only develop products for Windows 10
WINDOWS 10 “HANDS-ON” TRAINING
Technology Services will offer multiple Windows 10 “hands-on” training dates and sessions. Training will focus on using basic, but important features of Windows 10 and how it applies directly to Saddleback College. Attendance to these training sessions is highly encouraged especially for those who have limited experience with Windows 10. If you would like to attend one of the training dates below, please contact the Technology Services support line at ext. 4600
|Date||11/16, 11/20||12/4, 12/7||1/22, 1/25||2/19, 2/22||3/12, 3/15|
|Location||Vil-2 Conference Room||Vil-2 Conference Room||Vil-2 Conference Room||Vil-2 Conference Room||Vil-2 Conference Room|
WINDOWS 10 SUPPORT
We want to make sure you feel confident using Windows 10. If you have a specific question, please let us know. Please feel free to open an IT work order – https://servicedesk.socccd.edu or call the Technology Services Desk at xt.4600 for assistance.
ONLINE TRAINING RESOURCES
Additionally, free Windows 10 training can be found at the Learn Academy (Use your Saddleback email to create an account)
HELPFUL WINDOWS 10 VIDEOS
WINDOWS 10 PROJECT SCHEDULE by BUILDING