Archive for April 2024

Upcoming Windows 11 Upgrade

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We would like to inform you about an upcoming operating system upgrade for Windows campus computers. In the days following the end of our Spring term, the ITS Department will be rolling out Windows 11 to enhance the computing experience across the campus.

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Please note that while we strive to make this transition as smooth as possible, some computers may not be compatible with Windows 11. If your computer falls into this category, you should have received a notification already.

As part of this upgrade, it's crucial to emphasize the importance of backing up your data. We strongly recommend using your campus OneDrive account for this purpose. OneDrive provides a secure and easily accessible cloud storage solution, ensuring that your important files are protected during the upgrade process.

The upgrade process will be automatic, and we anticipate a brief downtime during the installation. The estimated downtime is approximately 30 minutes; however, it could take much longer depending on the specific computer as the system undergoes the necessary updates. We understand the importance of your work, and we appreciate your patience during this period. Your computer will provide you with the option to choose when to restart and apply the update, allowing you to schedule the upgrade at a time that is convenient for you and minimizing any potential disruption to your work.

We understand that change can be challenging, but Microsoft has announced the End of Life for Windows 10 next year, and we believe that Windows 11 will bring improved functionality and enhanced security to your computing experience.

If you encounter any questions or problems with the upgrade, please contact the ITS Help Desk for assistance at (805)-437-8552 or by submitting an ITS Service Request.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work towards providing you with the latest and most secure computing environment.