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Windows 10 - Information

What is Windows 10?

Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft.

Why are we upgrading?

Microsoft have announced that they will stop support for Windows 7 in January 2020 which means that they will no longer provide vital security updates or bug/feature patches for it.

As Windows 7 is still the main operating system used at the University, we need to upgrade all our Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 before 2020. We will be doing this with a phased rollout up until that point.

As well as reducing the risk to the University if we were to keep using older operating systems, this upgrade provides the opportunity for the University to improve the user experience and to reduce some of the costs of running multiple operating systems.

Benefits of Windows 10
  • Improved switch on and login times
  • Reduced support testing and support costs
  • New features available in Windows 10 and Office 2016 such as improved functionality to collaborate with other people and make use of Office 365 features like OneDrive for Business.
  • Start menu - similar to previous versions of Windows