Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Windows 7 & Office2010 August 5th update

Windows 7     Office 2010

Academic and faculty PC update:

The Windows 7/Office2010 Project Team is preparing to image all academic classroom PCs beginning now through August 24. Faculty are invited to test out the new image in their respective classrooms August 25-26 before fall class begins August 29.

Additionally, faculty office PCs will be imaged beginning now through 24. Faculty are encouraged to make certain all local files are saved to their network user drives prior to August 16 to ensure files will be available after the new Windows7/Office2010 image is installed. The IT staff will copy over existing Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser bookmarks and favorites to the new image.

Note: For bookmarks from internet browsers other then IE, such as Firefox or Chrome, faculty must create a back up copy and store them on their user drive.

Firefox and Chrome bookmark instructions

Administrative PC update:

Administrative PCs will be imaged with Windows 7/Office2010 beginning August 29. Note: The administrative staffs who were contacted as department testers may have the opportunity to have their PCs images in the next few weeks. A member of the ITS staff will contact you on a time available basis.

Note: For bookmarks from internet browsers other then IE, such as Firefox or Chrome, staff must create a back up copy and store them on their user drive.

Firefox and Chrome bookmark instructions

Signup for training classes today:

The Davenport University Customer Support Center still has in seat and online training dates available for July through September. Please click here to reserve your seat today.

Test drive opportunity still available:

Until August 16, you’re invited to test drive a beta version of the new Windows 7/Office2010 image and provide feedback. If you are interested, please see the front desk at your campus and let them know you would like access to the room that is designated for your campus.  Your campus location is listed below.

  • Flint – room 204
  • Holland – room 206
  • Kalamazoo – room 9
  • Lansing – room 105
  • Lettinga – room 229
  • Livonia – room 218
  • Midland – room 124