IET will be providing important technology related information which will effect all users of the VWCC network via the Daily Bulletin over the next several weeks. Please take a minute to read this information and contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.
Information Item 1: Campus Wide Windows 7 Upgrade in Progress
In order for VWCC to be in compliance with the Chancellor’s Expectations, IET has migrated all virtual machines and laptops to the Windows 7 operating system.
IET will be completing the migration of workstations (approximately 300) which have Windows XP as the operating system to Windows 7 over the next several months. The college is migrating towards a computer platform which will be a combination of thin clients and HP 8000 systems all using the Windows 7 operating system. As new employees are hired, they will be given Windows 7 and departments/divisions can request Windows 7 by calling the Help Desk. A ticket will be entered and these will be handled on a case by case basis contingent of staffing, complexity of software requirements and IET workload.
A Windows 7 tutorial is available at: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/iet/helpdesk/training/windows7/window7.php !