Windows 11 is Here! Here’s the scoop.

Windows 11 LogoMicrosoft has finally lifted the veil from their upcoming operating system, Windows 11, on October 5. While there are some significant and pretty snazzy changes with this new OS, we at OIT recommend that you do not upgrade your SMU-owned devices just yet! We are still in the process of ensuring reliability and compatibility with our most critical systems, and we will let you know when it is ready for your computer. That being said, we can provide a glimpse into what’s new in the next iteration of Windows. Continue reading Windows 11 is Here! Here’s the scoop.

Windows 10 Build 20H2 Update: What to Expect

Windows 10In order to keep SMU PCs secure and reliable, OIT is planning to update campus computers to the newest build of Windows 10, build 20H2, starting November 12. This major update includes the usual bug fixes and small quality-of-life changes, but also includes increased compatibility for Dolby Atmos headphones, more efficient search indexing, and much more. Here’s what to expect when your computer is ready to install the upgrade.
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New Snip & Sketch Tool Improves Screenshots in Windows 10

Snip & Sketch app iconWhether you’ve used Windows 10 for a while now or just recently upgraded, there are, of course, many changes and improvements with each feature update. One in particular that has stood out for me in my everyday work has been the new Snip & Sketch tool. Let me show you what’s new! Continue reading New Snip & Sketch Tool Improves Screenshots in Windows 10

Windows 7 Still Must Go!

No Windows 7With just weeks until Windows 7 is no longer supported, there are still dozens of University-owned computers that have yet to be updated.  The time has come to upgrade!

Users have the option to self-service your upgrade over the winter break using Ivanti Portal Manager or once they come online in January, we will push the update to the computer. If we are unable to push the update, we will deploy a consultant to do the upgrade manually before the January 14, 2020, deadline.

Instructions for self-service can be found below.

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