In 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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Whether 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
Whether you are a student studying long into the night or you’re working a regular 9-to-5, screens are pretty much unavoidable. Be it on a computer, smartphone, or TV, we can spend hours staring into voids of brightness. Sure, screens and the technology attached to them are an integral part of our lives, but we also have to remain aware of how extended viewing can affect our vision.
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Like Windows Vista and XP before it, Windows 7 will reach the end of its update support cycle early next year.
Full support and updates for Windows 7 have been halted since 2015, but January 14, 2020, will mark the day when even critical security updates stop for the operating system that made its big debut in 2009. That year was the heyday of the tiny and eccentric netbook craze, FarmVille was big on a burgeoning Facebook, and some tech news outlets were claiming that Apple’s rumored tablet computer would never happen. A lot has changed in the tech world since 2009, but Windows 7 has been one of the most long-lasting and popular versions of Windows. But nothing lasts forever in the IT realm. Continue reading Microsoft’s Windows 7 Update Support Ends January 2020
You may already know that SMU offers Microsoft Office 365 at no charge for active students, faculty, and staff. You may also have taken advantage of smu.onthehub.com to get other software discounts. If you are just now arriving to campus as a new member of the SMU family, make a note of these freebies and discounts to make your life easier! In addition to the already great discounts available, we now offer the Windows 10 operating system at no charge for active students! Continue reading Students Get Windows 10 Education for Free