Dear faculty,

We are planning to upgrade the PCs in the Clusters, lecture halls, classrooms, and conference rooms to Windows 10 in the summer. That is, starting in the Fall 2016 semester, you will be teaching on systems in classrooms using Windows 10 and Office 2016.

Windows 10 is not substantially different from our currently deployed Windows 8.1 in usage so we expect this to be a rather easy adoption. Similarly, Office 2016 is mostly the same as currently deployed Office 2013 and should also be easy to adopt.

Still, we want you to be comfortable in using Windows 10 and Office 2016. At your convenience, please contact us at to upgrade your system to Windows 10 and Office 2016. It will take a few hours to upgrade your system and you will be able to use the system immediately afterwards.

The Clusters, lecture halls, and classrooms PCs will be upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2016 as part of our annual late summer software refresh.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.

Nasser Alaeddine, Ph.D. | Director of Educational and Media Technologies

Windows 10 and Office 2016 deploying in summer