VP Letter

From the Desk of the VP

Sydney J. Harris, an American journalist once said, “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”

This summer, the University’s computer operating system will undergo a change with an upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7.

Windows 10, as you may already know, has a different look and feel to it. However, with that change comes improvements and better functionality  including security enhancements, quicker login times, and less disruptive upgrades in the future.

The roll out activities for the new operating system commenced in January and while you will not see the outcome for a few more months, rest assured that IT@Sam is working hard behind the scenes to ensure a smooth transition.

Leading up to the roll out of Windows 10, we will:

  • launch a website where you will find information and answers to frequently asked questions about Windows 10;
  • share pertinent information including timelines, tips, and new features in the IT@Sam Newsletter and through social media; and
  • provide a demo and a hands-on experience at the Staff Council Professional Development Conference in March.

IT@Sam is looking forward to sharing all of the enhancements that will come with this campus-wide change. Look for updates here, in the IT@Sam Newsletter, the IT@Sam blog, and via social media.

Mark Adams
VP of Information Technology