IT@Sam will be upgrading campus PCs to Windows 7 beginning on May 14, 2012. In our April edition of the IT@Sam newsletter we shared some important steps to avoid data loss during the Windows 7 upgrade. This month we have more information about our rollout schedule.
Labs, Classrooms & Faculty Computers
Faculty PCs and most Lab and classroom PCs will be upgraded beginning May 14 and continuing through May 29. Classrooms and labs being utilized during the May Mini-semester will not be upgraded until May 29 to avoid interruption to instruction. Some specialty labs and classrooms will be upgraded throughout the summer months to have the least impact on classes that are scheduled.
Targeted upgrades for staff in individual departments will begin the first week of June. We will work with each department individually over the coming weeks to finalize upgrade timelines for departments.
|Building||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Building 1||May 28, 2012||May 29, 2012|
|Academic Building 3||May 14, 2012||May 18, 2012|
|Academic Building 4||May 15, 2012||May 18, 2012|
|Allen House||April 2, 2012||July 13, 2012|
|Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum||May 21, 2012||May 25, 2012|
|Bobby K. Marks Administration||June 12, 2012||June 16, 2012|
|Chemistry and Forensic Sciences Building||May 21, 2012||May 25, 2012|
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences||May 15, 2012||May 18, 2012|
|Dan Rather Communications Building||May 28, 2012||May 29, 2012|
|Estill Building||June 25, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|Evans Complex||May 15, 2012||May 18, 2012|
|Farrington Building||May 21, 2012||May 25, 2012|
|Gaertnet Performing Arts Center||May 28, 2012||May 29, 2012|
|George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center||May 21, 2012||May 25, 2012|
|Health and Kinesiology Center||May 21, 2012||May 25, 2012|
|Industrial Technology Building||July 16, 2012||July 20, 2012|
|John W. Thomason Building||May 21, 2012||May 25, 2012|
|Lee Drain Building||May 15, 2012||May 18, 2012|
|Lee Drain Annex.||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|Lowman Student Center||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|Margaret Lee Houston Building||May 14, 2012||May 18, 2012|
|Newton Gresham Library||May 14, 2012||May 29, 2012|
|Ron Mafridge Field House||May 28, 2012||May 29, 2012|
|Roy Adams House||July 16, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|Smith-Hutson Business Building||May 21, 2012||May 25, 2012|
|South Paw||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|SS-1 Vehicle Maintenance Building||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|SS-2 Plant Shops||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|SS-3 TRIES||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|Student Health Center||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|Teacher Education Center||May 15, 2012||May 18, 2012|
|University Hotel||July 16, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|University Police||July 16, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|University Theatre Center||May 28, 2012||May 29, 2012|
|Visitors Center & Alumni Relations||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|West Central Plant||June 4, 2012||July 16, 2012|
|White Hall||May 14, 2012||May 18, 2012|
Windows 7 Tips & Tricks - Aero Snap
Have you ever had an issue comparing two windows side by side? Well, Windows 7 has solved this problem. If you click and drag a window to the right or left side of the desktop, the window will fill the respective half of the screen. Also, snapping a window to the top of the desktop maximizes it. Resizing a window to touch the top or bottom edge of the screen maximizes the window to full height, whilst retaining its width; these windows will then slide horizontally if moved by the title bar, or can be pulled off, which returns the window to its original height.
If you are new to Windows 7 and would like some hands-on training, we will be offering Windows 7 training sessions throughout the months of April and May. These one-hour training sessions will focus on Windows 7 navigation as well as features new to Windows 7 users. To sign up for one of these training sessions, please visit the Human Resources website.
|Thursday||May 3||2:00-3:00||AB1 213|
|Friday||May 4||11:00-12:00||AB1 213|
|Monday||May 7||2:00-3:00||AB1 213|
|Tuesday||May 8||11:00-12:00||AB1 213|
|Wednesday||May 16||9:00-10:00||AB1 213|
|Thursday||May 17||2:00-3:00||AB1 213|
|Tuesday||May 22||9:00-10:00||AB1 213|
|Wednesday||May 23||9:00-10:00||AB1 213|
|Wednesday||May 30||2:00-3:00||AB1 213|
|Thursday||May 31||11:00-12:00||AB1 213|
Attend a Town Hall Information Session – Register to Win an iPod!
Please join us at one of our Windows 7 Town Hall meetings for an overview of the upgrade plan. One lucky winner from each Town Hall will win an iPod!
Town halls for faculty and staff have been scheduled on the following dates:
- May 8th - 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Olson Auditorium
- May 11th – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Olson Auditorium
Windows 7 Contest Winners
This past month we asked for volunteers to test Windows 7. Those who did were registered to win prizes courtest of IT@Sam. Here are last month's winners:
- Peggy Ellenberger
- Penny Pitrucha
If you have any questions about Windows 7 or concerns about the installation schedule feel free to e-mail the Service Desk or call (4-HELP).