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Windows 7

Windows 7IT@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.

 

Department Computers

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.

 

Tentative Rollout Schedule by Building

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.

 

Aero Snap Part 1Aero Snap Part 2

 

Training Sessions

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.

 

Day DATE TIME LOCATION
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

    Peggy Ellenberger

 

  • Penny Pitrucha

Photo Coming Soon

 

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).


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