Its initial focus is on upgrading our student computing facilities in labs, libraries, open access computing areas and ILS-supported teaching rooms across the university.

The project will deliver the most up-to-date Microsoft operating system to all managed workstations across the university, including staff offices.  The rollout is starting with student computing facilities and when this is complete we will schedule a coordinated staff rollout.

Each university workstation will have a standard configuration incorporating the most common software, which can have additional software added as agreed with Faculties and Directorates through the Applications Management (AMP) process.

Windows 10 has a lot in common with Windows 7, but there are a number of new features including:

  • a new-look start menu,
  • general navigation improvements,
  • virtual desktops,
  • a notifications area (which brings together system messages and application notifications into one place) and
  • additional security measures aimed at keeping data safe and secure.

You can find out more about Windows 10 from the following Microsoft links:

We'll share further updates and information about our Windows 10 rollout in Internal News as the project progresses.