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cartoon of person sitting at computerIT Services is upgrading more than 70 computers in general-purpose classrooms across campus for the start of fall classes.

Computers ready for new semester in general-purpose classrooms

Information Technology Services is upgrading more than 70 computers in general-purpose classrooms across campus for the start of Fall 2019 classes.

Windows 10 and the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 are being installed on all machines. Going forward, updates will be completed automatically ensuring these classroom computers match university computer standards.

“With these upgrades, general-purpose classroom computers will be faster than before,” says Stephen Karamatos, manager of technology and innovation for IT Services. “They will also provide access to your OneDrive files from within Office applications such as PowerPoint. So, you don’t need to remember to bring a USB with your presentation on it anymore.”

Faculty, staff, and students will be able to sign in to these computers with their uwinid@uwindsor.ca email address and UWin Account password. Off-campus users may log in as guests to use the system without a password. Instructions for logging in and out will be located by each computer.

For more information about general-purpose classroom computers, including storage, a list of the installed software, and what to expect when you log in, read this article.

These upgrades are part of the Y2K20 Project being undertaken by Information Technology Services and departmental IT staff. The process of upgrading other (non-general purpose) classroom computers on campus is also underway. Classrooms in education and law were upgraded during the summer. Work will continue into Winter 2020 on the remaining classroom computers.