Campus-wide desktop upgrade project to enable everyone with the latest Office tools

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Windows 7 and Office 2016 will be reaching the end of support in 2020. As a result, Microsoft will stop sending updates for Windows 7 in January 2020, and the ability to read your email and access OneDrive documents from older versions will be blocked by Microsoft in October of 2020.

IT Services and departmental computer technicians are working on a plan to upgrade approximately 3,000 desktop computers to bring them into the Modern Desktop. With everyone using consistent technology, the entire campus will be more secure and positioned to fully use the latest Microsoft tools to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students. This upgrade will allow the UWindsor community to reimagine communication with Office 365.

This estimated 14 month project will roll out department by department, with education and support customized as necessary. To help us plan for the best support for you and your colleagues, we ask that every employee complete the readiness survey.

Take the First Step: Fill Out the Readiness Survey

For more details, visit the IT Service Web Page ( If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through the IT Service Desk at extension 4440.