Updating to the Latest Version of Windows

Are You Ready for Windows 11?


—From the desk of CIO Nick Howald

Update: March 8, 2024

IT Services (ITS) is working on the transition to Windows 11, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system. ITS is configuring new employee machines with Windows 11, and it will soon be the default on newly deployed devices.

These machines will also be part of a new initiative that sees a shift in the way employee devices are managed. They will be managed through the Microsoft Cloud, which offers a user experience similar to a home computer and allows ITS to support employees in more flexible ways.

Original Article

Microsoft has released the latest version of its operating system, Windows 11, and it’s important to make sure that all the software you are currently using is compatible with this updated product.

At present, our college's devices primarily operate on Windows 10, and support from Microsoft is slated to end in October 2025. As we gear up for the transition to Windows 11, it's vital to be aware that certain software may encounter compatibility challenges.

For users of specialized software, it is imperative to confirm its compatibility with Windows 11 to prevent any disruptions in accessing essential tools. To assess the compatibility status of specific products, we encourage you to reach out directly to the software vendor.

Recognizing the significance of this transition, we are committed to providing the necessary support to ensure a seamless migration. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional details about the transition plan and support mechanisms.