Monday 3 June 2013
QM’s student PCs will be upgraded to Windows 8 over the summer. IT Services will be installing the new operating system across more than 1,300 desktops in computer labs, libraries and The Hive.
You log in the same way and, when you log in to the new service in September, you will notice:
- Shortcuts to all your course applications straight from the new Windows 8 Start screen (shown below)
- Log in once (not twice) to access your files and applications
- Customise and save your desktop settings e.g. font size, background colours
- More secure desktop, with regular system updates and security patches.
Over the next few months students will be invited to come along and test the new service before it is introduced across the College. Computers will be set up at a central location and dates will be announced closer to the time. If you have any feedback or comments about the introduction of Windows 8, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.