Technology 'Top Up' With Windows 7 And Office 2010

1 April 2011

Computer Technology

The ITS 'roll out' of Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010 will begin this summer.

Faster and more secure computer systems are to be 'rolled out' across the University by IT Services.

The Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010 systems for staff and students' desktop computers will update them with new features including:

  • improved search facility and more intuitive ways to find and organise information
  • enhanced user interface, making it easier and quicker to find what you are looking for
  • encryption tools for the hard drive and portable USB devices, to help prevent accidental loss or data theft (Windows 7)
  • continued access to Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and all the other programmes you are used to.

Stephen Dashfield, Corporate and Academic Systems Manager in ITS, said: "All the features people are familiar with in older versions of Microsoft Office are still there but improvements to the user interface means it is much more intuitive to use.

"There will also be some exciting additions which the project team in ITS will explain more about to users, along with the opportunities they will bring later in the project."

The ITS roll out of Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010 will begin this summer, targeting students and academics in the first instance, and is due to be completed by the end of the year.

The Windows 7 and Office 2010 Team wants the help of staff. Emails have been sent to relevant staff to assist in ensuring all University software is compatible with Windows 7.

This project will move the University into a position where it can exploit even more features, which will become available as it integrates systems such as SharePoint, Office and the Desktop.

If you have any questions on the project contact the Windows 7 and Office 2010 Team Project Manager Seb Bandino on ext.1226 or email: s.j.bandino@derby.ac.uk

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