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Any of you seriously looking at or planning on moving to Windows 8 anytime soon? Or are you going to squeeze everything out of Windows 7 you can? ___________________________________ Charles Keeler Mitchell College Office of Information Technology Chief Information Officer (860) 701-5254 IMPORTANT WARNING: The information in this message (and the documents attached to it, if any) is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this message by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken, or omitted to be taken, in reliance on it is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error, please delete all electronic copies of this message (and the documents attached to it, if any), destroy any hard copies you may have created and notify me immediately by replying to this email. Thank you. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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We usually wait until Service Pack 1 comes out.  We've done that for Windows 7 and Windows XP and it has worked well for us.
 
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David Hoyt
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Collin College     
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>>> On 6/1/2012 at 7:13 AM, in message <CBEE2A3E.4F9F8%keeler_c@mitchelledu>, Chuck Keeler <keeler_c@MITCHELL.EDU> wrote:
Any of you seriously looking at or planning on moving to Windows 8 anytime soon? Or are you going to squeeze everything out of Windows 7 you can?

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Charles Keeler
Mitchell College
Office of Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
(860) 701-5254


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We also wait until approximately the first service pack, although we use the time to train our supporters, prepare training classes/videos for our faculty and staff, update and test images, etc. We also balance compatibility of enterprise applications if that applies. Ricky Roberts Director of Technical Support Northern Arizona University (928) 523-6950
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At my institution, we have no compelling strategic reason to make a campuswide move to Windows 8 at this time.

A number of IT leaders I've talked to have suggested that some institutions are likely to skip Windows 8 entirely, as many did with Vista.

-Cloy

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Cloy Tobola, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer
North Dakota State College of Science
Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076



That sounds like a good plan. I would only tweak it to address the more imminent need for our student support group to be well-positioned to help the large number of individual students arriving to campus this Fall with Windows 8 pre-loaded on their laptops and tablets. Windows 8 is particularly appealing to the mobile HigherEd end-user. Next, we need to figure out how to best leverage the new multimedia and interactive Teaching & Learning opportunities offered by Microsoft SmartGlass and the newer Apple TV in our classrooms and learning spaces. Greetings from Chicago, --- Ed Garay Assistant Director for Academic Computing Director, UIC Instructional Technology Lab University of Illinois at Chicago www.accc.uic.edu/itl www.twitter.com/garay ***** Ubiquitously social... ***** Retiring (leaving UIC) at the end of June! Sent from my Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone From: Ricky L Roberts Sent: 6/4/2012 4:47 PM To: CIO@listserv.educause.edu Subject: Re: [CIO] Windows 8 We also wait until approximately the first service pack, although we use the time to train our supporters, prepare training classes/videos for our faculty and staff, update and test images, etc. We also balance compatibility of enterprise applications if that applies. Ricky Roberts Director of Technical Support Northern Arizona University (928) 523-6950
Unfortunately students won’t skip it … potentially creating new support issues and challenges. We will either put up an IT lab with Windows 8 in it to figure out what we are going to see to in anticipation of student issues or deploy extra machines to the IT people so they can test and support Windows 8. I am anticipating wireless issues, authentication issues, and IE issues (already see IE nuisances in IE9 with websites) ___________________________________ Charles Keeler Mitchell College Office of Information Technology Chief Information Officer (860) 701-5254 From: , Cloy > Reply-To: EDUCAUSE Listserv > Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:34 AM To: EDUCAUSE Listserv > Subject: Re: [CIO] Windows 8 At my institution, we have no compelling strategic reason to make a campuswide move to Windows 8 at this time. A number of IT leaders I've talked to have suggested that some institutions are likely to skip Windows 8 entirely, as many did with Vista. -Cloy -- Cloy Tobola, Ph.D. Chief Information Officer North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076
Charles, You are absolutely right, but I would distinguish between institutional standards and BYOD standards. You're talking about BYOD standards, which are driven by market forces and customer service goals. Our institutional standards are limited to stable, established industry-standard technologies. I don't think Windows 8 meets the criteria yet. -Cloy On 6/6/12 5:35 AM, "Chuck Keeler" wrote: >Unfortunately students won¹t skip it Š potentially creating new support >issues and challenges. We will either put up an IT lab with Windows 8 in >it to figure out what we are going to see to in anticipation of student >issues or deploy extra machines to the IT people so they can test and >support Windows 8. > >I am anticipating wireless issues, authentication issues, and IE issues >(already see IE nuisances in IE9 with websites) > >___________________________________ >Charles Keeler >Mitchell College >Office of Information Technology >Chief Information Officer >(860) 701-5254 > >From: , Cloy > >Reply-To: EDUCAUSE Listserv >> >Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:34 AM >To: EDUCAUSE Listserv >> >Subject: Re: [CIO] Windows 8 > >At my institution, we have no compelling strategic reason to make a >campuswide move to Windows 8 at this time. > >A number of IT leaders I've talked to have suggested that some >institutions are likely to skip Windows 8 entirely, as many did with >Vista. > >-Cloy > >-- >Cloy Tobola, Ph.D. >Chief Information Officer >North Dakota State College of Science >Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076 > > > >
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