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I’m curious if anyone has gotten Windows 8 devices configured for 1x, using Xpressconnect. I realize there are lots of issues with
Windows 8 drivers that make this complicated, so I’m just wondering how it is working when the drivers are capable.

Thanks,

Pete Morrissey

 

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We've not gotten XpressConnect to work happily with Windows 8 yet, so I'm interested in this as well.    Have sent an email to Cloudpath Support on this, but I'm guessing all Windows 8 questions are awaiting the official Friday release.

 

-- Jim Gogan / UNC-Chapel Hill

 

Message from bcassell@salemstate.edu

We started using XpressConnect this year and haven’t had any issues with Windows 8 Costumer Preview. It was actually the test bed I used to configure XpressConnect.  I also  just tested a PC on our domain with Xpressconnect and it seemed to work just fine.  As for the drivers I am unaware of any issues.  I used a generic usb wireless adapter (on a Windows 8 VM and Desktop on the domain )and didn’t install any drivers as Windows found something acceptable I wouldn’t call this a complete test as it’s not the final edition but would be interested to know what issues are you seeing?

 

-Bryan Cassell

____________________________________
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Salem State University, 70 Loring Ave., Salem Massachusetts 01970

 

 

 

Seeing lots of upgraded Win 8 machines that fail on 802.1x with stock Win 8 driver, need to roll back to Win 7 driver or go to Intel, Broadcom, etc for a driver that works.


If You are in the Cisco Controller based world. There is an update that needs to be applied to your controllers. We did that this last weekend and now are able to authenticate with the few Windows 8 test machines we have with latest drivers.  Has to do with an incompatibility with 802.11w that is required in Win 8.

Robert Owens

Kansas State University.

 

Our problem is that If a machine has our 1X network(s) configured in Win7 and is then upgraded, we can export the network settings and then reimport them on any Win8 machine and it will work.  The problem is that manually going through the setup seems to fail.  When you get to the screen that says to look for the “bubble to appear” it ends up failing.  I've attached a screenshot of the error.

 

-- Jim Gogan / UNC-Chapel Hill

 

I have just verified this- controller update to recommended version does indeed bring compatibility with Win 8 standard native driver and eliminates the need to go driver shopping for each machine.

 

Thanks, Robert.

 

 

 

 

Message from dannyeaton@rice.edu

Any idea how this would be negated with controllers running 7.0.230.0, as we do not have WiSM-2’s, and therefore cannot go to the 7.2.x code. 

 

Message from curtis.k.larsen@utah.edu

According to the bug notes here: http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method... ...It says it is fixed in 7.0.230.15. Thanks, -Curtis On 10/24/2012 01:31 PM, Danny Eaton wrote: > Any idea how this would be negated with controllers running 7.0.230.0, as we > do not have WiSM-2's, and therefore cannot go to the 7.2.x code. > > > >

We were in the same predicament with WISM 1s.  There is a new code release 7.0.235 that has the fix available from Cisco. Also has an updated Boot Loader. No such luck with earlier releases.

Robert Owens

Kansas State University

 

Message from dannyeaton@rice.edu

Great – we got the bootloader, and I’ll talk with my teammates about upgrading the WLC code to 7.0.235 as well.  Ugh! 

 

Message from me@mpking.com

You know Lee,

There is an email from you on August 30th saying your're not seeing this problem.  Go Figure.

Danny, here's the info from the list archive:

Just as an FYI for those running Cisco, I noticed today that 7.0.235.3 was
released on Sep 11 2012 for both 4400 series and 5508 series controllers.  One
of the resolved caveats is bug CSCua29504 which is the Windows 8
802.11w-capable client bug.


It’s machine-dependent, and not global in nature. There’s no extra charge for that.

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike King
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:43 PM
To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Xpressconnect and Windows 8

 

You know Lee,

 

There is an email from you on August 30th saying your're not seeing this problem.  Go Figure.

 

Danny, here's the info from the list archive:

 

Just as an FYI for those running Cisco, I noticed today that 7.0.235.3 was

released on Sep 11 2012 for both 4400 series and 5508 series controllers.  One

of the resolved caveats is bug CSCua29504 which is the Windows 8

802.11w-capable client bug.

 

Apparently it is fixed in a few different trains: http://blogs.cisco.com/tag/802-11w/ Pete Morrissey
Good morning, Colleagues! Can you share your thoughts about Windows 8 and if/how you are integrating it onto your campus? Thanks! Nathaniel E. Hewitt, III Vice President for Information Systems and Technology Wiley College 711 Wiley Avenue Marshall, Texas 75670 903-923-2404 (office) 903-263-9630 (cell) 903-927-2672 (fax) nhewitt@wileyc.edu Visit us on the web at www.wileyc.edu Wiley College: Home of The Great Debaters This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
ISU is not supporting yet...see memo below sent to faculty...a similar one went out to students...

IT Service Desk
9:02 AM (3 hours ago)

to facultymemos, staffmemos
Dear ISU Faculty and Staff, 

The following is a response to a question the IT Service Desk is beginning to receive from faculty and staff: 

Q: Can I upgrade my ISU computer to MS Windows 8 

A: Not yet. The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is investigating compatibility between Windows 8 and common software used at ISU. McAfee (our antivirus software) and possibly other programs have not yet released a fully supported version compatible with Windows 8. Therefore, Windows 8 cannot be allowed on any ISU owned equipment.

Additional information about upgrading to Windows 8 will be provided from ITS in the coming weeks.

If you choose to purchase ISU tagged equipment that comes with Windows 8, the IT Service Desk (or your department IT staff) can assist you with installing Windows 7.  

Windows 8 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and many features are quite different from Windows 7. The most noticeable changes is a new start screen with a mobile-device-like appearance. 

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at help@isu.edu or call (208) 282-4357 (HELP).


We are looking at it. Outside of Windows tablets we do not plan on doing anything before Summer 2013. We have had to postpone Windows Tablet Pilot twice now as the first time we did not have Office 2013 and we missed our self-imposed drop dead date of December 28th because neither Microsoft Surface Pros nor Dell Latitude 10s were available (they still are not). Those were the two hardware devices we were planning on evaluating. That said apparently a lot of our users bought/received new laptops, etc. with Windows 8 for Christmas... Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu
Re. the Win8 UI/UX issues, especially w/ keyboard and mouse, it may be worth looking into the following, which revert, of sorts, to the "classic" look of Win7. I've been using some variants of these since Win8 came out for my home desktop, and am fairly happy with how they work. Your mileage may vary, as they say, or, in the least, make one wonder if the non-UI/UX benefits of Win8 are worth migrating at an enterprise level: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/3-ways-to-tweak-windows-8-to-look... Sincerely, Scott Helf, DO, MSIT Chief Technology Officer Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences 309 East 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91766 909-781-4353 shelf@westernu.edu www.westernu.edu
Greg, Have you looked at Windows To Go? I'm, looking at it as a way to allow students access to campus/college software by checking out a college (virtual) machine. -Eric IT professionals will never ask for your password - not in email - not over the phone, never. Eric Case, CISSP ecase (at) email (dot) arizona (dot) edu College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericcase (520) 344-CISO (2476) Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
Nathaniel,
 
We wait until the first service pack is released for an operating system before we think about implementation.  I agree with the responses that it is geared towards a touch display and am not sure if or when we will move forward with Windows 8 in a broad implementation.
 
We take the approach of leaving existing operating systems on a faculty/staff PC unless it is having issues or the OS goes out of support.  We usually pick a point in time when new systems will have a new operating system on them.  Our lab machines are imaged each semester, so the new OS is rolled out to the labs that need it, when it is needed (still not before the first service pack).
 
Good luck,
 
Dave

 
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Good morning, Colleagues! Can you share your thoughts about Windows 8 and if/how you are integrating it onto your campus?

Thanks!



Nathaniel E. Hewitt, III
Vice President for Information Systems and Technology
Wiley College
711 Wiley Avenue
Marshall, Texas 75670
903-923-2404 (office)
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Hi Nathaniel,

Lynn University also takes the same approach as Dave mentioned.  Another thing to keep in mind is that some application vendors that support universities and colleges do lag a bit behind for support on newer operating systems.

Good Luck

Joey Rego
Network Security Administrator

Lynn University
Information Technology

3601 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, Fla. 33431-5598
Phone: 561-237-7982
Fax: 561-237-7115
E-mail: jrego@lynn.edu   
Web: http://www.lynn.edu 
Help: http://itsupport.lynn.edu

 

 

We follow the same process here at Angelo State University. (wait till first service pack at least and have to take into consideration exactly what Joey stated below)  Personally until they add a theme to Windows 8 that allows you to enable the start button, this will not be an easy transition for most people.  From my experience, Windows 8 is not a user friendly OS until you learn that the Windows Key is your lifeline.


Thanks

 

Curt Braden
Technical Services Manager, Information Technology
Angelo State University
Member, Texas Tech University System
ASU Station #11020
San Angelo, TX 76909-1020
Phone: (325) 942-2333   Fax: (325) 942-2109

curt.braden@angelo.edu


Good morning, Colleagues! Can you share your thoughts about Windows 8 and if/how you are integrating it onto your campus? Thanks! Nathaniel E. Hewitt, III Vice President for Information Systems and Technology Wiley College 711 Wiley Avenue Marshall, Texas 75670 903-923-2404 (office) 903-263-9630 (cell) 903-927-2672 (fax) nhewitt@wileyc.edu Visit us on the web at www.wileyc.edu Wiley College: Home of The Great Debaters This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
ISU is not supporting yet...see memo below sent to faculty...a similar one went out to students...

IT Service Desk
9:02 AM (3 hours ago)

to facultymemos, staffmemos
Dear ISU Faculty and Staff, 

The following is a response to a question the IT Service Desk is beginning to receive from faculty and staff: 

Q: Can I upgrade my ISU computer to MS Windows 8 

A: Not yet. The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is investigating compatibility between Windows 8 and common software used at ISU. McAfee (our antivirus software) and possibly other programs have not yet released a fully supported version compatible with Windows 8. Therefore, Windows 8 cannot be allowed on any ISU owned equipment.

Additional information about upgrading to Windows 8 will be provided from ITS in the coming weeks.

If you choose to purchase ISU tagged equipment that comes with Windows 8, the IT Service Desk (or your department IT staff) can assist you with installing Windows 7.  

Windows 8 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and many features are quite different from Windows 7. The most noticeable changes is a new start screen with a mobile-device-like appearance. 

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at help@isu.edu or call (208) 282-4357 (HELP).


We are looking at it. Outside of Windows tablets we do not plan on doing anything before Summer 2013. We have had to postpone Windows Tablet Pilot twice now as the first time we did not have Office 2013 and we missed our self-imposed drop dead date of December 28th because neither Microsoft Surface Pros nor Dell Latitude 10s were available (they still are not). Those were the two hardware devices we were planning on evaluating. That said apparently a lot of our users bought/received new laptops, etc. with Windows 8 for Christmas... Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu
We follow the same process here at Angelo State University. (wait till first service pack at least and have to take into consideration exactly what Joey stated below)  Personally until they add a theme to Windows 8 that allows you to enable the start button, this will not be an easy transition for most people.  From my experience, Windows 8 is not a user friendly OS until you learn that the Windows Key is your lifeline.


Thanks

 

Curt Braden
Technical Services Manager, Information Technology
Angelo State University
Member, Texas Tech University System
ASU Station #11020
San Angelo, TX 76909-1020
Phone: (325) 942-2333   Fax: (325) 942-2109

curt.braden@angelo.edu


Good morning, Colleagues! Can you share your thoughts about Windows 8 and if/how you are integrating it onto your campus? Thanks! Nathaniel E. Hewitt, III Vice President for Information Systems and Technology Wiley College 711 Wiley Avenue Marshall, Texas 75670 903-923-2404 (office) 903-263-9630 (cell) 903-927-2672 (fax) nhewitt@wileyc.edu Visit us on the web at www.wileyc.edu Wiley College: Home of The Great Debaters This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
ISU is not supporting yet...see memo below sent to faculty...a similar one went out to students...

IT Service Desk
9:02 AM (3 hours ago)

to facultymemos, staffmemos
Dear ISU Faculty and Staff, 

The following is a response to a question the IT Service Desk is beginning to receive from faculty and staff: 

Q: Can I upgrade my ISU computer to MS Windows 8 

A: Not yet. The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is investigating compatibility between Windows 8 and common software used at ISU. McAfee (our antivirus software) and possibly other programs have not yet released a fully supported version compatible with Windows 8. Therefore, Windows 8 cannot be allowed on any ISU owned equipment.

Additional information about upgrading to Windows 8 will be provided from ITS in the coming weeks.

If you choose to purchase ISU tagged equipment that comes with Windows 8, the IT Service Desk (or your department IT staff) can assist you with installing Windows 7.  

Windows 8 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and many features are quite different from Windows 7. The most noticeable changes is a new start screen with a mobile-device-like appearance. 

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at help@isu.edu or call (208) 282-4357 (HELP).


We are looking at it. Outside of Windows tablets we do not plan on doing anything before Summer 2013. We have had to postpone Windows Tablet Pilot twice now as the first time we did not have Office 2013 and we missed our self-imposed drop dead date of December 28th because neither Microsoft Surface Pros nor Dell Latitude 10s were available (they still are not). Those were the two hardware devices we were planning on evaluating. That said apparently a lot of our users bought/received new laptops, etc. with Windows 8 for Christmas... Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu
Re. the Win8 UI/UX issues, especially w/ keyboard and mouse, it may be worth looking into the following, which revert, of sorts, to the "classic" look of Win7. I've been using some variants of these since Win8 came out for my home desktop, and am fairly happy with how they work. Your mileage may vary, as they say, or, in the least, make one wonder if the non-UI/UX benefits of Win8 are worth migrating at an enterprise level: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/3-ways-to-tweak-windows-8-to-look... Sincerely, Scott Helf, DO, MSIT Chief Technology Officer Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences 309 East 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91766 909-781-4353 shelf@westernu.edu www.westernu.edu
Greg, Have you looked at Windows To Go? I'm, looking at it as a way to allow students access to campus/college software by checking out a college (virtual) machine. -Eric IT professionals will never ask for your password - not in email - not over the phone, never. Eric Case, CISSP ecase (at) email (dot) arizona (dot) edu College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericcase (520) 344-CISO (2476) Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
Good morning, Colleagues! Can you share your thoughts about Windows 8 and if/how you are integrating it onto your campus? Thanks! Nathaniel E. Hewitt, III Vice President for Information Systems and Technology Wiley College 711 Wiley Avenue Marshall, Texas 75670 903-923-2404 (office) 903-263-9630 (cell) 903-927-2672 (fax) nhewitt@wileyc.edu Visit us on the web at www.wileyc.edu Wiley College: Home of The Great Debaters This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
ISU is not supporting yet...see memo below sent to faculty...a similar one went out to students...

IT Service Desk
9:02 AM (3 hours ago)

to facultymemos, staffmemos
Dear ISU Faculty and Staff, 

The following is a response to a question the IT Service Desk is beginning to receive from faculty and staff: 

Q: Can I upgrade my ISU computer to MS Windows 8 

A: Not yet. The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is investigating compatibility between Windows 8 and common software used at ISU. McAfee (our antivirus software) and possibly other programs have not yet released a fully supported version compatible with Windows 8. Therefore, Windows 8 cannot be allowed on any ISU owned equipment.

Additional information about upgrading to Windows 8 will be provided from ITS in the coming weeks.

If you choose to purchase ISU tagged equipment that comes with Windows 8, the IT Service Desk (or your department IT staff) can assist you with installing Windows 7.  

Windows 8 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and many features are quite different from Windows 7. The most noticeable changes is a new start screen with a mobile-device-like appearance. 

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at help@isu.edu or call (208) 282-4357 (HELP).


We are looking at it. Outside of Windows tablets we do not plan on doing anything before Summer 2013. We have had to postpone Windows Tablet Pilot twice now as the first time we did not have Office 2013 and we missed our self-imposed drop dead date of December 28th because neither Microsoft Surface Pros nor Dell Latitude 10s were available (they still are not). Those were the two hardware devices we were planning on evaluating. That said apparently a lot of our users bought/received new laptops, etc. with Windows 8 for Christmas... Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu
Re. the Win8 UI/UX issues, especially w/ keyboard and mouse, it may be worth looking into the following, which revert, of sorts, to the "classic" look of Win7. I've been using some variants of these since Win8 came out for my home desktop, and am fairly happy with how they work. Your mileage may vary, as they say, or, in the least, make one wonder if the non-UI/UX benefits of Win8 are worth migrating at an enterprise level: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/3-ways-to-tweak-windows-8-to-look... Sincerely, Scott Helf, DO, MSIT Chief Technology Officer Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences 309 East 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91766 909-781-4353 shelf@westernu.edu www.westernu.edu
Greg, Have you looked at Windows To Go? I'm, looking at it as a way to allow students access to campus/college software by checking out a college (virtual) machine. -Eric IT professionals will never ask for your password - not in email - not over the phone, never. Eric Case, CISSP ecase (at) email (dot) arizona (dot) edu College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericcase (520) 344-CISO (2476) Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
Good morning, Colleagues! Can you share your thoughts about Windows 8 and if/how you are integrating it onto your campus? Thanks! Nathaniel E. Hewitt, III Vice President for Information Systems and Technology Wiley College 711 Wiley Avenue Marshall, Texas 75670 903-923-2404 (office) 903-263-9630 (cell) 903-927-2672 (fax) nhewitt@wileyc.edu Visit us on the web at www.wileyc.edu Wiley College: Home of The Great Debaters This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
ISU is not supporting yet...see memo below sent to faculty...a similar one went out to students...

IT Service Desk
9:02 AM (3 hours ago)

to facultymemos, staffmemos
Dear ISU Faculty and Staff, 

The following is a response to a question the IT Service Desk is beginning to receive from faculty and staff: 

Q: Can I upgrade my ISU computer to MS Windows 8 

A: Not yet. The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is investigating compatibility between Windows 8 and common software used at ISU. McAfee (our antivirus software) and possibly other programs have not yet released a fully supported version compatible with Windows 8. Therefore, Windows 8 cannot be allowed on any ISU owned equipment.

Additional information about upgrading to Windows 8 will be provided from ITS in the coming weeks.

If you choose to purchase ISU tagged equipment that comes with Windows 8, the IT Service Desk (or your department IT staff) can assist you with installing Windows 7.  

Windows 8 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and many features are quite different from Windows 7. The most noticeable changes is a new start screen with a mobile-device-like appearance. 

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at help@isu.edu or call (208) 282-4357 (HELP).


We are looking at it. Outside of Windows tablets we do not plan on doing anything before Summer 2013. We have had to postpone Windows Tablet Pilot twice now as the first time we did not have Office 2013 and we missed our self-imposed drop dead date of December 28th because neither Microsoft Surface Pros nor Dell Latitude 10s were available (they still are not). Those were the two hardware devices we were planning on evaluating. That said apparently a lot of our users bought/received new laptops, etc. with Windows 8 for Christmas... Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu
Re. the Win8 UI/UX issues, especially w/ keyboard and mouse, it may be worth looking into the following, which revert, of sorts, to the "classic" look of Win7. I've been using some variants of these since Win8 came out for my home desktop, and am fairly happy with how they work. Your mileage may vary, as they say, or, in the least, make one wonder if the non-UI/UX benefits of Win8 are worth migrating at an enterprise level: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/3-ways-to-tweak-windows-8-to-look... Sincerely, Scott Helf, DO, MSIT Chief Technology Officer Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences 309 East 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91766 909-781-4353 shelf@westernu.edu www.westernu.edu
Greg, Have you looked at Windows To Go? I'm, looking at it as a way to allow students access to campus/college software by checking out a college (virtual) machine. -Eric IT professionals will never ask for your password - not in email - not over the phone, never. Eric Case, CISSP ecase (at) email (dot) arizona (dot) edu College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericcase (520) 344-CISO (2476) Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
Good morning, Colleagues! Can you share your thoughts about Windows 8 and if/how you are integrating it onto your campus? Thanks! Nathaniel E. Hewitt, III Vice President for Information Systems and Technology Wiley College 711 Wiley Avenue Marshall, Texas 75670 903-923-2404 (office) 903-263-9630 (cell) 903-927-2672 (fax) nhewitt@wileyc.edu Visit us on the web at www.wileyc.edu Wiley College: Home of The Great Debaters This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Nathaniel, We'll be rolling it out as an option for our students in labs via our VDI implementation sometime this semester (waiting for the last bugs to be ironed out on VMWare's end). Most essential programs will be on a Windows 7 image. We have an interface problem with Windows 8. It's not intuitive with a keyboard and mouse, it is definitely a lot more useable with a touch-screen when compared to that traditional method of navigating. With VDI, we see it moving to whatever tablets a student has, which solves some of the problem but not for our main (a.k.a. computer labs) environments. We've tried a dedicated touchpad or two (Logitech), but until we spring for touchscreens or a new technology emerges (www.leapmotion.com perhaps), I doubt it'll be more than a toy or quick overview for our CS classes while in the classroom environment. Best, Greg AVP of I.T. / CIO Cape Cod Community College
ISU is not supporting yet...see memo below sent to faculty...a similar one went out to students...

IT Service Desk
9:02 AM (3 hours ago)

to facultymemos, staffmemos
Dear ISU Faculty and Staff, 

The following is a response to a question the IT Service Desk is beginning to receive from faculty and staff: 

Q: Can I upgrade my ISU computer to MS Windows 8 

A: Not yet. The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is investigating compatibility between Windows 8 and common software used at ISU. McAfee (our antivirus software) and possibly other programs have not yet released a fully supported version compatible with Windows 8. Therefore, Windows 8 cannot be allowed on any ISU owned equipment.

Additional information about upgrading to Windows 8 will be provided from ITS in the coming weeks.

If you choose to purchase ISU tagged equipment that comes with Windows 8, the IT Service Desk (or your department IT staff) can assist you with installing Windows 7.  

Windows 8 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and many features are quite different from Windows 7. The most noticeable changes is a new start screen with a mobile-device-like appearance. 

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at help@isu.edu or call (208) 282-4357 (HELP).


We are looking at it. Outside of Windows tablets we do not plan on doing anything before Summer 2013. We have had to postpone Windows Tablet Pilot twice now as the first time we did not have Office 2013 and we missed our self-imposed drop dead date of December 28th because neither Microsoft Surface Pros nor Dell Latitude 10s were available (they still are not). Those were the two hardware devices we were planning on evaluating. That said apparently a lot of our users bought/received new laptops, etc. with Windows 8 for Christmas... Chip Chip Eckardt CIO University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone 715-836-4636 ext. 362381 eckardpp@uwec.edu
Re. the Win8 UI/UX issues, especially w/ keyboard and mouse, it may be worth looking into the following, which revert, of sorts, to the "classic" look of Win7. I've been using some variants of these since Win8 came out for my home desktop, and am fairly happy with how they work. Your mileage may vary, as they say, or, in the least, make one wonder if the non-UI/UX benefits of Win8 are worth migrating at an enterprise level: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/3-ways-to-tweak-windows-8-to-look... Sincerely, Scott Helf, DO, MSIT Chief Technology Officer Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences 309 East 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91766 909-781-4353 shelf@westernu.edu www.westernu.edu
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