Windows 10 – The Interface

Windows 10 is the newest operating system from Microsoft. It looks and functions very similar to Windows 7, but with some new and enhanced features. Like Windows 7, Windows 10 utilizes a Desktop for shortcuts to folders, files and software. Windows 10 also offers the Start button to access the Start menu, which list apps (formally called programs), as well as other features such as settings and power options.

Windows 10 maintains the Taskbar that displays apps currently is use, as well as frequently accessed apps (as determined by the user). The Taskbar also houses the Search bar, which was part of the Start menu in Windows 7.

Desktop

Windows 10 also features Cortana. Cortana is a digital assistant for Windows 10 and other Windows devices that allows a user to give verbal commands to the device, as well as ask questions. Due to the verbal interaction of Cortana, Cortana is disabled on SHSU computers.

Windows 10 Training Schedule

Windows 10 is an operating system that will replace Windows 7 on SHSU desktops beginning in May 2017 (see Rollout Schedule for details). This new OS amplifies productivity and provides protection against modern security threats.

If you would like training on Windows 10, check out the schedule and register for a training in Talent Management.

Date

Title

Time
May 23 Windows 10 – Introduction 9:00 – 10:00 am
May 24 Windows 10 – Introduction 2:00 – 3:00 pm
May 25 Windows 10 – Introduction 2:00 – 3:00 pm
May 26 Windows 10 – Introduction 9:00 – 10:00 am
May 30 Windows 10 – Introduction 2:00 – 3:00 pm
May 31 Windows 10 – Introduction 9:00 – 10:00 am
June 8 Windows 10 – Introduction 9:00 – 10:00 am
June 12 Windows 10 – Introduction 2:00 – 3:00 pm

System Maintenance and Software Updates

Dining Information Updates
July 3, 1:30pm – July 3, 6:00pm
From 07/01 to 07/03 we are transitioning from our Nell-based dining system to the CBORD system. Meal plan sign ups for students are planned to be unavailable to students beginning 07/03 at 1:30pm. We hope to begin directing students to the new sign up page by 07/03 at 6pm.

Touchnet
July 11, 2:00am – July 11, 6:00am
TouchNet will be performing routine maintenance on the servers in the TouchNet DataCenter from 2:00 am to 6:00 am CT Friday, July 11th, 2014. During this maintenance window TouchNet will be unavailable.

Maplesoft Maple License Update
July 11, 6:00pm – July 11, 8:00pm
Maplesoft Maple license will be upgraded to version 18. Users may experience a brief outage during this time.

Banner ERP – Module Upgrades
July 11, 6:00pm – July 12, 1:00am
We are performing upgrades to several modules in our ERP system listed below. During the upgrade these Banner systems will not be available.

Student
Financial Aid
Finance
General
WebTailor
Position Control / Payroll
Flexible Registration

Telephone System Update
July 11, 9:00pm – July 12, 3:00am
IT@Sam will be upgrading the Telephone System. This will affect all telephones across campus, including but not limited to fire alarms and elevator phones. The expected outage for most phones will be about 10-30 minutes each.