Windows 10 is available to users free for one year; this offer expires July 29, 2016. More information is at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq.
However, there are three issues all home users need to know before upgrading:
- Windows 10 is NOT COMPATIBLE with our campus F5 VPN Server, i.e., off-campus users will not be able to “Get an MTU Address.” The goal is to have this fixed by late August, but currently there are no workarounds.
- Microsoft Edge web browser (New Internet Explorer) is not compatible with Banner, Banweb, and possibly other Michigan Tech related sites. Workaround: You can install Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and get most functionality, however not all.
- Hundreds of campus applications have not been tested, so we cannot make any guarantees that your software will work.
Starting late fall semester, Information Technology will solicit volunteers from our Faculty/Staff to pilot a deployment of Windows 10. Volunteers will have their machines upgraded to Windows 10 with our standard faculty/staff image, and we will work to test standard applications. After the standard applications have been tested, we will work with faculty and staff to test specific departmental software, e.g., Mathematica, Matlab, ImageNow, Sewer/Water/AutoCAD, etc. If you’re interested in being an early adopter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the list of volunteers whom we will contact when testing begins.