Category Archives: Computing on Campus

Mac Self Service is now Tech Apps

The Mac Self Service application now uses the Michigan Tech brand and is named Tech Apps. This does not affect the functionality of the Self Service app for Mac computers.

Here is the difference:

  • A Michigan Tech Logo replaces the Self Service (JAMF) icon.
  • It listed as Tech Apps instead of Self Service in the Applications folder (alphabetization affects its new order in the list).

Please take a look at the post to see what your screen might look like:

app list

app list

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Support for Windows 7/8 is Ending Next Year–Michigan Tech Moves to Windows 10

Beginning in January 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 with continued security updates. At that time, Michigan Tech IT will remove all Windows 7/8 PCs from the Michigan Tech network.

If you currently have a Windows 7 or 8 PC, you will need to move to Windows 10 by January 1, 2020. Depending on the age of your current computer, hardware upgrades or computer replacement may be required.  We would be happy to assist you in understanding what is required for your specific situation and what needs to happen for this upgrade to occur.

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Upcoming Upgrades–Microsoft Office 2019 and Windows 10

Michigan Tech will be upgrading on-domain systems to Microsoft 2019 this year. The first necessary phase is to get all systems on Office 2016 so that the transition to Office 2019 will be less disruptive.

Please keep in mind that Office 2019 is not compatible with Windows 7. The campus is currently transitioning to Windows 10; we are happy to assist with a Windows 10 upgrade.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • January 24, 2019—Upgrade all on-domain systems to Office 2016
  • June 2019 (after commencement)—Upgrade all on-domain systems to Office 2019
  • December 31, 2019—Finish upgrading the remaining campus systems to Windows 10

Note: Systems cannot be upgraded to Office 2019 without first being upgraded to Windows 10. There is an ongoing effort to work with departments to get their systems upgraded to Windows 10 by the end of the calendar year (2019).