At the end of this school year we will be rolling out a new system to manage Apple products in the county. This new system will give us the ability to setup Apple devices quicker, and with less interaction from our SysOps. This will also allow us to standardize and manage the software and settings [...]
Sometime in April or May the tech department will start rolling out Windows 10 on a school by school basis. Changes will be made to make our machines more secure and resistant to Trojans' and ransomware. With Windows 10 will come a newer version of Software Center as well as Office 2016.
During spring break, our Microsoft System Center installation was migrated to a new server and a new version to provide support for Windows 10. We are currently migrating our workstations to a new SCCM client. During this upgrade there may be some issues with software center until the upgrade is complete.
The tech department will be applying a software upgrade on the Wireless Controller at each school during the spring break week. While this upgrade is being performed wireless may be unavailable in the buildings for an hour or more. This upgrade is a necessary step for a later deployment of Windows 10. During this week, [...]
During the months of February and March we will be installing 300 new computers and replacing/upgrading 500 of the oldest computers throughout the county. During this time, we will also be recycling 300 of the oldest computers still in use as well as any old machines that have previously been taken out of service and [...]