Information Services

Rollout Programme

The rollout programme.

A project is nearing completion to upgrade the supported Windows desktop to Windows 10, including Office 2016.  Over 17,000 (90%) of all systems that were in the supported Windows 7 desktop have now moved to Windows 10.

The Windows 10 Programme’s objective is to migrate all supported Windows devices from Windows 7 and 8 to the Windows 10 operating system, and to provide a 'Windows as a Service' model which will deliver regular operating system updates to managed desktops, in scope:

  • Labs and Teaching Spaces
  • Staff desktops and laptops.

Labs and Teaching Spaces

All student facing systems (over 4,500), including Open Access and school labs, cafes, lecture Theatres and exam systems have successfully been migrated to Windows 10.

The upgrade of Training Rooms in Argyle House is now complete.

Staff desktops and laptops

Most staff systems have now moved to Windows 10 with the few remaining systems either staying on Windows 7 with Extended Security Updates (from Microsoft) or Windows 7 on a private network.

Meeting Rooms

The first meeting room build has been deployed to the meeting spaces within Argyle House. As this is the first deployment, please route all feedback using the link to Helpline below. Please provide all feedback by 28th February 2020 to allow further deployment of the build.

The main features of these PCs are:

  • Includes Teams, Skype and Skype for Business.
  • For increased security, will logout users after 1 hour of inactivity
  • For increased security, does not include a guest login.

Training and guidance

For training and guidance please see our Training webpages

College specific information

Windows 10 Migration Coordinators


Windows 10 Programme

Tony Weir Programme Sponsor
Gosia Such Deputy Programme Sponsor
Graham Newton Desktop Service Owner for Windows 10 Rollout
Maurice Franceschi Windows 10 Programme Manager
Karen Stirling Windows 10 Rollout Project Manager