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Qld uni moves 4000 desktops to Win 7

The University of Southern Queensland will migrate over 4000 desktop computers onto Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system next year, according to the university's chief technology officer (CTO), Brian Kissell.

in brief The University of Southern Queensland will migrate over 4000 desktop computers onto Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system next year, according to the university's chief technology officer (CTO), Brian Kissell.

The 4000 desktops — located over three campuses — would begin the migration in semester one next year, Kissell said. He said the decision to move to Windows 7 was finalised in the last week.

According to Kissell, a standard operating environment had been in testing and the university was happy with how it performed.

As well as the move to Windows 7, the university recently upgraded to Office 2007. Kissell said the move to Office 2010, which is due to be released by Microsoft in the first half of this year, would be done at the end of next year. He noted new benefits of integration with SharePoint.