|User Groups:||Faculty Services ; Staff Services|
|Categories:||Computer & Desktop Support|
LSA Technology Services has launched a project to upgrade our ~6500 LSA Managed Windows computers used by faculty, researchers, staff, and students to teach, research, learn, and work. Windows 10 is nearing end of life, and Microsoft will stop delivering updates for Windows 10 in the next three years. LSA must upgrade (or secure) all Windows 10 devices by that deadline per U-M SPG 601.27.
This project will affect all LSA:
Faculty who use Windows computers in the classroom, labs, or conference rooms.
Faculty, researchers, and staff who have LSA Managed Windows computers.
Faculty, researchers, staff, or students who use LSA Windows loaner devices.
LSA Technology Services staff will lead this effort and support the work with college engagement, presentations, communications, training, and website content to assist users in this change.
LSA Technology Services will be partnering to upgrade these devices:
Summer 2023 — LSA Classrooms, Labs, and Conference Room computers will receive upgrades.
Fall 2023 — LSA Staff & Faculty will begin receiving communications to run Windows 11 upgrades on their devices.
2024 — Technology Services Staff will schedule time to upgrade research & lab devices.
Follow up with staff, faculty, or researchers who have not upgraded
Secure all devices that cannot upgrade beyond Windows 10 due to hardware, software, or instrumentation limitations prior to October 14, 2025 (official Windows 10 EOL date).
See our detailed timeline for more information and specific dates.
LSA Technology Services will work to make this change easy for the college by:
Implementing Windows 11 in our classroom, lab, and conference room environment as we have done in the past. This allows faculty a chance to learn Windows 11 ahead of their device changing.
Upgrading computers to Windows 11 that are due for faculty and staff upgrades in late 2023 and 2024 vs. migrating existing machines. Providing support for platform changes during Day 1 visit.
Opting In staff, faculty, or researchers who are interested in Windows 11 starting in Fall 2023.
Let us know if you’d like to go early or test!
Deliver Self Migration communications and support for all staff devices and any faculty or researchers who wish to perform their own upgrades.
Provide Supported Migration Appointments for faculty and researchers with complex data configurations which need technology support for upgrade efforts.
Training Materials will be offered as part of the project - including incorporating Windows 11 information as part of fall classroom training and online, on-demand resources for staff, faculty, and researchers. Ad hoc training may be scheduled by request or as needed. Link to our training & resources for more information.
If you have questions about this change or wish to be an early Windows 11 adopter, please contact Technology Services and submit a request for support or to be added as a pilot participant.