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Windows 10 Availability

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IT Field Services will officially begin supporting Windows 10 at UCSF on October 10th, 2016. Once supported, all new machines and re-images will run the Windows 10 operating system, unless users have a specific need to run a different OS.
 

Windows 10 is the most recent version of the Windows operating system and was released in July 2015, succeeding Windows 7 and 8. 

Beginning October 10th, Windows 10 will be deployed on new systems and re-imaged systems that meet hardware requirements. An upgrade to Windows 10 is not required and will be rolled out to customers as new hardware is deployed or computers re-imaged. Windows 7 is supported until 2020, and as the end of support nears, we will proactively upgrade systems. Note that Windows 10 will include Office 2016.

 

Timeline:

The current timeline for Windows 10 availability is below:

  • March - June 2016: Development and testing of Windows 10 image for beta testing
  • July - September 2016: Finalizing of image changes and processes
  • October 10th 2016: Official support for Windows 10 begins!

Application Compatibility

We anticipate that most applications compatible with Windows 7 will also be compatible with Windows 10. The Windows 10 team can provide you with a virtual platform for testing any specialized applications if necessary. Please contact us at IT-Questions@ucsf.edu

UCSF Standard Application Compatibility

The following UCSF standard applications have been tested and are compatible with Windows 10.

  • Dell Data Protection & Encryption (DDPE)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
  • IBM BigFix Client Management Agent
  • Office 2010, 2013 and 2016
  • Junos Pulse Client (VPN)
  • CrashPlan Backup Client
  • ForeScout Secure Connector (NAC)
  • Citrix Client

Recommended Hardware Requirements

Hardware must meet the following recommended requirements before having Windows 10 installed:

  • 256GB hard drive (IT recommends a solid state drive (SSD) for improved performance.)
  • 8GB RAM
  • i5 or better processor

 

Currently Supported UCSF Devices​ (Compatible for Windows 10)

Dell OptiPlex Models

  • Dell Optiplex 3010
  • Dell Optiplex 3020
  • Dell Optiplex 3040
  • Dell Optiplex 3240 AIO
  • Dell Optiplex 7040
  • Dell Optiplex 7440 AIO
  • Dell Optiplex 9010
  • Dell Optiplex 9020
  • Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO
  • Dell Optiplex 9030 AIO

Dell Latitude Models

  • Dell Latitude E6230
  • Dell Latitude E6330
  • Dell Latitude E6430
  • Dell Latitude E6430U
  • Dell Latitude E7240
  • Dell Latitude E7250
  • Dell Latitude E7270
  • Dell Latitude E7440
  • Dell Latitude E7450
  • Dell Latitude E7470

Microsoft Models

  • Surface Book
  • Surface Pro 3
  • Surface Pro 4
 
   

Additional information

Email: IT-Questions@ucsf.edu

Departments should refer to the UCSF Minimum Security Standards for Electronic Information Resources as well as Information Security and Confidentiality (Policy Number 650-16) to increase awareness for privacy and protection.