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Windows 7 or Bust What Does It Mean For Your Organization? 2010 SIGUCCS Spring Management Symposium Victoria, British Columbia April 20, 2010 Gale Fritsche Lehigh University Library and Technology Services Lehigh Overview

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windows 7 or bust

Windows 7 or Bust

What Does It Mean For Your Organization?

2010 SIGUCCS Spring Management Symposium

Victoria, British Columbia

April 20, 2010

Gale Fritsche

Lehigh University

Library and Technology Services

lehigh overview
Lehigh Overview
  • Founded in 1865. Private research University located 90 miles west of NYC
  • Ranked 35th in US News and World Report 2009 “Guide to America’s Best Colleges.”
  • Approx 4700 undergraduates, 1200 graduate students, 450 faculty and 1200 staff
  • Approx 80% Windows PCs, 15% Mac and 5% other (Linux etc.)
library technology services organizational structure
Library & Technology ServicesOrganizational Structure

Vice Provost

Library & Technology

Client Services

Administration &

Advancement

Library Systems &

Collections

Enterprise Systems

Technology

Management

Distance Education &

Faculty Development

presentation agenda
Presentation Agenda
  • Windows 7 Overview
    • Versions (6 Versions)
    • 64 Bit vs. 32 Bit
  • Effective Planning
    • Project Scope
    • Communication/Timeline
    • Hardware/Software Planning
  • Challenges
  • A Close Look at Windows 7
  • Discussion/Questions
slide5

Windows 3.0 (1990)

Windows 7 (2009)

Windows XP (2001)

windows 7 64 bit vs 32 bit
Windows 7 (64 Bit Vs. 32 Bit)
  • Advantages of 64 Bit Windows 7
    • Memory usage capability
      • Address more than 4 GB of Memory
    • Speed
  • Disadvantages of 64 Bit
    • Application Availability
    • Device Driver Availability
effective planning
Effective Planning
  • Determine Project Scope
    • Committee Involvement
    • Short and long range goals
  • Develop Communication Plan
    • Public Computing Sites
    • Faculty/Staff Desktops
      • 5 memos to Faculty and Staff (10/23/2009 – 3/31/2010)
    • Students (Microsoft License Agreement)
    • Home Use for Faculty and Staff
      • Availability of Windows 7 Media
effective planning cont
Effective Planning (Cont.)
  • Develop Project Timeline
    • Public Computing Sites
    • Faculty/Staff Computers
    • Student Support
  • Software Analysis and Testing
    • Determine what works and doesn’t
  • Application Deployment and Imaging
  • Hardware Analysis/Inventory
    • Determine hardware needs for 64 Bit
    • Develop a plan to alleviate issues
      • Public Site PC Roll downs (Google Form)
challenges
Challenges
  • Working with the Systems Group
  • Application Deployment
    • AutoCAD
      • Video capabilities of current hardware
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Retiring old applications
  • Imaging Utility (UIU)
  • Hardware incompatibilities (insufficiencies)
  • Device Driver Incompatibilities
  • No upgrade path from Windows XP 32 bit
windows 7 quiz
Windows 7 Quiz
  • How many versions of Windows 7 are available?
  • Name two Windows 7 features that were not available in Windows Vista?
  • Name one advantage of Windows 7 - 64 bit over 32 bit?
  • What year was Windows 1.0 released? Was it 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit or 64 bit?
questions discussion
Questions/Discussion
  • Have your institutions started rolling out Windows 7?
  • Is your organization ready for Windows 7 – 64 bit or 32 bit?
  • What is the difference between Windows 7 upgrades as opposed to other upgrades (such as Windows XP)?
contact information
Contact Information

Gale Fritsche

Lehigh University

gdf2@lehigh.edu

http://www.lehigh.edu/~gdf2