The August 26 deadline for all Desktop and Laptop devices running Windows 7 or less to be updated to Windows 10 is fast approaching, has your school updated yet?
With over 40,000 devices in the DoE environment still to be updated and the end of term 2 only weeks away your school could be left behind. Currently there are over 325,000 devices already migrated to Windows 10 making this the largest instance of the Windows Operating System in the entire Asia-Pacific region.
Time is running out to get moving on this critical update affecting all DoE users. Those devices not upgraded to Windows 10 face removal from the DETNSW domain rendering them unable to use if not upgraded.
So what’s all the fuss?
Term 3 (2019) is shaping up for some major updates for all schools with the much anticipated Single Sign-On (SSO) for all DoE staff rolling out this August.
The User Logon Experience project affects all DoE staff in preparation for the change to signing-on with your DoE email address from 26 August 2019, with Single Sign-On (SSO) becoming effective Friday, 16 August.
But what does that mean?
SSO simplifies the user logon process significantly. Once you successfully sign onto your Windows 10 eT4L-built (managed) device, your secured device credentials will automatically be used authenticate to virtually all corporate services and applications, including:
- Student and Staff DoE Portals
- G Suite / Office 365 cloud services
- Employee Self-Service and other corporate applications
- SAP / ebs: central / Oliver
Even if any of these sessions expire or even if you logout of these applications, your managed device credentials will automatically be re-applied if/when you want to go back into them – until you logout or shut down your device.
We have been busy running this project at the many schools we support and feedback received from both teachers and administration staff has been extremely positive on using Windows 10.
If you need any assistance in upgrading your device hardware please feel free to contact us today.