A new Managed Desktop built on Windows 7 is being piloted for students. It will be available in the Information Commons from mid October 2011 on a limited number of loan laptops and PCs. Initially it will offer a limited range of applications, but more software will be added throughout the year. The pilot will be expanded with a full rollout to all teaching and learning spaces in summer 2012. A pilot service for staff will also be starting in October 2011.
The current XP desktop has been upgraded with a few changes and is being rolled out this summer in all pool spaces.