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ITS17-1, Windows Software Upgrades

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Windows Software Upgrades (ITS17-1)

 

Project Scope:

The purpose of this project is to upgrade specific Microsoft software applications to the latest supported version. Some Microsoft software is nearing end of life and needs to be phased out. The project deliverables shall include: procurement of proper licensing for the software applications; testing for integration in to the IMSA technology environment; software deployment solutions; client management solutions to ensure safety and security of IMSA technology resources, and end user training. This will be a multi-year project.

Microsoft software to be upgraded as a part of this project:

  • Microsoft Windows Operating System from current version to Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Server Operating System from current version to Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc…) from current version to Office 2016 (365)

Milestone Dates (subject to change):

  • Project Charter Approved: Completed
  • Project Plan Approved: Completed
  • Software license procurement completed: Completed
  • Microsoft Server licenses allocated to ITS Engineering: Completed
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (365) made available to IMSA staff for installation: Completed
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise computers provided to ITS HelpDesk and ITS Engineer for testing, system integration and client management integration: Behind Schedule
  • Discontinue deployment of Microsoft Office 2010 to staff computers: July 1, 2017
  • Begin early adoption program for Windows 10 Enterprise on existing staff computers: July 1, 2017
  • Complete upgrade of all staff computers to Microsoft Office 2016 (365): July 1, 2018
  • Start upgrade of all staff computers to Windows 10 Enterprise: July 1, 2018
  • Completed upgrade of all staff computers to Windows 10 Enterprise: December 31, 2019

On Schedule: Behind Schedule