Beginning April 1st all new computers will come installed with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. They will also be installed with Office 2016 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) We will NOT be sending out software DVD’s with Windows 10 to the county and campus offices like we have done in the past. This is due to new laptops not having DVD drives installed. We are still finalizing how we are going to distribute the software for use on existing computers. We are leaning towards USB drives or pushing it out over the network.
Iowa State University, including Extension field offices, is covered under a Microsoft Enrollment for Eudcation Solution (EES) agreement through the Board of Regents. Under this agreement, enrolled software can be installed on any computer owned or leased by Iowa State University.