Practice Using a Windows 10 Virtual Computer
Posted by Patricia Goodman on 21 March 2018 02:05 PM
We now have Windows 10 virtual computers that are available for employees to practice with! For those employees whose main GC computer is a virtual Windows computer, this will be an opportunity for you to experience and learn how to use Windows 10 at your own pace prior to ITS migrating your virtual computer to Windows 10 this summer. ITS is still in the process of putting together other training materials in the form of written and workshop formats.
The virtual Windows 10 computers are “persistent,” meaning if you make any modifications to it during this practice phase, such as changing settings, saving items, etc., the modifications will be in place the next time that you reconnect to it. It may be possible that the virtual Windows 10 computer that you practice with will become your actual Windows 10 computer at the time that we do the migration this summer. However, is also possible that any changes that you make during the practice phase will be removed when we do your actual migration. Please keep this in mind as you practice with a virtual Windows 10 computer.
For those employees who use a Mac, or a MacBook as your primary GC computer, but from time to time use a virtual Windows computer for purposes of accessing specific Windows software, or for off-campus access, feel free to also practice with a virtual Windows 10 computer.
How to connect to a virtual Window 10 computer
Instructions for employees whose main GC computer is a virtual Windows computer:
Instructions when connecting from a Mac, mobile device, or from off-campus:
To sign out of the Windows 10 computer, click the Start button, and then click the profile icon, and choose Sign out.
If you need assistance, please direct all issues or questions to the Help Desk at (574) 535-7700, or firstname.lastname@example.org