October 22, 2009 was the consumer release date for Microsoft Windows 7. The operating system offers reduced boot time, better overall performance, and increased security. See Microsoft's Windows 7 page for more information.
Windows 7 is available in four versions:
The versions are differentiated by the features they provide. Home Premium is marketed to the home user, Professional and Enterprise are marketed to the business user, and the Ultimate version includes every available feature in Windows 7.
Support for Personally-Owned Workstations
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers limited support to faculty, staff, and students for their personal workstations that they use on campus running the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.
Support for AU-Owned Workstations
Compatibility tests have been conducted to ensure that all of our current enterprise, network, security, and productivity applications work with Windows 7.
OIT began ordering new workstations with Windows 7 installed in the Fall of 2010.
Existing AU-owned Windows XP computers replaced with newer computers, or upgraded to Windows 7 by the end of the Spring 2014 semester.
Compatibility Testing Results
Testing has been completed. The following applications were found to be compatible: