Desktop, Baseline and Maintenance: March 2016 Quarter Break Activities

The Desktop Services and Baseline/Maintenance groups have a number of activities planned during the quarter break (March 21 – 25). There will be some software updates in Open Access Labs (OALs), Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TECs) and Electronic Classrooms (ECs), and Baseline refreshes for some Electronics Classrooms. Baseline/Maintenance group will perform maintenance of OALs, ECs, TECs and service areas.

Open Access Labs, Technology Enhanced Classrooms and Electronic Classrooms software updates and new software in OALs

The software updates include update to existing software for OALs, TECs and ECs. New software for OALs will include SALT software. The operating system for Macs in the OALs will change from Yosemite (10.10) to El Capitan (10.11).

Electronic Classrooms Baseline Refresh

  • Electronic classrooms in SH C261, SH C362, SH C363, SH C348 and KH D3068 with be replaced with HP EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF i5-3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. Training lab in Library South 4056 will be replaced with HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini i5-3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD.

Equipment Maintenance

Given that dirt and dust are the prime enemies of electronic equipment, all ECs, TECs, and service area computers, peripherals and other related equipment are cleaned and tested every quarter during quarter break.