Desktop, Baseline and Maintenance: September 2014 Quarter Break Activities

The Desktop Services and Baseline/Maintenance groups have a number of activities planned for this quarter break (September 8 – 24) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be some TEC classroom refresh and DSS image update in TEC classrooms and Open Access Labs and Baseline refresh for some Electronic Classrooms. Baseline/Maintenance group will perform maintenance of Electronic Classrooms (EC), TEC and Service areas.

TEC Classroom Refresh and DSS image update

Some TEC classroom computers will be replaced with Lenovo ThinkStation P300. The new updated TEC DSS image will include Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS version 22, Mathematica 10, TechSmith Camtasia Studio & Snagit and X-Win32 2014.

Open Access Lab DSS image update

The new updated DSS image will include Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS version 22, Mathematica 10, Matlab R_2014a and some Autodesk 2015 software (3Ds Max 2015, AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD Civil 2015, Inventor Professional 2015, Maya 2015, MotionBuilder 2015, MudBox 2015, SoftImage 2015).

Electronic Classrooms (ECs) and Open Access Lab Baseline Refresh – HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SSF Desktop / HP Elite All-in-One Desktop

The computers in King Hall Link Open Access Lab, electronic classrooms: KH C2092, BS 236 and ECST C255D will be replaced with HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop. HDFC 212 EC will be replaced with HP Elite All-in-One Desktop.

Equipment Maintenance

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