Windows computer upgrades – a 10 out of 10 online experience

At DMU we’re always looking at ways to improve your student experience. A key part of this is to provide the most modern, secure, efficient and easy to use online learning environment as possible.

That’s why over the summer we upgraded our teaching and open access computers to the latest Windows 10 platform. Now you can make the most of the nifty new features including the snap function and a new task view button.


What’s great about Windows 10?

Windows 10 helps you to learn and study in a much more dynamic way by providing a platform for collaborating, exploring and personalised learning. Check out some of the top features below:

  • Integration of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Improved application search feature 
  • The Start Menu: is fully customizable for easy access to your favourite apps.
  • Edge: Although our machines are defaulted to Internet Explorer 11, you will have access to the new web browser Edge, which allows you to take notes, doodle, write and highlight directly on top of webpages that you visit.
  • The Snap function quickly arranges your live apps side-by-side quadrant style so you can split your display among four apps. There’s also support for multiple desktops so you can keep all your work apps in one place and quickly bring up the desktop if needed. A new task view button right on the taskbar gives you a quick look at all your open files and windows too.
  • Safety and security: With multiple layers of integrated security, this is the most secure Windows yet.

Top Tip for logging out

To avoid any logging-out pain or confusion, you can follow the simple instructions below:

  1. Right-click the Start button on the taskbar in Windows 10. From its context menu you can access the Sign Out command (see picture below).
  2. Alternatively, you can press Win+X shortcut keys on the keyboard.


More improvements on the way

To further boost your online learning environment we’ll be introducing more features and tools from Microsoft over the weeks and months ahead, so keep a look out for more news via email and on our student webpages.
Posted on Tuesday 26th September 2017

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