As you may know Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 end of life is January 14th 2020. This means that Microsoft will no longer be issuing regular Windows security updates for the Windows 7 and will render any computers using Windows 7 vulnerable to future security attacks. Discovery Commons has been steadily upgrading Faculty of Medicine administrative computers to Windows 10 since 2019 but there are still some remaining.
Jan 15 / 2020
15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program Apple has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and product eligibility is determined by the product serial number. Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge.
Jun 20 / 2019
We’ve implemented some exciting changes at Discovery Commons. In our effort to constantly improve and ensure we’re aligned with the best practices in technology management, we are restructuring our Applications Team into the Service Delivery Team.
Dec 6 / 2018
Laptops will no longer be available in rooms 3173 (20 seats) and 3287 (40 seats) effective July 8th, 2019. Laptops will continue to be available in the main foyer area of Discovery Commons, as well as in 3281 (44 seats). Starting July 8th, 2019 both rooms will be available for booking as multi-purpose rooms with modular tables and chairs. They will continue to have a projector and a Windows laptop available for presentations.
Nov 27 / 2018