Halfway through our scheduled distribution of new staff devices, the process has gone very smoothly! We upgraded 440 staff devices on Thursday (May 4th), and upgraded another 135 devices on Friday (May 5th). We began with a bang – about 30 people arrived before 6:40 AM on Thursday – but after refining our process a bit, were able to process upgrades for the majority of users within our 15-minute target timeframe.
Here are a few key pieces of information and takeaways that might be useful for staff who will be upgrading this week: Continue reading Staff Device Distribution Update
As I’ve written and emailed out to staff members, we’ll be upgrading all district-issued, staff-assigned computers in May (for laptops) and this summer (for desktops). In addition to providing new laptops and desktops, we’ll also be providing laptop users with a limited choose-your-own-device (CYOD) option, which will provide staff members with the choice between a conventional Windows laptop (Dell Latitude 5480) and a convertible Windows laptop/tablet (Dell Latitude 5289).
While my emails and posts above have probably answered many of the questions you might have, I’ve received a number of questions from staff members since these announcements were released. To benefit a larger audience, I’m including many of those questions and answers below: Continue reading Staff Device Upgrades: Questions and Answers