ACES Windows computers (new, refreshed, and early tech refreshes) are now being deployed with Windows 10, Office 2016, and BitLocker as NASA moves toward Windows 10 as the standard.
BitLocker replaces Symantec Encryption Desktop (SED) as the Windows Data at Rest (DAR) solution and will be used to encrypt all Windows 10 desktop and laptop computers.
Users who have a requirement to retain Windows 7 may be eligible for an exception.
Prepare now for Windows 10 and Office 2016 by taking advantage of HQ training workshops, as well as the ACES documentation described below.
The Agency-wide transition to Windows 10, Office 2016, and BitLocker for all remaining Windows users is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017.
Users who require Windows 7 for specific applications that are incompatible with Windows 10 may still order a Windows 7 computer.
If there is a mission-critical reason your desktop computer cannot be encrypted, submit the DAR Waiver Form.
Attend a 1-hour introductory workshop offered by the HQ Computer Training Center (CTC):
Windows 10: Introduction: Learn about the new Windows 10 operating system. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class description, training schedule, and registration information, visit the Windows 10 Training Web page.
Office 2016 for Windows: What’s New: Learn about what's new in Microsoft Office 2016. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience. For class description, training schedule, and registration information, visit the Office 2016 Training Web page.
Deskside training and individual assistance is also available by contacting the CTC at 358-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.