Update on Exam4 and Windows 8.1

The IT Department received a notice from Extegrity this morning (10/11/13) reminding students NOT to upgrade to Windows 8.1 until Extegrity announces Exam4 support for it and clarifying information about how Window 8.1 will be distributed.  For awhile, rumors had suggested that Microsoft would push Windows 8.1 to Windows 8 users as an update.  However, current statements from Microsoft now indicate that users will have to manually download Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, as the upgrade is expected to exceed 2 GB.

This notice is good news for Windows 8 users, who previously had to be concerned that Microsoft might unilaterally and surreptiously upgrade their operating system via Windows Update.