Windows 10 and Office 365

Windows 10 and Office 2016

CDU is moving Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 and Office 365. Our student computer labs are already on Windows 10 and Office 2019.

IMPORTANT: You need to use your CDU email address as your computers login

(EG use "" NOT "jbond")

What is happening?

  • New computers, arriving from our supplier, will be arriving with Windows 10 and Office 2016 already installed.
  • Staff on Windows 7 will gradually be moved to Windows 10 and Office 2016. 

What are the benefits to you?

  1. Improved boot speed
  2. Improved fundamental security
  3. Ability to use the Microsoft App Store as well as Software Center
  4. A single “Action centre” that can bring all notifications from many different non-corporate systems together.
  5. A browser that’s better than Internet Explorer - Edge
  6. Ability to switch between multiple virtual desktop
  7. Improved usability and integration with Office 365 and other cloud services.

VPN on Windows 10

Windows 10 users should be using Cisco AnyConnect.

Anyconnect icon

If it is not on your computer you can install the Cisco AnyConnect client by:

  1. Click on the Start Button.
  2. Type "Software Center" (note the spelling) and open the application.
  3. In the top right corner, search for "Cisco Anyconnect" and press Enter.
  4. Click Install.

Once installed, open Cisco AnyConnect and type "" in the text field.
Enter your CDU email and Password when prompted.

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Training available

To prepare for this transition it may be helpful for you to look at some of the courses that LinkedIn Learning has to offer. A small selection is listed below.

Windows 10

Office 2016

Preparing your computer

Make sure your computer has all the updates installed.


When Windows 10 is put on your computer any additional software that was added will need to be added again. If you installed this from the application catalogue these will be available again to install. It might take 30 minutes for the software to appear after a computer has only just restarted into Windows 10. If you have other software that is a of a specialist nature this will need to be installed again once the licensing has been confirmed.

Minimum Hard Drive Space

The method used to put Windows 10 on CDU computers requires that the computer has at least 25 GB free space, (more would be preferable). To find out how much free space is on your C: Drive press the Windows Key (bottom left, 2nd key in) and the letter "e" on the keyboard together. This will open Windows Explorer and you should be able to see your C: drive and how much free space it has. If you can see how much free space you have, select the C: drive, Right Click and Select properties.

Clearing Space

if you don't have 25 GB of free space on your computer you will need to free up some space.

Often image and video files among others take up a lot of space. If you have any of these consider moving to other locations such as OneDrive for Business which has 5 TB of storage space available.

Should all your efforts fail to recover the need free space, the ITMS Service Desk will be able to help you further. Log a job in LogIT to request assistance.

Please also see the following page on managing your data.

Backup Your Browser Bookmark

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Backing Up Browser Bookmarks

You may also want to backup your browsers bookmarks.

Internet Explorer

Saving a Bookmark file in Internet Explorer:
1. From the File menu, select the option Import and Export.
2. Select the option Export to a file and click on Next.
3. In the next screen, select Favorites and click on Next.
4. In the next screen, once again click on Favorites and then click on Next.
5. Now choose the destination where you want to save your bookmarks and click on Export.
6. In the next screen click on Finish.

Now you have successfully saved all your bookmarks in a .HTM file. You can use this file to later restore the bookmarks to either IE, Firefox or any other browser. To import the saved bookmarks from a file all you need to do is go to File menu, click on Import and Export, select the option Import from a file and proceed with the screen instructions.


Saving a Bookmark file in Firefox:
1. From the Bookmarks menu on the top, select the option Organize Bookmarks.
2. A window will pop-up. From this window, click on Import and Backup at the top and select the option Export HTML.
3. Now choose the destination where you want to save the bookmark file and click on Save.

To restore this saved file, follow the step-1 and in step-2, select the option Import HTML instead of Export HTML and proceed.


Saving a Bookmark file in Google Chrome:
1. From the Tools menu, select Bookmark Manager.
2. Click the Organize menu in the manager.
3. Select Export bookmarks.
4. Select the location where you want your exported file to be saved, then click Save.

To restore the bookmarks, follow step-1, step-2 and in step-3 select Import bookmarks instead of Export bookmarks and proceed.


Saving a Bookmark file in Opera:
1. From the File menu, select the option Import and Export.
2. Scroll over to the pull-down menu on the right and choose Export Bookmarks as HTML.
3. On the next screen, choose the destination folder from the “Save in” menu text box at the top of the screen.
4. Just click the Save button and you’re done.

To restore the bookmarks, follow step-1, step-2 and in step-2 select Import bookmarks instead of Export bookmarks and proceed.

Windows 10 Deployment

On the Day

During day nominated Windows 10 and Office 2016 will deploy to you computers in the background. You shouldn't notice anything when this is happening and at the end of the day you will need to log out of your computer but leave it turned on. This will allow your computer to reboot and finalise the install overnight, which takes about two hours. (If you don't logout your computer will reboot in the morning and you will not be able to use it until it has completed the finalisation process.)   ITMS will be monitoring and assisting you with this upgrade.

Note: If you are using a Notebook computer make sure it is plugged into the power and charging.


Contact information


IT Kiosk, Red 8, Casuarina campus
Office hours: 8am - 4pm, Mon- Fri (CST)

08 8946 6600 (ext 6600)
Phone hours: 7:30am - 6pm (Mon - Thu)
7.30am - 5.30pm (Fri)


ADAPT Technologies

The ADAPT technologies make it easier to access your work across a variety of devices.

Find out more about how ITMS are making the transition to ADAPT.

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