lorensbergs helps libraries transition From Windows XP
Progressive library services in the UK are beginning their move to Windows 8 with lorensbergs’ netloan PC booking solution providing PC session control on this new platform. Public and academic libraries seek to continually improve the facilities available and being able to offer the latest experience on users’ PC sessions is an important element. The increase of touchscreen technology in libraries is being seen to be a further driver for upgrading to Windows 8.
As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, lorensbergs has collaborated closely with Microsoft Corp. to develop netloan integration for the new Modern User Interface (UI) which facilitates better user interaction in the library environment. With the changes that arrived with Windows 8, this work ensures that PC session management features and user communication remain effective. In particular, user workflow for netloan customers between the new UI and the conventional Windows desktop has been carefully designed.
netloan support begins with Windows 8.1 and meets customers’ needs for the latest platform support, while retaining the option to start PCs in the traditional desktop. The developments come at a time when more libraries are looking to update their networks following the end of Windows XP support by Microsoft earlier this year. lorensbergs offers support and guidance to its netloan customers during these complex projects, to help libraries deliver a high quality and modern service.
This is the second netloan release of the year, with further enhancements planned for 2014. Further information is available at www.lorensbergs.co.uk