New Students

Computing Services Orientations

The computing orientation is split into two sections. One is this online jump-start guide and the other will be a short presentation during orientation week.

Laptop Requirements Guidelines

All Heinz College students are required to have a laptop. Read our laptop requirement guidelines for more information. Mac users, please read the Mac OSX section in the guideline.


Documentation

 

 

Virtual Lab

The Virtual Lab is a remote access service for access to software. You can access the Virtual Lab from any location on or off campus.

Software

We encourage all incoming students to download and install the following applications before arriving on campus:

All Heinz College Students

Software

Recommendation

Location

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Recommended

CMU Computing

Heinz Print System Software

Required

Heinz Computing

Minitab

Required

CMU Computing

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Required

AdobeReader

VMWare HorizonView Client

Recommended

Heinz Computing

Windows Pro 7,8,10 Required DreamSpark

Master of Information Systems (MISM) Students Only

Software

Recommendation

Location

Java JDK

Required

JavaJDK

Eclipse for Java Developers

Required

Eclipse

Project

Required

DreamSpark

Visio

Required

DreamSpark

Other Software:

Microsoft Office is available via Office 365. http://www.cmu.edu/computing/software/all/msoffice/index.html.

Laptop Support

Student owned laptops that meet the minimum hardware specifications have limited support for Windows 7,8,10 Professional. Limited support includes:

  • Support connecting to the CMU network
  • Limited support for installation of core course programs like Oracle and Microsoft Office. Many applications require the operating system language be set to English.
  • Diagnostic services for hardware problems