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.
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Mac OS
We encourage all incoming students to download and install the following applications before arriving on campus:
All Heinz College Students
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
Heinz Print System Software
Adobe Acrobat Reader
VMWare HorizonView Client
|Windows Pro 7,8,10||Required||DreamSpark|
Master of Information Systems (MISM) Students Only
Eclipse for Java Developers
Microsoft Office is available via Office 365. http://www.cmu.edu/computing/software/all/msoffice/index.html.
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