Meet your new computer

All full-time positions at the university are eligible for a new computer provided and maintained by UIndyIT. If you've received a new computer and don't quite know what all is available to you, please see below for more details.

Windows
Software details

To view a complete list of software on your computer, either press the Windows key on your keyboard or click the Start button to open the Start Menu. Look for the A-Z listings of all of your software. If you still can't open an app, use the "Windows search tool" on your taskbar.

If you need to:
Available on your computer:
Work with documents
Google Docs; Microsoft Word
Work with spreadsheets Google Sheets; Microsoft Excel
Browse the web Chrome; Firefox; Microsoft Edge
Edit / Create PDFs Adobe Acrobat DC 
Work with graphics Microsoft Paint; Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Suite: Photoshop or InDesign)
Create presentations Google Slides; Microsoft PowerPoint 
Protect your computer Sophos Anti-Virus (your computer is also encrypted with BitLocker to prevent data theft) 
Work with your files on Google Drive
Google Drive for desktop
Manage or create notes Google Keep; Microsoft OneNote
Wireless display
MirrorOp
Receive campus emergency alerts Alertus Desktop
Windows updates

In order to allow Windows Updates to run with as few interruptions to your work as possible, on Friday evenings please make sure your computer is plugged in and turned on whether you leave the computer at your office or take it home. Doing so will lessen the possibility that Windows updates insist on running the next time you start the computer.

Get more help

The "Tips" app in Windows offers a great intro to Windows 10.

  1. Click the Windows Search magnifying glass.
  2. Enter Tips in the "Type here to search" field.
  3. Click the Tips App.
Depicts Steps 1, 2, and 3
MacOS
Software details

To view a complete list of software on your computer: navigate to "Finder" and click Applications. Use "Spotlight Search." Click the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of the menu bar or press Command and the space bar simultaneously.

If you need to:
Available on your computer:
Work with documents
Google Docs; Microsoft Word; Pages*
Work with spreadsheets Google Sheets; Microsoft Excel; Numbers*
Browse the web  Safari; Chrome; Firefox; Internet Explorer
Edit / Create PDFs Adobe Acrobat DC 
Work with graphics Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Suite: Photoshop or InDesign)
Create presentations Google Slides; Microsoft PowerPoint; Keynote*
Protect your computer Sophos Anti-Virus (your computer is also encrypted with FileVault to prevent data theft) 
Work with your files on Google Drive
Google Drive for desktop
Manage or create notes Google Keep; Microsoft OneNote 
Wireless display
MirrorOp
Receive campus emergency alerts Alertus Desktop
*Files saved in this format cannot be opened on Windows
Mac updates and upgrades

Incremental operating system updates and patches will be installed automatically, however full MacOS upgrades are not. UIndyIT evaluates available printer drivers and software compatibility before recommending an operating system upgrade.

Change your laptop password while on campus

Apple has acknowledged an issue when some users change their passwords. To minimize problems, please Do Not change your password when you are off campus with your laptop. If you change your password and still experience difficulties logging in, please contact the IT Help Desk.

User Manuals
  1. To find the manual for your Mac, first click the Apple menu.
  2. Click About this Mac.
Depicts Steps 1 and 2
  1. Click the Support tab.
Depcits support button
  1. In the MacOS Resources section, click the User Manual button.
Depicts User Manual button

Get more help

The "Meet Your Mac" website has tips for getting started with your Mac, switching from a Windows computer, and keyboard/trackpad shortcuts.