Initial Setup

The first time you boot up your new computer, there are a few things you should do. This section will walk you though those tasks.

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Windows 10

While most PCs on campus currently run Windows 7, all new PCs will arrive installed with Windows 10, as Microsoft will soon discontinue support for Windows 7. Windows 10 is more secure and offers a handful of new features improving ease of use. Fortunately, you won’t notice many major changes and you can preview the changes and new features here.

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Office 2016

Currently, most PC users on campus utilize Office 2010 or 2013. New computers will have Office 2016 installed. While there is an updated look, the core functionality is the same. Office 2016 is designed to make collaboration easier than ever and nearly all the features you use are still present and in the same place. Read more about the new features and look of Office 2016.

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File Storage & Sharing

OneDrive is a cloud storage and sharing solution that offers you one (1) terabyte of space and, among other tasks, allows you to:

  • Upload files from your PC or Mac
  • Share files with students, faculty, staff, or anyone
  • Give others permission to edit files and work on them at the same time
  • Get to your files from anywhere, on your computer, tablet or phone
  • Sync OneDrive for Business to your PC or Mac, so you can access your files even when you’re offline

Learn more about OneDrive

Interoffice Communications

Microsoft Teams is a great interoffice communications and collaboration platform. Among a host of other options, Teams allows you to:

  • Start conversations with chat, voice or video calls
  • See when your contacts are available online, in a meeting or presenting
  • Share your screen during meetings or give control to others

Learn more about Microsoft Teams