A new version of Finale called 2014.5 was installed in the labs in Presser (301 and 314) that was distributed by the vendor that hopefully fixed many of the bugs that were happening and forcing everyone to use 2012. 2012, 2014 and 2014.5 are all installed and available to use on all of the the computers in these labs to keep drafts in working order. Remember once a score is saved in the newer version of Finale, you have to use that same version going forward. Classroom teachers stations and offices are also being upgraded as requested. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the help desk at 3900 or create a ticket at help.iwu.edu.
We went through all of the computers in Buck 204 and updated Adobe Creative Cloud to its latest and greatest version. We also updated Java, Flash, Chrome, and Firefox on all of the computers to the latest version as well. We did some cleaning of the computer monitors and used Clorox wipes on the keyboards and mice. This room is still on 10.9.5 and is still functional on all levels. Please remember that this room has Deep Freeze and will erase all changes and anything that is not saved to the Thawspace. The Thawspace is reachable via an icon on the desktop. Please remember that anything put into this space is viewable by everyone and is cleaned out at the end of every term. We are considering upgrading this room to Mac OS over the summer. More to come on that as we know more. Also, Active Directory logging onto of the computers and a print management system is also still in the works for the entire campus.
March 16, 2016
In efforts to try to keep the old computers in CNS E204 and E210 somewhat functional, I have installed the latest version of Google Chrome and made it the default browser on the Lab User account. I had to do this since 10.6.8 is no longer supported with Java, Flash or other OS updates. Chrome is the only browser that will work on most internet sites without getting any errors due to outdated SSL certificates or outdated plugins. While in these rooms, we also installed the latest updates to Microsoft office 2011 and cleaned up the desktops by placing all of the desktop files into one folder. Xcode was also installed but since Apple make Xcode OS specific, it is an older version so be careful creating work on these computers.
These rooms will need to be upgraded over the summer to a newer OS to support newer softwares and internet protocols.