Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The weather outside is frightful...

The snow may be patchy so far, but it's cold out there. If you're staying home, Joanne Casey tells you how to access IT resources wherever you are.

Duck on Ice by Geoffrey Kirk.
Used under a Creative Commons licence.
Did you look out of the window this morning, and want nothing more than the chance to stay under the duvet for a few more minutes? Did your car refuse to start in the cold? We have the perfect solution...

Whether you're working or studying from home, you can access a host of IT resources from the comfort of your very own sofa.

Virtual Desktop Service

Staff and students can access their University desktop from their own PC, Mac, Linux or mobile device. Connecting is quick and easy, and lets you access your filestore, and a range of applications. To keep the desktop in line with PCs in our IT classrooms and study areas, we've recently added Google Chrome to the list of available software.

Virtual Private Network

The VPN provides a secure connection allowing your computer to access the University network when you are off campus. This means that you can use services including printing, filestores, restricted web applications (eg SITS), and licence servers to give you access to University licensed software. You can download a connection app, or access the VPN via the web.

Need more?

The services that we offer to off-campus users include remote support (we can connect to your machine to help resolve issues), Google Apps (available wherever you are), and software for your own machine. To find out more, visit our web page:

Stay warm!

1 comment:

  1. If you have not used the VPN for a while, it's worth pointing out that network connect has been replaced by a new program (Junos Pulse, which actually works much better for me) and also that to access some e-journals you now need to log in using your uni id and password rather than going through the VPN (took me a while to figure out this had changed).


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