Testing software using the virtual 2015 Managed Desktop

May 11th, 2015 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in IT preparations for teaching

This year IS&T will be making much of the software for teaching for the 2015/16 academic year available for virtual testing.  This will be done through the University’s remote desktop services, vWorkspace.  You can already access a beta version of the 2015 Managed Desktop through this service to test software such as Java 8 and any webpages you rely on for teaching.  If you wish to trial particular software that’s been requested for teaching next year, you can put a request in to IT help (IThelp@shu.ac.uk). They will  either install it on your desktop or offer you a virtual desktop with the software installed.


To use vWorkspace, follow these instructions. For more information about the 2015 Managed Desktop Beta release, see this article.

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