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Managed desktops & applications

Managed desktops

A range of fully managed services for staff and students, accessed via the Managed Cluster Service public workstations, and in some cases, your own mobile devices and Windows computers:

The MCS provides students and staff with access to a UIS-managed computers with a range of software on Windows®, Linux® and Macintosh® platforms, and to managed printing facilities. There are several MCS computer rooms in various locations around the University. The MCS serves upwards of 20,000 users every year, with 35,000 sessions every week during term.

The Administrative Computing Network (ACN) Desktop Support section provides on-site and remote assistance support to more than 1,200 users of the computers connected to and the systems and services offered on the ACN.

The Institution Support Service can give paid-for support, which includes provision of a desktop for either Macs or Windows - see http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/support/inst-support.

 

A fully backed-up, centralised filestore, accessible from anywhere in the world; it currently hosts over 30 million files.

The web-based interface used to access an individual's personal space on the DS-Filestore. Mobile access is possible using the 'DS-Files' app, available for both Android and iOS devices.

DS-Remote is a service exclusively for the use of students to aid in access to Windows applications outside of the MCS for use on a device, having installed a remote desktop client.

DS-Print