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AppsAnywhere – the UMD Windows Virtual Environment service

Connect to your UMD Windows desktop, applications and filestores on any device – desktop, laptop, tablet and phone – anywhere there's an internet connection. The AppsAnywhere service lets you access your Windows 10 managed desktop on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices by using the Citrix Workspace app or a web browser.
     NOTE (October 2020): The AppsAnywhere component of the UMD service is in pre-release.

What is AppsAnywhere?

AppsAnywhere is one component of the wider University Managed Device (UMD) service. It provides a cloud-based Windows environment service to enable remote working from any device connected to the internet.

How do I access it?

The AppsAnywhere virtual environment is built using Citrix. If your institution has subscribed to the service, you can be access it online via a web browser or by installing the Citrix Workspace desktop or mobile app on your device(s):

How does it benefit me?

For users

  • Access on any device with an internet connection
  • Use your Raven password to simplify the user experience
  • Access a Windows 10 environment from any device, on any operating system
  • Your local printers and network shares are automatically configured
  • Seamless integration with your our personal OneDrive for Business filestore
  • Improved security 

For IT staff/institutions

  • Seamless Integration with Blue ADIFS and OneDrive
  • An automatic configuration such as printers, network shares can be applied automatically
  • Thin Terminals to provide a cheaper and more reliable desktop replacement
This service is chargeable to institutions at £25/month


Thin Terminals 

A range of supported Thin Terminals can be used with this service, we have a framework with Academia allowing the direct purchase of 1 or many of these devices.  A list of supported devices under this framework can be found below.

Atrust T176 £196.90 ex VAT

Atrust T35c Raspberry Pi 4 B £196.90 ex VAT

Atrust T225L £301.49 ex VAT

Atrust MT182 14" Laptop £693.55 ex VAT

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