The purpose of Desktop virtualisation (click for a quick overview) is to deliver a full on-campus Desktop experience to a user wherever they are using a computer or mobile device capable of launching a browser or installing apps. The current Desktop being delivered to students is a Lab Desktop with mostly the same software. Please check the status of applications installed on the image before use.
This service is currently in "Pilot" (Testing) phase and we endeavour to provide a stable environment, but it may be unavailable from time to time.
There is no after-hours IT helpdesk support available for this service.
Users must be registered NWU students and have a device with an internet connection and a modern browser (or access to their mobile app-store in the case of smartphones/tablets)
This service is available to all students. Follow the Getting Started guide on this website under Documents to set up your device and get started.
Any problems experienced can be reported to your local student IT support centre.