For those who use the Hopkins Virtual Desktop feature, get ready to see a new and improved version soon.
The Ubiquitous Virtual Desktop, also known as uVDI, is the third generation of this popular service, which allows Johns Hopkins users to consistently use the same desktop settings—same programs, same files—across different devices without skipping a beat. So if you're working at your office computer one moment but have to switch to a different spot later with your iPad, you can just pick up right where you left off.
The new version coming this fall offers Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, improved speed and performance, and simplified access, among other upgrades.
Cloud Services of the Johns Hopkins IT Department will be migrating current users to the new version over phases this fall and winter. You'll be notified via email well in advance of your migration date, and once your system is successfully updated, you'll get another email welcoming you to the new platform.
Questions? Call the IT@JH Help Desk at 410-955-HELP and reference the Virtual Desktop migration.