AppsAnywhere Introduction

What is AppsAnywhere?

AppsAnywhere makes software available to Windows/Mac computers and Android/iOS mobile platforms through its web-based Application Catalog.

Why is AppsAnywhere being used?

AppsAnywhere will allow SMU to provide access to computer lab applications on more platforms, while also improving the on-campus computer lab experience. It maintains software availability without allocating system resources for software applications you may not need. It will also allow SMU EIT to efficiently update programs.

Where is AppsAnywhere going to be available?

AppsAnywhere will be available to computers/devices both on and off campus no matter if they are university owned or not.

How it is different?

AppsAnywhere allows us to make software available on computers without the need to pre-install it. Computers running AppsAnywhere will access and launch software from https://appsanywhere.smu.ca rather than locally from the Windows Start menu.

Can I install AppsAnywhere on my personal or office computer?

Yes, AppsAnywhere is available to be used by students, faculty and staff as required, but several software packages have pre-defined concurrent licencing restrictions that may come into play. SMU EIT will continue to refine the deployment of AppsAnywhere in the coming months.

How does AppsAnywhere work?

AppsAnywhere utilizes app streaming via CloudPaging software to quickly deliver applications over the network. For more information on AppsAnywhere, check out the Software 2 website: https://www.software2.com/appsanywhere . For technical information on CloudPaging, check out the Numecent website: https://www.numecent.com/cloudpaging/

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