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Computing and Information Services

Desktop Services

CIS manages a number of desktop services in the University:

Managed Desktop (Win 10 teaching)

The main PC-based service available throughout the University in open access areas, computer classrooms, college computer rooms and several departmental computer rooms. The Teaching Desktop is based on Windows 10 64bit and features Office 2016 and a wide range of software streamed to the computer as you need it, including personal productivity applications and teaching and learning applications.

Managed Desktop (Win 10 staff)

The new PC-based service rolling out to all University staff is the Staff Desktop which is based on Windows 10 64bit and features Office 2016 and a wide range of software streamed to the computer as you need it, including personal productivity applications, coporate applications and teaching and learning software.

Managed Desktop Service (Win 7 staff)

The Managed Desktop Service is the existing windows desktop service based on Windows 7 and Office 2010/2013, this service is now being replaced by the new Windows 10 system mentioned above.

Linux Desktop Service

Many core services are hosted on Unix and Linux servers. In addition CIS provides time-sharing services and workstations for both these operating systems as part of the general service. See Linux Service for more details.

Service Catalogue