You can access software remotely through either Apps or Desktop. Both give you access to the same software but differ in delivery. With AnyWare Apps, you select only the applications you wish to use. With AnyWare Desktop (formerly Skybox), you connect to a virtual desktop that includes all the available software.
AnyWare Desktop (formerly SkyBox) has been updated to the Windows 10 operating system (OS). Contact the ITS Help Center at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
More about Apps
AnyWare Apps gives you access to university-licensed software from any device with a network connection. The service also gives you access to your printers and storage devices and saves personalized settings between sessions, giving you the flexibility to transition between devices and pick up your work where you left off.
How to start using AnyWare Apps
- Install the Citrix Receiver client for Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android on devices (one time process) and login with your NetID credentials.
- If your browser supports HTML5, you can launch it by logging in and using the “Citrix – Light Version.”
More about Desktop
AnyWare Desktop (formerly Skybox) gives you access to university-licensed software through your web browser. You can print to HuskyPrint locations and save to your personal (P:) drive. Please note: Personal settings, like bookmarks and file paths, are not saved between sessions.
How to start using AnyWare Desktop
UConn-licensed Software Online
As an alternative to downloading and installing applications directly onto your computer, you can access the select university-licensed software on your devices through UConn AnyWare. Software is streamed to your device on demand, giving you the feeling of a traditional installation without the upkeep and platform restrictions. With the software maintained remotely, you always have access to up-to-date versions, and since it is delivered in a virtual environment, you can run it on a wide-range of platforms and devices.