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 virtual environments. 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.
UConn provides you with two ways to access software remotely – SkyBox and a new addition, UConn AnyWare. Both give you access to the same software but differ in delivery. With SkyBox, you connect to a virtual desktop with all the available software. UConn AnyWare is an al la carte approach, where you select only the applications you wish to use.
What is UConn AnyWare?
UConn AnyWare is an application virtualization service that gives faculty, staff, and students remote access to university-licensed software from any supported devices with a network connection.
You can launch software two ways with UConn AnyWare.
- You can install the Citrix Receiver client for Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android on devices (one time process) and then login using your NetID credentials to access the full catalog.
- If your browser supports HTML5, you can launch UConn AnyWare just by logging in and using the “Citrix – Light Version.”
UConn AnyWare 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.
What is SkyBox?
SkyBox is a virtual desktop that gives faculty, staff, and students remote access to university-licensed software through your web browser. Login with your NetID credentials to access available software.
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.