This semester, ITaP plans to add up to five times more applications to its Software Remote service than have been available before.
Software Remote (formerly DACS) provides free access to software from any computer with an internet connection and a web browser, for all Purdue – West Lafayette students, staff, and faculty. Many software programs are available, including Adobe products, SAS, Microsoft Office, SPSS, and many more. The software programs appear to run on your desktop, but are actually running on the Software Remote servers. Keyboard strokes, mouse clicks, and screen updates are transmitted between your computer and the server.
According to Byron Reed, Director of Learning Spaces in TLT, Software Remote will greatly expand its offerings in Fall 2009, beginning to host nearly all of the standard software and many of the classroom software applications that are currently available in the ITaP Instructional Computing Labs.
Log in to Software Remote to see the list of currently available software. (First-time users will be prompted to download a small Citrix ICA client application to their computer.)