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Reminder: learning and teaching desktop changing to Desktop@UCL

22 August 2013

Find out what the Desktop@UCL team have been up to over the summer.

Students working at computers

What is Desktop@UCL?

Desktop@UCL is being rolled out into all learning and teaching spaces including:

  • ISD-managed cluster rooms
  • Halls of residence
  • Lecture theatres

This replaces the current ISD Myriad and Cluster WTS 2000 Desktop services.

The beta for Desktop@UCL rollout is now underway and will continue throughout August and September. Approximately 480 computers have been converted in 30 locations.

How is Desktop@UCL being rolled out and how is access to applications affected?

The rollout is being undertaken in two phases. Firstly, core applications including Windows 7, Office 2013 and web browsers are being rolled out. This will be followed by weekly releases of learning and teaching applications.

The DMS Watson Library is one of the last areas to be converted to Desktop@UCL and Myriad computers are available if students need to access applications not yet released on the new Desktop. However, all learning and teaching applications will be available on Desktop@UCL by the start of the new term.

If there is a particular application you require over the summer period, please contact the project team by emailing so that this can be made available.

Room bookings, summer rollout and access to applications

If you have booked any learning and teaching spaces over the summer which have already been converted to Desktop@UCL, you will be able to access the internet and Office applications and any of the other released applications. Please consult the rollout schedule for information on which areas have been converted to Desktop@UCL.

If you require access to a specific application not yet available on Desktop@UCL during August and September, please contact the project team ( who can assist you with this.

Many thanks,

The Desktop@UCL team

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