AppsAnywhere overview

AppsAnywhere is available in the Windows open computer labs and is available to install on university and personal Windows computers for active students, staff, and faculty.

Windows open computer labs

AppsAnywhere is an app store style software delivery platform available in Windows open computer labs on campus for active students, staff, and faculty. Once you log in to one of the designated AppsAnywhere computers,  Chrome will launch automatically and present a list of available software you personally have access to.

Select Launch to open the applications you'd like to use. They will download and open using the CloudPaging player. When you are finished using the applications, close Chrome, then select the Logoff button located on your desktop to properly close the applications.

Welcome to AppsAnywhere video

Personal and office computer use

New for Fall 2022, AppsAnywhere will be available for personal and MTU-owned Windows devices. Installation will be available to students, faculty, and staff after August 15, 2022. The applications available will be determined by factors such as department, enrolled courses, if the device is owned by Michigan Tech or is a personal device, or whether the device is on or off campus.

Personal devices

Students, faculty, and staff will be able to download the AppsAnywhere client from the Software Distribution Site

Installing AppsAnywhere on personal device video

MTU-owned devices

For faculty and staff wishing to install on an MTU-owned device, the download method will depend on how the device is managed.

  • Fully-managed devices - AppsAnywhere will be available in the Windows Software Center.  

  • Minimally-managed machines - AppsAnywhere will be available in the Azure Company Portal. Laptops not currently managed by Azure will need to be rebuilt in order to install AppsAnywhere. If this applies to you, we recommend that you make arrangements with our shop in advance so that you can install AppsAnywhere when the licensing is available in July 2022.  

Learn more about device management at: Managed Devices at Michigan Tech.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment to have your laptop rebuilt, you can directly request a computer rebuild through our service catalog.

More information

AppsAnywhere utilizes app streaming via CloudPaging software to quickly deliver applications over the network. AppsAnywhere maintains software availability without allocating system resources for software applications you don't need. It also allows Michigan Tech IT to efficiently update programs. For more information on AppsAnywhere, check out the Software 2 website. Refer to the Numecent website for  technical information on CloudPaging.

Need Help?

For questions about AppsAnywhere, we can help. Contact IT at it-help@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1111.

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Article ID: 81535
Created
Mon 6/24/19 11:16 AM
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Tue 9/13/22 8:50 AM

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