Information about Amazon Workspaces and accessing lab computers from off campus specifically for specialty software use.

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Remotely Accessing Lab Computers

If you need to use specialized software installed on our lab computers on campus you can connect to them from your personal computer.

Amazon Workspaces

An Amazon Workspace is a cloud-based virtual desktop that can act as a replacement for a traditional desktop allowing a user to perform day-to-day tasks just like using a traditional desktop. Bowdoin College has created and provides AWS workspace as an option for faculty and students to access Microsoft Windows-based computer lab software on home or personal computers.

Azure Windows Virtual Desktops

An Azure Windows Virtual Desktop is a cloud-based virtual desktop that can act as a replacement for a traditional desktop allowing a user to perform day-to-day tasks just like using a traditional desktop. Bowdoin College is creating and will provide Azure Virtual Desktops as an option for faculty and students to access Microsoft Windows-based computer lab software on home or personal computers. Starting in Summer 2021 all students and faculty will have access to an Azure Virtual Desktop from any computer that has internet access.