Did you know that remote desktops allow you to use university-licensed software?
Remote desktop software can be used not only on university workstations and laptops, but also on your own devices on campus and at home. Their use is free for you, so this benefit is worth taking advantage of!
Remote servers and the software used through them are listed in the instruction: Remote Desktops (UO) (oulu.fi).
Usually for remote desktop use, you need VPN and remote desktop connection programs, but you can access the AVD remote desktop with just a web browser. See here how to install the necessary programs:
- AVD remote desktop can be used conveniently with just a web browser at https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/arm/webclient or alternatively you can install Remote Desktop Client on your own device. Log in to the AVD service with your university M365 account.
- See instructions: Remote desktop connection to AVD service (UO) (oulu.fi).
- Using Windows remote desktops from your own device requires installing a VPN connection program (OpenVPN or FortiClient) and a Remote Desktop Connection Program (RDP).
- Using Linux remote desktops from your own device requires installing a VPN connection program (OpenVPN or FortiClient) and an X2Go program.
As a student, you can install some university-licensed programs on your own device free of charge or for a fee. Read more about them: Software for students use | University of Oulu.