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What is Citrix?
Citrix Workspace is software that delivers the business technology that creates a simple, secure and better way to work from anywhere and on any device. By using Citrix, you can access a Windows desktop managed by the University. By doing so, you will be able to run University applications without installing them directly on your device. Once you install the Citrix Workspace app, you can access the other applications via the internet as if they were installed on your device.
What does this mean for you?
Citrix provides a secure, reliable, supported, and positive experience for all users, particularly those using a Mac and tablet (iPad and Android). They have some compatibility issues when accessing network folders, MS Office, and other applications, and Citrix allows you to access many of those services.
- This means that you interact with an office computer as if you were sitting in front of it, with university-managed applications that are secure and reliable.
- The internet connection at your remote location needs to be reliable for remote desktop access to get the best user experience.
- Video, audio, and microphone use may be unreliable if the above is not working.
In ITDS we have created some resources to help you use Citrix, if you do need access to University managed Windows desktop. You can see our Getting Connected: Off-Campus(opens in a new window) page for further help to see if you need it.
Knowledge Base Articles (KBA) in WesternNow
How Do I Access Citrix? KB0014262(opens in a new window)
Citrix Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) KB0017673(opens in a new window)
We're working with Citrix to create four videos to help you navigate how to use Citrix. You will find them on the right-hand side buttons up above once they are available.