Puget Sound's virtual desktop, vDesk, provides anytime, anywhere access to a wide range of software and tools, including Microsoft Office and discipline-specific applications such as Mathematica and SPSS.
Work done on vDesk can be saved locally but the default location is the individual network storage provided for storing and backing up university-related files.
PRINTING FROM A LAPTOP OR OTHER MOBILE DEVICE TO ANY LAB OR CLASSROOM PRINTER IS NOW POSSIBLE ONLY BY USING VDESK. Please refer to the instructions below or in the Related Pages at right for instructions on using vDesk on your laptop or other mobile device. Once in vDesk, printers which are nearby your physical location will automatically appear as options in the usual printer list for the software you are using.
Please note, Chromebooks cannot be used to access vDesk. For this reason, we recommend against using a Chromebook as your primary means of computing on campus.
Faculty, staff, and students can login to vDesk at https://vdesk.pugetsound.edu. Since vDesk requires installation of a plugin the first time it is accessed, please refer to the instructions below if you are a first-time user.
To Use vDesk on a Windows machine (or see Instructions for Using vDesk on a Mac):
For assistance, contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.