Other University Software
You can access most University software from home via AppsAnywhere and the Software Download Service.
And you can use Autodesk to access AutoCAD, Inventor, Fusion 360 and more.
If you can’t access the software you need, you may need to connect to a University Desktop remotely. See the section below on how to do this.
Diverting Telephones and Accessing Voicemail
Online meetings and communicating with colleagues
To communicate with colleagues using audio, video, text chat and to share the content of your screen, you can use Webex or Skype for Business. You can also use MS Teams for chatting and for conference calling - find out more.
Make sure you check your audio settings prior to a meeting.
We would advise you to connect to Webex, Skype for Business or MS Teams directly from your home machine - this will help avoid audio issues and will give you a far better experience.
Tip: If you need to share documents on your online meeting, make sure you save these in SharePoint or OneDrive so you can access them via Office 365.
If you have any difficulties, please contact the IS Service Desk.
Accessing an Edinburgh Napier University Desktop
For most users, we would advise the use of a managed laptop, which will give seamless access to services with no need to connect to an office desktop PC. If you don’t already have access to a managed laptop you can request one via the Managed Laptop intranet page.
If you are using an unmanaged University laptop, or your own personal device you can use the Virtual Desktop Service (VDS). You access the VDS by installing a VMware Horizon Client, further information and instructions are available on the Virtual Desktop intranet page.