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New virtual desktop system coming January 10

[December 20, 2021] As previously announced, Sheridan will be deploying a new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) starting on Monday, January 10. The VMware product we are currently using will be replaced by Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop.

This change will first impact users who access virtual desktops using a VMware Horizon client. Virtual machines in Sheridan’s Learning Commons and open access computer labs will be changing over to the new infrastructure a little later (more news to come).

What you need to do

If you currently use a virtual desktop there are some things you’ll need to do to prepare for the change:

Further information

Details about the accessing the new VDI environment using Microsoft Remote Desktop will be communicated early in the new year.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, contact the IT Service Desk at or call 905-845-9430 ext. 2150.