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Coming Soon! Changes To Virtual Desktop System 

[November 16, 2021] We would like to give you a heads up about some upcoming changes to Sheridan’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). IT has deployed and is testing a new VDI solution, Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop. This will replace the VMware Horizon View system currently in use. Sheridan VDI users will get a fresh start with the new system starting in January 2022

What You Need to Do

Copy any files* you want to keep from the Persistent Data Disk (D:) in the Horizon View virtual machine to your OneDrive

* You do not need to copy the system files found in this folder: personality; personality.bak; Users.

Also, if you haven’t already, remember to copy any important files from your Personal Network Drive (G: drive) to your OneDrive. Personal Network Drive services will be retired on May 1, 2022. 

User interface: screen showing PersistentDataDisk and G Drive

Why Is This Changing?

The outgoing VMware infrastructure was hosted on-site and had high licensing, hardware, and maintenance costs. Microsoft Azure offers Sheridan significant cost savings and as well as other major benefits:

Questions or Concerns?

More details about the new VDI environment will be forthcoming. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, contact the IT Service Desk at or call 905-845-9430 ext. 2150.