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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 servicedesk@sheridancollege.ca or call 905-845-9430 ext. 2150.