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Deploy a virtual desktop solution that will allow employees access to personalized ‘mobile desktops’ stored on central servers instead of local computers. This increases flexibility in how staff can accomplish their work while reducing the resources required to provide dedicated remote access capabilities.
05/29/13: All the required hardware is now here and the Virtual Desktop host servers are being rebuilt on the new systems. The UPD systems have been rebuilt as pooled desktops. ITS general pooled desktops are being completed with the new hardware.
04/22/13: We are still waiting for the final pieces of hardware to arrive so that we can migrate the virtual desktops from the current blades to rackmounted servers with dedicated video hardware. Based on user testing and new information from a recent training session, UPD virtual desktops are being rebuilt using a different model.
03/25/13: The ITS Desktop Support pilot is continuing. The UPD pilot will be reactivated now that their desktops have been replaced and their network has been reconfigured. The bulk of the new hardware has arrived, but the accelerated video cards are still on order so the move from the existing blades to standalone hardware with better video capacity will likely happen in April
02/25/13: The pilot group for ITS Desktop Support is in place, with an additional pilot of persistent desktops being completed over the next few weeks. We have ordered upgraded hardware with enhanced graphics capabilities to support the project.
01/28/13: Pilot machines are now in use in UPD. Additional pilots in ITS and Health Center are planned for February.
12/20/12: The initial pilots are now being started, and a second demo for ITS managers has been held.
11/26/12: Pilot images and provisioning services are being prepared.
10/30/12: The basic desktop was demonstrated for ITS management on 10/25/12. Feedback from that session and new information from the 10/30/12 training session will be incorporated into the next build.
09/24/12: Preparing demo for the ITS management team
08/22/12: Host virtual machines have been created and presentation servers started.
08/06/12: The design process is complete, the equipment has been ordered, and a new VLAN has been created, enabling the initial system build to begin.
12/21/11: Project approved and scheduled.