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Work from Anywhere

Work from Anywhere offers faculty and staff a middle ground between the power of a desktop computer and the mobility of a laptop. You can access the Butler network securely when not at your desk, whether on campus or off.

Utilizing a Windows 7 based computer housed in the Butler data center, you can access the Butler network and BUfiles from a multitude of devices. Your computing experience will be similar to the experience of using a computer that sits on your desk; however, your desktop will not carry over from your device. IT recommends storing all files on BUfiles for ease of access with Work from Anywhere.

Why Use Work from Anywhere?

  • Mobility - Work from anywhere that has an internet connection, just like you were at your desk
  • Access - Use all your data stored on BUfiles from anywhere
  • Security - Your Work from Anywhere connection stays on the secured Butler network, regardless of where or how you connect

How do I Access Work from Anywhere?

Follow the  Windows or Mac device, iPad, or select Android Tablet instructions to learn how to install an app on a mobile or home device and access your BUanywhere computer anywhere you have an internet connection. 

You can also access Work from Anywhere via a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox):

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the VMware Horizon View HTML Access icon on the right
  3. Click on the Work from Anywhere to open a virtual desktop in your web browser window

Note: Image quality is lower when accessing via a web browser. For higher image quality, use a zero client or the app mentioned above to access Work from Anywhere.