AppsAnywhere works with the tools you already use.
We've built AppsAnywhere to integrate with the commonly-used tools in Higher Ed, including software delivery technologies, Cloud platforms, infrastructure standards, and EdTech solutions, to give you the flexibility and control when delivering academic apps.
Integrate AppsAnywhere with your existing application deployment technologies and continue using the software you've already spent time packaging. Whether it's VDI, application virtualization, installed apps, remote apps or SaaS apps, bring together all your apps into one platform on any device, anywhere, anytime.
Deliver software through next-gen and hosted virtualization solutions...
Deliver to multiple students using a single VM with the world's only multisession Windows 10 solution, pay for only what you use, and avoid the need for large server infrastructure investments.
Learn more with our article: Windows Virtual Desktop vs. Amazon AppStream 2.0 vs. VDI >
Virtualize 100% of Windows apps with Cloudpaging.
Unlike legacy technologies like App-V and ThinApp, Cloudpaging allows you to package and virtualize 100% of Windows apps, which can then be provisioned and delivered through AppsAnywhere. Cloudpaging is a great delivery method for giving on-demand access to software on Windows devices across campus, no installation necessary!
Deliver Windows apps and desktops to non-Windows devices with Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server).
Integrate with Parallels RAS to allow students to use apps on any device. Parallels' RDS-like technology enables university IT to deploy 100% of Windows apps remotely to macOS, iOS, Android, Linux and Chromebooks. It also supports the delivery of virtual desktops, at a fraction of the cost of traditional VDI.
Integrate with your existing VDI on day 1 and slowly migrate to more effective delivery technologies.
We recognize there are times when you might want to use a small amount of VDI, for example where data needs to be kept locked-down or when staff access desktops from home. Thanks to AppsAnywhere's integrations with Citrix and VMware, you can take advantage of your existing VDI on day 1, and slowly migrate to more efficient delivery technologies for site-wide deployment and access.
The Microsoft software delivery tools you know combined with the simplicity and flexibility of AppsAnywhere.
AppsAnywhere integrates with your existing Microsoft admin tools, such as System Center (SCCM), App-V and their latest virtualization offering; Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Deliver your existing packages or software titles through AppsAnywhere's integration with these tools.
Deliver Mac apps to Mac devices with Jamf.
Support managed Mac devices and the seamless delivery of native macOS apps with AppsAnywhere's Jamf Pro integration. Integrate Jamf into AppsAnywhere and provide a one-stop-shop for access to academic and licensed software apps.
All delivery methods
On top of integrating with the leading delivery technologies, AppsAnywhere is compatible with multiple application delivery and deployment methods, giving you the best way of delivering software to students on a per-app basis, on any device, anywhere and anytime.
Give students easy access to the software they need for their course by integrating AppsAnywhere with your VLE or LMS platform.
We've built a native integration with Canvas' leading LMS platform to make it easier for faculty and students to get apps specific to their studies. With our Canvas integration, students see lists of specific apps based on the course they're studying and academics can choose and edit lists of apps they want students to use.
And by taking advantage of AppsAnywhere's virtualization technology, capable of delivering any app on-demand, students can launch and run those apps wherever and whenever, without needing to find a dedicated lab where the software is installed.
For all other learning management solutions you can take advantage of AppsAnywhere's App Lists feature to create a shareable lists of apps that are specific to courses, modules or academic years. App Lists give academics and IT admins a way of creating URLs for dedicated lists of software titles, which can then be embedded into your LMS/VLE of choice or distributed by other means.
Choose your own hosting.
AppsAnywhere supports both on-premise and Cloud deployments, so you can choose how you host your solution. Whether it's in an existing on-campus datacenter or in your Cloud solution of choice, including Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS.
Whichever hosting platform you choose, our experienced implementations team will help you get up and running and provide all the support you need.
Integrate with your key IT stack to enable seamless software delivery and access.
AppsAnywhere works with many of the tools you already use, to give you the flexibility you need when it comes to delivery software to students and faculty, including Microsoft AD (Active Directory), your SSO of choice, and Microsoft Office 365
Active Directory (AD)
In most institutions, Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the authoritative user directory that governs access to basic IT services such as email and file sharing. Often, AD is also used to control access to a broader set of systems, such as application sets and more.
- Two-way user and group synchronization: As users and groups are added to and removed from AD, these changes are reflected in AppsAnywhere
- Access provisioning and de-provisioning: When a user is added to AD, AppsAnywhere is able to provision the correct application to that user/group and, conversely, when a user is removed from AD, AppsAnywhere access is automatically revoked
- Single sign-on (SSO): Users can sign on to the Windows network once, and then easily gain access to their applications without having to enter an additional set of credentials
AppsAnywhere uses a service account to read your Active Directory structure. Once the users, groups and machines are imported, we provision apps to these users, groups or machines.
Single sign-on (SSO)
AppsAnywhere supports a vareity of SSO solutions, so you can give students direct access to their applications without them needing to revalidate or provide their login credentials twice. Supported SSO methods include:
- Windows pass-through authentication (traditional SSO)
- Azure AD (Office 365)
To find out more about AppsAnywhere and SSO, view our documentation site >
Office 365 is used extensively by the vast majority of universities and colleges worldwide.
From within the Office 365 portal AppsAnywhere is included as a tab, to give students easy access to their Higher Ed apps. From AppsAnywhere you can link directly to the individual products of Office 365, or navigate users to the Office 365 portal. This gives you a single pane of glass and a trusted place to get all software from, with all the SSO capabilities of the platform.
Students consume Office apps in different ways at different times. On a managed desktop, students will use the locally installed version. On a tablet device they may need to use the web version through the browser. On a BYO device, especially if it's non-Windows, students may need the local copy or want to access the web version. And for certain Office apps, where a Mac version isn't available, the app will need to be delivered via HTML5. AppsAnywhere takes all this on board, and seamlessly gives the student the most appropriate version based on the device they're using. And all the student needs to do is click 'launch'...
Find out more about AppsAnywhere
Make informed strategic IT decisions by understanding how students are consuming academic applications, including how, where and when.
Technical specs for AppsAnywhere, including server infrastructure, Active Directory integration and other technical requirements.
Key use cases and solutions
Reduce or right-size VDI
Right-size or enhance your existing Higher Ed desktop virtualization or VDI solution by delivering software apps to any student with AppsAnywhere.
Simplify how you deliver software
Deliver applications to any device, managed or BYO-owned, by providing a consistent platform through which to access all software on any device or OS
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