The University of Utah is providing OS X Terminal Services to campus affiliates providing access to OS X & native software to platforms like OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS & Android. This solution helps resolve issues with users needed to use difficult to install or expensive software, software with security concerns like Java, or software not available on end-users preferred platform like Xcode, etc. This project is also being implemented with plans to phase out student computer labs and might expand to staff & faculty to meet similar concerns. The project has been very successful with students and has 50 concurrent users for Terminal Server and planned to expand in the future.
Richard Glaser is the Head of Mac Computing at the Marriott Library, University of Utah since 1997. Former steering member of Mac OS X Labs & MacEnterprise projects. Presented on various topics at O’Reilly – Mac OS X Conference, MacWorld, WWDC, MacEnterprise and miscellaneous others.