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Weston Remote Access

 Virtual Desktops  (VMware)

Virtual Desktops will allow you to access the same programs and applications you use now at school from practically anywhere you have access to a computer connected to the Internet.  No more need to return to a specific lab or classroom to work on your assignments, simply log into your school desktop environment via any web browser and you are ready to go.  No need to worry about putting important documents on a flash drive or CD, or e-mailing it to yourself in order to get it to your home or back to school!  The same desktop you use at school will be available from your home.

Mobile Print

Students - Need to print from a phone, laptop, tablet or from home?  Email the file to print@westonps.org and you will be emailed a 6 digit code to enter in the Xerox Printer in the MS and HS Library.  (Staff are able to use all Xerox copiers)

Office 365 (Was Windows Live")

Office 365 (was Windows Live) keeps you connected with your friends and classmates from your PC, your phone, the web, from school--where ever you connect to the Internet! You will be able to create documents, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations that you will be able to share with your classmates as you collaborate on various projects and then submit them to your teachers--from school, home, a friend's house, virtually anywhere!

WEB-Based Applications

WEB-Based applications run on your WEB Browser and do not required special hardware or special computers to use them.  The application and data are stored at the server and not on the computer you are using to access it.  As a result, you can start an assignment in school, continue it after school, perhaps at a friend's house, and then complete it once you get home!  All without having to move the data anywhere else, or needing to worry about whether you had the application program at home!

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a mechanism for allowing you secure access to the Weston Schools network from outside of the School District.  It is only available for Teachers and other staff members with appropriate authorization from the IT Department.  You will download a client application which will encrypt all data transmitted to the school network and decrypt all data coming from the school network.  Once connected, you will have access to your files on the file server as if you were at school.

 

  

Please watch for updates as we roll out these new features.

 


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