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Low Risk Scenarios

If your workstation requirements are very low-risk, you might considering using a device that is not managed by the Managed Workstation Service (MWS).   Examples of how MWS can add value to non-MWS devices (Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD):

  1. Connect via Remote Desktop to your Managed Workstation Service (MWS) desktop for applications and data that should stay on a well-managed system.
  2. Store non-confidential files on U Drive, or use Google Drive on both your MWS and BYOD devices.
  3. Use the MWS VPN service to securely connect to campus from off-site locations.
  4. Install the same anti-virus software MWS uses on your device – it is available from UWare for both UW and personally owned devices.
  5. Use Chrome browser to have access to your Favorites and share the same Chrome Applications between your devices (Including your MWS workstation).