Introducing Virtual FacStaff!

July 24, 2014

ITS has launched yet another virtual desktop – FacStaff.  Virtual FacStaff is accessible to all UW-Platteville faculty and staff (classified, unclassified, academic staff, LTE) and is perfect for occasions when you are working remotely, whether across the country or across town.

The virtual FacStaff desktop joins the virtual GCA lab (Bears Den, open to all campus users) and the original virtual labs, EMS (College) and BILSA, which are available only through course enrollment. 

FacStaff is running Windows 7 and includes all of the software on the virtual GCA (Bears Den)

  • Office 2010
  • Minitab
  • SPSS
  • SAP
  • Cabri II
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • phStat


  • TMXEnterprise
  • Eatec
  • Foodpro
  • Event Management System (EMS)
  • Conference Programmer
  • ImageNow

In addition to common software, virtual desktops provide seamless access to the Shared (S: ) and User (J: ) drives from your own device wherever you have Internet access.

Interested in trying virtual FacStaff or Bears Den? Printable documentation including software lists and instructions for installing and running the VMware client on Windows or Mac can be found in the ITS Knowledge Base.  “Getting Started in Virtual Labs” is a good place to start. 

If you have trouble accessing a particular desktop, or if you would like assistance installing the VMware client, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or


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