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Application Delivery fCoP renames service, outlines request process

January 7, 2016

The Application Delivery Infrastructure (ADI) fCoP continues to make progress on its charge to develop a roadmap and management framework for virtual desktop and application delivery. To date, they have rebranded the service “Apps to Go,” developed a common set of definitions, and produced a working application request process.

Apps to Go enables anytime, anywhere, any device access to instructional software. Recognizing that many users found the service’s terms and acronyms confusing, the roadmap affinity group established a common set of definitions and now seeks community input on how to best shape Apps to Go to meet the changing needs of students and instructors. This input will feed into a three-year roadmap to be delivered in June 2016.

At the same time, the framework affinity group has drafted a formal application request process to ensure that newly added applications meet current service guidelines. These guidelines restrict current use to students and instructional faculty, and require that the application already be in-use within a physical classroom or computer lab.

Once the application request process is complete, the framework affinity group will begin developing an exception process to the initial screening and a change management process to address the lifecycle of a given application.

Affinity groups are still open to participation and will announce their January meeting dates within the next week. To sign up for an affinity group, visit the ADI fCoP website or reach out to leads Michael Waltonen and Kevin Smith.

Please join us for the next full fCoP meeting, scheduled for Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. in Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 50B. Remote participation is available through WebEx.