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Southampton Virtual Environment

Want to beat the workstation queues, or work from home? You can use your own device in any location with an internet connection.

Southampton Virtual Environment
Use your own device in any location

Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE) gives you access to your University Windows desktop from any device in any location, whether that's at home, on campus or on the move.

You will also have access to all of your files plus the most popular applications.

There are two ways to open your SVE desktop: the VMware Horizon Client, which offers full functionality and best performance, or the HTML 5 Client version which is best for convenience.

If you are using your own device, we recommend that you install the VMware Horizon Client. Installation instructions for common operating systems are available below under the help guide section.

Once the client has been installed on your device, add as the connection server and log in using your University username and password.

Log in to the Southampton Virtual Environment

Supported clients

Download and install the latest VMware Horizon Client for your device using the link below:

Clients are available for 32-bit Windows, 64-bit Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android

Available software

The following applications are currently available along with standard Office apps and web browsers:

  • ACD/Labs
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Flash Professional
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Anaconda Python
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Mechanical
  • Autodesk 3DS Max
  • Autodesk Backburner
  • Autodesk DWG TrueView
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk Revit
  • BlueJ
  • Cambridge Structural Database System
  • ChemDraw Professional
  • CIA
  • Classic Shell
  • Eclipse
  • EndNote
  • Exceed
  • Google Chrome
  • Java Development Kit
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus
  • Microsoft Power Query for Excel
  • Microsoft Project Standard
  • Microsoft Visio Professional
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional
  • MikTeX
  • Minitab
  • MLWin
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Plaxis 2D
  • Putty
  • Python
  • QuickTime
  • R Statistics Language
  • ReflexW
  • RStudio
  • SAS
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SigmaPlot
  • Simul8
  • SolidWorks
  • SPSS Amos
  • SPSS Statistics
  • SSH Secure Shell
  • Stata
  • Statistics for the Terrified
  • Symantec EndPoint Protection
  • TeXmaker
  • TeXnic Center
  • VLC Media Player
  • Working Model 2D
Please note that some applications are assigned to the user. If you cannot access an application, please contact ServiceLine.
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