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The UVa Hive

Virtualized Access to Specialized Software from Anywhere

The UVa Hive: Virtual Access to Specialized Software

ITS provides the UVa community with a way to access specialized software programs on the Hive from virtually anywhere, via the Internet.

The Hive uses a technology called VMware to deliver the software you need to use, on your own computer, in your dorm room, apartment, or library, for free! See instructions to get connected to the Hive.

What the Hive Does for You

  • The Hive saves you money (fewer expensive software licenses to purchase); and
  • The Hive saves you time (no need to wait to use a public computer just to access a particular application).
Important Note
  • For each software title included on the UVa Hive, there are a limited number of licenses available for use at any given time.
  • To be assured of access at all times, you have the option to buy many of these applications for your exclusive use at an educational discount from Cavalier Computers.
  • Faculty and instructional staff: Please see the Hive usage information. (The Hive is not intended for use in the classroom.)

To Use the UVa Hive

  1. Follow instructions to get connected to the Hive.
  2. Use your personal computer(s) to access the specialized software programs you need for your courses. (Pay special attention to the restrictions on some software packages.)

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