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Education Goes Virtual: City University of New York pilots application streaming project
At the City University of New York (CUNY), 143 students and six faculty members are taking part in a virtual application streaming pilot - as of September 2008, they can access campus software instantaneously from anywhere via the Internet.
After streaming the application to their computers the first time, users run the software as if it’s installed directly to their devices - both online and offline. At the same time, CUNY’s streamed applications maintain a management link to its server, with the ability to update each user’s version of the software and recall it when the user no longer requires access to the application.