With all of the changes in the way that ICT is being used in learning, there’s an increasing demand for staff to have remote access to college systems, from home or other times when they are away from your campus. Sometimes it can be enough to provide access to your MLE, but it is becoming increasingly common that a lecturer or member of the leadership team needs to have more comprehensive secure access to the college network. In the past, the single solution for doing this was to implement a Virtual Private Network (VPN), but with Windows 7 there are many other ways to provide secure remote access to your networks – giving you ‘Anywhere Access’.
There are a number of key parts in Windows 7 that can be used to create anywhere access for staff:
The information above is only a brief summary – to read more detail about each of these, then take a look at the Windows Team blog post “Understanding anywhere access with Windows 7”