AppsAnywhere Application Portal (MiWorkspace)

Overview

AppsAnywhere is an app store that enables staff, faculty, and students, on Windows computers, to access the university software they need, all from one web portal.

Accessing Software on a MiWorkspace Windows Computer with AppsAnywhere

A computer with AppsAnywhere will have the AppsAnywhere client and Cloudpaging player installed. Follow these steps below to install applications from the portal:

  1. Open your preferred web browser and go to https://appsanywhere.it.umich.edu.

  2. Use your uniqname and UMICH (Level-1) password to login. Once logged in, a validation process starts which will be displayed (blue bar) at the top of the browser window. Once successfully validated, a successful validation is reported (green bar) and the apps available will be seen. The green validation bar will disappear after a few seconds.

    • The validation process should happen automatically on clients with the AppsAnywhere software already installed.

      MiWorkspace Helper App Icon on the Notification bar

  3. Hover over your desired application and click on the green Launch button that appears.

    MiWorkspace Helper App Icon on the Notification bar
  4. The application will download the player and launch when it is done.

    • The Cloudpaging Player will display the status for each application launched on your computer.

      MiWorkspace Helper App Icon on the Notification bar
  5. Once the application is installed, launch the application from the Start Menu.

    • The application will not run if you remove the application from the Cloudplayer.

  6. Use the Cloudpaging Player to remove applications (see the Removing an Application section below).

Removing an Application from the Cloudpaging Player

The only way to remove software installed from the AppsAnywhere portal is through the Cloudpaging Player. Follow these steps to remove an application:

  1. From your desktop, click the Start menu and type Cloudpaging Player.

  2. Select the application you want to remove and click the Remove button.

    MiWorkspace Helper App Icon on the Notification bar
  3. All components of the application will be removed (from the player and the Start Menu).

Troubleshooting Common Problems

  1. I cannot see any Applications available to me

    • If a screen like the below appears, it is because the logged in user has no applications provisioned to their active directory account. Make sure the user account is added the Active Directory group that provisions applications. Note that you can log into the AppsAnywhere portal with an account different than the one used to log into the computer.MiWorkspace Helper App Icon on the Notification bar

  2. I do not see prompts to download and install the AppsAnywhere Client and Player (BYOD)

  3. I was unable to Validate AppsAnywhere

    • If using a BYOD or non-AppsAnywhere build then see #2 above - you need to download both the Client and the Player.

  4. I’m unsure my computer can run AppsAnywhere. What are the recommended / minimum processing requirements to run AppsAnywhere?

    • Recommended Requirements

      • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-6400 or equivalent

      • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)

      • Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter

      • Storage: 250GB internal hard drive (30 GB free)

      • Memory: 8GB RAM

      • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 SP1

    • Minimum Requirements

      • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i3-4110 or equivalent

      • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home x64 SP1

      • Memory: 4GB RAM

      • Storage: 128GB internal hard drive (20 GB free)

      • Network Adapter: Dual-band 802.11a/g - compliant adapter

      • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (62.x) or Firefox (54.x ESR)

Last Updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018