Virtual Applications (Citrix XenApp)


Faculty and staff have access to a wide variety of virtual applications published to the Columbian Cloud Portal.  Virtual applications run entirely inside the Columbian Cloud, providing a secure application experience with native access to Cloud network file shares.  The Citrix platform allows users to access local drives and printers inside the virtual application session.  Virtual applications allow users to launch individual applications that run within the user's native device interface (Windows/Mac/Linux desktop or laptop; iOS/Android/BlackBerry mobile device).  Virtual applications are especially useful for Mac and Linux users who want to run Windows applications without using BootCamp or running VMWare or Parallels.  An additional advantage to using virtual applications are the server-side resources (CPU, RAM, and HD storage) that greatly exceed that of an end user computer.  The only software required to access a virtual application is the Citrix Receiver, available at

Columbian College-Wide Licensed Virtual Applications

The following applications are available to all Columbian College faculty and staff as published virtual applications on the Columbian Cloud Portal (

  • Adobe Acrobat XI Professional
  • Autodesk Architecture and Engineering Suite 2016 (AutoCAD, Revit, etc)
  • IBM SPSS Base w/ Advanced and Regression Modules
  • Mathematica
  • MatLab with the following toolboxes:
    • Curve Fitting
    • Data Acquisition
    • Financial
    • Global Optimization
    • Image Processing
    • Optimization
    • Parallel Computing
    • Signal Processing
    • Statistics
    • Symbolic Math
  • Scientific Workplace
  • Stata MP-2

License-Restricted Virtual Applications

The following applications are available as published virtual applications to individually licensed faculty, students, and staff:

License-Restricted Virtual Applications

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Design Standard, Design Premium, Web Standard, Web Premium)
  • Atlas.ti
  • ERDAS Imagine
  • Stata MP-4