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Windows Virtual Desktop is Now Azure Virtual Desktop – Thurs., 8/19

August 18, 2021

 As of Thursday, August 19, Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is now Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). This service allows UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff to access available software remotely from any device.

WVD will be temporarily unavailable after 5 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, 8/18) while changes are applied.

UMass Amherst Box Accounts to Be Deactivated Tues., 8/17

August 11, 2021

Box, UMass Amherst’s legacy online storage service, has been retired, and UMass Amherst Box accounts will be deactivated on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Login Experience for Moodle, Zoom, Other Campus Services to Change - Weds., 8/18

August 9, 2021

The login experience for some UMass Amherst services will soon change to a Microsoft-provided process.

Starting Wednesday, August 18, 2021:

UPDATE: Changes to Voicemail Access, Other Security Measures for Campus Phones – Tue., 7/27

July 27, 2021

July 28, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

  • International calling has been restored. 
  • To access voicemail on the web, ( from desktop and mobile devices, use the campus wired or wireless networks or GlobalProtect if you are located off-campus.  


Box to Retire Mon., 7/26

July 24, 2021

Box, UMass Amherst's legacy online file storage service, will be officially retired Monday, July 26, 2021.