Central Michigan University is among the nation's 100 largest public universities with more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at 50 locations across North America. Their challenge is to enable faster, simpler deployment of applications services to college instructors and students. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They have implemented VMware virtualized desktop environment to enable centralized management and control of over 300 desktop PCs. The results of implementing VMware were improved ability to manage software licensing by sizing to concurrent usage rather than number of PCs, IT can be more responsive to professor requests for applications support, and system upgrades that once took a week can now be performed within an hour.