Category: Communication

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a “collaboration” tool with audio/video telephony function. We recommend teams for everyday communication in smaller working teams. Available Features Audio and video meetings Telephone dial-in to online meetings Chat File and screen sharing Advanced features Team spaces / channels Integration in Microsoft Outlook (estimated availability t.b.d) To use Microsoft Teams you must first register, then install the application. Order Cloud subscription The required cloud subscription can be ordered via the IT shop Open […]

Switch video conferencing

SWITCH set up a new video service. It is based on the open source video conferencing software Jitsi ( It is built on our their infrastructure SWITCHengines and is therefore expected to scale to a large number of institutions and users.    You can use the new service via the following URL: You can login with your ETH user account for email and LDAP and don’t need to register separately. A short description of the […]


Zoom web conferencing supports you in working, collaborating, communicating, teaching and learning online. Create your ETHZ Zoom licensed account Navigate to the ETHZ Zoom web portal Click on ‘Create account‘ Enter your ETH user name followed by and your ETH email password (Active Directory password)   Licensed users can host meetings with up to 300 participants without any time restrictions and record to the Zoom Cloud. Sign in (Zoom client) (Only sign in if […]

Connect to RDS from a self managed Ubuntu laptop

The working package of xfreerdp is available in a repository on our server in order to connect to it you need to connect to your associated VPZ over VPN.   Please follow the instructions in the post “Installing Cisco AnyConnect Client Linux” to install the VPN client.   Example to connect to mtec VPZ(substitute mtec with your associated VPZ): Connect to: Username: $ Password: “Your VPN/WLAN password” If you are not permitted to initialize […]

Generate Short Web Adresses (URLs)

Within the ETH web pages we often face very long web addresses (URLs) that are hard to handle or even to add to an email body text (URLs gets sometimes split due to automatic line breaks etc.). Long URLs are also not suitable for printing media or posters where users have to type in the long URL by hand.   ETH URL Shortener   With the ETH URL shortener you can shorten ETH […]

Add a printer (Windows)

Please note: Printing a page in color costs your chair 6 Rp/page, while a page in Black&White costs 1 Rp/page only!! Therefore, we strongly recommend to set the default of our printer preferences to Black&White (see further below). Please also have a look at There, you can make a webprint and also check your printing costs, even the environmental costs of your print activity! Instructions Windows 10 Go to the search function which is located […]

Voice mail

You can use the Voice-Mail system as an answering machine, for messages, announcements and during absences. You can also use any telephone to access your calendar or check your emails. Following services are available: Telephone Answering Machine Delivery of voice messages as MP3 files directly in your mailbox Notification email for lost calls directly in your mailbox Voice access to your calendar and emails Specifications This service is available for all ETH employees with a […]

Mobile phone

Order Mobile Data Packages for Roaming With your mobile phone browser please visit the following website Check your current Data Roaming Costs With your mobile phone browser please visit the following website How to avoid excessive Data Roaming Costs Turn of the mobile data service or disable data roaming for your mobile phone. Mobile data service should only be activated when needed.  In case you use map applications for navigation or orientation on […]


Phone guide Transfer a call During the call with party A, select with the 5-way navigator in the context menu “Blind transfer” and press OK Enter the phone number of party B and press OK Semi-attended transfer (transfer while ringing) During the call with party A, select with the 5-way navigator in the context menu “Transfer” and press OK Enter the phone number of party B and press OK When the phone starts to ring, […]

Web conferences and seminars

Web Conferencing can be used in the way of a bidirectional meeting between the attendees as well as a virtual seminar with a dedicated speaker/presenter (Webinars). If you want created an run web meetings or webinars please contact us. We can provide and setup the necessary platform for you.