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, […]


Zoom web conferencing supports you in working, collaborating, communicating, teaching and learning online. Create your ETHZ Zoom licensed account Upon initial registration via, a Zoom Licensed account is automatically created. The account includes the following features: Hosting meetings with up to 300 participants No time restrictions for meeting Breakout rooms Polling Get assigned as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Voice mail

The answering machine (hereinafter referred to as voicemail) can be used as a classic answering machine with recording function, for announcements only without recording or as an out-of-office  announcement. It is also possible to listen to the messages from your smartphone or any other telephone. The following functions are included in the voicemail service: Answering machine […]

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. […]


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 […]

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.