Skip to main content
Argonne National Laboratory

Working Remotely from Your Argonne Computer

Your Argonne computer should have all of the software mentioned below. If not, or if you encounter problems launching or using certain software programs, please contact the service desk at +1-630-252-9999, option 2, or submit a service desk request in Vector.

Argonne Email & Calendar

Use the installed Outlook client on your Argonne computer; no VPN is required. If Outlook is not installed, use the Outlook Web Client and sign in with your Argonne login and password.

Multifactor Authentication for Microsoft Office 365

Meetings

BlueJeans (VPN not required)

Participate in a scheduled BlueJeans Meeting
  • Open your Argonne calendar in Outlook and click on the meeting that you will be participating in.
  • Refer to the join” instructions for joining the meeting.
Schedule a BlueJeans Meeting
  • Open BlueJeans and sign in with your Argonne login and password.
  • Click on the Schedule Meeting” button.
  • Fill in your meeting details, identify your participants and click the Schedule Meeting” button at the bottom to send the calendar invite.
  • As another option, if you have a BlueJeans icon near the top of your Outlook calendar view, you can click on that to add BlueJeans to your meeting

 

Microsoft Teams (VPN not required)

If your computer does not have Teams installed, use the Teams web client instead.

Log in to MyArgonne for more information about Microsoft Teams.

Using Teams to create an online meeting
  • Open your calendar in Outlook and click on the calendar icon in the lower, left-hand corner. 
  • Click New Event near the top left and fill in your meeting details.
  • In the menu bar at the top, click on the Teams Meeting icon.
  • Click Send.

Collaboration

Microsoft Teams (VPN not required)

If your computer doesn’t have Teams installed, use the Teams web client instead.

Use Teams to Message a co-worker
  • Open your Teams application on your computer.
  • Click on the Chat” tab on the left side of the window.
  • Using the Search bar at the top of the page, type the person’s name you want to chat with.
  • Type your message in the bar at the bottom of the page and click Enter.
Use Teams to Make a Voice Call
  • Open your Teams application on your computer.
  • Click on the Chat” tab on the left side of the window.
  • Using the Search bar at the top of the page, type the person’s name you want to talk to.
  • Click on the Add People icon on the top, far right and add additional participants if you wish to make a group call.
  • Click on the telephone icon to initiate the call.

Box (VPN not required)

Use Box to store and collaborate on file content

 

 

 

 
 

Use Teams to Start a Group Chat
  • Open your Teams application on your computer.
  • Click on the Chat” icon on the bottom of the screen.
  • Using the Search bar at the top of the page, type one person’s name you want to chat with.
  • Click on the Add People icon on the top, far right and add the additional participants.
  • Additional instructions for using Chat and making Teams calls is available.

 

Use your computer’s web browser to access the following (VPN not required)

  • Argonne Email
    Access to your email, calendar and contacts
  • Blue Jeans
    Participate in video conference meetings
  • Box
    Secure cloud-based file storage and collaboration
  • Box Plus
    Security-enhanced cloud based file storage and collaboration
  • Dash
    Access other laboratory applications
  • Dayforce
    Time and project effort reporting
  • Microsoft Office 365
    Web versions of Office applications
  • MyArgonne
    Access Argonne News and other internal Argonne information and links
  • Password Reset
    Change your password
  • PRISM
    An online management tool used to assist managers in tracking and trending issues and assessments in their business process areas
  • Teams
    Chat and participating in internal video conference meetings
  • Vector
    Submitting and tracking support requests
  • Workday
    Employee and financial information and actions

Some resources are not available through a web browser or Dash. These include remote access to your desktop, third-party systems that can be accessed only from the Argonne campus (e.g., scientific journals, DOE systems), and other resources that not Internet-enabled (e.g., file shares). For these services, you will need use Argonne’s virtual private network (VPN) service.

Contact the Service Desk to request a VPN account and installation of VPN client software on your computer. The software can be installed remotely.

Remember to disconnect from the VPN when it is not in use. This will ensure applications that do not require a VPN will be more responsive.