So the question is: how can I leverage 15 years worth of spreadsheets, database projects, and word processing documents that I have used/edited/updated for my students while using the iPad? Without going through a lot of hoops, I wanted to be able to access via the iPad the resources I had arduously created over the years. A solution presented itself almost immediately: USF runs Citrix which creates a virtual desktop. There is a free Citrix iPad app which I downloaded and I had our ITS staff create a VPN connection for my iPad to allow me to connect to the USF Citrix server. The school is a Microsoft application campus, so most of the applications available are MS-based. The applications include Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio, IE 8, Meeting Maker, and Opera.
I now have access to all of the documents I have put onto the school network and can use the original application in which they were created