Release: VMware Horizon View Client for iOS 2.2

Today VMware released the new and gorgeous looking version 2.2 of the Horizon View Client for iOS.

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Besides bugfixes the new client now officially supports iOS 7 and got an updated look and feel.

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Also you can now use Unity Touch menus when using an external display and presentation mode is disabled (Mirror mode). Last but not least this client already supports the upcoming Horizon View 5.3 release which includes support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 desktops.

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Release: VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 2

Yesterday VMware release Feature Pack 2 for VMware Horizon View 5.2 which introduces two new features called Real-Time Audio-Video and Flash URL Redirection. It also includes some very useful improvements to Unity Touch.

  • Flash URL Redirection – Customers can now use Adobe Media Server and multicast to deliver live video events in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment. To deliver multicast live video streams within a VDI environment, the media stream should be sent directly from the media source to the endpoints, bypassing the virtual desktops. The Flash URL Redirection feature supports this capability by intercepting and redirecting the ShockWave Flash (SWF) file from the virtual desktop to the client endpoint.
  • Real-Time Audio-Video – Real-Time Audio-Video allows Horizon View users to run Skype, Webex, Google Hangouts, and other online conferencing applications on their virtual desktops. With Real-Time Audio-Video, webcam and audio devices that are connected locally to the client system are redirected to the remote desktop. This feature redirects video and audio data to the desktop with a significantly lower bandwidth than can be achieved by using USB redirection. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.
  • Unity Touch improvements – You can now add a favorite application or file from a list of search results, and you can now use the Unity Touch sidebar to minimize a running application’s window. Requires users to connect to their desktops from VMware Horizon View Client for iOS 2.1 or later, or VMware Horizon View Client for Android 2.1 or later.

Also there are several improvements to the View HTML Access feature which now includes localization support for French, German, and Traditional Chinese

To get the lastest features you need to be on version 5.2 of Horizon View and also make sure you use the latest clients on Windows (5.4), iOS and Android (2.1)

Besides the official documentation on the new features I want to highlight two article from Andre Leibovici.

You can find all information about the new Feature Pack 2 on my.vmware.com or directly via the buttons below.

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Release: VMware Horizon View Clients 2.0

To support the latest VMware Horizon View 5.2 release and Unity Touch VMware release a wave of new and improved VMware Horizon View clients. The following list shows you all the latest client releases and what they are bringing to the table in terms of new features.

VMware Horizon View Client for Windows 5.3

  • Microsoft Lync support on Windows 7 client systems
  • Enhanced support for 3D applications
  • Localization support for Traditional Chinese
  • Optional customer experience improvement program (CEIP)

VMware Horizon View Client for Mac OS X 2.0

  • Support for multiple monitors
  • Retina Display support
  • USB redirection enhancements
  • Localization support for Traditional Chinese

VMware Horizon View Client for Linux 2.0

  • Support for Windows 8 Horizon View desktops
  • Localization support for Traditional Chinese

VMware Horizon View Client for Android 2.0

  • Support for Unity Touch
  • Android 4.x Dictation with Windows Applications
  • Full screen mode
  • Optimizations for VMware Horizon View 5.2
  • Localization support for Traditional Chinese

VMware Horizon View Client for iOS 2.0

  • Support for Unity Touch
  • Optimizations for VMware Horizon View 5.2
  • iOS Dictation with Windows Applications
  • Enhancements to presentation mode
  • Localization support for Traditional Chinese

VMware Horizon View Client for Windows Store 2.0 (Tech Preview)

  • Support for Windows 8 Pro client systems and Horizon View desktops
  • Pin to Start
  • Smart card support
  • User interface and documentation available in 7 languages
  • URI (Uniform resource identifier) support
  • Optional customer experience improvement program (CEIP)

The iOS and Android clients are already available in their respective app stores. All other clients can be downloaded here: vmware.com/go/viewclients

To use Unity Touch on Android and iOS you need to deploy the Feature Pack 1 for VMware Horizon View 5.2 first.

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Release: VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1 including HTML Access and Unity Touch

One the release day of VMware Horizon View 5.2 may asked for the long awaited HTML desktop access feature. The wait is over and the Feature Pack is now available to download!

Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1 provides the following features and components:

Remote Experience Agent installer – The Remote Experience Agent installs Feature Pack components on Horizon View desktops, enhancing the remote desktop experience provided by View Agent 5.2. In Feature Pack 1, the installation program installs Unity Touch and the HTML Access Agent on Horizon View desktops. Both components are installed by default when you run the installer.

HTML Access Agent – HTML Access allows users to connect to virtual desktops from their Web browsers without having to install Horizon View Client software on their client systems. The HTML Access Agent, which runs on Horizon View desktops, is the component that enables users to use HTML Access to connect to their desktops. You must install the Remote Experience Agent with the HTML Access Agent on the desktops that you want to be accessed via HTML Access.

Unity Touch – Unity Touch enhances the way that mobile client users access a desktop. Instead of trying to manipulate a full desktop image on a small device screen, users can browse between apps and documents in a native mobile user interface without seeing the desktop. The VMware Horizon View Client documents for mobile devices provide more information about end user features provided by Unity Touch.

HTML Access installer – This installer configures View Connection Server instances to allow users to select HTML Access to connect to desktops. After you run the HTML Access installer, the View Portal displays an HTML Access icon in addition to the View Client icon.
You must run this installer if you want to use HTML Access to connect to desktops in a Horizon View deployment. Running this installer is also required if your users go through Horizon Workspace and select HTML Access to connect to desktops.

Source: https://www.vmware.com/support/view52/doc/horizon-view-52-feature-pack-1-release-notes.html

To use the Unity Touch feature you need to install the latest Horizon View clients for iOS, Android and Kindle which are already available in their respective app stores.

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Release: VMware Horizon Workspace for iOS and Android

VMware Horizon Workspace for iOS and Android is now available in the Apple AppStore and Google Play.

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This is a little glimpse in the future of what VMware has up in its sleeves for 2013. Horizon Suite is announced to be available in Q1/2013 and was already demonstrated at VMworld 2012.

VMware Horizon Workspace for iOS enables secure, anywhere access to files, applications and View Desktops from any device. To use VMware Horizon Workspace you need an account on your company’s internal VMware Horizon Workspace system, please contact your system administrator for details.

FEATURES:

  • View all your files from your other computers and devices.
  • Collaborate with people within or external to your organization.
  • Upload new and manage your files and folders.
  • View files even when offline.
  • Access your enterprise applications from anywhere.
  • Once device is authorized, no need to remember extra passwords.
  • Open your View Desktop with HTML Access or View Client for iOS.
  • Easily manage your device and data, including the ability to remote wipe from a central web console.
  • Works with iOS 6.x and above

VMware Horizon Workspace for iOS | VMware Horizon Workspace for Android

Release: VMware View Client for iOS 1.7.0

The new version (1.7.0) of the VMware View Client for iOS is now available on the AppStore.

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Changelog

  • Support for iPad Mini and iPad 4th Generation
  • iPad now uses floating options menu like iPhone
  • External keyboard improvements including arrow keys, esc, – and control key combinations (ctrl-a, c, x…)
  • Option to hide keyboard accessory bar when using external keyboard
  • External keyboard now accessible in iPhone Presentation Mode
  • Full screen touch pad option for more control
  • Up to 20% better video playback performance

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Release: New VMware View clients (1.7) available

With the release of VMware View 5.1.2 we also released a wave of new View clients for all mayor plattforms:

VMware View Client for Windows 5.2.1
The Windows View client brings support for Windows 8 and URI (Uniform resource identifier).
Release Notes: http://bit.ly/ViewClientWindowsReleaseNotes

VMware View Client for Mac OS X 1.7
As first vendor VMware with VMware View now supports USB redirection from a Mac to a virtualized Windows desktop.
Release Notes: http://bit.ly/ViewClientMacReleaseNotes

VMware View Client for Linux 1.7
The new version of the View client for Linux now supports FreeRDP when using RDP rather then PCoIP. Also there a several improvements to the USB redirection feature.
Release Notes: http://bit.ly/ViewClientLinuxReleaseNotes

VMware View Client for Android 1.7
Also a new version of the Android client was released which includes support for Android 4.2, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. While the RSA authentication and the display resolutions (Resolutions of up to 2560 X 1600 are now supported.) where enhanced there is finally a full screen touchpad functionality available!
Release Notes: http://bit.ly/ViewClientAndroidReleaseNotes

VMware View Client for Windows Store 1.7 (Tech Preview)
While the VMware View client is not available via the Windows Store yet you can download and install a TechPreview of the VMware View Client Metro client. The Metro client runs on Windows 8 and Windows RT but currently only supports RDP connections.

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Release Notes: http://bit.ly/ViewClientMetroReleaseNotes

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