Release: VMware Horizon View Client for Windows 2.2

In preparation of the Horizon View 5.3 release VMware released a new View client for windows. First of all the version number changed from 5.4 to 2.2. This change was done to better align the client version numbers. Also the version 2.2 sports a new look and feel (like the new View iOS client does).

View22Win

The new client also includes:

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 as client system
  • Support for VMware Horizon View 5.3 and therefore support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as desktop
  • Windows 7 Multimedia Redirection
  • Flash URL Redirection enhancements

For more information about this new release have a look at the release notes or the official announcement blog article.

Release Notes | Documentation | Download

 

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.

Documentation | Download

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.

ViewClientiOS170_2

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

Release Notes  Documentation | Download

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.

VMwareViewMetroClient

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

Documentation | Download

Launching multiple instances of the VMware View Client for Mac OS X

When using the VMware View Client for Mac OS X as an administrator you really want to launch multiple instances of the client. While there is no built-in way to launch a second instance of the View Client and therefore a second session to a virtual desktop it is still possible using a little workaround.

Just launch the Terminal.app and enter the following command line:

open -n "/Applications/VMware View Client.app"

As you can see in the screenshot, and hopefully for your self after executing the command above, you now have a second instance of the View Client running. It is also possible to launch additional (3rd, 4th, …) instances.

You can even select the dock option “Keep in Dock” if you don’t want to enter the command every time you want to launch an additional View client instance.

Update: Adding additional View clients to the dock seems to be a bit flakey because sometimes the open View client just gets the focus and no new instance is launched. But the command line option always works.