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The new VMware View Client for Windows talks Windows 8

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Great news from the VMware View Client team. They’ve just released a new version of their clients and of course the new Windows Client is compatible with Windows 8 for Desktops and Laptops and has an improved support for Intel based Windows 8 tablets.

Here’s an overview of all enhancements through the different clients:

For specifics about a particular client, see below: 

Windows – What’s New in View Client 5.2 
* Now supports Windows 8 for desktops and notebooks 
* Improved support for Intel-based Windows 8 tablets 

Linux – What’s New in View Client 1.6 
* New USB arbitrator for improved USB compatibility for Thin Client partners 

Mac – What’s New in View Client 1.6 
* Improvements for OS X Lion and OS X Mount ain Lion Full Screen mode 

What’s New in Both iOS and Android View Clients 
* Multitasking improvements reduces bandwidth when in background 
* Disconnect from desktop now returns to Recent Desktops 
* Client-side caching for reduced bandwidth (iPad 2 or later required for iOS) 

iOS – What’s New in View Client 1.6 
* Now supports iPhone 4 and 4S! 
* Presentation Mode for iPhone 4 and 4S! 
* Universal client supports iPhone 4 and 4S and all iPads 
* Support for iOS6 
* Updated with Retina artwork 

Android – What’s New in View Client 1.6.1 
* Now supports Android 4.1, Jelly Bean including Nexus 7 
* Supports new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD 
* Integrated RSA soft token for easier login 
* Add desktop shortcut to Android home screen

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Written by Christoph Harding

October 5th, 2012 at 8:56 am

Posted in View Client

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