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Just to let you know that VMware has a cool promotion up and running unit 12/15/2012. If you’re buying 100 licenses of View Premier until that date, you’re getting a 50% discount on Horizon Application Manager licenses.
- This promotion is available to all commercial, academic, and government end-user customers who place an order containing an eligible SKU through a VMware authorized reselling partner, via the VMware website or directly with VMware.
- A minimum order of 100 pack of View Premier must be purchased.
Rules: Available 8/1/2012 through 12/15/2012 at 11:59PM PT (Pacific Time).
Following to my post from last week regarding Mike Lavericks and Barry Coombs new End User Computing book I’d like to share two links with you. Follow these links and you’ll get two free chapters from the new book. One is about ThinApp Factory, an appliance which helps you to automate your application virtualization processes and the other is about VMware’s Horizon Application Manager.
ThinApp Factory: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-20095
Horizon AppManager: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/413086
Today VMware has announced the general availability of Horizon AppManager 1.5. The new version makes it possible to manage Windows and web-based applications in private and public cloud environments. The Horizon AppManager is VMware’s universal service broker for the Post-PC era.
For a limited time VMware customers are going to get 50 Horizon AppManager Licenses for free when they purchase a VMware vSphere Essential Plus or higher edition. This includes 1 year of SnS for the 50 licenses of AppManager at no charge as of the VMware promo page. (See link)
Interesting read over at CRN regarding VMware’s End User Computing products and upcoming release dates. It sounds that they’ve some insights but unfortunately only rumors.
The updates, outlined in an internal company document viewed by CRN, will be announced on May 2. They include View 5.1, the latest version of VMware’s desktop virtualization software; an on premise version of Horizon Application Manager, a VMware-hosted identity management service; and Zimbra 7.2, an update to the company’s open source email and collaboration software.
VMware published a new 32 minutes video about manageing ThinApp with Horizon AppManager on Youtube.
At this years VMworld in Las Vegas, VMware introduced a new product called AppBlast. This new technology enables you to use remote applications of any type and platform and deliver them to any HTML5 browser or device. It doesn’t matter if you’re using Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS. You don’t need to install any client, all is pure HTML5. In the demo at VMworld Scott Davis showed a demo on his MacBook, running AppBlast in Goolge Chrome.
In the screenshot you can see the Lauch Portal which gives you access to all the published Windows applications.
A really interesting technology, but what does this give you for the future?
From my view this is a game changing technology! Today if you want to run Windows applications on an iPad or Mac, you always need to install some client and use a remoting technology such as Terminal Services, XenApp or VDI to access the applications but with AppBlast there is no need for a client. This fits exactly in the VMware End User Computing vision, Brian Gammage gave to the audience at VMworld. Companies can centralize their desktop workloads with desktop- and application virtualization and bring it together with web based and SaaS applications via VMware’s Horizon AppManager. But instead of installing a View Client for example and delivering a full Windows desktop, you can just deliver one application to the user.
Think about a complete solution with Zimbra as collaboration solution, AppBlast, Horizon AppManager, Project Octopus, View and ThinApp! This is the user workspace of the future!
Check the video linked below to get a deeper insight of the new technology!
There have been some changes for the Horizon AppManager in July and the EUC team already blogged about it on their corporate blog. This month the changes are targeted on the mobile experience and custom branding options.
Here are some of the key improvement:
- Added scroll gesture support for the iPad. Allows you to browse applications just by swiping your iPad left or right.
- iPad specific application view
- Custom branding includes your company logo and name, UI color options, customized links for help and privacy pages and the ability to add customer header and footer logos.
Please check the EUC team blog for more detailed information.
Link: VMware EUC Blog