Archive for the ‘iPad’ tag
VMware has released the brand new vSphere iPad client which is now available on iTunes. With that app you can control the virtual machines in your datacenter and view key performance metrics. The client is not a full replacement for the vSphere Windows client but you can do a lot of tasks with it. Eric Sloof wrote a nice article about it which is a good read.
Isn’t that great! The VMware View iPad Client 1.0 is still number one in the Apple AppStore. Loads of users already shared their great feedback through the rating function. If you’re using the client on your iPad and you like it please do also share your feedback with VMware.
The View Client for the iPad was released last week by VMware with a huge buzz on all social media platforms. I’ve had the chance to test it in several circumstances and I’m really happy. It works pretty well and the PCoIP performance was always good enough to watch video streams or just work with my virtual desktop hosted at Terremark.. Today I’ve checked the VGA Out option for the first time. This is just awesome! The iPad screen is mirrored on the monitor and gives you the opportunity to give Powerpoint presentations from your virtual desktops running in the datacenter. Unfortunately I’ve no iPad with 3G option what means that I’ve a huge demand for an iPad 2.
Are you owning an iPad? Yes? Ok, go and get the brand new VMware View iPad Client now. It’s available for IOS 4.2 and newer versions in the Apple AppStore.
Here’s the direct link to iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vmware-view-for-ipad/id417993697?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Link to the release notes and documentation: http://3url.de/7v
VMworld TV shows an interview with Warren Ponder, Product Manager at VMware. He and Douglas are talking about the upcoming VMware View Client for iPad. A lot of great features are coming and it will support PCoIP. Check the video.
Three weeks ago I bought an iPad and of course it’s an expensive gadget but I’m using it more and more in my business day. The Wyse Pocket Cloud application is just one example of great apps which are available for the iPad. Today I used the Cisco WebEx app for iPad for the first time and I’m really impressed to be honest. Normally I’m using WebEx on my Mac but what annoys me is the fullscreen mode which is automatically started when the applications starts up. Then you can only hardly change to Outlook or other applications during a running WebEx session. Using WebEx on the iPad is cool because you can just work on your computer as usual and the display is big enough to show the presentation. A great feature is the call-back function where the WebEx systems needs your phone number and then gives you a call back. In this case your name is shown in the WebEx when you are talking. Just great, love it!
Since the iPad is available I’ve seen several blog articles about using it to connect to a VMware View server but I wanted to try it myself. I don’t really know what I should say about it because it’s really easy to use. First of all you need the Wyse Pocket Cloud Client that is on offer for $14.99 at the moment. At the first start-up of the client you can switch to VMware View mode which gives you the configuration dialog for your connection. Configure your server URL, the username, password and domain and you’ll get access to the hosted desktop list. Select your preferred desktop and save the configuration. Then just select your saved session and hit connect. That’s it! The client does only support Microsoft’s RDP but even on my overseas connection it worked well.
Tablet PC’s are not new to me – no I’m a proud IBM Thinkpad x61T user for over 3 years. When I’ve bought the tablet my objective was to write notes with the digitizer and do interactive presentations i.e. whiteboardings, directly on a blank Powerpoint presentation. People who attended my presentations were amazed about this presentation style because it was unique to them. I’ve seen Tablet PC’s really rarely in the past but I guess that will change soon. Apple lately started to roust the market when they announced the iPad, a tablet which can be used just with your fingers without any need for a digitizer. Well there is a onscreen keyboard but no digitizer, the reason for me to buy a Tablet PC years ago. It seems that vendors must have another objective as mine. Even the processing power in an iPad is not comparable to a standard PC but to be honest it doesn’t need to be because it’s designed to consume web services – no, to be clear here: applications hosted in the cloud! There are other hardware vendors who want to get a piece of the big cake! Last week, the CIO magazine published an article with the headline: Rumor: Cisco Wants to Come to the Tablet Party. A tipster hinted that Cisco is working on it’s own tablet device which is based on Google’s Android operating system. It should include a front facing camera, dual noise-cancelling microphones and VPN access. Cool ha? That sounds really interesting! What could you do with this device? Video conferencing? Having access to your virtual desktop? If this rumour comes truth I’m really looking forward to look deeper into it. It seems that Apple just started to revolutionize the tablet market, the iPad is great marketing for every tablet vendor and also for Software-as-a-Service.