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Surface Firmware 05/19/2015 available as download package

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The new Surface Firmware released on last Tuesday is now available as a download package. The download includes firmware and drivers and a prepacked MSI file for your Enterprise deployment.



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May 22nd, 2015 at 3:11 pm

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Improvements to the Windows Phone 8.1 Enrollment Process for Intune

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Microsoft is updating the Intune Company Portal as part of the Microsoft Intune service upgrade. A big improvement in the new release is the fact that you don’t need a Symantec certificate to enable the Enrollment of Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the Intune standalone version anymore. Please check the TechNet blog mentiond below to get more detailed information. The technical documentation will be available on 21th November at:


Written by Christoph Harding

November 18th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

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What’s new for enterprise in Windows Phone 8.1

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Yesterday at the Build conference 2014 in San Francisco Microsoft has officially announced the new Windows Phone 8.1. version with loads of great new features for the end user. Windows Phone 8.x. is gaining more market share from day to day and with the new features for enterprises it’s even more interesting for businesses.

With the new version available soon you will get changes in:

  • Mobile Devices Management
  • Windows App Platform Convergence
  • Security
  • Enterprise Wipe
  • Enhanced Asset Management and User Assistance
  • S/MIME
  • Enterprise WiFi
  • VPN
  • Assigned Access
  • External Storage

To learn more about update please go TechNet.


Written by Christoph Harding

April 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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VMware Horizon View 5.2 available for download

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VMware View 5.2 is now available for download! Here are the release notes:

What’s New in Horizon View 5.2

VMware Horizon View 5.2 delivers valuable enhancements to end user experience and ease of management, while further driving down the total cost of ownership for VDI.

What’s New with End User Experience

  • Support for Windows 8 based desktops1
  • Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics1
  • Improved video and VOIP communications with Microsoft Lync 2013 support4
  • Streamlined access to View Desktops from Horizon2
  • Easily connect to desktops from any device with HTML Access3
  • Enhanced productivity from mobile devices with new ‘Unity Touch’ functionality3 and 4

What’s New with Ease of Management

  • Large pool creation with elimination of 8 host limits, and multiple vLAN support
  • View Administrator performance improvements with large numbers of desktops
  • Accelerated provisioning and recompose operations.
  • Tech Preview of a new Integrated Service Console in the vSphere Web Client1
  • Support for vCenter Server Virtual Appliance based deployments

What’s New with Total Cost of Ownership

  • Substantial storage capacity savings for persistent desktops with space-efficient (SE sparse) disk technology1

1 Requires use of vSphere 5.1 and subsequent patches
2 Requires use of VMware Horizon Suite
3 Requires use of additional VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack
4 Requires use of latest VMware Horizon View Clients



Written by Christoph Harding

March 4th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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VMware View 5.1.2 available

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Last Friday VMware has published a new version of VMware View. The update 5.1.2 includes a few bug fixes and security updates but also brings internationalization to the View documentation and to the View Administrator. The admin interface is now available in Japanese, French, German, simplified Chinese and Korean.

There are resolved issues in the areas as follows:

  • Install & Upgrade
  • View Desktop Management
  • View Client
  • Smart Card
  • View Persona Management

To get the details please follow this link to VMware’s release notes.

Before you begin with an update please check the VMware View 5.1 ReadMe First document.

Links: Release Notes | Documentation | Download


Written by Christoph Harding

December 17th, 2012 at 11:26 am

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Teradici updates PCoIP firmware and Management Console

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Kudos today go to @PCoIP_Guru on Twitter, who spotted that Teradici just released a new firmware version and also a new version of the PCoIP Management Console.

Firmware 3.4.0 Release Generally Available

Feature highlights include:

· Support for “T=1″ PIV CAC Smartcards

· Support for smartcard bridging override (for post-session smartcard authentication)

· Enhanced Event Log and configuration options

o Ability to turn on/off the additional logging from the event logging web page

o Increased the number of messages stored in the event log

o Changed the default event log from terse to verbose (added rate limiting on the message writes to allow this change)

o Support for Syslog to allow PCoIP Zero Clients or PCoIP Host Cards to transmit event log messages to a remote location

· Enhanced message information for user visible On-Screen-Display (OSD) messages

· Additional component support (i.e. ACL886 Realtek audio codec) for 1:1 remote workstation sessions using PCoIP Host Cards and PCoIP Zero Clients.

· RDP module components including UI tabs have been removed.

Resolved Issues:

Fix for DOT4-based printers

Fix for file copy error for camera based peripherals

Fixed audio codec issue (Realtek ALC886) when resuming from sleep mode in a workstation environment (Windows7 and Vista)

Fixed issue that prevented connection to VMware View Connection Server through certain network load balancers.

Audio quality and audio recording improvements

Fixed Ethernet PHY POST test problems

Fixed PCoIP Host Card reset under network loss scenario

Fixed OSD crash on 270 degree rotation

Support for multiple monitors with identical EDID information

PCoIP Management Console 1.5.20 Generally Available

· Updates to support Firmware 3.4.0

· Support for USB bridging override

· DHCP Static IP fall-back configuration

· Syslog configuration

· Support for auto-configuration capability for newly discovered PCoIP Zero Clients

· Automatic update of firmware and configuration settings for newly discovered Zero Clients

· Support for updating the on-screen display (OSD) connection screen logo for PCoIP Zero Clients and PCoIP Host Cards

· Profile application updates

· Support for applying a firmware file to a profile

· Option to specify operation when profile firmware is different from the device firmware etc

· Support for scheduling Profile application

· Option for Management Console to reboot PCoIP devices after profile application is complete

· Support for multiple Management Consoles in a single network

Visit the Teradici Tech Support website for the download.

Written by Christoph Harding

June 6th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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New VMware View Manager release 4.0.2

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Yesterday VMware published a new maintenance release for VMware View Manager. The new version 4.0.2 does resolve issues in different areas.

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Written by Christoph Harding

September 16th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

VMware Workstation 7.0.1 Build 227600

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Yesterday VMware released a new version of VMware Workstation. The new maintenance release fixes some known issues and does support new operating systems. For a full description please check the VMware Workstation 7.0.1 release notes.

Written by Christoph Harding

January 30th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

VMware announces View 4

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Today VMware announced View 4, the industry’s first purpose built solution for delivering desktops as a managed service. The new version provides a consistent high performance desktop experience to the end users and reduces the total cost of desktop ownership by 50%. Based on VMware vSphere 4 the new solution offers Simplified Desktop Management, Automated Desktop Provisioning a Superior End User Experience and more. This is the first version with the new built-in software version of Teradici’s PCoIP protocol which is developed to address the broadest range of use cases and deployment options and deliver a high-performance desktop experience, even over high latency and low bandwidth connections.

You can check out View 4 on the brand new website at: We’ll provide you with more technical information in the next days.

Written by Christoph Harding

November 9th, 2009 at 10:06 am

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VMware View 3.1.1 available for download

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VMware just released the Version 3.1.1, a new maintenance release of VMware View. You’ll find the details on the VMware View web site.

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Written by Christoph Harding

July 12th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

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