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Webinar: Atlantis Computing™ and VMware announce “Secure and High Performance End-User Computing for Financial Services” solution

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An upcoming webinar you may interested in.

Atlantis Computing and VMware have partnered to offer a best-in-class VDI solution, combining Atlantis ILIO and VMware Horizon View. This joint solution allows IT teams to provide around-the-clock access to digitized information and applications—anytime, anywhere, and more important than ever, from any device. The solution not only gives employees more freedom, but it also keeps IT in control while lowering TCO, improving user experience and delivering Virtual Desktop performance that is better than a PC.

Link: http://blog.atlantiscomputing.com/2013/08/atlantis-computing™-and-vmware-announce-“secure-and-high-performance-end-user-computing-for-financial-services”-solution/

Written by Christoph Harding

August 19th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

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New book: VMware View Security Essentials

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It has been very busy recently with new VMware View related books. This time Daniel Langenhan has a new security book for us about the essentials for a VMware View environment.

The book is expected to be released in July 2013.

What will you learn from this book: (information taken from publishers website)

  • Create, use, and install SSL certificates
  • Acquire a new skill set in troubleshooting security issues
  • Learn about secure tunnelling your desktop connection with RDP and PCoIP
  • Understand the concepts of pairing View security and transfer severs with View connection servers
  • Understand the key aspects of blocking undesirable USB devices

And in details:

Most people associate security with network security and focus on firewalls and network monitoring. However, there is more to security than that. Security starts with the establishment of a stable environment, protecting this environment not only from intrusion, but also from malicious intent. It is about tracking the issue and recovering from it. These elements of security are what this book aims to address.

VMware View Security Essentials addresses the topic of security in the corporate environment in a new way. It starts with the underlying virtual infrastructure and then delves into securing your base, your connection, and your client. This is not only a “how-to” book, but is also a book that explains the background and the insights of View security for the experienced professional’s desktop virtualization.

This book takes you through the four major View security areas. Each area deals with all the aspects of security and explains the background as well as laying out simple-to-follow recipes to implement a higher security standard.

We start at the Virtualization base and work our way through the various View server types. We will then dive into the problems and issues of securing a connection before we address the security of the desktop itself. We conclude with a look into the backing up of our View installation and preparing for disaster recovery.

Publisher: http://www.packtpub.com/vmware-view-security-essentials/book

Via: http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2395-New-Book-VMware-View-Security-Essentials.html

Written by Christoph Harding

July 18th, 2013 at 10:41 am

New VMware View Book in German language

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It has taken a long time but finally my buddies Sascha and Matthias (Photo) have released their VMware View Book. The book is only in available in German language, so sorry for my English readers. But anyway for me it’s a great event as this is the first German language View book which was published commercially. As you may remember as a long time reader I’ve written a German language View book for version 4.6 and I’ve published it for free.

It was a coincident that I was in a meeting with Matthias today when he received the first copy of the book! German readers: Please feel free to buy this great book.

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Link: http://3url.de/czt

Written by Christoph Harding

April 17th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

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Edge Gateway Load-Balancing VMware View

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Mike Laverick has published a cool article on his blog www.mikelaverick.com about load balancing a VMware View environment with vCNS Edge Gateway. Again a great publishing! Check it if you want to learn from a pro.

Link: http://www.mikelaverick.com/2013/02/part-57-my-vcloud-journey-edge-gateway-load-balancing-vmware-view/

Written by Christoph Harding

February 26th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Video: Macquarie University iLab Powered By VMware View

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January 29th, 2013 at 12:09 am

Configure remote and/or location based printing for View desktops

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Great article on configuring location based printing for VMware View desktops on the VMFOCUS blog. Check Craig’s article if you want to learn more about ThinPrint, Printer Drivers and how to setup the printing in VMware View.

Link: http://vmfocus.com/2013/01/23/vmware-view-objective-2-9-configure-remote-andor-location-based-printing-for-view-desktops/

Written by Christoph Harding

January 24th, 2013 at 9:52 am

VMware View Client for Windows Store

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VMware has introduced the Preview of a View Client for Windows Store. The client will run in the tiles view of Windows RT and Windows 8. It comes with features like Touch Pointer, Zoom and Snap (Check the VMware Blog for the details) but the preview has also a few limitation: Only RDP connections in the preview and no PCoIP yet, no smart card authentication support.

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The current VMware View Client in version 5.2 does run in Windows 8 desktop mode. VMware recommends that if you’re using a full Windows 8 client, not Windows RT, you should use the existing View client for maximum functionality.

 

Link: http://3url.de/cwl

Written by Christoph Harding

January 13th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

VMware View Clients in Version 1.7 available

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Next to the VMware View 5.1.2 release, they’ve also updated their VMware View Client to version 1.7. There are new clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and also Windows Store as already mentioned in my article from last Friday.

What’s new with the clients?

The View Client for Windows (5.2) which was already released in October 2012 brought support for Windows 8 and Uniform Resource Identifiers.

For the Mac users VMware has a special! As the first vendor VMware now supports USB redirection from a MacOS system to the Windows virtual desktop.

The Linux client now uses FreeRDP when connecting via RDP to a desktop, there’ve been also improvements with USB redirection.

Android 4.2 users on Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are also supported now. There is a new fullscreen touchpad functionality available and the screen resolution is up to 2560×1600.

If you want to download any View Client please go to the VMware View Client website: https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients

Written by Christoph Harding

December 17th, 2012 at 11:38 am

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What’s New for RDSH Published Desktops: A Close Look at Published Desktops Delivered Through PCoIP®

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Back in August at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, Teradici has announced a new product bringing the power of PCoIP to Microsofts Terminal Server. In fact it is a competitive solution to Citrix XenApp, brokered by VMware View.

Teradici has recorded a webinar about their new RDSH solution which is now available on their website.

Watch this webinar to learn how you can unify your mixed VDI and published desktop environments using PCoIP, simplifying network configuration and standardizing end point devices to meet expectations for lower TCO and improved end user experience.

The new product offers:

  • Unifies mixed deployments under one protocol to simplify network configuration
  • Opens up the PCoIP ecosystem of zero client endpoints
  • Allows users to access their RDSH desktop over the WAN

At VMworld Europe in Barcelona I had the chance to get a Live Demo of Teradici’s new solution and I was really impressed about it. If you didn’t read my article, here’s the link: http://www.thatsmyview.net/2012/10/13/back-from-vmworld-europe-2012-my-thoughts/

The following link will take you to the Teradici website where you can register for the webinar.

On the Teradici website it still says that the RDSH solution is coming in Q4/2012 so stay tuned. If you want to learn more about it please feel free to visit this link.

 

Link: http://www.teradici.com/news-and-events/webinars/webinar-2012-10-25.php

Written by Christoph Harding

October 31st, 2012 at 11:21 am

Tinycore Builder available at new address

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A few month ago we’ve published an article on a free repurposing PC solution for VMware View. Tinycore Builder is a website which helps you to generate a minimal size, bootable ISO image with a built-in VMware View client. (Link)

The solution is now available via a new web address. Please visit the following link.

Link: http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/

Written by Christoph Harding

October 30th, 2012 at 2:50 pm