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