Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ tag
VMware has released a new version of Horizon Mirage. The new version includes new features and bug fixes.
- Optimized storage disconnection handling
- SSL configuration option for Mirage Server installation
- CE Calculator
- Branch Reflector Enhancements
Tim has published a bit more information on his blog.
The French blog (english language) www.vladan.fr has published a cool three article series about VMware Mirage. Learn how to install and setup Mirage and in the last article see how to migrate a Windows XP desktop to Windows 7.
I’ve learned that a Windows Xp to Windows 7 Migration is tough for loads of customers as the tools they mostly use aren’t easy to work with. Check out this video about an In-Place migration of Windows XP to Windows 7 with VMware Mirage.
Some customers have reported issues with the VMware View Client connecting to a Windows 7 Desktop after installing a specific Microsoft Patch. In the VMware Knowledge Base you’ll find the resolution for this issue. Check the article 1034262. The problem occurs after installing one of these Microsoft patches, 2482017 or 2467023.
Web applications should be platform independent because their are standards like HTML which can be interpreted by any browser out there. They should, but many web applications are not true web applications. They use components like ActiveX or special plug-ins for the browser. Siebel is one good example for that. Loads of companies invested in web applications in the last few years and many of them are tight connected to a dedicated browser. But what if a browser goes EOL, like we see with Internet Explorer 6 today? Internet Explorer 6 can’t be installed natively on Windows 7, but many web applications still depends on it. For a company that means that they can’t move to new client operating systems, have to redesign the applications or find another way to run the legacy web application. On the VMware ThinApp blog there was an article published two days ago, which brings some videos showing how IE6 can run on Windows 7 with a Tech Preview of Thinapp.