VMware Horizon 7.9, App Volumes 2.17 and User Environment Manager 9.8


Apologies i’m a bit late writing this but last week VMware released the latest updates to their Horizon portfolio with some great new features and updates. Here are some Highlights and some web links i think people may find useful:

Horizon 7.9

Highlights in this release include:

Many updates to the HTML5 Horizon console

Additional logging option in Horizon administrator

The home site override feature has been relocated under global entitlements

In Horizon console the search sessions feature allows you to search accross pods

You can now launch UWP applications as well as desktops from a desktop pool

New option to not refresh instant clones on logoff

Expanded smartcard support for linux horizon agent for linux

Tesla T4 cards now validated

Microsoft Teams now validated and works with real time audio/video

Several improvements to Skype for Business

Improvements to the universal print driver




App Volumes 2.17

Highlights in this release include:

Support for Windows 10 1903

App Volumes can now use TLS1.2 to communicate with SQL

App Volumes API now available here (https://code.vmware.com/apis/561/app-volumes-rest)

Additional Materials




User Environment Manager 9.8

Highlights in this release include:

Additional Horizon Smart policies for

  • Audio playback

  • Drag and drop

  • Blast Extreme Protocol: H.264, H.264 high color accuracy, H.264 minimum quality, HEVC/H.265, JPG, and Max frame rate

Additional endpoint platform conditions

  • Chrome ARC++

  • Chrome Native

New regular expression support for conditions

Support for Windows 10 1903

Additional materials




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