I’ve already posted on the new extended service branch feature in 7.5 but the product itself Is available as of today. In comparison to past updates it’s packed full of new features. Please review the link below to see what’s included:
There’s a pretty big change coming in Horizon 7.5 which may appeal to some existing and prospective Horizon customers. It’s called Extended service branch. So what does this mean? Well, as of the release of 7.5, customer can choose from 2 tracks based on existing licenses.
In the wake of the many ongoing cyber attacks targeted at end users, i thought i’d put something together to help people make their environments more resilient and more recoverable.
Here is a lightboard version
No sooner are we into 2018 and VMware is already releasing new versions of some of it’s EUC products. Today sees new releases of the following:
Horizon 7.4 – new features
Session collaboration – allows up to 5 users to share their remote sessions. Works with client or HTML and works with high-end graphics.Works on Windows, Mac and Linux. This feature requires the Enterprise license. Blast is the protocol in use at the backend. Enabled at pool level or farm level for RDSH. Users can be invited from a system tray icon with the desktop. From here they can select from email, IM Skype for Business, or they can copy a link to send manually. Joining parties can join using HTML or the Horizon Client.
H264 High colour accuracy with 4:4:4 colourspace. Helps stop colour distortion. Particularly useful in high end graphics environments. Setting can be enabled by the end user in the client properties.
vPU support for RDSH
Cloud Pod Architecture enhancements – supports 1 way trust policies, supports mismatched version 7.x onwards
CART 4.7 new features
Linux instant clones for Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
Skype for Business support Update 3 – support for Mac client, integration with Sharepoint, Yammer, Word and Outlook, Call delegation, Call via X, Active speaker identification, Volume control from remote desktop, Response groups. Finally support for H264 hardware cameras.
Latest versions of Win 10 support
Blast enhancements including smartcard reconnection after network loss
Enhancements to RDSH including vGPU, reconnecting USB devices, improved launch times
High Sierra Mac support with other Mac experience enhancements
Linux experience enhancements including seemless window support
Chrome experience enhancements including multiple monitors and drag and drop
Unified Access Gateway 3.2 – actually GA 22/12/2017
Identity bridging – cross domain/realm support (users and web app can be in different domains) only requirement is domains need 2 way trusts.
Admin UI certificate support
Secondary Admin role. Monitoring role can view, collect logs and export settings.
Edit some network settings from the admin UI. IP address and IP allocation mode
User Environment Manager 9.3
Outlook OST can be stored on Writable volume without requirement for Group policy. Just configured in App Volumes and User Environment Manager.
Added support for Win 10 1709
UEM now sends logon event messages to the Horizon VMLM.
NB: this is not a complete list. See release notes of all products for full list of updates
In case you’ve missed it, this week, VMware announced the imminent release of Horizon 7.1. Here’s a really quick rundown of what’s going to be in the 7.1 release.
Some of you by now will have had chance to try out the new instant clones functionality in Horizon 7. It’s a great step forward in terms of the ‘just in time’ desktop and it’s ability to eliminate maintenance windows and speed up provisioning make it a great tool going forwards. Continue reading “Entering and exiting maintenance mode for an ESXi host that has Horizon instant clones”
Horizon 7 is the latest version of VMware’s virtual desktop product. In a previous post I talked about what was new in version 7 but I thought it was about time I got my hands dirty and had a go at installing it. Continue reading “Horizon 7.0 – Install and configuration”