Horizon 7.8

This week saw the release of VMware Horizon 7.8. If you’re wondering what’s included, i’ve gathered a few links which should help. VMware are trying really hard to close the feature gap between the old Flash admin console and the new HTML5 console and seem to have been great progress with this release. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see the end of the Flash gui.

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Desktop Repurposing

Late last year myself and a colleague Matt Evans at VMware did an assessment of some of the desktop repurposing options out there. The idea wasn’t to choose a winner, just to assess what’s out there and present the capabilities.

For those not aware, desktop repurposing is the process of turning traditional windows endpoints into easy to manage and more secure endpoints such as Linux for example. These can then all be centrally managed and can connect to virtualised desktops and applications products such as VMware Horizon.

Here is a video of the output from the project

How VMware and Dell are improving the Windows 10 on boarding experience

I’ve already written a blog post entitled ‘the end of imaging’ which explains how out of the box enrolment can now be used to simplify the rollout of Windows 10 devices.

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Horizon domain filtering

From time to time this seems to crop up so i thought i’d share with you some info about a lesser known feature of Horizon. That is the ability to apply filters to domain lists that Horizon shows at users login prompts. By default, Horizon will scan it’s own domain and all other trusted domains and return all of them. Many customers don’t want to confuse their users and just want them to see a single domain option.

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Workspace ONE reference architecture

If you’ve not seen this yet, I suggest you check the new website at VMware.com called techzone. It has some amazing content and is updated all the time. Here is the link to the VMware techzone site

…and here is a link to the new Workspace ONE SaaS reference architecture

https://techzone.vmware.com/resource/vmware-workspace-one-reference-architecture-saas-deployments