Home > Blogs > VMware End-User Computing Blog > Monthly Archives: April 2011

Monthly Archives: April 2011

VMware View Client for iPad has been selected as a Best of Interop Finalist

This year VMware View Client for iPad has been selected as a Best of Interop Finalist! I just the joined End User Computing team this past week and was greeted by this news.  This job is going to be exciting. Positive feedback for the View Client keeps pouring in. I’m glad that the Interop judging committee (InformationWeek Analytics editors and analysts) also recognizes the value of the View Client.

Continue reading "VMware View Client for iPad has been selected as a Best of Interop Finalist"

VMware View Client for iPad has been selected as a Best of Interop Finalist

This year VMware View Client for iPad has been selected as a Best of Interop Finalist! I just the joined End User Computing team this past week and was greeted by this news.  This job is going to be exciting. Positive feedback for the View Client keeps pouring in. I’m glad that the Interop judging committee (InformationWeek Analytics editors and analysts) also recognizes the value of the View Client.

With the VMware View Client for iPad, you can securely and seamlessly access your business desktop on one of the coolest devices out there. It uses the PC-over-IP protocol to create a highly responsive interface. Your user experience is enhanced with the on screen track pad, keyboard dock support, and connectivity to an external monitor. If you haven’t tried it yourself, I highly recommend it.

Take a look around you. Even your doctor may be accessorizing with the iPad due to this added functionality. This technology lets doctors easily access patient records securely from anywhere, allowing them to put more focus on the patient, you.

For those that are using the View Client for iPad– let’s see your View! Upload a photo a creative photo on how and where you’re using the client to Twitter (@vmwareview) or Facebook.

More on VMware View: http://www.vmware.com/products/view/

Follow Us:

Meet Us:

  • We will be attending Interop Las Vegas 2011, booth 939. Come by and say hi.

Adding Shell Extensions to ThinApp Packages

By following the examples below, it is possible to add ‘Right Click’ functionality, or Shell Extensions, to your ThinApp packages.  In this way you can use Windows Explorer to send paths and file names as arguments to ThinApp executables before they launch. 

Continue reading “Adding Shell Extensions to ThinApp Packages”

Your Mac Craves Caffeine

Have you ever been presenting in a room full of people and suddenly your presentation disappeared because your computer went to sleep?  Before we started using Caffeine, this happened to us all the time.

Caffeine is this nifty little application from Lighthead Software that keeps your computer screen from going to sleep.

The application puts a little cup of coffee in your Menu Bar. When you want to keep your screen from going to sleep, just click on the cup of coffee and you fill it up.

Continue reading "Your Mac Craves Caffeine"

Making Windows XP only apps run on Windows 7

Just to clarify.. ThinApp will not magically make an application run on Windows 7 if it is not supported on Windows 7. That said, we do offer some help with ThinApp. Great examples are Internet Explorer 6, Adobe Reader 5 and Lotus Notes 6.5.6. All not running natively on Win7 but does so with the help of ThinApp. It may be tricky to find the solution and there are no guaranties. The work around is often to include older Windows XP dlls into the package and that might make the application run on Win7.

Continue reading "Making Windows XP only apps run on Windows 7"

What’s keeping my Sandbox locked?

Best practices packaging with ThinApp includes verifying nothing is being left running, locking the Sandbox, when the end-user shuts down the application. A simple method to verify nothing is running in the background is to try to delete the package’s Sandbox. If it is locked and you cannot delete it, something is still running.

To find out what it is I always use Sysinternals Process Explorer. This video will show you how to use Process Monitor to find out what is keeping the Sandbox opened.

Continue reading "What’s keeping my Sandbox locked?"

ThinApp Isolation Modes explained

If you are new to ThinApp I would encourage you to start learning the concept of Isolation Modes. It is a must in order to fully master ThinApp.

I have produced a VMware KBTV broadcast that just got released. It will take 13 minutes of your life but worth every second of it.

Continue reading "ThinApp Isolation Modes explained"

VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.1 is Released

Exciting news! We’ve just release VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.1 and I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain the details behind the release.

Some may have been expecting a typical maintenance release (i.e. 7.0.2), and 7.1 is primarily comprised of the bug fixes and enhancements you would expect in any maintenance release from Zimbra. So why the special 7.1 version? We’ve done some important plumbing to set the stage for a few new features coming later in the year as well as added internationalization enhancements to improve localization for Japanese customers.

Continue reading "VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.1 is Released"