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VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together, Part 3

By Anthony Rizzo, Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware

This series discusses the concept of VMware Horizon 6.2 and VMware Horizon Air Desktops and Horizon Air Apps as a flexible end-user-computing tooling system.

Part 1 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together reviewed the main ideas behind this concept.

Part 2 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together covered key characteristics of end-user-computing centralization with secure and remote access.

This part explains the mapping of business requirements to Horizon features for tooling end-user-computing solutions.

I am broadly covering integrated VMware End-User-Computing solutions here. The rest of this blog series (this third blog, and Part 4) will refer to Horizon and the VMware components it integrates with as VMware End-User Computing. Continue reading

A Deep Dive into VMware Horizon 6 with NSX

By Tristan Todd, Architect, End-User Computing, VMware
Tony Paikeday, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

VMware Horizon 6 brings innovation to the desktop platform and extends app delivery across any device. Customers and partners agree that VMware is delivering the most comprehensive mobile desktop solution. If you are looking for excellent user experience, ease of management, and a reasonable cost model, there simply is not a better portfolio of products in the industry today.

This portfolio is built on the VMware software defined data center (SDDC), delivering an optimized infrastructure for workspace services. The main component of SDDC is VMware NSX. We want to describe how the confluence of end-user-computing capabilities (such as Horizon 6 with App Volumes and VMware User Environment Manager) combines with NSX to change how IT approaches desktop and app delivery with unprecedented simplicity, agility, and security.

We will share with you a new deep-dive video that walks through this unified platform. But first let us look at this solution from the perspective of our stakeholders, and the describe the benefits they derive: Continue reading

VoIP and Videoconferencing on View Desktops in Horizon 6

By Tony Huynh, Product Line Manager on the View team, VMware


Karin Li, Senior Member of the Technical Staff on the View Quality Engineering team, VMware

VMware has just updated its paper on Microsoft Lync in a View environment. Microsoft Lync 2013 on View in VMware Horizon 6 includes compatibility and installation instructions for this solution, including supported configurations for Horizon 6 and Horizon 6.2. With Horizon 6.2, Lync can be used for VoIP calls and videoconferencing on Windows 10 virtual desktops and on RDSH desktops hosted on Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 RDSH servers.

This incremental update is brief and straightforward. Anyone who needs to implement the Lync 2013 client on View desktops will find it useful.

What’s New with VMware Horizon 6.2, Part 3

By Matt Coppinger, Director, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware

In our last blog post, What’s New with VMware Horizon 6 version 6.2, Part 2, we continued to look at some of the new features in Horizon 6.2, specifically VMware Access Point and the new Microsoft RDSH load-balancing feature for Horizon 6 hosted applications.

In this blog, we will look at some of the user-experience improvements in Horizon 6.2. If you read our first blog post, What’s New with VMware Horizon 6.2, you may have noticed that there is a long list of new features and supported clients. In that blog, we covered a couple of user-experience improvements, such as seamless application-access using client-side file type association, and the ability to use HTML access for View desktops and Horizon 6 hosted applications (on RDSH) using VMware Cloud Pod Architecture. Continue reading

VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together, Part 1

By Anthony Rizzo, Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware

Introduction – VMware Horizon as a Digital Workspace Tooling System

Although VMware Horizon quickly opens new possibilities for providing end users a digital workspace, many do not consider the true potential of VMware Horizon 6.2, VMware Horizon Air Desktops, and VMware Horizon Air Apps. In this four-part series, my goal will be to expose you to the full potential of this digital workspace tooling system.

A main difference between Horizon 6.2 and Horizon Air Desktops and Horizon Air Apps is the on-premises deployment model and cloud-based service model, respectively. This blog series does not differentiate between these two models. Instead, the blog series highlights that both offerings (together or separately) are well suited to serve as a flexible and adaptable digital workspace tooling system.

I use the term “tooling system” in reference to Horizon 6.2, VMware Horizon Air Desktops, and Horizon Air Apps because these products are similar to well-designed, flexible machinery used in a smooth-running manufacturing operation. AirWatch by VMware enterprise mobility management is a great part of the equation as well. While AirWatch by VMware may be mentioned in some of the references given in this blog series, it will not be the core focus.

Consider the manufacturer that employs very adaptable and interoperable machinery. They can tool or re-tool the production floor inexpensively, quickly, and reliably, yielding desired improvements to the product better and faster than the competition. This is the flexibility that Horizon 6. 2, Horizon Air Desktops, and Horizon Air Apps provide for businesses that need to be competitive with their products and services.

Here is a simple example: Continue reading

Driving Better Education Through Innovative IT | EDUCAUSE 2015

By Tim Merrigan, Vice President SLED Sales, VMware

It’s a pleasure to post from EDUCAUSE 2015, where we’re just starting Day Two. Each year, the State, Local and Education (SLED) team at VMware looks forward to this event as the pinnacle in higher education IT, where our education industry colleagues gather to learn, reflect and engage with one other.

We meet and talk with many of our customers at this event each year, and it’s always exciting to hear how they are meeting the challenges of funding cuts and rising costs with innovative new solutions.

They’re leveraging new technology to provide access to curriculum for new students and faculty in online or distributed campus environments on an ever-widening range of personal devices, and all the while safeguarding personal and financial information.

For example, this September at the University of Wisconsin, the faculty introduced a digital lab environment for students that gave all students in the program the same desktop experience, no matter where they were physically located. The new program gave each student access to the same resources, as well as the ability to interact and collaborate with professors and other students throughout the process. And the university, alongside its integrator partner Gantech, accomplished this in just 6 weeks. Wisconsin’s existing VMware Horizon VDI platform made it even faster to roll-out the digital lab environment via Horizon Air, running on vCloud Air.

Then there’s the Rochester Institute of Technology, Continue reading

What’s New with VMware Horizon 6 version 6.2 part 2

By Matt Coppinger, Director Technical Marketing and Enablement, EUC, VMware

In our last blog article we looked at some of the headline new features in Horizon 6.2. In this blog we continue to explore some of the key functionality added in this new release.

Access Point is a virtual appliance designed to allow secure remote access to virtual desktops and applications served by Horizon 6. Access Point is very similar to the View Security Server, but offers some additional benefits. Access Point is a hardened Linux appliance that can be deployed into the DMZ. Access Point does not need to be paired with a View Connection Server and can avoid the need to provision additional Connection Servers for authentication mechanism support.

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Mark Benson’s blog on Access Point takes you through the details of the Access Point appliance and how it can be used as an alternative to the Horizon View Security Server. Additionally, you will find the Documentation on how to deploy the appliance here.

Alex Birch, EUC Architect, within the EUC Technical Marketing team has put together this video showing you how to install and configure Access Point.

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VMware User Environment Manager 8.7 Is Ready for Windows 10

By Andy Morris, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon FLEX, EUC, VMware

It’s only been a few months since VMware acquired Immidio and we’ve readied yet another release for you to enjoy. You can download the new User Environment Manager 8.7 now.

What will you get for your efforts? Quite a lot actually, starting with Windows 10 support.

Obviously, we improved our support for Horizon View, but for those of you on another path, you’ll be pleased to know that we also improved our Citrix support. In fact, regardless of how you consume Windows, whether it be VDI, physical or mobile, there’s something new in the policy engine for you.

The User Environment Manager 8.7 highlight reel for this release includes:

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Network Ports Diagram for VMware Horizon 6 Version 6.1.1

By Ray Heffer, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, VMware


For three years, I have been maintaining a diagram detailing all of the network ports used by VMware Horizon 6 (the VMware End-User-Computing product set that includes View), and I am pleased to share the third version for the latest release. The recent release of VMware Horizon 6 version 6.1.1 (June 2015) brought many new features and changes. To reflect these changes, this version of the diagram has many new components, such as connections to Linux virtual desktops, the new JMS enhanced security mode (JMS SSL), App Volumes, and RDSH hosts, to name just a few. Continue reading

New: App-Delivery Decision Maker for Horizon 6 Helps You Choose App-Delivery Methods and Platforms

By Cindy Heyer, Technical Writer, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing at VMware

We hear the requests for an easy way to identify which of the many application-delivery options supported by VMware Horizon 6 works best for a particular use case. It is a good problem to have. And now the Horizon 6 Decision Maker comes to the rescue.


You don’t need a decoder ring when you have the Horizon 6 Decision Maker. The Decision Maker helps you navigate the wide array of options that Horizon 6 supports to meet your application delivery and user requirements. Continue reading