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.
By Tony Huynh, Product Line Manager, End-User Computing, VMware
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Horizon 6 with View will be adding support for Microsoft Lync 2013 VDI integration on Windows 8.0 and 8.1 desktops. In View 5.2, VMware added support for Lync 2013 Client capabilities, including VoIP and videoconferencing, in View desktops running Windows 7 SP1. With Horizon 6 with View, customers will be able to run the Lync 2013 Client with full functionality inside Windows 8.0 and 8.1 virtual desktops as well.
Customers can use View PCoIP technology to deliver an optimal user experience when accessing their View desktop. Once inside the View desktop, users can fully leverage the Lync 2013 Client to communicate and collaborate using its rich VoIP and videoconferencing capabilities.
The document provides a step-by-step guide on how to deploy a Microsoft Lync 2013 client on a VMware Horizon View desktop along with a Lync VDI plugin on a Windows client. By doing so, customers can leverage the power of the Lync VDI plugin to make rich voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) and videoconferencing calls without negatively affecting the datacenter server or network.
The document will help partners and customers understand and avoid some common mistakes when deploying the Microsoft Lync 2013 client and Lync VDI plugin with Horizon View desktops.
Some common pitfalls when deploying the Lync 2013 client and Lync VDI plugin include:
Knowing what is and is not supported
Downloading/installing the correct software
Misconfiguration of Lync 2013 server and client and Lync VDI plugin
Windows client misconfiguration
Follow up questions
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