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VMware View 4.5 Is Open For Business

Author: Chris Westphal

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We’re back from a busy VMworld
2010 San Francisco
last week where we launched VMware View 4.5.  The excitement was apparent from the activity
that we saw in our demo pods and attendance in the desktop sessions.  I like to think that most if not all of
the 17,000+ attendees got exposed to View 4.5 in some fashion which may not be
all that far fetched considering that we were in the Keynote and behind every
lab station in the hands on labs. 
In fact, the View 4.5 labs were some of the most popular of the
show.  If you missed all of the
action, registered users should be able to check out the videos on vmworld.com and if you have any stories
around View from VMworld leave them in the comments below.

Today I’m happy to announce that the View 4.5 release is now
available for download on vmware.com.  With this release VMware is proud to be
delivering the first solution to enable online as well as offline access to
virtual desktops enabling solutions for mobile employees as well as
organizations that want to support BYOPC/Contractor IT use cases.  In addition this release includes
features to enhance user experience, simplify management and includes
integration with vSphere 4.1.  You
can read more about the features of View 4.5 in last week’s post on the View
Blog
as well as a more technical look from the View
Point Blog
.

We’re also happy to note that Chris Wolf of the Burton Group
has already deemed View 4.5 as being an enterprise ready platform meeting 100%
of the criteria for Server-Hosted Virtual Desktop requirements.  Chris put out a blog
post
covering the View 4.5 release and you can read more in the report
(subscription required) on the Burton site.

If you’re already a View customer with current SnS (Support
and Subscription Services) you can download the new release from the website
here
.  Those who are not yet
customers but are interested in checking out what 4.5 has to offer can sign up
for the free 60
day evaluation
and of course it’s available for purchase form the VMware Store or by
contacting your VMware sales team or partner.

Since we launched View 4.5 last week there has been a lot of
activity across the web with people covering the announcement.  Below are some of the highlights from
the publications, partners, websites and blogs that we came across.  As people get hands on with the release
I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more coverage so be sure to check back for
updates and share your experiences and feedback below.  In addition you can keep up with VMware
View related news and activity by following @vmwareview on Twitter.

Here are the highlights covering View 4.5 from the last
week:


Articles

Server-Hosted Virtual Desktop Profile: VMware View 4.5

What's new in VMware View 4.5 and ThinApp 4.6

Blog Posts

VMware View 4.5: Ready for the Large Enterprise

Modernizing the Desktop Architecture with VMware View 4.5x

View 4.5 & The Journey Towards Enabling the Consumer Cloud Experience for the Enterprise

It's A Brand New Day

Wrroooom… View 4.5 hits the street

EMC Storage for VMware View 4.5 – $38/client @ scales of thousands of clients

VMware View 4.5 Storage Tiering explained

NetApp delivers maximum desktop efficiency to VMware View 4.5 customers

View 4.5 Guide – Author's Edition

Partner PR & Posts

EMC Reduces TCO for Virtual Desktops 60 Percent

Wyse to Support VMware View™ 4.5 Upon Availability

Imprivata Delivers Fast and Secure Access to Applications for VMware View 4.5 Users

NetApp Delivers Maximum Desktop Efficiency to VMware® View™ 4.5 Customers

ThinPrint Develops Location Based Printing – Simplifies Virtual Printing In VMware View 4.5

F5 Optimizes User Experience and Secure Access with New Solution for VMware View™ 4.5

Samsung Monitors Receive VMware Ready 4.5™ Certification for Groundbreaking PC-over-IP® Monitors 

Videos

Tour of VMware View Administrator 4 5
   
ThinApp Assignments in VMware View 4.5

VMware View 4.5 with NetApp Flash Cache and TSCS

Preview of the upcoming VMware View iPad App with PCoIP support!!

A VMware View 4.5 to a kill (an oldie but goodie)

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