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New View Clients Optimized for VMware View 5.1 Now Available on Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and Android!

By Pat Lee, director, End-User Clients, VMware

The View Clients team is excited to release our latest clients for Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and Android. The new client releases are optimized to deliver the best possible experience when combined with VMware View 5.1.

Optimized for VMware View 5.1
The new View Clients have up to 3x better video playback, improved interactive performance, and more robust performance on high-latency and lossy networks. See VMware View 5.1 Continues to Improve Performance for more details.

Also, the new View Clients work with VMware View 5.1 to support additional two-factor authentication vendors, leveraging a RADIUS client in the View 5.1 Connection Server. This gives you more choice when implementing single sign-on or security tokens in your virtual desktops.

Support for the Latest iPad and Android Devices
The new VMware View Client for iPad has been updated to support the new third-generation iPad and deliver better video playback and interactive performance for users of the new iPad.

The new VMware View Client for Android supports Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The latest View Client takes advantages of new ICS features to deliver excellent support for USB and Bluetooth external mice. This includes right-click, hover, and scroll wheels, to give you a great remote desktop experience.

Better Mobile Experience
We continue to improve the user experience on the VMware View Clients for iPad and Android. The new View Client for iPad has an updated user interface that works and looks better on the new iPad.

2 - Recent Desktops
The new View Client for Android has new and improved graphics, an all-new Settings interface, and enhancements for smaller screen devices.

4 - Tablet Windows Desktop

The following mobile client features all require VMware View 5.1, which has been enhanced to support our View mobile clients:

  • Touch in text fields to activate the onscreen keyboard – Just click in a text field and the onscreen keyboard will now be activated.
  • Bluetooth keyboard improvements - The extended keyboard bar no longer covers the Start menu and task bar when using a Bluetooth keyboard. Also, the touch in text field option will also activate the Bluetooth keyboard when clicking in a text field.
  • Internationalization improvements - French, German, and Spanish keyboards are supported when using VMware View 5.1 servers and appropriate international desktop keyboards. Direct Korean language input is supported when using VMware View 5.1 servers and desktops.
  • Save password option with VMware View 5.1 – VMware View 5.1 introduces a new administrator option to allow end users to securely save their user name and password on a mobile device to simplify login to their View desktop. Once the administrator enables this option, the View Client user can enable it on their particular client.

Download Latest View Clients Today
We are excited to release the new View Clients optimized for VMware View 5.1.  Go download the Windows, Mac, and Android clients today from the VMware View Clients Download Center. The new iPad and Ubuntu Linux clients will be available shortly