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Boomerang Update with View Client Functionality

By Adam Gross, Senior Member of Technical Staff, End-User Computing

In the View Client team we are constantly working on making your experience using our product better. In the past year you may have noticed that we rewrote our Linux View Client and have been constantly improving our Mac and mobile clients by releasing every 3 months. You may be wondering, what about the Windows View Client?

On the Windows side we are busy working on the next generation of View Clients. Look for Windows 8 desktop support and other improvements in our next releases. And we are also working to improve the core experience of using a Windows View Client.

We have always seen a stateless Windows thin client experience for a View Client as a priority. Recently, we have been playing around with implementing more stateful experiences as well, where you have a Windows client machine that you trust and want the convenience of not having to re-enter all of your information every time you use the View Client.

In that vein, I would like to announce a new version of the VMware Boomerang fling that has View support. Consider it a prototype of a stateful View Client where you can add and remove servers, as well as save your credentials for future use. It also serves as a unified client of sorts, because you can interact with vSphere and View Connection Servers in the same application. Go give it a try at http://labs.vmware.com/flings/boomerang and let us know what you think!