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Securing Horizon View 5.2 Deployments

By Charles Windom, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware In this blog post I cover the most common tasks in securing your VMware Horizon View deployment. Although the main objective is to provide a secure environment for your users to connect to, you should consider each suggestion relative to user productivity. You do not want to lock down the environment so much that your end users become unproductive and cannot...

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Observations on Windows 8 and Windows 7 optimization for Horizon View v5.2

by Charles Windom, Senior Product Marketing Manager End-User Computing While working on the upcoming release of our Windows 7/8 Optimization Guide, I had some thoughts and I just wanted to share some of the things I noticed while modifying our batch file script and updating the procedures for use with Microsoft Deployment Kit (MDT) 2012 Update1 and testing these processes to ensure they work as expected. Locating and Installing VMware...

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USB Device Redirection in VMware Horizon View 5.1 and 5.2

By Peter Brown, Senior R&D Manager, VMware, London, UK With the EUC Solutions Management and Technical Marketing team What Is USB Device Redirection? We are all used to USB devices on laptop or desktop machines. If you are working in a VDI environment such as VMware Horizon View*, you may want to use your USB devices in that virtualized desktop too. USB device redirection is functionality in Horizon View that allows the USB device...

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Introducing HTML Access

By Mike Coleman, End-User Computing Last week we released the VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack, which included a couple of great new features: Unity Touch and HTML Access. Pat Lee just posted a blog on Unity Touch, and I’m going to give you some more information on HTML Access. What is HTML Access? VMware had previously talked about a project we referred to as AppBlast. For those unfamiliar, AppBlast was an advanced development...

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Expanding the Market for Virtualized Desktops with High End Graphics

by Geoffrey Murase, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, End-User Computing There’s no denying that the desktop experience both at work and at home is becoming more graphics rich.  Whether it’s viewing Adobe 3D PDF drawings in the office or participating in a raid with your World of Warcraft guild (presumably while NOT in the office), the expectation for smooth, detailed graphics is growing.  For businesses using virtualized desktops,...

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