macOS Sierra & iOS 10: Support with VMware Horizon, Fusion & AirWatch

Sep 20, 2016
Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

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Blakely is a content strategist for VMware by day, sci-fi/fantasy book-aholic (and mom of 3!) by night.

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macOS Sierra, Apple’s newest Mac operating system (OS), is officially live—following closely on iOS 10 last week. And VMware End-User Computing (EUC) has your business covered.

We’re excited to announce same-day support across our EUC solutions, including VMware VMware Horizon, VMware Fusion and VMware AirWatch.

“What Can Your Mac Do Now?”

8147_VM_EUC_Social_Blog_InText_600pxAlongside Siri’s much-anticipated debut on Mac, macOS Sierra offers exciting new enterprise features, including:

  • Updates to iCloud Drive;
  • New controls for admins, such as restricting apps, storage and Music Service;
  • Admin accounts;
  • Device Enrollment Program enhancements; and
  • Much more.

Read more about the many new macOS Sierra features and capabilities on the Apple website.

Missed the big iOS news last week? Click here to get up to date.

macOS Sierra & iOS 10: Horizon Virtual or Hosted Desktops & Applications

Whether you’re working on an iPhone or an iPad, Horizon Client support for iOS 10 builds on a vmware-horizon-mac-vdi-videofoundation that delivers a great remote experience. It boosts battery life using hardware H264 offloading with Blast Extreme, delivers faster logins with TouchID and speeds application launches through Spotlight integration. The latest iOS client also adds support for the Swiftpoint GT mouse for improved productivity when using remote apps and desktops.

On the desktop, the Horizon Client for macOS Sierra has you covered. Only the Horizon Client for Mac delivers a seamless remote app experience where individual Windows apps run like Mac apps. They show up and save in the dock, work with Expose, and can be launched by Siri. The new 4.2 release supports hardware H264 offload with VMware Blast Extreme, URL content redirection to open local Mac apps and saving passwords in keychain.

macOS Sierra: Fusion Mac Virtualization

macos-sierra-vmware-fusion-vdiAlso for the desktop, Fusion fully supports macOS Sierra running both as a host and a guest operating system. Better yet, the latest 8.5 release is a free update for all VMware Fusion 8 customers. With the latest release, customers can take advantage of some of the new macOS features including Tab View and Siri to easily manage multiple virtual machines on their desktop, and launch a guest application with Apple’s voice assistant. And if you are a Horizon FLEX customer, you can still seamlessly run Fusion 8.5 on macOS Sierra.

macOS Sierra & iOS 10: AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Support

AirWatch supports macOS Sierra today. Any eligible devices can upgrade without AirWatch management interruptions. Our customers use AirWatch to deploy, configure and manage Macs with zero touch from IT to eliminate imaging, staging services and deployment teams. Easy app delivery, OS updates and system integrations keep users productive. With AirWatch, you can even deliver virtual legacy Windows apps to run on Mac. Learn more here.

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On the mobile side, AirWatch announced same-day support for iOS 10 last week. All eligible devices can upgrade to iOS 10 with no AirWatch management interruptions. Read last week’s blog to dive into the new iOS 10 management features and support details.

IMPORTANT: Before upgrading to iOS 10, users must upgrade their AirWatch apps. Not doing so might result in devices falsely reporting as compromised. Click here to learn more.

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