Finally! View 5.1 now supports a newly patched vSphere 5.1

It’s been killing me!  As you’re no doubt aware, VMware vSphere 5.1 came out several weeks back and everyone’s been asking “where the heck is View support for this thing?”  It’s quite frustrating to have two great products and have to hold back. Well, the wait is finally over!  Last night, the vSphere team released an important patch for ESXi: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2035268 VMware now officially...

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Good stuff for the branch office, and good stuff from Riverbed

Today, VMware and Riverbed announced an exciting collaboration that will offer enhanced, VMware View-based VDI access from the branch office. As my colleague, Courtney Burry recently blogged, VMware has a number of powerful approaches to management and delivery of a desktop experience to users in a branch office. With all the good branch-office stuff happening with View, PCoIP, and Mirage (from Wanova), it’s easy to wonder what...

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View’s Best in Class Support Policy Just Got Even Better!

Happy Birthday loyal VMware View Customers!  Well, it must be someone's birthday since the folks on the VMware View team have been working on a pretty spiffy little gift… Effective right now, the General Support period of View's Support Lifecycle Policy has been extended to 5 years, bringing the total support lifecyle for VMware View to a whopping 7 years — an absolute best in the industry! What's more,...

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Experimenting with Windows 8 Desktops in View

By Robert Baesman, Director of Product Management, End-User Computing With all the news these days about Microsoft Windows 8 Release Dates, it's natural for those working on a with VDI technology to be curious about the latest from Redmond and how Windows 8 might work as a virtualized desktop workload.  Of course with it not RTMed yet, nobody has a VDI solution out there that officially supports it, but that should never...

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vCenter Operations for View? Tell us what matters!

Ever since we unveiled some cool technology demonstrations at VMworld, there’s been a lot of interest in leveraging the power of vCenter Operations for View desktop workloads.  In case you missed it, go to the VMworld website and search for breakout session EUC2045 and SUP1020 to hear more from Vegas and Copenhagen.  But if you can’t spare the time for a VMworld Video you can just read on. The idea is...

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