Microsoft Lync 2013 Support with VMware View Desktops

As VDI solutions such as VMware View gain market adoption and the technology evolves, continuing to offer end-users a PC like experience is important to sustain the upward growth trajectory. That is why unified communications is important to VDI vendors who need to continually reassure IT and end-users that the user experience will be the same as if they were working in a traditional personal computer. Today, VMware proudly announces that VMware is working with Microsoft to bring support for Read more [...]

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, we're retroactively extending this policy to the View 4 release family.  So under Read more [...]

Release: VMware ThinApp 4.7.2

Last week VMware ThinApp Blog published a post announcing a minor release of ThinApp: 4.7.2. According to the original post this release includes:   A mechanism for updating ThinApp packages in Horizon Application Manager – If a new version of ThinApp packages is placed on the Horizon Repository, Horizon reads the new VersionID parameter built into the package and differentiates this package from the prior one,  also preserves application entitlements and desktop shortcuts. A Read more [...]

Release: VMware Labs Guest Reclaim fling

On 1st of July VMware Labs released Guest Reclaim a tool intended for virtualized guests with NTFS filesystems (supported OSes are XP onwards up to Windows 7 for clients and servers until Windows 2008). Basically Guest Reclaim reclaims dead space from volumes hosted on a thin provisioned SCSI disk. Features Reclaim space from Simple FAT/NTFS volumes Works on WindowsXP to Windows7 Can reclaim space from flat partitions and flat disks Can work in virtual as well as physical machines Read more [...]

Dell acquires Quest Software

On last Monday Dell and Quest announced the achievement of a definitive agreement for Dell to acquire Quest after several months of “bidding war“, according to Bloomberg. Under the terms of the agreement, Dell will pay $28.00 per share against the bid of $25.75 made from Insight Venture Partners, that raises Dell’s total offering at $2.4 billion. In Dell’s new vision Quest’s assets, like its access management software, performance monitoring solutions, Windows Server and database Read more [...]

VMware vCenter Server scalability for VDI deployments with VMware View

Thincomputing.net published an article that highlights thelimits that vCenter imposes on VDI deployments. The article tries to answer the VMware View Administrators’ question about the scalability differences between desktop and server workload. vCenter Server 5.0 has a documented scalability of 10,000 virtual machines. However, VMware View 5.0 has a documented scalability of 2,000 desktops. As of VMware View 5.1 few things changed, as noted below. VMware Architecture Guide defines the following: Read more [...]

Release: VMware WSX Server for Windows

Reading the last update of VMware Workstation Technology Preview – June 2012 Overview, a noticeable information is related to WSX Server, an experimental features that allows users to access their shared virtual machines via web browser without installing any plug-ins or web controls just using HTML5. Both Windows and Linux installations are available for download as a part of the technology preview. This software has several limitations: You must be on the same network as your host Read more [...]

Solution: VMware View 5.1 Security Server – Server´s certificate cannot be checked

I think, I´m not alone with certificate problems after upgrading to View 5.1. Since View 5.1, VMware moves all certs from the JAVA Keystore (JKS) in the Windows Keystore. And some customers may got problems after upgrading if they are using an external signed certificate (like me)... In my case, all my Security Servers was shown up red in the View Administrator Dashboard. And I´ve seen the following error message: So what can we do to get these the Security Servers "green"... A small workaround Read more [...]

Release: VMware ThinApp 4.7.1

In April VMware released a minor upgrade for ThinApp 4.7, its application virtualization solution. This release is worth to be reported because fixes a problem running multiple Office 2010 licensing services. Quoting from VMware ThinApp Blog: .. you’re now able to run virtualized Project 2010 while Office 2010 being natively installed .. The ability to remove the Sandbox on start of the package was also introduced. ThinApp version 4.7.1 is now available for download here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=THIN-471&productId=161&rPId=2503 For Read more [...]

Release: VMware Horizon Application Manager 1.5

Last week the VMware End-User Computing team announced the release of VMware Horizon Application Manager 1.5. Announced in various occasions as a core component of the VMware end-user computing portfolio, Horizon Application Manager is capable to manage Windows-based applications as well as public and private cloud applications in a centralized, policy-based way. CONTINUE READING… Read more [...]