Thursday, September 15, 2016

Horizon Client 4.2 Now Available

Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 11.21.09 AM.pngThe bits for VMware Horizon View Client 4.2 have been released as well as all the accompanying documentation. This release is paired with Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 also released today (more posts coming soon for that!) Each major platform has its own release notes and features, so be sure to check out the notes pertaining to the systems of interest to you.

Here's what's new in each platform's 4.2 Horizon Client release:

Mac OS X


URL Content Redirection (Tech Preview)
An administrator can configure URL links that you click inside a remote desktop or application to open in the default browser on your client system. A link might be to a Web page, a phone number, an email address, or other type of link.

  • Exclusive modeWith Exclusive mode, the VMware Horizon Client menu bar and Dock do not appear when you move your cursor to the edges of the screen in a remote desktop.

  • Open recent desktops and applications
    You can now open remote desktops and applications from the Dock and from the Horizon Client File menu.

  • H.264 hardware decoding support
    Horizon Client for Mac OS X now supports H.264 hardware decoding as well as H.264 software decoding.

  • Username hint field support for smart card authentication
    Smart card users that use a single smart card certificate to authenticate to multiple user accounts can enter their user name in the Username hint field in the Horizon Client login dialog box during smart card sign-in. To make the Username hint field appear on the Horizon Client login dialog box, an administrator must enable the smart card user name hints feature for the Connection Server instance. This feature also requires Horizon 7 version 7.0.2.

  • Pass command-line arguments when launching a remote application from a URI
    You can use the args query to pass command-line arguments when you launch a remote application from a URI.

  • Spanish language support
    Both the Horizon Client for Mac OS X user interface and the documentation are now available in Spanish.

  • Real-Time Audio-Video for session-based desktops and remote applications
    The Real-Time Audio-Video feature is now supported with session-based desktops and remote applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

  • Windows Server 2016 support
    You can use Horizon Client for Mac OS X to connect to Windows Server 2016 single-user desktops and Windows Server 2016 session-based desktops and hosted applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

Linux


  • URI multiple instance support
    When you set the new useExisting query to false in a URI, multiple Horizon Client instances can run and users can connect to multiple servers at the same time.

  • Username hint field for smart card authentication
    Smart card users that use a single smart card certificate to authenticate to multiple user accounts can enter their user name in the Username hint field in the Horizon Client login dialog box during smart card sign-in. To make the Username hint field appear on the Horizon Client login dialog box, an administrator must enable the smart card user name hints feature for the Connection Server instance. This feature also requires Horizon 7 version 7.0.2.

  • Client drive redirection for USB storage
    You can now use the client drive redirection feature as well as USB redirection to share a USB storage device or a folder on a USB storage device.

  • Select multiple monitors when using VMware Blast
    You can now select mulitple monitors when using the VMware Blast display protocol as well as when using the PCoIP display protocol.

  • Spanish language support
    Both the Horizon Client for Linux user interface and the documentation are now available in Spanish.

  • Real-Time Audio-Video for session-based desktops and remote applications
    The Real-Time Audio-Video feature is now supported with session-based desktops and remote applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

  • Windows Server 2016 support
    You can use Horizon Client for Linux to connect to Windows Server 2016 single-user desktops and Windows Server 2016 session-based desktops and hosted applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

Windows


  • DPI Synchronization
    The DPI Synchronization feature ensures that the remote desktop's DPI setting matches the client machine's DPI setting for new remote sessions. This feature is enabled by default. An administrator can disable this feature by disabling the Horizon Agent DPI Synchronization group policy setting. For more information, see "Horizon Agent Configuration ADM Template Settings" in Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

  • Configure Real-Time Audio-Video settings in Horizon Client
    You can now select your preferred webcam and microphone in the Horizon Client Settings dialog box.

  • Physical client information is sent to remote desktops in a double-hop scenario
    If Horizon Client is running inside of a remote desktop session, it sends some physical client information (instead of virtual machine information) to the remote desktop. For information about the physical client information that Horizon Client sends to the second-hop desktop, see "Client System Information Sent to Remote Desktops" in Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

  • Username hint field support for smart card authentication
    Smart card users that use a single smart card certificate to authenticate to multiple user accounts can enter their user name in the Username hint field in the Horizon Client login dialog box during smart card sign-in. To make the Username hint field appear on the Horizon Client login dialog box, an administrator must enable the smart card user name hints feature for the Connection Server instance. This feature also requires Horizon 7 version 7.0.2.

  • Pass command-line arguments when launching a remote application from a URI
    You can use the args query to pass command-line arguments when you launch a remote application from a URI.

  • Spanish language support
    Both the Horizon Client for Windows user interface and the documentation are now available in Spanish.

  • Real-Time Audio-Video for session-based desktops and remote applications
    The Real-Time Audio-Video feature is now supported with session-based desktops and remote applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

  • Windows Server 2016 support
    You can use Horizon Client for Windows to connect to Windows Server 2016 single-user desktops and Windows Server 2016 session-based desktops and hosted applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

Windows 10 UWP

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP makes it easy to access your Windows remote desktop and remote applications using the VMware Blast display protocol for the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).

  • Work the way you want to - Use your Windows 10 tablet or smartphone to work on a Windows-based remote desktop from any location. Support for the VMware Blast display protocol means that your desktop is fast and responsive, regardless of where you are.

  • Simple connectivity - Horizon Client is tightly integrated with Horizon 7 for simple setup and connectivity.

  • Multitasking - Switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or application connection.

  • Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile support - Use a Microsoft Display dock to connect your Windows 10 smartphone to an external display and mouse and use Horizon Client just as you would use it on a desktop PC.

  • Secure from any location - At your desk or away from the office, your data is always secure. Access your remote desktop over Wi-Fi or 3G. Your remote desktop is delivered securely to you wherever you are. Enhanced certificate checking is performed on the client. The client app also supports RSA SecurID authentication.

Chrome OS



  • Spanish language support
    Both the Horizon Client for Chrome OS user interface and the documentation are now available in Spanish.

  • Windows Server 2016 support
    You can use Horizon Client for Chrome OS to connect to Windows Server 2016 single-user desktops and Windows Server 2016 session-based desktops and hosted applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

iOS



  • iOS 10 supportYou can install Horizon Client for iOS on an iOS 10 device.

  • Swiftpoint GT Mouse support
    You can use the Swiftpoint GT Mouse with Horizon Client for iOS.

  • Rich Text Format (RTF) support when copying and pasting data
    You can now copy and paste text Rich Text Format (RTF) data between your iOS device and remote desktops and applications.

  • Sensitive information is hidden on external displays and projectors
    When you use Horizon Client for iOS with an external display or projector, sensitive information, such as passwords and passcodes, is automatically hidden to protect user data security.

  • Select a display protocol on the Settings page
    You now tap Settings at the bottom of the Horizon Client for iOS screen and tap Preferred Protocol to select a display protocol.

  • Spanish language support
    Both the Horizon Client for iOS user interface and the documentation are now available in Spanish.

  • Windows Server 2016 support
    You can use Horizon Client for iOS to connect to Windows Server 2016 single-user desktops and Windows Server 2016 session-based desktops and hosted applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.

Android



  • Android 7 (Nougat) supportYou can install Horizon Client for Android on an Android 7 (Nougat) device. You can use split-screen mode with Horizon Client for Android on an Android 7 (Nougat) device. Horizon Client for Android does not support picture-in-picture mode.

  • Spanish language support
    Both the Horizon Client for Android user interface and the documentation are now available in Spanish.

  • Linux desktop support
    Your can now use Horizon Client for Android to connect to Linux remote desktops.

  • Root detection and evasion
    Horizon Client for Android does not launch if it detects that the client device has been rooted.

  • Windows Server 2016 support
    You can use Horizon Client for Android to connect to Windows Server 2016 single-user desktops and Windows Server 2016 session-based desktops and hosted applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later.





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