New EUC releases

Today, VMware announced a few new releases of existing products within the EUC portfolio. I summarized all of the newly released features and enhancements in this blogpost.

Horizon 7.0.1

  • Configure the clipboard memory size for VMware Blast and PCoIP sessions 
    View administrators can configure the server clipboard memory size by setting GPOs for VMware Blast and PCoIP sessions. Horizon Client 4.1 users on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems can configure the client clipboard memory size. The effective memory size is the lesser of the server and client clipboard memory size values.
  • VMware Blast network recovery enhancements 
    Network recovery is now supported for VMware Blast sessions initiated from iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS clients. Previously, network recovery was supported only for Windows client sessions. If you lose your network connection unexpectedly during a VMware Blast session, Horizon Client attempts to reconnect to the network and you can continue to use your remote desktop or application. The nework recovery feature also supports IP roaming, which means you can resume your VMware Blast session after switching to a WiFi network.
  • Configure View Administrator to not remember the login name
    View administrators can configure View Administrator to not display the Remember user name check box and therefore not remember the administrator’s login name. For more information, see KB 2145405: Configure View Administrator to not remember the login name.
  • Allow Mac OS X users to save credentials
    View administrators can configure View Connection Server to allow Horizon Client Mac OS X systems to remember a user’s user name, password, and domain information. If users choose to have their credentials saved, the credentials are added to the login fields in Horizon Client on subsequent connections.
  • Horizon 7 for Linux desktops enhancements
    • Support for managed virtual machines
    • Support for smart card redirection with SSO
    • Support for Horizon Client for iOS
    • Support for SLES 12 SP1
    • Support for H.264 encoder software

App Volumes 2.11

  • Full support for Horizon 7 and 7.0.1 including Just in Time Desktops


  • Performance improvements to accelerate launch time for applications performing large registry operations
  • Support for vSAN 6.2
  • Various Bug Fixes including:
    • 1. Configuration to disable NTLM authentication
    • 2. Interoperability with AppSense EM AM & RES Workspace
    • 3. Updating AppStacks across storage groups spanning multiple vCenters
    • 4. Windows 10 Start Menu launch.

vRealize Operations for Horizon View

  • VMware Horizon 7.0.1 Support – In addition to Horizon 6, customers deploying Horizon 7.0.1 can also monitor day-to-day operations and on-going performance of their new environment. Metrics and dashboards generate valuable infrastructure capacity, resource usage, user activities, and more of their Horizon 7.0.1 deployment.
  • Horizon 7 Blast Extreme protocol support: TX Bandwidth, Throughput, Encoded Frame Rate, and Round Trip Latency.
  • Help Desk dashboard designed for help desk administrators to quickly and easily troubleshoot user sessions from one place.
  • Improve scalability by automatic clearing of unused objects.

All of the new releases are available for download on the VMware website.

Johan van Amersfoort