VMworld 2016: What’s new in Horizon 7.0.2?

One of the two best weeks of the year is in progress. VMworld 2016 and this year’s US version is located in Las Vegas. traditionally, a lot of announcements were made around new features and new products. Let’s find out what’s new in Horizon 7.0.2.

Blast Extreme

  • Support for over 60 thin/zero clients by Dell, HP, Igel, 10ZIG, Fujitsu and Atrust
  • Grid GPU support for nVIDIA Grid K1, K2, M6, M10 and M60 cards including H.264 encoder option for lower CPU consumption and increased scalability (less latency, 4K support and 6-13% better FPS).
  • Bandwidth Optimization and controls (for stuff as bandwidth cap per user, H.264 encoder quality levels and audio level).
  • SteelHead support for application and networking optimization.
  • vRealize Operations support with session statistics (Round Trip Latency, encode frame rate, throughput and estimated bandwidth)
  • UEM SmartPolicies

UEM SmartPolicy

  • Intel vDGA Graphics support with Intel Skylake GPU

RDSH Hosted Apps

  • Realtime Audio/Video support for applications (webcam and audio support on HTML Access, Windows, Linux and MacOS).
  • Generic USB redirection support (windows client only).
  • Support parameter pass-through in RDSH apps (launch RDSH apps with dynamically generated parameters such as a SAML token).

Client improvements

  • URL content redirection for MacOS client.
  • Windows Media MMR is now supported for Linux-based Thin Clients

Horizon Linux Client

  • File upload and download for the HTML Access client
  • Windows 10 UWP client (supports client hardware like Raspberry Pi, several windows based thin clients and Hololens!)
  • The Android client will be ready for Nougat.
  • The iOS client will get iOS 10 support (including support for the Swiftpoint GT mouse, how cool is that!?)
  • Increased clipboard size for multiple clients
  • All clients have updated OpenSSL for enhanced security.


  • Official Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 support for Virtual Desktops and RDSH servers.
  • Ability to map one certificate to multiple accounts so one smartcard could be used one one certificate on that smartcard can be mapped to multiple users.
  • DPI Synchronization so remote content can be displayed pixel-to-pixel in 4K.
Johan van Amersfoort