VMware horizon View 7.11 and more Released

VMware has released Horizon View 7.11, Dynamic Environment Manager 9.10 and new Horizon View Clients.

Horizon View 7.11

What’s new:

  • Horizon Console (HTML5-based Web Interface)
    There are several enhancements to Horizon Console. These include:
    • Horizon Console is now the primary and recommended web interface for Horizon 7. The existing Flash-based Horizon Administrator web interface remains supported but will be deprecated in early 2020. See the Log In to Horizon Console topic in the VMware Horizon Console Administration document.
    • Horizon Help Desk Tool is more visibly integrated into Horizon Console. In Horizon Console, click Monitor > Help Desk to open Horizon Help Desk Tool. See the Start Horizon Help Desk Tool in Horizon Console topic in the VMware Horizon Console Administration document.
    • You can customize the user name and password labels that appear in the RADIUS two-factor authentication login dialog box. See the Enable Two-Factor Authentication in Horizon Console topic in the VMware Horizon Console Administration document.
    • You can configure global client restriction settings to restrict client session connections to desktops and published applications for non-supported Horizon Client versions. See the Global Client Restriction Settings for Client Sessions in Horizon Console topic in the VMware Horizon Console Administration document.
    • You can view the CPU and memory consumption for each Connection Server in Horizon Console. See the Monitor Horizon Connection Server Load Status topic in the VMware Horizon Console Administration document.
    • The “Manage Composer Desktop Pool Image” privilege is renamed to “Manage Maintenance Operations on Automated Desktops and Farms” privilege. You can use this privilege to perform a push-image operation on an instant-clone desktop pool or farm. See, Object Specific Privileges in the VMware Horizon Console Administration document.
    • You can view the published application names associated with a session when you view the session information for a farm. See the Manage Published Desktop and Application Sessions in Horizon Console topic in the VMware Horizon Console Administration document.
  • Cloud Pod Architecture
    • 12,000 sessions per pod have been validated for Horizon 7 version 7.11.
    • To see the global desktop entitlement that contains a specific desktop pool, you can select Inventory Desktops in Horizon Console. The name of the global desktop entitlement that contains the desktop pool appears in the Global Entitlement column for that desktop pool on the Desktop Pools page. You can also click a desktop pool name on the Desktop Pools page and view the name of the global desktop entitlement on the Summary tab.
    • You can configure backup global entitlements. A backup global entitlement delivers remote desktops or published applications when the primary global entitlement fails to start a session because of problems such as insufficient pool capacity or unavailable pods. A backup global entitlement can contain pools from any pod in the pod federation. See the Implementing Backup Global Entitlements topic in the Administering Cloud Pod Architecture in Horizon 7 document.
  • Published Desktops and Applications
    • Horizon 7 supports Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that run on Windows 10 virtual desktop (WVD) hosts or a desktop pool. See the Remote Desktop Services Hosts topic in the Setting Up Published Desktops and Application in Horizon Console document.
  • Virtual Desktops
    • A progress bar indicates the pending image status of a master virtual machine and snapshot being published for the first time for an instant clone pool.
  • True SSO
    • You can use a third-party identity provider that uses an Unified Access Gateway appliance with the True SSO feature. See the Setting Up True SSO topic in the Horizon 7 Administration document.
  • Load Balancing
    • VMware Avi Networks supports load balancing for Connection Server, Unified Access Gateway appliances, and App Volumes Manager

See the full release notes here: Release notes

Dynamic Environment Manager 9.10

What’s new:

  • Roam File Type Associations and Protocols. A new Windows Common Setting, Default applications – File type associations and protocols, is available. With the new setting, you can enable consistent roaming behavior of file type associations for Windows 8 and later and Windows Server 2012 and later. With this feature, file type associations follow users consistently from session to session.
    Notes:
    • If you are upgrading from a previous version and your deployment uses the Easy Start Flex configuration file for default applications and file type associations, create a new configuration file. Ensure that the new configuration file references the new Windows Common Setting Default applications – File type associations and protocols. Then replace the old configuration file with the new.
    • After you select the Default applications – File type associations and protocols option, you can prevent messages from occasionally appearing asking users if they want to “keep using this app” when they attempt to open a file. Use the Group Policy Management Editor as follows. Navigate to the File Explorer folder, for example Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer. Next, enable the Do not show the ‘new application installed’ notification setting.
  • Computer Environment Settings. VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 9.10 introduces an initial set of computer environment settings that VMware Dynamic Environment Manager applies as end user computers start up. This set of computer environment settings consists of Horizon Smart Policy settings that control the behavior of Flash multi-media redirection, integrated printing, and USB redirection.

    To enable VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 9.10 to apply the new set of Horizon Smart Policy settings, take the following actions.
  • Additional Windows Support.
    • Windows 10 Version 1909 (November 2019 Update)

See the full release notes here: Release notes

Horizon View Clients

Release notes for Windows 5.3: Release notes

Release notes for Linux 5.3: Release notes

Release notes for Mac 5.3: Release notes

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