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VMware Horizon 6.2 released

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Yesterday, 2015-09-03, VMware release a new version of Horizon View, version 6.2. There are quite a few enhancements and i know at least a few of them that i can take advantage of more or less immediately e.g.:

  • Windows 10
    • Windows 10 is supported as a desktop guest operating system
    • Horizon Client runs on Windows 10
    • Smart card is supported on Windows 10.
    • The View User Profile Migration tool migrates Windows 7, 8/8.1, Server 2008 R2, or Server 2012 R2 user profiles to Windows 10 user profiles.
  • One-way Active Directory trust
  • Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA) Enhancements
    • Hosted App Support. Support for application remoting allows applications to be launched using global entitlements across a pod federation.
    • HTML Access (Blast) Support. Users can use HTML Access to connect to remote desktops and applications in a Cloud Pod Architecture deployment.

There are a lot of more enhancements in this release and you can read about them via the VMware release notes found here

Some features requires vSphere 6.0 but if you don’t need these specific features you can run Horizon View 6.2 using the following older vSphere version as well:

  • vSphere 5.5 Update 1a with Express Patch 4 or later
  • vSphere 5.1 Update 2 with Express Patch 5 or later

Horizon View 6.2 can be downloaded here and the Horizon View documentation can be found here.