VMware Horizon 7.1 released

Quite a lot of my customers are running Horizon View as their Desktop virtualisation solution and a few days ago, 2017-03-16, VMware released a new version meaning the most current Horizon View version is now 7.1. For a dot release I must admit there are quite a lot of new features and enhancements. To name a few new that looks really interesting from my point of view and also based on customer input I would say:

  • VMware Blast Extreme
  • URL redirection for Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA)
  • Security where you can hide domain and server information
  • Instant Clone new features
  • Server component support for Windows Server 2016

Thew complete list of new features and enhancements includes the following:

  •  VMware Blast Extreme with e.g.:
    • Blast Extreme Adaptive Transport (BEAT) networking
  • URL Content Redirection Enhancements
    • Improvement for Cloud Pod Architecture
  • Horizon for Linux 7.1 Desktops Enhancements
  • Smart Card Authentication
  • Published Desktops and Applications
  • Instant Clones
  • Virtual Desktops
  • Cloud Pod Architecture Enhancements
  • ADM and ADMX Template Files where ADMX templates are added and AMD templates are deprecated
  • IPv6 Environment
  • Horizon PowerCLI
  • Operating Systems for Instant-Clone Remote Desktops
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2016
  • vSphere Platform
    • vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption (in vSphere 6.5) for full clone desktop pools is supported.
  • Access Point

See the Horizon View release notes for a full description of all new features and enhancements.

Download the software:

Horizon View Documentation can be found here and some additional resources can be found here