VMware Horizon Client for Windows Store Release Notes

Horizon Client for Windows Store 3.2 | 9 December 2014

Last Updated: 9 December 2014

These release notes cover the following topics:

Key Features

VMware Horizon Client for Windows Store makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop using the PCoIP display protocol. Connect on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).

  • Work the way you want to - Use your Windows tablet, laptop, or desktop to work on your Windows-based remote desktop from any location. Support for the PCoIP display protocol from VMware means your desktop is fast and responsive regardless of where you are.
  • Best of both worlds - Horizon Client supports native Windows Store gestures for quick and easy navigation around your desktop.
  • Simple connectivity - Horizon Client is tightly integrated with VMware Horizon for simple setup and connectivity.
  • Multitasking - In a Wi-Fi network, Horizon Client can continue to run in the background for a short time. After you launch a remote desktop, you can snap the client app so that the remote desktop takes up part of the screen alongside another app.
  • Secure from any location - At your desk or away from the office your data is always secure. Access your View desktop over Wi-Fi or 3G. Your View desktop is delivered securely to you wherever you are. Enhanced certificate checking is performed on the client. The client app also supports optional RADIUS and RSA SecurID authentication.

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What's New in This Release

This release of VMware Horizon Client for Windows Store includes the following new features:

  • Sidebar for launching deskops and applications - When you access a remote application, the sidebar appears on the left side of the screen. Use the sidebar to search for and launch another remote application or desktop, or to switch between connected remote applications.
  • Ability to adjust screen resolution -- If your tablet has a high-resolution screen, and the icons and text in a remote desktop look too small, you can lower the screen resolution to improve readability.
  • URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) support for hosted applications -- URI support allows you to create a Web or email link that end users can click to launch Horizon Client and connect to either a remote desktop or a remote application, and use certain configuration options. Previously, URIs were supported only for desktops.

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For Horizon Client for Windows Store, both the documentation and the user interface are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

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Before You Begin

  • The OpenSSL library version is openssl-0.9.8za, which is used only by the PCoIP display protocol.
  • VMware Horizon Client for Windows Store requires the Window 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT, or Windows 8.1 Pro operating system. For these operating systems Windows 8.1 Update is also supported.
  • Horizon Client for Windows Store is supported with the latest maintenance release of Horizon View 5.3.x or VMware Horizon 6.
  • Install Horizon Client for Windows Store just as you do any other Windows Store apps. For example, you can get the latest version of the app from the Windows Store or from the VMware Horizon Client downloads site at http://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients.

    Note: If you currently have a previous, Tech Preview, version of Horizon View Client installed, uninstall the app before you install this newest version. If you do not uninstall the 2.0 or 2.1 version, some settings might not be changed correctly when you upgrade.
  • For system requirements and installation instructions, see Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows Store.

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Resolved Issues

Resolved in Horizon Client 3.2

  • Several error messages have been revised so that the text is more user friendly and meaningful.

Resolved in Horizon Client 3.1

  • Previously, if you disconnected from a remote desktop, the desktop selector page was not refreshed so that, for example, the Log Off button would not be available for the desktop that was recently disconnnected. This issue has been resolved.

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Known Issues

  • If your client device uses a proxy, occasionally, you might get a "Lost connection to the server" message when you try to connect to a remote desktop.
    Workarounds: Try the following workarounds:
    • Rather than setting the proxy to bypass local addresses, add the local address as an exception. You can use an asterisk (*) to represent a series of IPs. For example, 10.* will ignore all IPs that start with 10.
    • If it is possible to connect to the remote desktop without using a proxy, disable the proxy settings.
  • Horizon Client for Windows Store does not support using smart cards.
  • Several issues might occur with international keyboards. These issues are mostly related to double-byte characters, such as Japanese, Korean, or Chinese characters. The solution is to use the local input buffer feature. For instructions, see "Sending a String of Characters" in Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows Store.

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