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VMware Horizon View Client for Windows Store Release Notes

Horizon View Client for Windows Store 2.3 | 7 March 2014

Last Updated: 7 March 2014

These release notes cover the following topics:

Key Features

VMware Horizon View 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 Horizon View 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.
  • Simple connectivity - Horizon View Client is tightly integrated with VMware Horizon View for simple setup and connectivity. Quickly reconnect to your desktop by selecting from the Desktops selector list.
  • Multitasking - In a Wi-Fi network, Horizon View Client can continue to run in the background for a few minutes. After you launch a remote desktop, you can snap the Horizon View 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. Horizon View Client also supports RADIUS authentication with VMware View 5.1 and later releases.

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What's New in This Release

VMware Horizon View Client 2.3 for Windows Store is the first fully supported release of this client software. (Previous releases were Tech Preview releases.)

  • Now supports PCoIP connectivity.

    Note: This production-ready release of VMware Horizon View Client supports PCoIP connections only. The previous, Tech Preview, releases supported RDP connections only.
  • Requires Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT, or Windows 8.1 Pro.

The features that are supported with this release differ from those supported with the previous, Tech Preview, release. The feature support matrix for this release is included in Using VMware Horizon View Client for Windows Store.

The following features were supported with the previous, Tech Preview, release but are not supported with this Horizon View Client 2.3 release:

  • Smart cards
  • Audio input, such as when using microphones
  • Copying and pasting text (Clipboard)
  • Zoom in/out gestures
  • Location-based printing

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Internationalization

For Horizon View 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

  • VMware Horizon View Client for Windows Store requires the Window 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT, or Windows 8.1 Pro operating system.
  • Horizon View Client for Windows Store is supported with the latest maintenance release of VMware Horizon View 5.0.x and later releases.
  • Install Horizon View 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 View 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 View Client for Windows Store.

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Resolved Issues

The following issues were fixed in this release of Horizon View Client for Windows Store:

  • Previously, the handwriting option did not work. This issue has been resolved.
  • Previously, if you enabled the Touch Pointer app command, occasionally the mouse pointer stopped working. This issue has been resolved.

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Known Issues

  • Horizon View Client 2.3 for Windows Store does not support using smart cards.
  • Pressing the Alt key has no effect in the remote desktop.
  • Following is a list of known issues with international keyboards on Windows 8.1 RT and Windows 8.1 Pro devices:
    • To input Japanese or Traditional Chinese characters, you must use the Standard layout touch keyboard or the Touch Cover keyboard.
    • To input numbers in Traditional Chinese, you must change the IME input mode to English in the remote desktop.
    • English input mode is not synchronized between your remote desktop and your Windows 8.1 or RT device if you use the double-byte language's Default layout touch keyboard.
      Workaround: Manually set English input mode in your remote desktop.
    • The Japanese IME switches automatically from Hiragana to Full-width Katakana if you press the Windows key.
      Workaround: Manually set the Japanese IME back to Hiragana.

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