VMware Horizon Client for Windows Store Release Notes

Horizon Client for Windows Store 2.4 | 19 June 2014

Last Updated: 19 June 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.
  • Simple connectivity - Horizon Client is tightly integrated with VMware Horizon with 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 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 with VMware View 5.1 and later releases.

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What's New in This Release

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

  • Local input buffer - To resolve issues with inputting double-byte characters, such as Japanese, Korean, or Chinese characters, the local input buffer feature has been added. From the app commands at the bottom of the screen, you can display the local input buffer by tapping the Input command. Text that you type into this text box is not sent to an application until you tap Send.
  • Clipboard support - You can copy up to 64KB of plain text or formatted text, including any non-ASCII characters, from Horizon Client to a remote desktop, or the reverse. The pasted text is plain text.
  • Onscreen keyboard auto-fit - If the onscreen keyboard covers part of a remote desktop or application, you can now use your finger to scroll the application up so that the keyboard no longer covers it.

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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 is updated to version openssl-0.9.8za where necessary to address the CVE-2014-0224 and CVE-2014-3470 vulnerabilities.
  • 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 VMware View 5.0.x or 5.1.x; Horizon View 5.2.x or 5.3; 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 2.4

  • With this release, the Alt key has been added to Combination Key app command so that you can use the Alt key in remote desktops.

Resolved in Horizon View Client 2.3

  • Previously, if you had multiple monitors and used a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 View desktop, the auto-fit feature sometimes did not work correctly when you changed from "Full screen - All monitors" to "Full screen - This monitor." This issue has been resolved.

Resolved in Horizon View Client 2.2

  • Previously, you could not launch a PCoIP session if the PCoIP client image cache size was larger than available memory on the client system. This issue was more likely to occur with thin clients or if you connected to more than one View desktop at a time. 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 View Client 2.4 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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