Last week, VMware released VMware View 4.6, a minor update to the company's flagship desktop virtualization platform. While this update isn't as significant as some others have been, it's not lacking, either. Here is a short look at some of the new features and enhancements found in View 4.6:
- iPhones and iPads can sync! Really, the ability for users of View-based desktops to sync their iPhones and iPads is due to enhancements that VMware has made with regard to USB device compatibility and it goes beyond just these devices. That said, being able to sync what some people consider mission-critical devices brings View one step closer to being able to fully replace a traditional desktop.
- PCoIP connections via a security server. With View 4.6, PCoIP is treated as a first-class protocol by View security servers. With this feature, users can access any desktops they're authorized to access even without needing to use a VPN.
- Windows 7 SP1 support. With Windows 7 SP1 now RTM, View must support this latest revision to one of the most critical desktop operating systems out there.
- Single sign on user timeout setting. When an SSO user logs in to his View session, that SSO session eventually times out.
For a complete look at what's new and for a list of known issues in View 4.6, take a look at the release notes.