A major advantage of using View is that remote desktops and applications follow the end user regardless of device or location. Users can access their personalized virtual desktop or remote application from a company laptop, their home PC, a thin client device, a Mac, or a tablet or phone.

End users open Horizon Client to display their remote desktops and applications. Thin client devices use View thin client software and can be configured so that the only application that users can launch directly on the device is View Thin Client. Repurposing a legacy PC into a thin client desktop can extend the life of the hardware by three to five years. For example, by using View on a thin desktop, you can use a newer operating system such as Windows 8.x on older desktop hardware.

If you use the HTML Access feature, end users can open a remote desktop inside a browser, without having to install any client application on the client system or device.