A major advantage of using Horizon 7 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 Horizon 7 thin client software and can be configured so that the only application that users can launch directly on the device is Horizon 7 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 Horizon 7 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.