VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP Release Notes

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Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP 4.3 | 08 December 2016

Last Updated: 08 December 2016

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Key Features

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP makes it easy to access your Windows remote desktop and remote applications using the VMware Blast display protocol for the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).

  • Work the way you want to - Use your Windows 10 tablet or smartphone to work on a Windows-based remote desktop from any location. Support for the VMware Blast display protocol means that your desktop is fast and responsive, regardless of where you are.
  • Simple connectivity - Horizon Client is tightly integrated with Horizon 7 for simple setup and connectivity.
  • Multitasking - Switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or application connection.
  • Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile support - Use a Microsoft Display dock to connect your Windows 10 smartphone to an external display and mouse and use Horizon Client just as you would use it on a desktop PC.
  • Secure from any location - At your desk or away from the office, your data is always secure. Access your remote desktop over Wi-Fi or 3G. Your remote desktop is delivered securely to you wherever you are. Enhanced certificate checking is performed on the client. The client app also supports RSA SecurID authentication.

What's New in This Release

  • Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP is a released product
    Previously, Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP was a Tech Preview product.
  • Enhanced settings interface
    The Horizon Client settings user interface has been enhanced.
  • PCoIP display protocol (Tech Preview)
    You can use the PCoIP display protocol when you connect to remote desktops and applications.
  • RADIUS authentication support
    You can use RADIUS authentication.
  • Better gesture support
    Windows gesture support has been enhanced.
  • Rotation support for remote desktops and applications
    Remote desktops and applications rotate when you rotate your device.
  • Sidebar
    You can use the sidebar to open other desktops and applications after you connect to a remote desktop or application.
  • Additional languages and internationalization support
    Both the user interface and the documentation are now available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. You can also input characters for these languages.
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2j support
    The OpenSSL library is updated to version openssl-1.0.2j.

Internationalization

The user interface and documentation for Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP are available in English, Japanese, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.

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Before You Begin

  • For the Windows 10 operating systems that this release of Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP supports, see "System Requirements" in Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP.
  • This release of Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP is supported with the latest maintenance release of Horizon View 5.3.x, VMware Horizon 6.0.x, VMware Horizon 6 version 6.1.x or 6.2.x, and VMware Horizon 7.
  • To install Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP, open the Microsoft Store app on your device, search for the VMware Horizon Client app, and click Install or Free to download the app to your device.
  • For complete installation and configuration information, see Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP.

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Resolved Issues

  • If you launched a remote desktop in full-screen mode from a client device that is running Windows 10 with the Anniversary update, the keyboard did not pop up when you tapped the Keyboard button. This issue has been resolved.
  • When you used Windows Media Player to play a video file in a remote desktop, the video and audio were sometimes out of sync. This issue has been resolved.
  • If you tried to set a new PIN during RSA SecurID authentication in Horizon Client, Horizon Client displayed the message "Unsupported authentication type!" Horizon Client also displayed this message if you entered an incorrect passcode and needed to enter a second passcode, even if you entered a correct passcode the second time. This issue has been resolved.
  • If you used a pen in a Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012 R2 remote desktop, gestures did not work. This issue has been resolved.

Known Issues

  • When the Allow H.264 decoding option is enabled in Horizon Client, if you lock your client device after connecting to a remote desktop in Horizon Client, a white screen appears when you try to display the remote desktop after unlocking your device.
    Workaround: Disconnect and reconnect to the remote desktop.
  • When you launch a remote desktop or an editor application and long-press Enter (or the Back, Tab, or direction keys) on an external keyboard, the Enter key is input only once. Long-pressing the Ctrl and Shift keys and then selecting multiple files also does not work.
    Workaround: None.
  • When the Allow H.264 decoding option is enabled in Horizon Client, a white screen sometimes appears when you launch a remote desktop.
    Workaround: Disconnect and reconnect to the remote desktop.
  • You must use two fingers to scroll a browser or document in a Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2016 remote desktop when the Local Zoom feature is enabled in Horizon Client settings.
    Workaround: None.
  • When a phone or tablet is connected to an external playback device (for example, a headset, display or speaker), sound comes from the phone or tablet instead of from the external play back device when you use Horizon Client to connect to a remote desktop with the PCoIP display protocol.
    Workaround: Connect the phone or tablet to the playback device before you launch Horizon Client. If Horizon Client is running before you make the connection, end the Horizon Client task.
  • When the Allow H.264 decoding option is enabled in Horizon Client, remote desktops and applications do not rotate when you rotate your device.
    Workaround: None.
  • You cannot launch Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP from VMware Identity Manager.
    Workaround: None.

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