VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP Release Notes

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Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP 4.4 | 16 March 2017

Last Updated: 16 March 2017

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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

  • Support for Blast Extreme Adaptive Transport (BEAT)
    With the VMware Blast display protocol, Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP uses TCP networking when it connects to a server or BEAT if the agent and Blast Secure Gateway (if enabled) support BEAT connectivity. You can select network condition options to use only TCP networking or BEAT networking.
  • VMware Blast uses the H.264 codec for enhanced stability and performance 
  • PCoIP display protocol is officially supported
    Previously, the PCoIP display protocol was a Tech Preview feature.
  • Pin to the Start screen  
    You can pin a remote desktop or application to the Start screen by right-clicking the desktop or application on the desktop and application selection window and selecting Pin to Start from the context menu.
  • Support launch from VMware WorkspaceONE VMware Identity Manager
    You can launch Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP from VMware Identity Manager.
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2k support
    The OpenSSL library is updated to version openssl-1.0.2k.

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.
  • Beginning with version 2.9, VMware Access Point is renamed to VMware Unified Access Gateway. This change is not yet reflected in the Horizon 7 version 7.1 and Horizon Client 4.4 documentation sets.

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Resolved Issues

  • When the Allow H.264 decoding option was enabled in Horizon Client, if you locked your client device after connecting to a remote desktop in Horizon Client, a white screen appeared when you tried to display the remote desktop after unlocking your device. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the Allow H.264 decoding option was enabled in Horizon Client, a white screen sometimes appeared when you launched a remote desktop. This issue has been resolved.
  • When a phone or tablet was connected to an external playback device (for example, a headset, display or speaker), sound came from the phone or tablet instead of from the external play back device when you used Horizon Client to connect to a remote desktop with the PCoIP display protocol. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the Allow H.264 decoding option was enabled in Horizon Client, remote desktops and applications did not rotate when you rotated your device. This issue has been resolved.

Known Issues

  • In a remote desktop, long-pressing the Ctrl and Shift keys to select multiple files does not work.
    Workaround: None.
  • 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.

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