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February 25, 2011

View 4.6 and ThinApp 4.6.1 are out!

Filed under: thinapp, view, vmware — ermac318 @ 1:29 am

Good news, everyone!

After an agonizing wait for some of us in the know, View 4.6 is finally out as of an hour ago. This is not a super-huge release, but rather an incremental release that fixes a lot of bugs, but does add a couple pretty important features:

  • The Security Server can now proxy PCoIP connections. This was semi-announced as a feature back when Mark Benson made this post on the Office of the CTO blog.
  • (Experimental) Windows 7 SP1 support. Note that View 4.5 is not compatible with Windows 7 SP1, so don’t go deploying it to all your View desktops before upgrading your View Agents to 4.6!
  • USB improvements. Now (if you’re crazy) you can sync iPods over View’s USB redirection.

There’s also a few cool bits under the hood that make it work a bit better with things like Teradici’s new firmware 3.3 for their zero clients, as well as some enhancements that will become obvious in the next month or so when another client becomes available (which I’m not sure I can talk about publicly in detail).

So with that out of the way, what’s missing? Unfortunately, profile integration, such as any technology from the RTO acquisition, is still not included in View 4.6. We can only hope in the meantime that when the next major version of View comes out, we will see it or something like it included. In the interim, we’ll have to rely on solutions like LiquidwareLabs ProfileUnity, AppSense, or others.

And also as per usual, the new View release is accompanied by a release of VMware ThinApp, although in this case an even more minor update from 4.6 to 4.6.1. Primarily this release adds better support for Office 2010 and virtualized IE7 and IE8, but you can read the official VMware blog posting about it here.

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2 Comments

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by jasonboche, VMware Planet V12n and Justin Emerson, Xinity Bot. Xinity Bot said: View 4.6 and ThinApp 4.6.1 are out! (VM Junkie) http://bit.ly/hQXiQz […]

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  2. Great article. Thanks for the information. I’ll be conveying this to the Minneapolis VMUG today.

    Jas

    Comment by Jason Boche — February 25, 2011 @ 3:05 am


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