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March 9, 2011

View Client for iPad out – limitatons & caveats

Filed under: view, vmware — Justin Emerson @ 8:55 am

So a couple posts ago you may recall I made the following statement:

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).

What I was referring to, as you may now guess, is enhancements that make the iPad client work. Please note that the iPad client (which has been posted about many times in the last few hours alone since it launched, even on mainstream tech blogs like Engadget) only supports View Agents running View 4.6 or newer. Also, while it does support the Security Server, because the iPad client is PCoIP only (no RDP support) it means if you want to avoid using a VPN on your iPad you will also need the new View 4.6 security server.

Another important note is that this signals the first time that you have seen a View client which is separately released from a particular version of View. The version number on the iPad client is 1.0.1 – not 4.6. This is the start of a larger trend around View client releases: you should see them become more decoupled from the releases of the View Manager infrastructure components.

Now I just wish I had an iPad. =)


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