VMware Horizon 8 2103

VMware have released a new version of VMware Horizon 8 (2103), and this release is for now general available from March 2021. This is a major release, so I hope you like this article I put together. VMware have made some huge improvements in this release, which customers/partners are going to benefit from.

HINT – If you are using Nvidia vGPU (on-prem) there is currently no driver support for Horizon 8 2103.

I have in this article also included the new features of Horizon Cloud service for 2103 IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure.

Lets dig into what is new.

What is new in VMware Horizon 8 (2103)

VMware Horizon 8 2103 provides the following new features and enhancements

  • VMware Horizon Connection ServerĀ 
  • VMware Horizon Agent for Linux
  • VMware Horizon Agent for Windows
  • VMware Horizon GPO Bundle
  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2103
  • VMware Unified Access Gateway 2103
  • VMware Horizon Clients 2103 for Android, Linux, iOS, Mac, Windows, HTML Access

VMware Horizon Cloud services 2103

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Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2103

H1 of 2021 is almost done and spring is around the corner. Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 2103. So its time to upgrade your environment before Spring, a good time to clean up and update your environment and start good in Spring :O).

Release 7 2103 is now available for download, March, 2021.

Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop 7 2103 is a CR release. Read more about CR here

Citrix Virtual Apps (former name: XenApp) Citrix Virtual Desktop (former name: XenDesktop)

Citrix raises the bar of for user experience and new product release of following technologies:

  • Director 2103
  • Virtual Delivery Agents 2103 for ServerOS and ClientOS
  • Virtual Delivery Agent 2103 for Linux
  • Citrix Federated Authentication Service 2103
  • Profile Management 2103
  • Workspace Environment Management 2103
  • Session Recording 2103
  • Applayering 2102
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Standard for Azure
  • Citrix Cloud Health Check
  • Workspace App 2103 for Windows
  • Workspace App 2103 for Windows (Store)
  • Workspace App 2103 for Linux
  • Workspace App 2103 for Chrome
  • Workspace App 2103 for Android
  • Workspace App 2103 for MacOS
  • Workspace App 2103 for HTML5
  • Workspace App 2103 for ChromeOS

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AMD (NvV4-series) and Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Hi all

I am excited to share this is a blogseries around better understanding the value of NVv4-series in Azure and I will cover different views. From what NVv4-series is, which software vendors it works with and which remoting technology it can be used with, and I also cover later in a blogpost how you can scale and run different workloads and utilize the AMD CPU/GPU and how you can monitor and troubleshoot.

In this blogpost i will cover the overview of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop and how it can be hardware accelerated (GPU) enabled with AMD CPU/GPU more specific the NVv4 series in Azure.

You will learn what offerings Microsoft have with Windows Virtual Desktop high level and where you can access the NVv4-series in which Azure datacenter. The process which is required to start and how you can start enabling your VM’s with graphics acceleration.

I will also cover what the difference is with the difference NVv4 instances and the use cases how to use them with Windows Virtual Desktop.

Windows Virtual Desktop have now been GA for almost a year, and it have been a huge success globally. NVv4-series also have 1 year anniversary as it was GA in 4th March 2020, which I covered in a blogpost here

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