Release: VMware View 3.1

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Last week VMware updated to version 3.1 (build 167577) its connection broker solution View (formerly Virtual Desktop Manager).

This version includes the following new features:

  • Support for HP RGS protocol (version 5.2.5)
    but only when the VDI endpoints are HP hardware (blade PCs, Workstations and Blade Workstations
  • Multimedia Redirection (MMR) for Windows Vista
    MMR technology delivers the multimedia stream directly to the client using an RDP virtual channel instead of decoding and rendering it with RDP. This enables full fidelity playback in View Client
  • Client Information
    Information about the client device that the end user is connecting from is now provided for the desktop session as registry settings. This enables customers to use third party tools or create custom scripts to map local printers to devices. The information available includes the device name, IP address, and MAC address.
  • Automated Backup
    You can now configure automated backup of LDAP data and View Composer databases in View Administrator, enabling disaster recovery.
  • Adobe Flash Bandwidth Reduction
    The Adobe Flash bandwidth reduction feature improves end-user productivity when browsing Adobe Flash content