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VMware Horizon 7.3: What’s New

Horizon 7.3 is here! Join VMware Horizon 7.3 session for a walkthrough of the new features including App Shortcuts and Dedicated Instant Clone Support. The session will help you to understand how Horizon 7.3 can enhance and build on your current Horizon feature set.

September 28, 2017

Speaker Bios:

Jonathan Perrott

Jonathan is a Sr. Technical Training Specialist with VMware Technical Support University (vTSU). He has been with VMware for over six years. In his current role, Jonathan specializes in developing and delivering VMware End User Computer training to internal VMware employees and external customers.

John Hathaway

John has worked in Corporate Technical Training for over 15 years developing training and certification programs for Sun, Oracle, and VMware. John manages VMware’s NSX and End User Computing Training Portfolio.


Free e-learning course – VMware Horizon 7 Fundamentals

This course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the VMware Horizons portfolio. It discusses some of the key features and benefits of the portfolio whilst exploring the components and architecture of Horizon 7.

Objectives: At the end of this course, you should be able to:

– Diagram the Horizon architecture
– Discuss the key benefits and features and use cases of Horizon 7
– List and explain the Horizon 7 components
– Describe the key Horizon capabilities
– Describe the High End graphics and display protocol options of Horizon7
– Describe the purpose of the Horizon Agent and Horizon Client
– Differentiate Instant clones from Linked clones
– Demonstrate how to log in, navigate and perform administration tasks in the Horizon Administrator interface

Outline: This course consists of 4 Modules.

Module 1: Introduction to Horizon provides an overview of the Horizon 7 Architecture and discusses the key benefits, features and use cases. This module also lists and explains the various Horizon 7 components.

Module 2: Horizon Desktops covers the steps for configuring virtual machines as desktops and how to install and configure the Horizon Client. The module also describes the capabilities of Blast Extreme, and compares Instant Clones to Horizon Composer Clones.

Module 3: Horizon Client Options outlines the process and choices to setup vCenter Server managed desktops. It also covers how to install and configure the Horizon Client, how to configure Horizon on Thin clients and how to setup and configure virtual printing.

Module 4: Working with Horizon Administrator demonstrates how to login and navigate the Horizon Administrator interface and carry out administration tasks in relation to creating an automated pool and how to provision and manage applications with App volumes. It also lists the steps for using and creating application pools.

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Free e-learning course – Horizon View 6 and Mirage

This free eLearning course highlights the new features and enhancements in Horizon View V6 and VMware Mirage V5 products. It also presents use cases that describe how the new features align with customer needs.

At the end of this course, you should be able to explain the key features of Horizon 6 and describe the enhancements to the different product areas — View, Workspace, and Mirage.

1. Course Introduction – Course Overview, Navigation, Course Objectives

2. Horizon 6: An Overview, Introduction to Horizon 6, Key Features of Horizon 6, Horizon 6 Architecture, Horizon 6 Editions

3. Horizon View V6

  • Introduction to Horizon View V6
  • Cloud Pod Architecture Overview
  • Cloud Pod Architecture Diagram
  • Cloud Pod Architecture Example
  • CPA – Client and Server Configuration
  • Hosted Applications with View V6
  • Hosted Applications – Benefits
  • User Experience on Windows/Mac
  • User Experience on Mobile Clients
  • Hosted Desktops with View V6
  • Virtual SAN
  • Virtual SAN Benefits
  • Virtual SAN Architecture
  • Virtual SAN Configuration
  • Virtual SAN Workloads
  • Use Case: How Do New Features Align With Customer Needs.

4. Horizon 6 Workspace

  • Unified Workspace
  • Workspace Features and Benefits
  • New Applications in Workspace
  • Horizon Hosted Apps
  • Citrix XenApps
  • Enhancements to ThinApp
  • MS Office 365 Integration
  • Key Features of Workspace
  • Multi-Forest AD for Workspace
  • Workspace Launcher
  • Web Application Links
  • Use Case(s): How Do New Features Align With Customer Needs

5. Mirage V5

  • Mirage with Horizon 6 Desktops
  • Horizon View V6 and Mirage V5 Integration
  • Horizon Mirage CVD Policy
  • Windows 8.1 Support
  • Migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1
  • Manage Windows 8.1 Images
  • Mirage Gateway Enhancements
  • Horizon Mirage Gateway Architecture
  • Use Case(s): How Do New Features Align With Customer Needs