With Horizon View, you have several options regarding application provisioning: You can use traditional application provisioning techniques, you can distribute application packages created with VMware ThinApp, or you can deploy applications as part of a View Composer base image.

Because linked-clone desktop pools share a base image, you can quickly deploy updates and patches by updating the parent virtual machine.

VMware ThinApp™ lets you package an application into a single file that runs in a virtualized application sandbox. This strategy results in flexible, conflict-free application provisioning.

With Horizon View, you can continue to use the application provisioning techniques that your company currently uses. Two additional considerations include managing server CPU usage and storage I/O and determining whether users are permitted to install applications.