VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP Release Notes

Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP 4.2 | 15 September 2016

Last Updated: 15 September 2016

These release notes include the following topics:

Key Features

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP makes it easy to access your Windows remote desktop and remote applications using the VMware Blast display protocol for the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN).

  • Work the way you want to - Use your Windows 10 tablet or smartphone to work on a Windows-based remote desktop from any location. Support for the VMware Blast display protocol means that your desktop is fast and responsive, regardless of where you are.
  • Simple connectivity - Horizon Client is tightly integrated with Horizon 7 for simple setup and connectivity.
  • Multitasking - Switch between Horizon Client and other apps without losing a remote desktop or application connection.
  • Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile support - Use a Microsoft Display dock to connect your Windows 10 smartphone to an external display and mouse and use Horizon Client just as you would use it on a desktop PC.
  • Secure from any location - At your desk or away from the office, your data is always secure. Access your remote desktop over Wi-Fi or 3G. Your remote desktop is delivered securely to you wherever you are. Enhanced certificate checking is performed on the client. The client app also supports RSA SecurID authentication.

Internationalization

The user interface and documentation for Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP are available only in English.

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Before You Begin

  • This release of Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP requires one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 10 Pro
    • Windows 10 LTSB
    • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • You can install Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP on the following devices:
    • Microsoft Surface Pro 4
    • Microsoft Surface Book
    • Microsoft Lumia 950
    • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
    • A PC that is running a supported Windows 10 operating system
  • Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP is supported with Horizon 7 version 7.0 and later.
  • To install, open the Microsoft Store app on your device, search for the VMware Horizon Client app, and click Install or Free to download the app to your device.
  • For configuration information, see Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP.

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Known Issues

  • If you launch a remote desktop in full-screen mode from a client device that is running Windows 10 with the Anniversary update, the keyboard does not pop up when you tap the Keyboard button.
    Workaround: Use the built-in touch keyboard in the remote desktop operating system.
  • When the Allow H.264 decoding option is enabled in Horizon Client, if you lock your client device after connecting to a remote desktop in Horizon Client, a white screen appears when you try to display the remote desktop after unlocking your device.
    Workaround: Disconnect and reconnect to the remote desktop.
  • When you launch a remote desktop or an editor application and long-press Enter (or the Back, Tab, or direction keys) on an external keyboard, the Enter key is input only once. Long-pressing the Ctrl and Shift keys and then selecting multiple files also does not work.
    Workaround: None.
  • When you use Windows Media Player to play a video file in a remote desktop, the video and audio are sometimes out of sync.
    Workaround: None
  • If you try to set a new PIN during RSA SecurID authentication in Horizon Client, Horizon Client displays the message "Unsupported authentication type!" Horizon Client also displays this message if you enter an incorrect passcode and need to enter a second passcode, even if you enter a correct passcode the second time.
    Workaround: None
  • If you use a pen in a Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012 R2 remote desktop, gestures do not work.
    Workaround: Enable the Local zoom option in Horizon Client.
  • When the Allow H.264 decoding option is enabled in Horizon Client, a white screen sometimes appears when you launch a remote desktop.
    Workaround: Disconnect and reconnect to the remote desktop.

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