VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials

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Learn
  • Design, install, and configure a Horizon Workspace infrastructure
  • Deploy a data collaboration platform and apply a policy on how data is shared internally and externally
  • Deliver a user’s workspace to mobile devices such as Android and iOS
  • Manage the entire solution from a single management console
  • Integrate with existing systems and policies
  • Set up your Horizon instance
  • Generate reports on application usage
  • Configure Horizon Workspace for desktop brokering
  • Understand broker software as a service securely, using SAML and single sign-on
About

The Horizon suite is VMWare's end user solution suite. VMware Horizon Workspace allows administrators to virtualize operations systems, applications, and user data, and also delivers modern desktops to end users. VMware Horizon Workspace is a new type of solution that is commonly referred to as a "Workspace Aggregator” or “Universal Services Broker”. It delivers a solution that provides end-users with a single point of access to their corporate data, applications, and other IT-resources as well as providing IT administrators with a single point of administration and management.

This guide will show you how to deliver a complete user environment based on their entitlement, their location, and the end point device they are connecting with. It will also show you how, from an IT administrator’s perspective, everything can be managed from a single console.

This book starts by introducing the concepts behind Horizon Workspace, how they work, and how they map onto the everyday tasks faced by an IT administrator. It also covers the challenges a user faces in accessing the technology. It will then look in detail at the different features and functionality offered by Horizon Workspace in delivering against application brokering, data collaboration, and mobility. The book will take you through each one in detail, using illustrations and screenshots with the option to follow in real time to build out your own lab/pilot environment. You will also be guided through the product capabilities using step-by-step instructions and screenshots of each feature and how to implement it.

Features
  • Design, install, and configure a Horizon Workspace infrastructure
  • Deliver a user's workspace to mobile devices such as Android and iOS
  • Easy to follow, step-by-step guide on how to deploy and work with Horizon Workspace
Page Count 158
Course Length 4 hours 44 minutes
ISBN 9781782172376
Date Of Publication 20 Mar 2014

Authors

Peter von Oven

Peter von Oven is an experienced technical consultant and has spent the past 25 years working with customers and partners designing technology solutions. During his career, Peter has presented at key IT events, such as VMworld, IP EXPO, and various VMUGs and CCUG events. He has also worked in senior presales roles and presales management roles for Fujitsu, HP, Citrix, and VMware, and has been awarded VMware vExpert four years running.

In 2016, Peter founded his own company, Droplet Computing, where he works today as the Founder and Chief Technology Officer.
Peter got his first taste for writing when assisting with some of the chapters in Building End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View, which then lead to five other Packt titles.

Peter Björk

Peter Björk has many years' experience in VMware Horizon Workspace and ThinApp. He started out working with Thinstall, and continued after VMware acquired the product in 2008, renaming it ThinApp. Peter supports Horizon Workspace and ThinApp in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. As a teacher, Peter has educated many ThinApp packagers around the world. Peter lives in Sweden with his wife and two kids, a boy and a girl. Peter Björk is very active on the VMware community pages and the official VMware Workspace and ThinApp blogs. You can follow Peter on Twitter (@thepeb) to get the latest ThinApp and Workspace news.

Peter Björk published his first book, VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials, Packt Publishing, in 2012.

Joel Lindberg

Joel Lindberg has 20 years' experience in the IT industry in various positions and is currently working at VMware as a Senior Systems Engineer specializing in end-user computing solutions. He has spoken at VMworld several times and is an active member and moderator on the VMware user communities. Joel interacts with customers, partners, and vendors, and has been involved in many successful customer projects. You can follow him on Twitter (@viewgeek).

Joel lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his family.