The Dell Cloud Client-Computing group has released a public beta of Wyse vWorkspace version 8.6. For many years vWorkspace has been a fully featured virtual desktop delivery platform that has matured with each release. Wyse vWorkspace supports VMware, Microsoft and Odin (formerly Parallels) as the compute engines for hosting virtual desktops, but it also brokers connections to RDSH sessions. This provides a level of unparalleled flexibility as well as a level of simplicity you wouldn't expect from such a feature-rich solution. Over the years we have added many features to vWorkspace to streamline VDI deployments. For example, in 2012 we added Hyper-V Catalyst, a caching mechanism that improves the I/O performance of your virtual desktops storage, both for provisioning of virtual desktops and for decreasing their storage footprint. The following year we added Hyper-V Catalyst support for Terminal Servers so you could build RDSH hosts from a golden image leveraging Microsoft differencing disks. Last December, we also integrated Wyse WSM into vWorkspace Premier licensing (a feature now called vWorkspace WSM), allowing to deliver desktop images, layered applications and server imaging separately to highly-secure stateless and diskless clients on demand from the cloud.
With the new 8.6 release, we are adding the following features. Some of them are house-keeping features, while others are advancing features such as high availability of hyper-V hosts.
We would like to invite you to join us in sampling the latest features and improvements.
If you have previously signed up for the Beta you will receive an email containing a registration link. If you have not you can fill out the registration form using this link https://dell.getfeedback.com/r/tUNGB0oX
Once you have registered, you will be provided a link to the vWorkspace beta community. The link will direct you to a private community where you will need to request access to the group. If you do not have an account you will be provided the option to create one. Once your account is created, and access to the group has been granted, you will have access to the Beta installation download and documentation.
If you have any questions regarding the program you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to vWorkspace_beta@software.dell.com.
Documentation can be found in the Download section of the beta community group
Support for the Beta is provided through the group forum.
vWorkspace Product Management