In Wyse vWorkspace 8.6 (available now) there are substantial changes to the infrastructure and connectors as it pertains to supporting environments that use non-Roman alphabets, unicode and DBCS (double-byte character set)

Infrastructure internationalization or i18n - Internationalization for vWorkspace means adding support for unicode characters that exist in languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean.  The purpose of the internationalization effort is to allow customers to install vWorkspace into and run vWorkspace in non-Roman alphabet environments such as (but not limited to):

  • Microsoft Active Directory - for displaying Unicode computer and user accounts, OUs, domain names...
  • Microsoft Windows Server - support for installing any vWorkspace roles that run on Windows Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server - for the vWorkspace configuration and monitoring and diagnostics databases

This also means that the following also support Unicode characters:

  • vWorkspace resource names; computer groups, session host folders, managed applications...
  • vWorkspace installers
  • vWorkspace control panel applets

Infrastructure internationalization does not mean displaying the menus of the vWorkspace and WSM management consoles in non-Roman alphabets, but the vWorkspace and WSM management consoles can display unicode content, like user names, computer names..... A localized management console is planned for a release after 8.6.

Connector localization or l10n.  - Localization of the vWorkspace connectors means that the installers and user interface menus shall be available in, or support multiple languages, such as English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.  Additional languages are planned for release later in the year.

  • vWorkspace connectors are the end user software that is used to connector to remote applications and virtual desktops
  • The following vWorkspace connectors shall be localized; Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and Chrome (new for 8.6). Because the Web Access user interface is localized, the HTML5 and Java connectors are also localized.
  • Localized vWorkspace connectors may be installed on operating systems that use non-Roman alphabets, such as Chinese (simplified), Japanese and Korean (additional languages to follow).

In subsequent feature spotlights I will write about the new vWorkspace connector for Google Chrome, as well as the simplified configuration and user interface for all vWorkspace connectors (shown above).