Dell Wyse vWorkspace "connectors" are the "end-user" native OS software that is installed on an endpoint so people can access applications, desktops or content that is provided by an IT department or service provider. These exist for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and iOS, Google Android and Chrome OS (new in vWorkspace 8.6) as well as for Redhat, Ubuntu and CentOS Linux. There are also connectors for HTML5 and Java, but the user interface for those is vWorkspace Web Access, which is not the focus of this post.
Based on feedback from a broad set of customers and partners, in vWorkspace 8.6 (Available now) the connector user interfaces have been standardized and simplified.
In Dell Wyse vWorkspace 8.6 the connectors shall:
The connector with a local UI are configured in the same manner, using the simple interface shown below. Provide your email address or the website address provided by your IT department or service provider and vWorkspace will be automatically configured for you.
Once connected, the user interface (shown below from the vWorkspace connector for Windows) is organized as follows:
The vWorkspace connectors no longer have menu driven interfaces along the top, which have been replaced by an easy to navigate button-bar including the following features:
For the connector for Windows, we eliminated the use of the term "AppPortal" (in favor of "vWorkspace") and have simplified the start menu by placing a "Dell Wyse vWorkspace" icon in Start Menu All Programs as well as a "vWorkspace" icon in the root of the start menu. We have removed the following from the Windows start menu to eliminate end-user confusion:
On the settings screen, we have greatly simplified the options, to eliminate end-user confusion. As an example, in the first image below I am showing the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection "remote audio" screen. We used to inherit these exact options and present them to the end-user to configure. In the second image below I am showing vWorkspace 8.6, where we have simplified the options down to what a "normal person" can understand; "Play audio" and "Use microphone".
In vWorkspace 8.6 we have simplified the user experience from:
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection -> Local Resources -> Configure remote audio settings -> Settings -> Select from the available options
vWorkspace connector -> Settings button -> Play audio (on/off), Use Microphone (on/off)