25: On the Horizon: VMware Horizon 2206 release enhances security, end-user experience, and performance

Aug 29, 2022

VMware Horizon 2206 is now available, and this release includes new features that further enhance the end-user experience and improve the overall security and performance of virtual desktops and apps. This blog highlights some of the new key features. For a complete list, view the 2206 release notes.

Host: Moin Kahn
Co-Host: Rizwan Shaikh

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Moin Khan: Hello, everyone. This is Moyn Khan from Zentagra. Today we are talking about episode Number twenty five for Vmware and User computing. I am covering for Andy White Side. Your favorite host.

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Moin Khan: He’s out of office today. So I am taking this initiative to cover for him. Today I am joined

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Moin Khan: I, our vmware subject matter expert to res one. Ah phrase one is going to talk about. What are the enhancement and features that horizon has? A vmware has released in horizon. Two thousand two hundred and six.

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Would that? Uh, welcome riz? One?

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Rizwan Shaikh: Thank you. Thank you very much.

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Moin Khan: What are we going to cover today in the

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Rizwan Shaikh: Yeah. So so we we can. We’re going to be talking about the horizon features which have been recent,

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Rizwan Shaikh: and there are a couple of a couple of great features that we have in these this time right now. Uh, we’re starting by something like talking about uh the performance uh, as well as the we have a great coverage in this particular version of the right.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Um. So um, starting from uh, starting from the best part is like the analytics and forensics that we have included in this in this version. So usually when we see a non persistent machine where, uh you don’t get a chance to go ahead. And

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Rizwan Shaikh: even if this machines are non- persistence. Usually, when you have a non-presistant machine when you’re not looking at machine machine, it goes through refresh. It is all the information that this started completely, but with the it forensic ah feature that we have introduced when you do all six.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Ah, the most important future.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Yeah, So when you say a non- persistent machine just for our business. So non- persistent machine is so we have two types of

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Moin Khan: scenarios. We are talking here is persistent where it is all the settings are retained and non persistent. Where settings are not being region. Can you just talk about this clarify which so when you say non persistent,

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Moin Khan: why this setting? Why is this feature extremely important? And how is it? How is it solving our customers problem, or what was the problem that it is trying to solve,

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Rizwan Shaikh: Share mine. So um usually I’ve for nonetheless machines. We we we call it loading machines, uploading virtual desktop. So it’s rules that when these machines are logged in uh, when the user logs into the machine starts working on this machine, I mean it logs out, the machine goes for a refresh, and all the information, or all the configuration which has been done this.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Now, when we have an issue coming up for an end, user or when you find an employee which is which is going to some misconduct. If you won’t, be able to recognize that you won’t be able to investigate that on that machine, because

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Rizwan Shaikh: whatever it was in there was flushed out from me Right? This is what happens when the machine is blunted out over the and the user often the great machine machine restarts. So um! What we do here is for it. Six is the Ip. Would be able to indicate which virtual machine can be taken out for an investigation,

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Rizwan Shaikh: and maybe be able to go ahead and make this through the system to understand what the issue went on with this machine when the user was working. Then they would be able to investigate and understand the

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Rizwan Shaikh: and this has prominently. Ah, ah! Has enhanced the investigation approach. Actually that we take it for non-possessed issues. Now, usually, what happens in nonprofit machine is, It’s very difficult to understand where the problems happen and what exactly happened it. It’s very difficult one to invest in it, then. That from

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Moin Khan: sounds great. Seems like something that.

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Moin Khan: Ah would add a lot to, especially in these days when we have Ah! You cannot be ah more careful with security. This is definitely sounds like Ah, one of the one of the great security enhancement that is added to the product plan

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Rizwan Shaikh: absolutely. In fact, our engineering Nbm. Has actually taken care of this after a lot of feedbacks and an issue that we have from the customer. And finally, we have to come up with a solution

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Rizwan Shaikh: sounds great. What is there in terms of enhancement.

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Rizwan Shaikh: I would. I also like to touch base on the authentication mechanism that we have improved and improved the security as well. We can talk about windows medals for business. Uh: we have introduced windows for business, Mdv: as well. Basically Now you can go ahead and use windows. Hello for business. Uh: in those kind of authentication actually on the media itself.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Which means that you don’t have to actually go ahead and uh authenticate again on the media. You can simply go ahead and listen to sign on directly on the on, the on, the Dvd. Itself, and maybe use up windows and over feature.

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Rizwan Shaikh: That’s That’s a cool thing that that we have brought in.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So um! With this, what really happens is like, we don’t we either doesn’t have to go ahead function of ben shoes um usually to go the head makes he’s up into his head on his laptop, and that’s that’s it, I mean. Once he’s logged into his physical laptop. You also log into a virtual. The virtual desktop uh, which is switches which has been powered by a license.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Um,

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Rizwan Shaikh: and uh, what we’ve also done is like we have enhanced, uh we way, in which the right direction is to have a decline in the library directions to happen actually. And now we can actually go ahead. And when we’re developing the media I should be able to see all the tribes coming in uh be the Usb driver store or or a C driver,

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Rizwan Shaikh: for that matter, and these mappings are directly done from the client to the client machine itself. If you have a laptop or any other devices any other. And you realize that you have, You can simply go ahead and red those tribes and those discounts you going to be on the Bbi itself.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So that’s something which is, which is, would have become really seamless, and for the end user. It would just be like one logical drive on the virtual desktop, but they will not find the difference between, uh, between what, what, what is the blind drive and what is, what is the virtual.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So this is a particular enhancement to to enhance the experience of the end users when they are logging on when they are working on on a virtual

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Rizwan Shaikh: in agents like needed to go to the machines that when it goes into machine learning to a seven and a lot of features that we have brought in actually in Microsoft team itself.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So ah review schemes in in a Vdi and run. People can Now users can now go ahead and meet some of the H. I need back into the call functions, or they can go ahead. Ah, also make use of a lot of other features like answers, or they can new and unmute a specific specific participant.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Um, Because we have set up on phone and all of these features, all of these general features, and how to be able to send change applications actually. And this is greatly enhanced when we do the Msc’s. Microsoft teams optimization with virtual desktop.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So all of these enhancement of you possibly brought upon, and very rosets. So now you practically don’t see a difference between using teams and the physical desktop to service using teams in the in a virtual desktop.

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Moin Khan: That sounds like definitely a good overhaul, especially in in these days, where every

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Moin Khan: that maximum number of people are still relying on working from home or working remotely, and being dependent on teams and webex. This is one thing that we see a lot.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Ah, coupons to have a near native experience, just like how they will be running it on their traditional laptop. They want to have that near-native experience, on Vdi as well, and I believe that this is something that that is, that is a big thing in this,

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Moin Khan: a release that has that Microsoft that we ever has come out with

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Rizwan Shaikh: absolutely, absolutely. So if you look at this and a lot of other codecs that we have released here for you to enhance the experience of the

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Rizwan Shaikh: and themes have been widely used everywhere, I mean, in all the organizations you may see today, and this is what some of the defects have been come across from from about all the punishment of

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Rizwan Shaikh: and uh and and hence we have gone ahead and included all of these

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Rizwan Shaikh: sounds exciting.

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Rizwan Shaikh: There’s a good news for Mac users as well. So now we also have. We can make use of multiple predictions. We can have camera as well as the headset. We can be redirected again on a virtual desktop

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Rizwan Shaikh: on a Vbi center. Uh, you know so, and we have the same experience. In fact, we have improved on the on a lot on the on the promoter as a mystery shopping of the color that will be used to me in the lifeline.

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Moin Khan: Look here,

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Rizwan Shaikh: I see a printer selection option that is being added.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Yes, talk to me about how printing is. One thing in user computing world adds tons of value, and it can be. It can be a big issue,

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Moin Khan: and it can be a big relief both ways. You can see it on having a good printer management for for for your endpoint devices or your Vdi. So what I see that there is a print selection option added.

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Moin Khan: Talk to me about how this is solving our customers problem.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Yeah. So the biggest thing that that the customers usually have there is Uh: and this is specifically useful for those customers who uh those users who are working from home, and I think to be a big organizations, printers, and uh, and we, when we connect to the organizations, we have multiple printers multiple.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So while you’re printing a a forge, a four page Ah, you may go to a normal Whenever you’re you’re using an at machine, or which you’re you might. You might have to go to an advanced printer or a printer, which is, which is building a very high graphics for me.

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Rizwan Shaikh: But that’s That’s the Vdi Environment actually now provides the benefit and reflection to select what type of that you want to have it actually in the remote session, and you can default those printers that

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Rizwan Shaikh: across the endpoint itself that’s something which provides you more flexibility across. Uh, while you select uh in any kind of filter vacuum in your in your organization.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So this is like, if you go ahead, and when you make a print you can actually go ahead and also ensure that it’s. Let’s say, for example, if you’re using any kind of printer authentication as well like white sauce, or any other, any other communication tools you can leverage the same tool. Actually.

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So that’s the kind of flexibility that we have brought in here as we

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Moin Khan: sounds great.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Apart from this, I mean, there are a lot of other benefits that we have brought in in terms of infrastructure-based features that we need to talk about

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Rizwan Shaikh: today we will go ahead, and when you deploy your device in infrastructure, you can actually go ahead, and you can select the go to the images and based on the image. You can have. Specific virtual machines come viewed as well. So we can now go ahead and select. Have specific Williams. We’ve created all

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Rizwan Shaikh: but you with the same Osm. Like the same golden image that you can have the three Vc. New different. But if you remember, you actually

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Rizwan Shaikh: if you want to have two pools being needed actually in this to include environment. Or, let’s say, on the correction itself.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So that’s something that’s something which we have brought in here, and that’s the customization in generalization that we can that that can be imposed across on the on the Verizon environment. And if you look at this snapshot that we talk about. But then this is where you can go ahead and

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Rizwan Shaikh: set up the computer profile setting. So this is basically when you start creating the pool, you can actually go ahead and inform and update the pool like What is What is the memory, time? What is the cpu? What’s the how much core per socket that you want to provide here at the on the pool by you define the full access.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So this is. This is the biggest benefit that we have that that has been come across. So basically you actually save on multiple golden images being created. That’s something which is a big saver that comes to

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Rizwan Shaikh: for an environment which is which has got multiple boarded images for various purposes.

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Rizwan Shaikh: This is a bigger benefit that has come across.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Now there are other benefits that that were there earlier, like Uh the application, repository benefits where the enhancements are. The complete layering of application was done by app volumes. We only have one

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Rizwan Shaikh: tension. Will you put an image that you should have it earlier?

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Moin Khan: So this is more like

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Rizwan Shaikh: um having a machine Catholic having a different to machine Catholic where you can go and assign different profiles. So instead of creating multiple multiple readers or or a golden image ah, for different machine size. Ah, for different t-shirt size. If you used to call for a for different use case now, you can have one golden image and then you can assign profile based on where and how you want to do it.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Now, that’s correct.

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Moin Khan: What about is this something that can be done randomly as in If I create a machine cast if I create a golden desk that has all my application installed on it. And if this is with the four gig of memory and two V cpu tomorrow. If I want to add,

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Rizwan Shaikh: if I want to add more resources to it. If I create a, if I create a template or a profile with in gig of memory, and eight V. Cpu. That’s something. Can I do it on the fly or

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Rizwan Shaikh: yes, office behind it?

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Rizwan Shaikh: Exactly. So you can create a different pool altogether with different specs completely. So you can have you can. You can create a one more pool and have a different specs all together, the Cpu memory and and the socket section,

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Rizwan Shaikh: and it’s assigned that to the same readers Same Got an image. That sounds amazing.

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Rizwan Shaikh: That’s something which which we have done in here on the twenty two hundred and six

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Rizwan Shaikh: uh enhance a lot in the past performing. That this is This is one of the most uh uh advanced engineering that we have for the across us to make the Major. We are actually familiar users, no matter what the for the band that they are working on.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So of course it needs some of you kind of that’s definitely there. But yeah, we are trying to optimize and make it more here, more real actually, for all the users,

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Rizwan Shaikh: so that they can have. You can have a seamless experience that people can start when they when they work on the Vdi itself. So uh, there are a lot of things that sort of enhancement that is done. For example, like we talk about Microsoft Space applications.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Um! We have. We have enhanced it to make it more sharper, more here, actually. Ah! So that we can have a good fear in which is actually off Powerpoint slides of of the word excel Powerpoint, and in ah Kosovo some of them, when the power one is more graphics. And then here, right? So

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Rizwan Shaikh: yeah, And that totally depends. And the complete resolution depends on what kind of endpoint devices that they are using it. So if you have a viewer plan device where the job really needs to be done by an end. User who’s working on a specific application

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Rizwan Shaikh: for him? The more focus will be done on the application, the performance, and the

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Rizwan Shaikh: so

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Rizwan Shaikh: um! But when we talk about uh the last performance, I mean this. This: This actually provides enhance in efficiency across on both the environments of the environments where we talk about traffic, the very heavy intensive workload users to the workload users for like three task workers or knowledge workers who doesn’t need much of a graphics part. But they need to be to be more proactive and start, and somebody will see the documentation that they’re working on. Actually,

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Moin Khan: you care.

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Rizwan Shaikh: And all the this. Yeah, please go ahead.

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Moin Khan: So a blast is just for our listeners.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Ah, Blast is a Vmware version of optimization on the protocol. So is this. So Pc. Over. Ip was the old earlier protocol. So is this the optimization of Pc. Or Ip:

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Rizwan Shaikh: Yeah. So last is a complete and new product, one actually to be a very engineer for quite a few protocols that that we have language here it’s a it’s a newspaper to call it. It’s just like That’s like Pc. Or writing. It’s just a this this paper the call actually um

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Rizwan Shaikh: we have done, and with this just paper to call the users are even to actually

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Rizwan Shaikh: and work on the

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Rizwan Shaikh: We have a lot of changes in the back end

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Rizwan Shaikh: that is good to know, really exciting. Is there anything in this release?

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Moin Khan: You align with the workspace? One:

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Rizwan Shaikh: Yeah. We have also got to work space for intelligence with horizon

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Rizwan Shaikh: uh bringing in multiple multiple dashboard on the on the single train of class for the administrators. Uh, it gives all the other features, actually that that that is, that is there that is needed for the enterprise, and then visit us today

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Rizwan Shaikh: right in the infrastructure in terms of cheap news that’s of memory storage all of these kernels that it’s back from itself,

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Rizwan Shaikh: and then they can have the same benefits in terms of monitoring analysis. So it’s going to be giving the complete statistics actually across the middle of this platform.

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Rizwan Shaikh: That’s something which we have dropped in here,

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Rizwan Shaikh: and a lot of other features as well that that we talk about when we talk about the enterprising Uh data deprivation capabilities. So if you look at this when the rising part of the media environment is being leveraged across the

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Rizwan Shaikh: while. The user is, we need to work seamlessly on a Vdi. The organization used to ensure that their application.

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Rizwan Shaikh: We go ahead and ensure that the users have the it has completed an intervention actually done on the media itself. And that’s where we have gone ahead to an extent. Um, they’re engineer to an extent that we have gone ahead, and a lot of the features. Actually,

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Rizwan Shaikh: if you go ahead and lock into rising line today when you, when you’re punching your credentials, they miss and and passwords. If you have a key logger in your desktop uh the key user may be able to.

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Rizwan Shaikh: So that’s something which we created which is the best security benefit that we have that we have introduced here.

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Rizwan Shaikh: But that’s the biggest security feature that we have brought in, and most of the important part that we have also seen. Here is the integration uh between workspace, one and Vm. Device where it works based. One take an important role of taking the device, taking the compliance of the devices and ensuring that if the device is not compliant, they will not be able to access to me, even if the media is available Public

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Rizwan Shaikh: Um! And this ensures that no matter what what we statist is, no matter how uh, what kind of device you have. If you have what’s based on as a platform, the platform will first check whether it’s devices comply. And then, after that, you can allow access to the Vvd environment.

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Moin Khan: That is, that is something really, especially in in in the days that we are living with a lot of state actors playing up their own share. I believe all these things

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Moin Khan: that makes it really extremely important for any organization to start considering how their end-user computing

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Moin Khan: needs to be aligned with the security need that organization has, and I believe these features they are definitely making it much easier for it to showcase the product maturity and making it more usable

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Moin Khan: for the for the business cases.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Thank you very much, Mom. Thanks a lot.

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Rizwan Shaikh: And um Thank you. Thank you very much for calling me more if you have any such.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Thank you so much. Everyone, um as usual, and your your time appreciate your expertise in horizon and end-user, computing that you bring to our business, and I’m looking forward to having more such a discussion where we can get more in details about these features and functionality. Definitely. Two thousand and twenty, two hundred and six is something I I feel it is making product more enterprise

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Moin Khan: ready, and we at Zantagra are there to help help our customers out. If you are looking and looking, or exploring options for anywhere, workspace or horizon or vmware

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Moin Khan: uh we have a product-related discussion. These reach out to us, and we’ll be more than happy to help you help you guys out or talk about your initiatives in digital transformation.

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Moin Khan: Thanks again. This one.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Thank you very much. We’ll we’ll talk soon.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Have an idea.

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Rizwan Shaikh: Thanks, sir.