Anouncement of new Wyse vWorkspace 8.6

On July 13th Dell announced the next version of vWorkspace 8.6 at the Microsoft WPC. This version will be available end of this month.

It really has a lot of new features that even can save a lot of money when it comes to SCVMM management. Here is the full list:


  • Added Unicode support for vWorkspace core products such as the Connection Broker and Web Access as well as the connectors.
  • Localization
    • Localized connectors for Chinese, Japanese, Korean.
  • WSM
    • Layering support via PowerShell
      • Integrate virtual layers into a vWorkspace virtual desktop to separate departmental applications from the virtual desktop’s operating system.
    • User Profile Layering
      • Captures user profile data in a layer that can be accessed from any device.
    • Hot High Availability
      • Allows client streamed by WSM to seamlessly switch to a different WSM server in the event of failure.
    • Centralized Site Management
      • Provides single management UI for all WSM Sites.
  • Advanced Hyper-v integration
    • Full clone provisioning with Hyper-v
      • This direct integration with Windows Server Hyper-V adds support for provisioning of full, persistent virtual machines where previous versions of vWorkspace HyperDeploy only supported differencing disk clones.
    • High availability of Hyper-V hosts
      • When using a Hyper-V cluster as the compute engine for your vWorkspace virtual desktops you have the option to set the virtual machines to be available across the cluster (High Availability).
  • vWorkspace Connectors
    • Connector for Google ChromeOS
      • This connector for ChromeOS provides a more native user experience than HTML5 and shall be available via the Google Chrome Web Store.
    • Simplification
      • Complete streamline of the vWorkspace Connectors’ user interface to improve end user ease of use.
    • Email-based configuration
      • Only thing user needs to know to obtain a configuration is their email and password.
    • 64-bit
      • Support for 64-bit Remote Desktop extensions (virtual channels)
  • vWorkspace Connector for Windows – drag and drop
    • Allows authorized users to drag files and content from their Windows PC and drop them into vWorkspace desktops and applications.  This simplifies common workflows. For example; insurance agents can now drag files directly into the correct claim record of their hosted CRM application. This functionality is not available in the Windows native Remote Desktop Connection.
  • Monitoring and diagnostics
    • Monitoring of Microsoft Remote Desktop Licensing Service infrastructure
    • Monitoring of vWorkspace WSM infrastructure