VMware Digital Workspace Newsletter - Week 20

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                           Week 20 -  2022             Weekly highlight:   Workspace ONE Hub Services  & Workspace ONE Access updates:   Removing the 3-Character Limit for People Search People Search (on Hub Web) will now allow searching with just one or two characters instead of the usual 3-character search. This enables support for searching names in logographic languages like Chinese, Japanese, etc.   Workflows Error Handling – Email Alerts upon failures Workspace ONE Experience Workflows error handling has been improved to send email alerts directly to Administrators   when a scheduled process fails to run successfully for any reason. All integration packs will now have an additional configuration parameter to include an email address to receive these notifications.   Saviynt Access Request Integration Pack for Workspace ONE Experience Workflows Hub Services customers with Workspace ONE Experience Workflows enabled can configure an integration with   Saviynt   to notify approve

VMware Digital Workspace Newsletter - Week 8

                 

      

Week 8 -  2022

 

 

 



 

 

 

Weekly highlight: 

 

Deprecation of bulk actions affecting all devices of an Organization Group on Workspace ONE UEM (87653)

  • There is a plan for deprecating bulk actions affecting all devices of an Organization Group if bulk management setting allows it. The change will take effect from early releases of Q1 2022.
  • We are planning to limit bulk actions to the number of devices shown on the Devices List View grid and avoid performing actions on any device that is beyond the current page. Please note that this info is subject to change. This KB article will continue to be updated as the change being finalized.
  • Reason:
    1. There is no upper limit on the bulk management settings as of today. Hence, these bulk actions/commands can result in large number of device check-ins and can be problematic with the new architecture in place.
    2. We have limited our search APIs on devices to 500 as the maximum page size. Hence, through APIs no bulk actions can be taken on more than that limit at one go. To avoid confusion and maintain consistency between REST API and UEM console, the mentioned change is required.
    3. This removes any looping logic with our internal services to get devices more than what is allowed. This will help in performance improvement of the feature.
  • On Workspace ONE UEM console, bulk actions will be limited to the number of devices shown on the Devices List View grid and device actions will not be performed on any device that is beyond the current page.
  • KB-Reference: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87653?lang=en_US

 


Week 08 Software Releases

System

Component

Release

Announcement

Release Date

Android

Web

22.02

  • ABRW-173569: Single tab Kiosk mode configuration to hide URL bar and/or navigation controls
    This will provide admin configurations to hide URL address bar and/or bottom bar (navigation controls and home button) from Web browser in single tab Kiosk mode. This will enable the customers to provide locked-down full-screen experience in Kiosk mode to the frontline workers to keep them focused on the workflow or task that they are supposed to work on through the configured web applications in Kiosk mode and minimize distractions.

  • Bug fixes and Stability improvements

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Web-for-Android.html

18.02.22

Android

Launcher

22.01

  • Introduced improved user experiences for Launcher's setting screens.

    • Added the ability to sync Hub from Launcher's settings menu.

    • Removed the Help option in the Launcher menu settings.

  • Target SDK level has been increased to level 26 which improves the stability of the application.

  • Resolved Issues

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/Introducing-VMware-Workspace-ONE-Launcher-for-Android.html

18.02.22

iOS

Boxer

22.02

SAML Authentication support

  • Pre-req: managed account on Exchange server - On-Prem or Office 365

  • This feature allows faster authentication process and less expectation of the user to remember multiple login credentials.

  • With the introduction of this feature, app passcode settings will need to be updated in Workspace ONE UEM.
    You can find more information about the changes in our knowledge base.

Accessibility improvements

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Boxer-for-iOS.html

23.02.22

Android

Boxer

22.02

SAML Authentication support

  • Pre-req: managed account on Exchange server - On-Prem or Office 365

  • This feature allows faster authentication process and less expectation of the user to remember multiple login credentials.

  • With the introduction of this feature, app passcode settings will need to be updated in Workspace ONE UEM. You can find more information about the changes in our knowledge base.

Sign-in needed alert message

  • This feature brings better awareness to the user when an Active Directory password expiration or change occurs.

  • An alert message pops up when Boxer is being opened and notifies the user that he/she needs to re-enter his/her credentials

  • The user can directly be redirected to the authentication screen and re-enter his/her credentials

  • If the user chooses to neglect the alert, he/she would be still able to use

  • Boxer will preview previous emails, calendar events, and contacts but wouldn’t be able to execute actions connected with server operations

Create and edit event screens improvements

  • Improvements in the user experience when the end time/date of an event is being set before the start time/date

  • Custom reminders for an event can be created

  • Multiple reminders for an event can be set for Gmail accounts

  • Introduces setting for the reminder event type

  • Better user experience for setting notification for an event based on the event type

Debug logs predefined recipient

  • Pre-req: managed account on Exchange server - On-Prem or Office 365

  • This feature allows users, who are facing problems with Boxer, to send logs directly to their IT admins or support teams without the need to know what is their exact email address.

  • A new KVP is introduced SupportEmailAddress (String). The KVP should be set by the administrator to the support email on which they prefer to receive logs.

Accessibility improvements

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Boxer-for-Android.html

24.02.22

Android

Hub

22.02

  • Improved performance for installing Wi-Fi configurations on Android 10+ devices  

    • This uses an updated API and is primarily to improve the experience for customers with a very large number of profiles who will directly see improvement during enrollment.

    • Since this functionality is core to the product it should be noted if you are using WiFi profiles.

  • Bug Fixes

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/Introducing-VMware-Workspace-ONE-Intelligent-Hub-for-Android.html

24.02.22

(staged)

Removal of the globalization/localization support in the exported files on Workspace ONE (WS1) UEM Console (87654)

  • As part of our effort to remove complexity due to our ongoing modernization effort, globalization/localization support will be removed in the exported files in the Workspace ONE UEM Console.

  • Additionally, we will be moving away from the local date time formats of the exported values in support of UTC date-time formats instead.

  • This will affect the functionality on exports of Grid and Reports in the Console and will be effective from the early release of Q1 2022.

  • The following details will not be localized/globalized in reports:

    • Column Headers – Localized column headers for various columns would not be available. Date Formats –

    • Data would be in UTC and separators such as / would not take effect from locale.

    • Data of columns – Data for various columns that are system generated such as various Status, Types etc. would not be localized.

  • Please review: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87654?lang=en_US


Deprecation of bulk actions affecting all devices of an Organization Group on Workspace ONE UEM (87653)

  • There is a plan for deprecating bulk actions affecting all devices of an Organization Group if bulk management setting allows it. The change will take effect from early releases of Q1 2022.

  • We are planning to limit bulk actions to the number of devices shown on the Devices List View grid and avoid performing actions on any device that is beyond the current page. Please note that this info is subject to change. This KB article will continue to be updated as the change being finalized.

  • Reason:

    • There is no upper limit on the bulk management settings as of today. Hence, these bulk actions/commands can result in large number of device check-ins and can be problematic with the new architecture in place.

    • We have limited our search APIs on devices to 500 as the maximum page size. Hence, through APIs no bulk actions can be taken on more than that limit at one go. To avoid confusion and maintain consistency between REST API and UEM console, the mentioned change is required.

    • This removes any looping logic with our internal services to get devices more than what is allowed. This will help in performance improvement of the feature.

  • On Workspace ONE UEM console, bulk actions will be limited to the number of devices shown on the Devices List View grid and device actions will not be performed on any device that is beyond the current page.

  • KB-Reference: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87653?lang=en_US


AGGL-11101: Adding a version to a profile within a product doesn't queue a new product job (87593)

  • Admins are not prompted to activate the product for an update upon adding a version to a profile within a product. This behavior occurs in Workspace ONE UEM consoles with DDUI profile framework enabled. The admin can manually reprocess the product, which is not recommended as the associated job will have corrupt data.

  • Workspace ONE UEM 2109 and above

  • The DDUI profile framework is under review to further support Product Provisioning.

  • Profiles updated within products will not properly update on devices. This will cause the profile update to fail to install, or the profile will install however the device will not properly install the profile data.

  • Our product team has been engaged and is actively working to resolve the issue.

  • Use profiles and resources under Devices>Profiles & Resources to deploy profiles.
    Note: Do not update current profiles inside of products.

  • KB-Reference: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87593?lang=en_US


When using Microsoft Teams Optimization on the Mac client and the Mac client goes to sleep, active calls might not end immediately (87742)

  • When the Mac client goes to sleep during an active call or screenshare, the peer may not see the call or screenshare end immediately. The peer may also see remnants of the shared screen until the call is reconnected or ended.

  • This article describes the behaviour when using Microsoft Teams Optimization on the Mac client.

  • Network access is shut down when the Mac client is put to sleep, so Microsoft Teams is unable to end the call.

  • Wake up the Mac client and Teams will try to automatically reconnect the call. If the reconnect has already timed out, re-establish the call.

  • KB-Refrence: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87742?lang=en_US


Introducing VMware Workspace ONE® Remote Management Certificate Generator 22.03 (87663)

  • In order for a device to establish an Assist session with an administrator, it must be enrolled into an Organization Group (OG) in a Workspace ONE UEM instance. The OG then attempts to communicate with the Assist server via TLS. For security purposes, the Assist server requires the OG to validate its identity.

  • The Remote Management Certificate Generator (RMCG) creates a certificate that the OG can provide to the Assist server as proof of its identity. The purpose of the RMCG is to generate certificates so that the Workspace ONE UEM Console can authenticate itself to the Assist server when initiating an Assist (Remote Management) session via T10 interface.

  • You must generate the T10 API root and intermediate certificates used during an on-premises installation whether you are performing a Standard (Basic) or Advanced (Custom) installation. These certificates are also required for an on-premises build of Workspace ONE UEM while using Workspace ONE Assist in a SaaS environment.

  • The certificate generator is called RemoteManagementCertificateGenerator 22.03. This installer must be run on a machine with the same locale settings as the database server to ensure that the same date format is set in the SQL script. You must run this certificate generator as an administrator.

  • Find more information: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87663?lang=en_US


VMSA-Alert: Moderate Severity - VMSA-2022-0006 - VMware Workspace ONE Boxer update addresses a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability


Highlighting High Priority KBs


Education

New Workspace ONE exams are released:


Recently updated KBs


Digital Workspace Techzone, Blog and YouTube Updates


Third Party Blog and Technology Updates


Beta, Lab and Tech Preview Updates

  • WS1 Intelligent Hub 22.02 for iOS

    • + User Bookmarks – Access your bookmarks saved in Intelligent Hub (including the Web version of Hub) on your iOS device

    • + Refresh iOS Hub template more often

    • + Installation and reinstallation of Web Clips support

    • + Improved Help and Support about Hub with FAQs for end users that can be found in their Account Screen

    • - Bug Fixes: HUBI-7086: Open app button UI improvements


February Software Releases

System

Component

Release

Announcement

Release Date

Backend

WS1 Intelligence

22.02.02

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87394?lang=en_US

11.02.22

Backend

Hub Services SaaS

February 2022

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE/services/rn/Workspace-ONE-Hub-Services-Cloud-Release-Notes_2201.html

17.02.22

iOS

Hub

22.01

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/Workspace-ONE-Intelligent-Hub-for-iOS.html

03.02.22

iOS

Boxer

22.02

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Boxer-for-iOS.html

23.02.22

iOS

Web

22.02

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Web-for-iOS.html

17.02.22

iOS

Content

22.02

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Content-for-iOS.html

16.02.22

iOS

Notebook

22.01

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Notebook-for-iOS.html

03.02.22

Android

Hub

22.02

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/Introducing-VMware-Workspace-ONE-Intelligent-Hub-for-Android.html

24.02.22

(staged)

Android

Boxer

22.02

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Boxer-for-Android.html

24.02.22

Android

Web

22.02

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Web-for-Android.html

18.02.22

Android

Content

22.01

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workpace-ONE-Content-for-Android.html

03.02.22

Android

Tunnel

21.12

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Tunnel-for-Android-Release-Notes.html

09.02.22

Android

Launcher

22.01

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/Introducing-VMware-Workspace-ONE-Launcher-for-Android.html

18.02.22

Android

Relay

5.14

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/81990?lang=en_US

14.02.22

Windows

Provisionning Tool

3.3

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-UEM/services/rn/Workspace-ONE-Provisioning-Tool.html

09.02.22

Horizon

Horizon Cloud Service

2201

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Horizon-Cloud-Service/services/rn/horizon-service-relnotes.html

03.02.22

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