VMware Digital Workspace Newsletter - Week 22



Week 22 -  2022







Weekly highlight:


VMware Advances Its Anywhere Workspace Platform To Enable Intelligent, Proactive Security for All Employee Devices

  • VMware Inc. today unveiled innovations to its anywhere workspace platform, VMware Workspace ONE, that will make it easier for IT teams to manage and better secure all employee devices. New capabilities include:
    1. Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense for advanced mobile device security
    2. Enhanced update/patch management features for Windows OS devices
  • “As the frequency and sophistication of threats continue to intensify, IT teams need a way to proactively detect threats across the entire device population and respond quickly. That is a tall order for taxed IT and Sec-Ops teams,” said Shankar Iyer, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “VMware Workspace ONE is ideally suited for the new security realities of enabling a hybrid workforce. Leveraging intelligence and injecting automation in every step of the process, it simplifies IT operations, improves security against modern threats, and empowers the best employee experience across any device, anywhere.”
·         Best In Class Security for Mobile Devices

Today’s mobile threat landscape is diverse, and mobile workstyles call for specialized protection from phishing and application, device, and rogue network originated threats. VMware Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense, a new add-on to the industry-leading Workspace ONE UEM platform, takes mobile protection to the next level. It incorporates mobile security technologies from Lookout, a leader in the space.

·         Simplifying Windows OS Update Management

As employees embrace hybrid workstyles, traditional network-based solutions are inadequate for securing PCs against vulnerabilities. Workspace ONE combines cloud-native Windows 10 and Windows 11 management with intelligent automation to help IT more seamlessly secure PCs alongside every other endpoint, from anywhere.








VMware Horizon 7 version 7.13 Support Plan (81189)

  • This article provides support details for Horizon 7 version 7.13, App Volumes 4 version 2009 , Dynamic Environment Manager (DEM) 2009 and Horizon Client 5.5.
    For the complete lifecycle of Horizon, Please see the VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix. Note, The official matrix always over-rides the information within this KB.
  • VMware released Horizon 7 version 7.13, our last significant release of Horizon 7. The end of general support for Horizon 7 is March 2021, 5 years after the first Horizon 7 release. This is the standard support term as documented in the VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix .
    We understand many customers rely on Horizon 7 and need more time to plan to upgrade to the new major release, Horizon 8. VMware will be providing general support for Horizon 7 version 7.13 (and its maintenance releases, collectively known as Horizon 7.13.x) until 
    April 30, 2023. To take advantage of this general support, customers must have a valid support agreement (SnS or Term support) with VMware during this period.
  • Full KB-Reference: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/81189?lang=en_US&source=email


Highlighting High Priority KBs


Recently updated and added KBs


Digital Workspace Techzone, Blog and YouTube Updates


3rd Party Blogs and Industry Updates


Beta, Lab and Tech Preview Updates

  • Workspace ONE Content 22.06 for iOS
    • Exact Search
      • Now user will be able to find files with names exactly matching the keyword typed in search bar is within double quotes.
    • Enhancements to Archive format experience
      • Updated the experience to unarchive an archive format file to make it more intuitive.
    • Disable functionality to remove links on PDF.
      • Now Admin can set the policy so that users cannot remove links on pdf files.
    • Bug Fixes
  • WS1 Launcher for Android 22.05
    • ALAU-171781: Orientation lock set for guest mode incorrectly persists on non-guest logins 
    • ALAU-171675: List of applications is not updated when an app is removed from the 'Applications' Tab 
    • ALAU-171859: Floating Button is incorrectly shown when inactivity timeout screen is configured 
    • ALAU-171718: User cannot enable notification permission when none of the device settings are enabled in Launcher profile 
    • ALAU-171499: Select devices experience disappearance of internal app icon in Launcher home screen 
    • ALAU-171942: Access to Wi-Fi and select launcher settings are briefly available after a device reboot  



Patch & Seed Script Updates Week22-2022