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VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials

By : Joel Lindberg, Peter Bjork, Peter von Oven
Book Image

VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials

By: Joel Lindberg, Peter Bjork, Peter von Oven

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

An introduction to Horizon Workspace Files

Horizon Files was first introduced as a tech preview at VMworld 2011 under the code name of Project Octopus. It was then released as part of Horizon Workspace 1.0.

So, what is Horizon Files? Horizon Files is an on-premise file collaboration platform that allows users to share files both internally and externally; however, the key thing to remember here is that the data is secure as it is actually hosted on your corporately owned internal infrastructure rather than in a cloud-based service. This gives the IT department control over the data, and more importantly cover how the information is shared.

As we will discuss in this chapter, your files can be accessed using native applications from many different devices, such as Windows desktops and laptops, Macintosh, iOS, and Android devices. You can also use a web browser from any device if no native application is available.

Whichever device you use, your data will be consistent across any and all of your...