RES just released the newest version of RES ONE Workspace: v10! With this version RES abandons their year-of-release-based versioning of products. Most important changes are the partial move to a webbased Management Portal and the integration with RES ONE Reporting.
Feature deprecation in RES ONE Workspace v10 and v10.1 release
With the release of v10, RES is dropping support or removing features for quite some products:
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SCCM 2007 SP2, Microsoft SCCM 2007 R3, Citrix XenApp 6.0, Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 5.x, Citrix Presentation Server 4.x, Citrix Application Streaming, RES HyperDrive.
The (release date unknown) v10.1 of Workspace extends this list of “products-no-longer-supported”:
Microsoft Windows NT Domains, Microsoft App-V 4.x, Novell Directory Services, IBM DB2, E-mail Settings: HP OpenMail, IMAP (Outlook XP only), Internet Mail, Lotus Notes Mail, Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Outlook Express, Nortel CallPilot, Oracle Connector for Outlook, Zarafa Groupware Server.
More detailed information can (of course) be found in the RES ONE Workspace v10 Release Notes.
Added support for Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.12, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and VMware Horizon 7 Blast Extreme protocol
Some mayor releases from other vendors are being supported since version v10. For Microsoft Server 2016 and VMware Horizon 7 Blast Extreme protocol, amongst other changes, the Zone rules, agents overview and Session type rules have changed. Also RES VDX now supports sessions based on the Blast Extreme protocol.
RES ONE Workspace: New branding
Perhaps the most noticable change: RES changed the branding! Splash screens and setup images turned black and the icons have changed. Luckily it still is possible to change the branding, so the black screens can be replaced with the much friendlier white screen.
Enhanced configuration of Linux and Mac OS X Agents in the Management Console
The following configuration options have been added for Linux and Apple Mac OS X Agents in the Management Console:
- The Run Workspace Composer setting for an Agent can now be changed (on the Settings tab of the Edit RES ONE Workspace Agent window).
- The Datastore connection for an Agent can now be set to Inherited or Connect through Relay Server (on the Connection tab of the Edit RES ONE Workspace Agent window).
Linux and Mac OS X Agents can now be added to Workspace Containers.
Introduction of RES Reporting
RES introduces RES Reporting, with a set of pre-defined reports for RES ONE Workspace, RES ONE Identity Director, and RES ONE Automation.
With RES Reporting you can analyze the data in your RES ONE Workspace, RES ONE Identity Director, and RES ONE Automation environments. This helps you to, for instance, determine the most used applications, most frequently requested services, and most run jobs. It also allows you to find out the number of unused licenses and provides you with performance data of the different RES products.
Integration with Reporting for RES ONE Workspace can be configured in the Console, at Setup > Integration > RES Products > Reporting.
RES Reporting is available in the Governance module of RES ONE Workspace.
Introduction of the RES ONE Workspace Management Portal
RES ONE Workspace 10.0.0.0 introduces a new component: the Management Portal. With this new web-based application (that works alongside the Console), you can access Workspace Analysis, the Audit Trail and the newly introduced RES Reporting.
Management Portal Integration can be configured in the Console, at Setup > Management Portal.
More stunning details regarding the release of RES ONE Workspace v10, will be posted by RES on their RES Technical Blog.