Thinking about Desktop virtualization is not only about keeping your desktops only secure in the datacenter but rather how much similar experience can you provide to the end-user that looks like the PC the user is using now. adding to that, You need to be able to provide a better experience with the number of devices that the user can use to access their coroporate desktops and get access to the data that they need to stay competitive and on the go.
The long term vision and the relaizion of VMware toward providing this experience to the end-user, unified communication support has started to spin out in the market to provide more similar end-user experiences of the PC’s to the VDI technology. for that VMware, has announced recently that they are working with Microsoft as a technology partner to bring support for Microsoft Lync for the VMware View desktops. The combination of VDI with Unified Communications leads to increased productivity, mobility and flexibility for employees, customers and partners alike. Customers will be able to communicate and collaborate with the Lync 2013 client, using rich voice and video features, all from within the VMware View desktop.
The combination of VMware View with Microsoft Lync helps to allow users the freedom to work, communicate and collaborate from their virtual desktop across a variety of devices and locations. It helps employees be more productive because they have full access to their business desktop and communications platforms, whether they are in the office, travelling or at home.
VMware Didn’t stop their they have jointly announced with Microsoft that VMware View will be as part of supported solutions as part of client virtualization solutions. Microsoft has now clearly mentioned that in their white paper here.
Customers can deploy Microsoft Lync 2010 on VMware View infrastructure with confidence, knowing that the solution will be fully supported. With Microsoft Lync 2010 and VMware View, users will have access to features such as presence, instant messaging, application sharing, online meetings, and sharing whiteboards and PowerPoint presentations. Other features such as VoIP calling are only available when a Lync client is paired with a USB desktop IP Phone. A complete list of features supported with Microsoft Lync 2010 and VMware View 5.0 can be found in the Microsoft Lync 2010 Client Virtualization whitepaper.
Happy Virtualizing your desktops with Microsoft Lync Support.