Summary of recent Oracle VDI updates and announcements

Last week I was on vacation and when I came back in the office last Monday I discovered a lot of updates and announcements related to Oracle VDI and Sun Ray clients. In this article I provide a quick summary of several email, press-announcements and blogs I have seen. The sources I used are the Think Thin blog, Arjan's Dutch Werkplek blog, Remold's Virtual Desktop blog and oracle.com.

Sun Ray Software patches:

It is always good to monitor the wiki with Sun Ray Software Patches. Last week, patches were released for Sun Ray Server Software (SRSS) and the Sun Ray Connector for Windows (SRWC). These patches are mainly fixing bugs related to audio upstream for Windows desktops. They also provide firmware support for the new Sun Ray clients. See the wiki for the actual patch download links for your Sun Ray server platform (e.g. for my x86 servers it is 140994-05 for SRSS and 143215-04 for SRWC)

New Oracle Sun Ray clients:

This was really great news from Oracle Open World where Oracle announced two new Sun Ray client hardware devices. The Sun Ray 3 is the successor of the Sun Ray 2 client and the Sun Ray 3i is the successor of the Sun Ray 270. For both devices Oracle has published datasheets (Sun Ray 3 and Sun Ray 3i).

In the Sun Ray Hardware Information Center you can find the more technical releated documentation such as release notes and the technical specifications.

New Release of Oracle Secure Global Desktop:

It was also a great week for Secure Global Desktop. A completely Oracle rebranded SGD version 4.6 was released. The new release can be downloaded from the old Sun download site or from Oracle's edelivery download site and choose Oracle Desktop Virtualization products.

As you may know SGD provides secure access to centralized, server-hosted  Windows, UNIX, mainframe, and midrange applications or full-screen desktops. This is provided to a wide variety of popular client  devices with a java-enabled browser. SGD is especially interesting for companies using Oracle's business applications and providing secure access from the Internet to these applications. 

The new release has enhancements for Windows applications support, better availability and scalability support and enhancements for AD and LDAP directories.

Flash Demo of Oracle VDI:

Also updated on the Oracle website, a flash animated demo of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

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